Our goal is to make your sauna purchase as easy and enjoyable as possible, and that starts with being well informed on the products you’re considering.
What to look for: make sure the heater is double-layered (or double-walled). This promotes a more effective infrared wave in the 7-13 micron range. With single-layered ceramic heaters, the micron range becomes much larger and you end up not getting the most effective heat.
With carbon fibre heaters you will feel more even heat across your entire body (like when you get in your car on a hot day). Carbon fibre is a great choice for those with total body pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or those who simply want to enjoy a good sweat in a relaxing environment.
What to look for: carbon fibre heaters do not need to be extended all the way to the top of your sauna. Instead, the top should be just over the crown of your head. This is for two reasons: 1) heat rises and having heat produced at the sauna’s ceiling is just wasting energy; 2) carbon fibre heaters are an efficient source of infrared heat and do not need to be any higher than the top of the user’s head in order to have the user receive the full benefits available.
The important thing to remember is that both styles of heaters (if good quality) will emit the same level of infrared. You will likely discover that some companies push for only one type of heater, but that is usually the result of a good deal they got from a manufacturer.
Another thing to look for when choosing your sauna: where is the company’s closest showroom? Established companies will have showrooms and warehouses – beware of buying a sauna from someone without a storefront! It’s important to be able to go talk to someone about the sauna you are looking to purchase (and see the unit in person if possible).
- Look for solid glass doors (wood frame doors are prone to warping)
- Wood thickness and time spent in the Kiln (wood should be a minimum of 7mm thick and kiln dried for at least 45 days)
- Look for a company that can manufacture saunas in house. This will mean they completely understand saunas and can offer much better services from sales to warranties
- Look for Japanese produced infrared heaters. Most companies don’t know who actually manufactures their heaters. They claim a trademark name and that they are Japanese. Blackstone Saunas can pinpoint exactly where every material is produced that is used in our heaters
Like we said at the beginning, buying a sauna should be an enjoyable experience. At Blackstone Saunas we proudly display our prices every day without making our customers jump through hoops to see them, and we are more than willing to answer any questions you may have. Now that you are more knowledgeable about infrared saunas, we are confident you will recognize the superior quality of a Blackstone Sauna when making your decision.