Title: Does size matter in a sauna heater
Post by: Earl on December 09, 2010, 05:19:08 PM
I am from Russia where we are used to really hot saunas. I am building a sauna room 78"x72"x96". The manufacturer is recommending a 6KW heater even though my cubic feet (312) exceeds the maximum capacity of the heater which is 310 cubic feet. Wouldn't I be better off with a 8KW heater and why can't i get one?
Title: Re: Does size matter in a sauna heater
Post by: Jennifer on June 09, 2011, 04:45:07 PM
UL & Safety Guidelines are more stringent here in the United States so regardless of which sauna heater you purchase the sauna sensor control ranges 145-195 degs F.
I also noticed you have a ceiling height of 8 feet.
7 foot Ceiling Height is the best height in a sauna to really feel the heat while you are sitting on the upper bench.
In steam & sauna, bigger is not better. Sized to the manufacturers guidelines is always the best route to go.