A high-quality sauna heater is just as important as a sauna.
There are several types of sauna heaters, so it’s important to know which one to buy for your sauna. In this review, we’ll cover the different types of sauna heaters, and which one you should buy.
Types of Sauna Heaters
There are many different types of sauna heaters to consider. I’ll begin with the three main types of sauna heaters so you know what to expect in our reviews.
1. Wood Sauna Heaters
Traditional wood sauna heaters are usually easy to assemble. In a wood sauna heater, wood is burned in an enclosed steel frame to generate heat for the sauna.
Sauna users will love using wood sauna heaters because they produce an aroma of wood which makes using the sauna even more relaxing.
Wood sauna heaters come with expensive operation costs, but initially they are budget-friendly.
These sauna heaters are best for use in outdoor saunas, and they’re a great option in areas where there isn’t electricity. Moving on to electric sauna heaters...
2. Electric Sauna Heaters
The next type you could buy is an electric sauna heater. These types of sauna heaters make up the majority of sauna heaters sold these days.
They are affordable, easy to maintain, and easy to use. Electric models are typically built with a number of interesting features.
For example, you can program the heater to instantly heat up, or you can manage the heating with your smartphone.
To get access to these exciting features, you will have to invest in a high-quality electric heater.
Electric sauna heaters are best to best used in indoor saunas. All users need to do is plug in the switch and wait for the sauna to heat up. Next up: gas sauna heaters.
3. Gas Sauna Heaters
Gas sauna heaters are mostly used in hotels, gyms, and spas because they are mainly made for commercial uses. We actually reviewed many commercial products, and a common trend we’ve noticed is they tend to be more expensive than regular products meant for your home.
Keep the higher price in mind if you decide to buy a gas sauna heater, and know that you shouldn’t buy a gas sauna heater for your home; but you should buy them for a commercial purpose.
Another drawback of gas sauna heaters is that they’re difficult to set up, so unless you’re a technician yourself, you’ll need to hire a certified technician to set it up. Moving on to infrared sauna heaters...
4. Infrared Sauna Heaters
Infrared sauna heaters are much different than the other sauna heaters I mentioned above.
Rather than heating the air around it, a sauna heater directly heats the body. Infrared sauna heaters are quickly growing in popularity because they are easy to install and aren’t very expensive.
You will likely find an infrared sauna heater in most 2 person indoor saunas.