With a wide array of choices, picking out the best home sauna kit can be next to impossible. Although this article won’t give you a list of the 10 or 20 best home sauna kits in the market today, it will provide you with something better—the ability to create your own list. How? By giving you an understanding of what to look for in a sauna!

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So, are you ready? Let’s begin!

      1. Top-class wood

Traditional hot-stone saunas are usually made out of top-caliber pine or spruce wood. These woods give the classic white wood look and are excellent when it comes to adapting to heat. Other woods that are commonly used are aspen, hemlock, and redwood, although the latter more seldom because of its high cost.

Whatever the wood used, it is essential for it to have no splintering or shavings. This is often hidden through computer-generated images that companies typically use in their websites. Be careful of these companies! Read reviews and customer feedback to assess the real deal.

      1. Safe heating sources

When it comes to choosing a personal infrared sauna, safety should be of top priority—and paramount to this is selecting the most reliable heating source. There are three ways infrared saunas create heat and are available in the market: (1) steel/incoloy rod heaters; (2) ceramic rods; and (3) carbon fiber heater panels.

Among these three, carbon fiber infrared heaters are the most advanced in the market today and are the safest. These heaters afford a gentle heating process, which is evenly distributed in a large total surface area—something that the two other heat sources cannot do.

      1. Speakers that work perfectly

Although accessories such as speakers are not your primary concern when looking for the best sauna, infrared saunas with hissing speakers or other faulty accessories might be hiding worse and potentially dangerous issues. For example, hissing speakers can be a symptom of faulty wiring in the unit or the speakers’ intolerance to heat. Be observant with these issues to avoid purchasing subpar units.

      1. Should heat things up

On the average, sauna temperature must go over 140 ° F. This is because, to work, saunas make occupants sweat, which is particularly difficult if the unit lacks the power to heat it. An outstanding infrared sauna can reach this temperature at a reasonable time. Also, consider if the sauna takes longer to reach this temperature because it consumes more electricity.

      1. Should heat all around

In addition to achieving a required temperature, infrared home sauna kit should be able to provide 360-degree infrared heat coverage. From your head, elbows, hands, legs, and mostly your whole body.

      1. Trust certifications

As said earlier, one of the top concerns should be safety. The government can help with this. Look for safety certifications from various regulatory agencies. This can be a reliable proof that the home sauna kit you are purchasing has gone through rigorous testing to pass different safety and performance requirements from the United States, Europe, or Canada.

Now you’re equipped to make your own judgment. Ensure that you do it wisely!