Follow these 4 Steps and Get the Best Sauna in Your Budget Range


The first step to becoming a confident sauna buyer is to get to know the different products available on the market today.

There are two main types of saunas:

Both are, rightly, touted for their many health and relaxation benefits.


The traditional sauna concept began many centuries ago for cleansing purposes. It has since evolved into a wooden or tile room containing a small furnace with rocks in it over which water can be poured to produce steam, if steam is preferred to dry heat.

This type of sauna will provide an indirect heat to the body. Meaning, the stove or heater heats only the air or the moisture in the air. The hot air in a traditional sauna may be hard for some folks to handle since temperatures need to be between 80 to 100 degrees Celsius to get a nice sweat going.

Infrared saunas are equipped with a series of electric heating elements known as emitters. The element emits a energy similar to the radiant heat of the sun that does not heat the air, but is directly absorbed by the person in the sauna and raises their body temperature causing the person to perspire profusely. This type of sauna has to maintain a temperature of only about 30-60  degrees  Celsius to get the sweat flowing.


Two couples relaxing in sauna and talking.

You can do endless hours of research online, but one of the best ways to really get valuable information is by talking to folks who own the product you’re in the market for. Talk to friends, family, neighbours who own a sauna to find out about their experience. If online is your only option, visit consumer forums.

Ask questions like:

  • What’s your routine before, during, and after taking a sauna?
  • When and why did you start taking regular saunas?
  • What are some health benefits that you’ve personally experienced from the sauna?


This is the fun part about prepping for your sauna purchase: visit a few local spas and hotels that have saunas and test out a few different ones to see what you prefer.

  • Do you prefer bright or dark?
  • Do you want extra space?
  • Do you like a modern look or something more traditional?

Remember these saunas are usually set at the minimum temperatures to accommodate everyone and often only dry saunas meaning no water allowed on the rocks. Don’t  get discouraged if the room is not hot enough because you can always control that in your own sauna. You might not get any valuable insight from these visits, but at least you got some sweet sauna time.


Now that you’ve done some due diligence, it’s time to whittle down all your options to settle on what’s best for you.  Once you’ve gathered some information, you should have a better grasp of the type of home sauna that will work best for you.

We know it can be overwhelming, so visit our showroom or give us a call and we can help you narrow down the choices.

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