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Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Comparing Pre-Cut and Pre-Built Sauna Kits



    The benefits of having your own in-home sauna are well known by many. With a sauna in your home, you can relax in a heated environment any time you like. You'll enjoy the stress relief that comes with time spent in a sauna, and also reap the health benefits from your sauna. If you've recently considered buying a sauna, you might have come across product options that include pre-cut and pre-built sauna kits.

    For those unfamiliar with these two types of saunas, this post explores the differences between them and identifies the proper uses (and benefits of) sauna kits.


    Pre-Built Sauna Kits

    Also known as pre-fabricated saunas, a pre-built sauna kit is a modular sauna that is ideal for use both indoors and outdoors. With your purchase, you receive pre-built sections of your new sauna in your shipment. The components that you receive in the kit are all ready to be put together using included hardware. Pre-built sauna kits make it easy for you to install a sturdy, freestanding sauna quickly.

    The average pre-built sauna can be put together in one day, depending upon your DIY skills. For those with handyman skills, it could take as little as two to three hours to complete. Common sizes range from 4' x 4' up to larger 8' x 12' models. If you're looking for flexibility when purchasing a new sauna, pre-built saunas are a great option because you can disassemble and reassemble them whenever needed, meaning you can take it with you if you sell your home or even relocate it in your backyard if you redo the landscaping on your property.


    Pre-Cut Sauna Kits

    An alternative option for an indoor sauna is a pre-cut sauna kit. While a pre-built model can be installed indoors or out, a pre-cut sauna kit is designed for indoor use only because it is used to convert or finish off a room, closet, shed, or entire small room into a sauna. Pre-cut sauna kits offer custom-cut boards that you install on the existing walls to create an insulated environment. Additional insulation is provided in your kit to accommodate your sauna and ensure that the heat and potential moisture is contained properly.

    Before purchasing a new pre-cut sauna kit, you'll need to accurately measure the walls within the room you plan to convert. Pre-cut saunas are, generally speaking, less expensive than pre-built models. However, it can take longer (depending upon your DIY skills) to put together a pre-cut sauna kit because you are starting from scratch with construction.


    Ideal Uses for Each

    As mentioned, pre-cut sauna kits are used to finish an existing space. Or you can build an addition expressly for this purpose.  When selecting a room, or building a structure in your home to install a pre-cut kit, try to select a space with a low ceiling. The smaller your space is, the easier it will be to heat, resulting in a less-significant impact on your utility bills.


    Browse our selection of pre-built and pre-cut saunas and find the one that’s right for you! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about installation.



  • Selecting the Proper Sauna Heater


    As you look to install a new sauna in your home, or remodel an existing unit in your home, one of your primary considerations should be the heater that powers your sauna. Modern saunas come with a variety of heater options, so when you’re considering a new sauna heater for sale online, take the time to learn more information about the differences between models. In this post, you’ll find an introduction to common heater models and learn the benefits and potential drawbacks of each type.

    Electric Heaters

    The most popular sauna heaters for sale today are electric models. Common electric heater options include free-standing floor models and wall-mounted heaters. Due to the popularity of electric models, there are a variety of options to choose from. The average cost for an electric sauna heater for sale today is $600.

    Electric heaters will increase the cost of your monthly electric bill by a few dollars, though technological advancements have resulted in increased energy efficiency.


    Infrared Heaters

    You also have the option of choosing the latest sauna heater for sale produced today. Infrared sauna heaters use carbon or ceramic heater tiles to provide a slow, steady heat in your sauna. This type of heating is sometimes ignored by sauna enthusiasts because it offers a different type of heat and operates in a different manner than the traditional sauna heaters mentioned above.

    Rather than providing heat from a single source in the center of your sauna, infrared sauna heaters create heat in different parts of the sauna to surround the user in a relaxing, warm environment. Infrared heaters are often less expensive to operate than all other models.


    Tips for Selecting a Sauna Heater

    Now that you’re familiar with the prominent sauna heaters for sale, it’s time to consider which one best suits the type of sauna you are going to build in your home. The most important factor to consider is the type of heat you hope to enjoy.

    Infrared sauna heaters offer a long, slow heating in your sauna. You won’t feel the intense heat that you experience in a sauna powered with an electric heater, but you will be able to extend your time inside the sauna and enjoy deep penetration of the radiating waves of heat. This is a great option for those looking for long periods of relaxation inside a sauna.

    Electric heaters, on the other hand, are great for those who enjoy brief, yet intense sessions in their private sauna. You’ll be able to enjoy high temperatures and break a good sweat, but just remember that you won’t be able to spend as much time inside the sauna in any one session.

    As with any purchase related to your sauna, take time to consider the utility infrastructure in your home (gas, propane, and electric) and available space before choosing the sauna heater for sale that you purchase.


    If you have any questions about which type of Sauna heater would be right for you, feel free to contact us! Once you find the model that is right for you, saunasandstuff.com will make your buying experience easy with free shipping to 48 states!





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