Planning For Your Sauna

Getting ready for your Infrared or Traditional sauna is easy. Most of our saunas are designed to be enjoyed in a climate controlled area. Find a spot in the house or basement that is larger than the size of the sauna. For installation, a space larger than the sauna itself is necessary to be able to move around it for assembly. This would also include the height of the ceiling where the sauna would reside. Most saunas range from 75” to 84” in height, depending on the type of sauna you choose. Two to three (2”-3”) inches of clearance is necessary to properly install the roof panels. A level floor of concrete, tile, linoleum or wood is perfect. A clear path through the house to carry panels and materials for installation of the sauna is important. Panels can range in size, depending on the model that you choose. It’s a good idea to have us take a look at the site in advance to make sure the delivery and installation goes smoothly.

The electrical supply is a critical part of preparing for your sauna. The Infrared saunas are all 110v with either a 15 or 20 amp breaker and a plug close to the unit. A dedicated line is required with the 20 amp models. Traditional saunas are primarily 220v with a range of 20-60 amps, depending on the size of the room and the heater. Most standard sized traditional saunas are 30-50 amps. A line would be run through a hole in the base of a wall panel to the sauna’s control box, generally located under a bench. This can vary depending on which traditional sauna line you choose. A separate, standard outlet would also be required to plug in a sound system for the saunas that come with them. We would recommend a licensed electrician to perform the electrical connection to sauna.

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