If you have a sauna in your home, then it is important that you find the best quality sauna heaters as well. Unfortunately, it can be quite confusing to determine which one is right and it is all too easy to get it wrong. Here are a couple of questions you should ask yourself in terms of finding the best quality heater for your home.
What Is a Good Power Rating (kW)?
First thing to consider is the size of your sauna, which will also directs the size of the heater. You are saunas internal volume will tell you how much power your heater will have to have and whether you can just use a small mounted heater or whether you have to pick a large stand-alone model. Typically, a 4.5 kW heater can heat 4 to 7 cubic metres, a 6 to 6.8 kW heater can heat between 5 and 9 cubic metres, and a 9 kW model can heat between 8 and 14 cubic metres.
Are the Best Quality Sauna Heaters Single or 3 Phase?
Whether your sauna heater is single phase or three phase does not say anything about it’s quality. Rather, this tells you whether or not it will work in your geographical area. For instance, in Norway, the country where sun has are traditionally part of homes, only 3 neutrals can be used. Some electric sauna heaters, and particularly the ones with the biggest amount of power, have to have a 3 phase power supply. Hence, it all depends on the power of your heater and the type of electrical outlets you have at home.
Do I Need all Those Accessories?
When you come to purchase a sauna heater, it is likely that you will be offered things such as a control unit, a remote, a thermostat, and so on. Whether or not you need those is another question altogether. They are certainly important in terms of enhancing your overall sauna experience that you may already have all these accessories from your existing sauna and perhaps you don’t want to fork out for all those extras. If you can only have one accessory, make it the thermostat. This will guarantee that you can always use your sauna in a safe manner.
Should I Go for Freestanding or Wall Mounted?
Generally speaking, a wall mounted sauna heater will have far less capacity than a freestanding one. That does not mean, however, that the latter is somehow better. Rather, if you only have a small sauna room, then a wall mounted one is a much better option. They use far less energy and are therefore also much cheaper to run. However, if you have a larger sauna, then a freestanding model is really the only option as a wall mounted one would simply not be able to heat it at all.
These are just some of the things to take into consideration when buying a new heater. You should be able to speak to a salesperson about what will work best for your particular needs.