Why infrared sauna consumes less electricity

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

In a recent comparison of infrared heaters with electrical stove I showed that infrared sauna consumes 4-5 times less electricity than conventional sauna. In this post I will explain why it is so and how it follows from the basic physical principles. There are three ways heat can transfer from its source (heater) to surroundings […]

2-person infrared sauna models comparison chart

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Since I’ve started this blog in December 2005 I wrote twelve reviews of 2-person infrared sauna models from different manufacturers. I know that these 12 models don’t cover all 2-person infrared saunas available on the market, as I’m aware of some more models, but they cover the major part of it. Also, my reviews included […]

Electric bill: infrared heaters vs. stove

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

One of the advantages that infrared sauna marketers talk about is a low electric power consumption of infrared heaters. I decided to make some calculations to check if this is the case and how one’s electric bill will really differ if an infrared sauna or a conventional steam sauna will be used. I did estimations […]

Infrared sauna blanket or bag

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

A classic infrared sauna stands on the one end of infrared sauna industry by imitating a traditional steam sauna by its design (in wood, often with bench, as a separate cabin). On the other end there are completely different infrared devices, called infrared sauna bag or infrared sauna blanket. It is evident from their names […]