Having your own Sauna at home is a dream come true, there’s nothing more relaxing than coming home from work, or from a long run or bike ride, to relax in your Sauna, and let the heat sweat away your aches, pains and anxiety. You may have bought a house that already has a Sauna installed, or perhaps you’ve just had one installed yourselves, your next question is how to operate sauna heater?
How to Operate Sauna Heater
Every Sauna heater require two things, a heat source, and water so that vapor can be create to fill the Sauna with hot steam. So you need to ensure that your Sauna heater has power to heat the rock shelf and then that the water reservoir is full of water. With some more basic models you may have to manually pour water onto the hot rocks.
Sauna heaters will either have an in built control panel usually found on the front of the unit, or will have a control panel unit away from the heater, perhaps set into the wall of the Sauna near the door way. Here you can set the temperature of the sauna, and also set a timer so it automatically switches off after a specific time period. With regard to temperature, if you’ve not used one before start low and slowly build it up until a tolerable level, rather than start high, find you can’t cope and then have to leave the Sauna for it to cool down. You will find that the more often you use your Sauna, the higher the temperature you will be able to tolerate. The heaters have a cut out so they don’t go higher than a temperature that is unsafe for humans.
If you’re lucky you will have a wall mounted heater which helps to distribute the heat more evenly throughout the Sauna, and also frees up floor space, and makes it easier to clean the floors in the Sauna.
Your Sauna heater should last for many years if cared for properly and services at least once per year. Replacement parts can often be bought and fitted by an electrician if for example the thermostat or the heating elements fail. One failed part doesn’t require you to replace the whole unit. The sauna stones should also last as long as the Sauna, they shouldn’t need replacing at any stage. Be careful with Sauna stones as they can remain hot for a long time after the heater has been shut off.
A Sauna can be a great edition to any household, and adults will enjoy it, and children too with supervision. With care and servicing a Sauna and the sauna heater should last for many years, and be enjoyed. If you have any issues with your heater, always use a qualified electrician to take a look, as it isn’t advisable for DIYers to play around with electrics on larger appliances like Sauna heaters. Enjoy using your Sauna, relax, sit back and enjoy the steam.
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