What IR Sauna Heater Is Right for You?

The right IR sauna heater for you will depend on a number of factors. The top carbon and ceramic heaters offer performance benefits, and they let you relax comfortably in your 140 degree Fahrenheit IR sauna. Spending time in an IR sauna is a great way for you to kick back after a stressful day at the office. It is also an easy way for you to shed a few unwanted pounds after a long and tempting holiday season. No matter the sauna heater type that you choose, the benefits of an IR sauna are many.

Ceramic heaters have been in use for quite some time now, and they come in two basic types. There are rod heaters and block heaters. Ceramic heaters typically run at a higher temperature than a carbon unit, and this allows it to heat a sauna in a shorter time period. Ceramic heaters produce a shorter IR wavelength that unfortunately reduces the depth of IR ray penetration.

Carbon heaters are the preferred heating method in most of today’s top-end saunas, and they deliver a much more even distribution of heat than their ceramic counterpart. This helps eliminate hot and cold spots that can be frustrating with ceramic heaters. Their longer wavelengths offer some amazing penetrating properties that help IR rays get deeper beneath the skin to massage and relax muscles in the body. In the long run, carbon heaters are more energy efficient. The higher upfront cost is offset by long-term energy savings.


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