Sauna and Steam Room FAQs
- Common Questions
- Heater Questions
- Sauna Kit Questions
- Steam Questions
- Maintenance Questions
- Health Questions
What is the difference between a Modular Sauna and an Interior Pre-Cut Sauna?
How hot will a sauna get?
180-194 Degrees F. All of our Electric Sauna Heaters carry either a UL or ETL listing which mandates that the high limit for electric sauna heaters in a 7' high room be 194F at the ceiling level.
What are the benefits of Himalayan Salt?
How many people can sit in a sauna?
Why is ceiling height so important in a traditional sauna?
Because heat rises. To keep the temperature optimal in your room the ceiling height in your room should not exceed 84".
Do I need a structural permit for my sauna?
Do I need an electrical permit for my sauna?
Is venting a sauna necessary?
Do saunas require a floor drain?
Is a sauna expensive to operate?
How does a traditional sauna differ from an infrared sauna?
What are the Pros & Cons of the different heater types?
How do I know what power heater to purchase?
How do I install my sauna heater?
All heaters should ultimately be installed by a licensed electrician or HVAC professional. Your sauna heater should include an installation guide. Each heater will have specifics on how far the unit should be mounted off the floor as well as other pertinent information. If you have any questions, please contact the manufacturer.
What is a contactor box?
Where can I find heater manuals?
Do the Electric Sauna Heaters plug into an outlet?
How do I reset my sauna heaters high limit switch?
All UL or ETL Listed sauna heaters have reset buttons in case the heater exceeds the allowed high limit (approximately 194F at ceiling level). This high limit switch is built into heaters for safety purposes. It is not uncommon for this switch to have to be reset similar to a tripped breaker on a circuit breaker panel of a home. You should consult your owner’s manual for specifics.
Most high limit reset buttons are located underneath the sauna heater for wall mounted units and in the back if it is a floor standing sauna heater. If you feel and/or hear a click when depressing the button, your sauna heater is reset. A springy button (no click) means that the high limit was not the issue and other troubleshooting may need to be done if the heater is not working.
Is it possible to achieve a dry sauna with some steam?
How long does it take for a sauna to fully heat up?
A traditional sauna generally takes between 30 and 45 minutes to fully heat up. While the sauna itself is heating up, the sauna rocks will be heating up as well!
If the pilot goes out (or get blown out), on the Scandia Gas Sauna Heater does it turn off the flow of gas?
Yes, if for any reason the pilot lite goes out, it will automatically turn off the gas at the gas valve. This is a standard feature for the Scandia standing pilot version gas heaters. The Scandia Gas Sauna Heater, piezo-controlled, light the pilot electronically on-demand, which makes them impervious to wind conditions.
Can excessive wind affect the standing pilot on the Scandia Gas Sauna Heater?
Yes, in rare occasions strong wind can blow out the pilot light, on the Scandia Gas Sauna Heater. This condition can be resolved easily by placing a small piece of screen on the inside of the intake cover. This screen will break the excessive wind but will not negatively affect the airflow of the heater.
What's included in a sauna kit?
What are the differences between the sauna kits that Saunas.com offers?
Interior Pre-Cut Saunas are specifically designed for new construction or situations where you have a spare room already framed in. All of the walls and the ceiling will need to be insulated and covered with plywood. We will provide the Vapor Barrier, which needs to be attached to the plywood before attaching the T&G (Tongue and Groove) panels. Attach the sauna benches & finally add the sauna trim. Interior Pre-Cut saunas are permanent and cannot be relocated.
Modular Indoor Saunas are panelized saunas that comes as prebuilt, modular panels which interlock into freestanding sturdy sauna room. Ceiling panels are set atop to enclose the room. The modular sauna option gives you the freedom to relocate at any time! Modular saunas can be installed inside or outside (with the addition of a roof kit option)
Modular Outdoor Saunas are panelized saunas that comes as prebuilt, modular panels which interlock into freestanding sturdy sauna room. Ceiling panels are set and a roof kit are set atop to enclose the room. The modular sauna option gives you the freedom to relocate at any time!
Can I customize the layout in any of the sauna kits?
What is required to build an Interior Pre-Cut Sauna in my home?
Can Modular Sauna Kits ever be disassembled and moved?
What is the purpose of the backrests along the upper bench wall found in the sauna kits?
The backrests keep your back off of the sauna wall boards to prevent sweat and oils to be absorbed into the wood, helping preserve them for many years.
What should I cover my sauna floor with?
Do I need a roof kit for an outdoor sauna?
How far can the steam generator be from the steam room?
What's the difference between an Advanced Hybrid Steam Room and a traditional steam room?
Mold, Mildew and Virus- free: Compared to traditional tile steam rooms, our Advanced Hybrid Steam Rooms are superiorly clean. Scandia's innovative Power Zone technology and the use of engineered materials ensures a sanitary unit. With just a push of a button, the Advanced Hybrid Steam Room is automatically sanitized and sterilized in less than an hour.
Cost Efficiency: These residential steam rooms are up to 50% more energy efficient than traditional tile rooms. This means smaller steam equipment is required and hundreds of dollars in energy savings each year.
How do I clean my sauna?
How do I maintain the wood in my sauna?
We recommend a regular application of Sauna wood oil. This wood oil will enhance your sauna experience through the restoration of the woods original aroma as well as extend the life of your sauna by increasing its resistance to pests and mildew.
How do I clean my sauna rocks & sauna heater?
Your sauna rocks can be removed from your heater and soaked in soapy water to remove any debris. (Make sure that the sauna rocks have had plenty of time to cool down before you handle them) After you've let your sauna rocks soak, make sure you let them dry before placing them back into your heater. Cleaning your sauna heater will be a lot easier when the rocks are removed. Most electric sauna heaters will not require much maintenance, but you can wipe them down with a rag.