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Good Sauna Vs. Bad Sauna: Choosing the Right One For You

If you’ve made the decision to add a sauna to your home, there’s an important next step: choosing a sauna room that’ll meet both your functional and aesthetic needs.

A home sauna is a significant investment, so you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your purchase. Keep scrolling for some essential considerations when choosing a sauna.

1. Sauna Size                   

Many people overestimate the size of the sauna they’ll need. Large saunas are without a doubt more relaxing and comfortable but they’re also more expensive to buy and maintain.

Smaller saunas take up less space and heat up faster, thus requiring less energy. We have several 2-person and 3-person saunas for sale online that are highly popular among clients who are looking for space-saving options.

2. Sauna Location

Choosing a location for the sauna is the next step. You’ll find that saunas can be installed just about anywhere—in bathrooms, attics, garages, basements, and even unused closets. As long as you have an adequate power supply and insulation, you’ll be fine.

If you’re looking to install your sauna outdoors, you’ll find several options in free-standing and pre-cut outdoor saunas for sale on our online store. One thing to keep in mind: if you have children or pets at home, it’s best that the sauna is in a location that’s not easily accessible to them.

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3. Insulation

Cover up your sauna as well as possible because insulation can drastically affect the efficiency and heat-up time. Fiberglass insulation of a minimum value of R-12 is recommended for your setup. Ceilings are responsible for most heat loss, so a higher R-value is ideal for the best results.

Additionally, you can also add a foil vapor barrier to insulate the sauna further. For outdoor saunas, you’ll likely need further insulation to prevent heat loss.

Buy Home Saunas Online

If you’re looking to purchase traditional or infrared saunas online, USA Health and Wellness offers great deals on saunas, with a price match guarantee that ensures you get the best deal possible. We have an extensive range of home saunas from several leading brands such as Health Mate, SaunaCore, and Vital Health saunas.

For more information, reach out to our representatives by calling at 207.619.4291 or contacting us online.

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