There is a lot of content regarding which type of heaters are “the best”. TheraSauna’s TheraMitters™ are made from a high-glass, solid ceramic content. These heaters are far different from the traditional ceramic heaters in the sauna industry. Other heaters that companies label as “ceramic” are made manly of wire and metal which is then thinly coated with ceramic. Therefore advertised as a “ceramic heater”. The easiest analogy is that of metal jewelry which is then coated with silver. TheraSauna is the only major manufacturer in the United States offering true solid ceramic heaters. The process of finding the best sauna for your home is extremely stressful and thorough. We urge our customers to be mindful when they read about how companies manufacture the pieces to their sauna as it can play a huge role on the health benefits you gain from your sauna. So when researching the various types of heaters, do not be confused by the general misrepresentation of ceramic heaters. Besides, health benefits are probably the reason you’re in the market for a sauna to begin with.
Another thing to be mindful of is a new form of heater companies are bringing to market and calling it a “carbon and ceramic combination”. In actuality, these are carbon fiber heaters with a small amount of ceramic blown into the plastic and carbon fiber compound before the adhesive epoxy glues are applied. This does not actually change the performance of the heater and is still a carbon fiber heater that operates at a surface temperature of approximately 200℉-230℉ which is extremely inefficient when compared to TheraSauna’s solid ceramic TheraMitters™. Other heaters are still unable to consistently reach the important 9.4 micron level of far-infrared energy and are very slow to heat the sauna to the desired temperature. Side-note: Carbon fiber technology is also usually limited to reaching about a 130℉ cabinet temperature.
In closing, ceramic heaters have been proven to be the gest material for producing larger amounts of far-infrared. The TheraMitters™ have a 96% efficiency rate which is higher than any other heater, and comes with a life-time warranty. TheraMitters™ have the highest emissivity rate, and produces longer wavelengths. TheraSauna delivers between 6 -14 micron of far-infrared light, and the surface temperature of the TheraMitters™ can be set to variable temperatures between approximately 126°F and 450°F while still always producing beneficial infrared. Carbon heaters, in contrast, can only operate at a lower surface temperature of about 230°F, and do not have the ability to vary the temperature. These saunas actually power down and stop producing infrared when the set temperature is reached, meaning that about 40% of the sauna session is not producing infrared for the user. TheraSauna consistently achieves infrared output with the help of its patented Stable Heat System™ which allows the sauna to continuously produce infrared during the entire sauna session.