sauna installationIt is your dream to have a sauna built in your home. You also want it safe and properly installed. What is the best place to put a sauna? Here are some sauna installation tips you need to know.

A sauna indoor can be built anywhere there is enough space and a flat surface. A sauna can be added to any space, including a basement, garage or spare closet. A basement, garage, spare closet, or any other space that you have is possible. Your final location choice will depend on the type and size you choose for your sauna.

Although it might sound like a complicated undertaking, building an at home spa is a simple project that doesn’t require any special skills. Here are some basics to consider when planning.

Sauna Installation Tips

Where is the best place to have a sauna in your house?

People often install saunas in basements for convenience. Basement floors are usually concrete and drains have been installed. You will often have enough space. You can also create additional space such as a bathroom or master bedroom or a pool area.

When planning your sauna’s installation, there are several things you should be aware of.

You will need a flat floor for any sauna and an electrical connection of 220-240V to power the stove. You should check the manufacturer’s instructions for your sauna stove to determine what electrical value is required. As a rule of thumb, you should expect at least a 220V connection.

Manufacturers indicate the specifications and requirements of their stoves. You should check your model’s specifics. However, a common rule is that 220V (220 Volts) is the standard.

There are many options after that.

What’s the difference between infrared and traditional?

Traditional saunas heat the air up to 150-220 degrees Fahrenheit. These saunas are those with rocks, which you heat with water to make steam. Infrared saunas, on the other hand, are dry and require less heat to produce the same amount of sweating. They average 140-160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Traditional saunas may require a drain to rinse the floor, but this is not necessary. A shower is a great option for a quick cooling down after a sauna session.

Is it safe to install a sauna in your home?

Yes! Yes! A licensed electrician should complete all wiring and electrical work for your spa maintenance Myrtle Beach. This goes without saying for custom-built items like a sauna. However, indoor saunas are quite safe.

As long as your sauna has proper ventilation, adequate insulation, proper materials, and a good location for the stove, it will work as intended. This article does not contain any specific details or instructions regarding proper construction. If you have questions about safety, please consult your manufacturer (if using a kit) and a professional who has sauna experience.

Are home saunas consuming a lot of electricity to operate?

The electricity used by home saunas is very low. An average monthly cost to run an indoor infrared (or electrical) sauna for a few hours each week is between $25-$30 USD.

Here’s a breakdown. First, consider the size of your sauna stove. An average electric sauna stove requires approximately 6000 watts to operate. To run your sauna for an hour, you will need 6 kWh (6 kilowatts) of electricity. 1 kilowatthour, or kWh is equivalent to 1000 watts. (1kwh=1000W/hour).

Multiplying the amount of watts that your stove needs to run for an hour with the cost of 1 kWh from your power company will give you the cost of running the sauna for one-hour. The average US cost for a kilowatt-hour is $.11 — that’s eleven cents.

You’ll need 6000 watts to heat the sauna if you use it for an hour each day. Your stove has 6000 watts. This is a total of.66-six dollars. It takes less than one dollar to heat the sauna.

in home saunaIt’s easy to work out: 30 hours per month is one hour per day. Multiplying the 30 hours spent in sauna by the hourly electricity cost will give you $19.80. That’s less than $20 per month for an hour of daily sauna use.

This can be used to extrapolate the sauna use of your family.

This is the best spot to place a traditional sauna in your home

Traditional saunas can get very hot. Is there a good place to put an indoor sauna? Is it necessary for the sauna to be located somewhere outside of the house?

No. It all depends on how much work it takes. If you already have a suitable floor surface with a drain and want an easy installation, the best place to build is where there is no need for new construction.

Other factors, however, can influence the location of your sauna. What amount of work will you be willing to do to expand the floor in an area that has a drain and floor suitable for it? Is it possible to find an electrical connection?

Ventilation and insulation are also important for maintaining high-temperature air. You must meet certain requirements in order to build your sauna from scratch or from a kit.

Is it possible to put a TRADITIONAL sauna into the garage?

You can make a traditional sauna from your garage. Keep in mind that a sauna may not heat fully as quickly in the winter months if it is located in a colder, uninsulated area such as a garage or unheated room.

This is the best location to place an infrared sauna. Like a traditional sauna sauna, the majority of considerations when placing an infrared sauna in your home are related to logistics. You need an electrical connection that is appropriate for your sauna size and enough space. Is it possible to install an INFRARED sauna inside a garage?

The short answer is probably. Materials and manufacturers of infrared saunas can differ. It’s best to contact the manufacturer of the model and brand you are interested in. Reputable manufacturers often have dedicated departments that can help customers choose the right model for them.

Saunas placed in colder weather (e.g. winter months) will take longer to heat up. While insulation can reduce heating time, outdoor saunas will lose heat faster in areas that are subject to lower temperatures. For details, consult the manufacturer.

Infrared heating doesn’t require steaming, so humidity is not an issue. Because the heating process is entirely different, there are no rocks like those found on top of traditional sauna stoves.

We believe that the location of higher-end saunas infrared saunas should be done with ease of installation in mind. Some saunas can even be installed on carpeting.

In Summary

There are no restrictions as to where your sauna can be placed. They’re safe and require only an electrical hookup. You can place it wherever you like, with the exception of a nearby shower, and in whatever size.

Call Elko Spas Billiards & Pools if you need help in installing your sauna at home.

Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-3556