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 […]

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 […]