In stressful times a sauna can be a way to relax and shed the worries of ever more anxiety-filled lifestyle. Saunas have been around for a very long time. The first written description of the Finnish sauna experience appears was recorded in 1112.
The health benefits of using a sauna are well documented. Those using a sauna will experience elevated heart rates and this, in turn, improves circulation. This can help heal damaged muscles and improve joint mobility. Spending time in a sauna can reduce the discomfort related to arthritis and improve movement.
A Finnish study suggests that those who sauna regularly are less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. Regularly making use of a sauna can help with weight loss and flush toxins from the body.
These are only some of the reasons why many households are choosing to install a home sauna – but before the homeowner makes the choice of which is the best family sauna, some questions should be answered.
How To Find The Best Sauna For The Family
The first of these is whether the homeowner feels comfortable with a DIY approach. There are a number of DIT kits that provide all that is required to build a home sauna -these ‘self-assembly’ kits may provide an intermediate level of challenge, but are easier to build than a completely customized sauna.
The next decision that has to be made is what size of sauna would best suit the family’s needs. Infrared saunas come in a variety of sizes from those that are suitable for a single person to those which can comfortably accommodate the entire family. In essence, there is no upper limit, but keep in mind that the larger the sauna the higher the power consumption will be and this can have a material impact on the monthly household expenditure.
Then there is the material to be used. Infrared saunas can be built using a variety of woods for sauna including spruce and cedar. There are also more cost-effective options such as plywood. Cedar is extremely popular due to the fact that it is highly resistant to splitting, warping, and shrinkage.
When it comes to the heating element homeowners are by and large faced with the choice between ceramic heaters or carbon heaters. Each as their pros and cons.
Ceramic heaters are the cheaper of the two options. They produce large amounts of heat but do take a fair amount of time to heat up and can provide the homeowner with a challenge when it comes to managing heat settings. Carbon heaters are expensive, but they are light and thin and boast an extended lifetime.
The warranty that is supplied with the sauna is important. Warranties can cover the heating element, the power supply, the control panel, the quality and finish of the wood used, and any glass that is used in construction. Make sure that you are comfortable with how comprehensive the warranty is – and ask questions if you require any clarification.
A home sauna can be a haven from the outside world and a place for the whole family to relax. But do your research prior to making your buying decision to avoid disappointment with the finished product.
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