Setting up Your Sauna: What You Need to Know

If you’ve enjoyed your time at saunas at your local gym, it can be a good idea to build your own sauna at home. Instead of using the facilities at your gym, a home sauna helps you avoid the problem of sharing your space with other people. With the health benefits of saunas like relaxed muscles and increase metabolism, you shouldn’t be hesitating in getting one right in the very comforts of your home.


The first question you should ask yourself is whether you will be building a traditional sauna or an infrared one. An old-fashioned sauna would use steam to heat up the room. The hot air would slowly raise the temperature by being kept in a sealed room; it usually takes 30 minutes or so. An infrared heater, on the other hand, ditches the steam and goes for direct heating using infrared light to heat up the air. Depending on the heat levels that you want and whether you want a wet or dry heat inside, this should affect the choice.


No matter what your choice is, you’ll need a comfortable amount of space, waterproofing, and a decent electrical hookup. The minimum is a three by four feet room, while the largest should be an eight by ten one for ease of heating. Maintenance is easy so no need to think of that yet. Ask your sauna experts and sellers to see what else you might need.


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