If you happen to be new to the sauna world, then you probably have a lot of questions about it. When it comes to buying a sauna, there are some really important aspects to know before purchasing one. In this article, we’ll discuss some of these aspects and what to include with your sauna to get the ultimate experience.
Ventilation in your sauna is one of the most important things to keep in mind. With ventilation, you will always have new oxygen and fresh air. Without it, you’re going to feel uneasy and drowsy soon after you get into the sauna. Ventilation helps to regulate the temperature difference in the sauna. It also plays the role of drying the sauna once you leave. You can have natural ventilation and both incoming and outgoing vents. It should be installed by an expert because if it’s too strong it will drain all the hot air out of the sauna, which is not what you’re looking for.
A Sauna Heater
Your sauna heater will be the heart and soul of the whole thing so you should definitely not compromise with it. There are many different types of sauna heaters that go from electric to gas and you can choose the one that suits your sauna best. You should have an expert install your sauna heater because they will know the specific power rating depending on the size of your sauna. You need to have a lot of quality stones as well.
Humidity And Temperature
The temperature of your sauna is highly subjective because it varies from head level to lower level. Different people will enjoy different temperatures and different sitting positions can also offer different experiences at the same time. However, your sauna temperature should not go above 65 degrees throughout because it might kill bacteria and give you an unpleasant smell.
Dimensions And Passageways
Contrary to what most people believe, a large sauna is not necessarily the best in terms of quality. The correct size does matter as well as the correct ventilation. However, when you do have a large sauna, you can easily create unique bench configurations and have ample passageways that will offer you more safety. One of the most important dimension configurations is the distance from your highest bench to the ceiling. If you install the benches too low, the heat will go above your head and you will not have a good experience. The solution to this is creating higher benches. However, higher benches will require multiple steps to climb.
In the past, saunas were made from very cheap materials. Now, saunas are some of the most meticulously designed rooms to the point where you’ll be proud of yours and willingly display it to your guests. Construction is very important when it comes to saunas, and there should be no visible nails and all the joints should be well made. The colors and wood types need to be harmonic and the sauna should not be overwhelming when it comes to colors. TVs or other multimedia would be a distraction because the sauna is a place where you relax and explore senses.