5 Questions You May Be Asking Before Buying an Infrared Sauna
If you’re thinking about buying your own infrared sauna, there must be several things you think about regarding the practical aspects of having a sauna at home.
Previously, I covered the infrared sauna cost, but in this article, we’ll take a look at the frequently asked questions about home infrared sauna:
Where should I put the infrared sauna at home?
The choice of the room is totally up to you and the options in your house or apartment. Most of the users put their home infrared saunas into the bathroom or bedroom. You may even create a little wellness center in your garage or be bold and put your sauna into the living room.
Most of the home saunas look very elegant and you won’t have any problem to fit them into your home decor.
It is not recommended to put the sauna on a carpeted area. It should stand on an even, steady surface. Tile, concrete, wood, laminate – any of these will work great.
You should take into consideration the electricity plug and leave enough space for the side vents and ceiling vents. Therefore, it is recommended to leave a couple of inches of space between the sauna walls and the wall of the room.
What is the usual size of an infrared sauna?
The size of the sauna depends mostly on its capacity and type. Regarding the shape, there are two basic options – standard rectangle shape and corner shape.
The most popular shape is the rectangular one and the most widely used size is the 2-person sauna as it is not too big but usually accommodates two adults or 3 skinnier persons conveniently.
Regarding the dimensions, a regular 2-person infrared sauna is around 75 inches high, 45-50 inches wide and around 40 inches deep.
Can I put the infrared sauna outdoors?
The answer to this frequently asked question depends solely on the specific sauna unit you have or intend to buy. Most of the home infrared sauna units are not built for the outdoor conditions.
There are many factors that can influence the performance of your outdoor sauna, especially the rain and weather conditions. You should never use an indoor unit outside, unless it is specifically built to withstand the weather conditions.
Read the manual carefully before buying the sauna or contact the manufacturer to find out the conditions of the outside use.
Even if the sauna model you have can be used outside according to the manufacturer, you should try to put the unit in a place where it will be protected from harsh conditions and consider buying a cover or put it under the roof.
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What is the usual warranty for the infrared saunas?
Home infrared saunas come with a wide range of warranties. The most usual warranty periods are 5 years, 7 years and lifetime warranty. It is important to remember, however, that the lifetime warranties usually do not apply to all parts of the sauna.
Most product pages (including the Amazon product pages) include the full warranty text in the PDF and I highly recommend to download it and read it carefully so that you are well familiar with the exact coverage of the warranty for your home infrared sauna.
How to choose the best infrared sauna?
So you’ve discovered the infrared saunas and came to a conclusion that it would be great to have one at home.
Now you need to find it.
Choosing a home infrared sauna may be overwhelming as there are many brands with many sauna models. To choose the best infrared sauna for home use, you should consider all the aspects covered above:
How many people will use the sauna? Where will you put the sauna in your house? Will it fit there? What is the warranty for the sauna model you like?
And of course, there are other factors too. The sauna has to be well-built and durable. You should look for a unit that is build from a quality wood (the most popular kinds of wood are hemlock or red cedar) and equipped with a high quality heat-resistant glass.
Here is the list of the most important aspects that need to be considered:
- size of the sauna
- materials used
- number of heaters
- accessories included
If you’re not sure where to start, you can check our ultimate buying guide with the best infrared saunas on the market compared and reviewed: