The Best Sauna Heaters Reviewed 2017

So you’re looking into buying a sauna, but you don’t know where to start. You know that buying the best sauna heater is important as the purchase is relatively expensive, but you don’t know what the best sauna heaters are.

Luckily for you we are dedicated to promoting sauna education and bringing people the best products. Specifically in this post we are going to review the best sauna heaters, how they affect you, and the benefits they bring. Hopefully by the end of this post you’ll have a good idea of the best sauna heater suited for you.

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Traditional Sauna Comparison Guide

Picture:Name:Technical Details:Recommend Room Volume:Price:
TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240VTURKI Residential Sauna Heater 9KW, 240V- 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
- 33 pounds
- Stainless Steel
250-450 Cubic Ft.$$$
TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240VTURKI Residential Sauna Heater 9KW, 240V- 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
- 33 pounds
- Dark Grey
250-450 Cubic Ft.$$
TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240VTURKI Residential Sauna Heater 6KW, 240V- 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
- 33 pounds
- Stainless Steel
175-300 Cubic Ft.$$
TURKI Mini Electric Sauna Spa Heater 2KW, 120VTURKI Mini Sauna Heater 2KW, 120V- 19 x 7 x 13.5 inches
- 25 pounds
- Light Grey
45-90 Cubic Ft.$
Finlandia FLB60 Sauna Spa Heater 6KW, 240VFinlandia FLB60 Sauna Heater 6KW, 240V- 24 x 11 x 16 inches
- Weight Unknown
- Red
170-300 Cubic Ft.$$$$

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The Best Sauna Heaters

1. TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240V

TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240V

The TURKI (9KW, 240V) residential sauna heater is possibly one of the best heaters on the market. It’s a stainless steel wet and dry sauna that is built to last. It has high-grade teflon coated heating elements that can heat up a sauna room up to 450 cubic feet.

It runs off 9KW at 240V which will fully heat up a sauna in around 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how large the room is). The range of temperature this sauna offers is 104-194 F.

The heater is relatively small at 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches and weighs around 33 pounds. For your convenience there’s an external digital controller that can be installed on a wall outside the sauna. This controller is simple to use and displays an accurate reading of the saunas temperature.

For your safety the heater is 100% toxin-free, has an aluminum thermostat sensor casing, has a vented/durable body, and offers a high-temperature cut-off protection. This overheating protection will automatically cut off the power supply if the sauna rises to an abnormally high level. So you never need to worry about the sauna overheating or catching on fire.

Overall this sauna heater is the top choice if you’re looking for a reliable/powerful heater. Its features and power make it perfect for anyone who has a large sauna.

Pros
  • Extremely powerful and can create a lot of heat.
  • Built with durable materials that last decades.
  • Included digital controller.
Cons
  • None.

Technical Details:
Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
Weight: 33 pounds
Color: Stainless Steel
Recommend Room Volume: 250-450 Cubic Ft.

 

2. TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240V

TURKI Residental Electric Sauna Spa Heater 9KW, 240V

The TURKI (9KW, 240V) residential sauna heater is exactly the same as the above sauna other then the fact that it’s not stainless steel. Since this is so it is almost $100 cheaper, but still offers the same power with the same equipment.

Its durable body is made with high-grade teflon coated heating elements that can heat a sauna room up to 450 cubic feet. It runs off 9KW at 240V which will fully heat up a sauna in around 45 minutes to an hour. Making it an ideal heater for any residential business. It also has a range temperature of 104-194 F.

The heater is the same size as the above one at 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches and weighs around 33 pounds. There is also an external digital controller that can be installed outside the sauna. This convenient controller is simple to use and gives an accurate reading of the saunas temperature.

Safety features on this heater include a firmer body construction, vented body, aluminum thermostat sensor casing, and a high-temperature cut-off protection. This protection will turn off the power if the sauna happens to rise to abnormally high temperatures. This ensures you never overheat the system or catch the sauna on fire.

In the end this heater is a great option if you want a cheaper, but powerful sauna model. It has the same power and features as the above heater, it just isn’t made of stainless steel.

Overall this sauna heater is the top choice if you’re looking for a reliable/powerful heater. Its features and power make it perfect for anyone who has a large sauna.

Pros
  • Large residential sauna that can heat a large room.
  • Included safety features.
  • Less expensive than the above sauna.
Cons
  • None.

Technical Details:
Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
Weight: 33 pounds
Color: Dark Grey
Recommend Room Volume: 250-450 Cubic Ft.

 

3. TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 6KW, 240V

TURKI Residential Electric Sauna Spa Heater 6KW, 240V

The TURKI (6KW, 240V) residential sauna heater is a great medium powered heater. It’s the same size as the above saunas at 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches and weighs around 33 pounds. The only difference between this and the top heater is that it uses less power (at 6KW and 240V).

The heater is built to last as it’s made with stainless steel and teflon coated heating elements. This durable material ensures that the heater will last decades of use with little to no problems.

When turned on the heater can heat the sauna in around an hour. The recommended sauna size in which it can effectively perform is 175-300 Cubic Ft. Making it a perfect choice for most medium-sized residential saunas. The heater is also a wet/dry heater so it can be sprinkled with water to create steam.

The heater also contains an external digital controller that accurately shows the temperature in the sauna. You can install it outside the sauna anywhere you wish.

The safety features that this sauna contains in 100% toxic free materials, durable stainless steel body, aluminum thermostat sensor casing, heavy-duty electrical elements, vented body design, and high-temperature cut-off protection. As with all the other TURKI heaters it will cut off the power supply when reaching abnormally high temperatures.

We personally believe this heater is the best choice if you’re looking for a medium powered sauna heater. It features make it extremely effective and efficient at heating medium-sized saunas.

Pros
  • Built-in cut-off protection features.
  • Toxic free.
Cons
  • Not meant for residential saunas.

Technical Details:
Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 10.5 x 16 inches
Weight: 33 pounds
Color: Stainless Steel
Recommend Room Volume: 175-300 Cubic Ft.

 

4. TURKI Mini Electric Sauna Spa Heater 2KW, 120V

TURKI Mini Electric Sauna Spa Heater 2KW, 120V

The TURKI (2KW, 120V) sauna heater is the best heater for small and personal saunas. This is because this bad boy is compact and specifically designed for tight spaces. At 19 x 7 x 13.5 inches and 25 pounds you’ll be able to fit it into any compact sauna.

The heater is built to last as it’s made with teflon coated heating elements and other durable materials. It runs off 2KW at 120V which will fully heat a sauna in around 45 minutes to an hour. The recommended sauna size for premium performance is 45-90 Cubic Ft. The heater is also a wet/dry heater and can be sprinkled with water to create steam.

Since the sauna heater is smaller there’s no external controller. Instead, there’s a built-in controller on the bottom of the unit. The controller is easy to use and heats the unit to the exact displayed temperature.

For your safety the heater has a vented/durable body and has high-temperature cut-off protection. This protection is essential to your safety as the unit will cut off the power supply if it happens to reach abnormally high temperatures. This ensures that you never have to worry about the sauna overheating or catching on fire.

Overall this sauna heater is the top choice if you’re looking for a reliable/compact heater. Its features make it perfect for anyone who is looking for a personal sauna heater.

Pros
  • Perfect for smaller sauna rooms.
  • Uses less energy then the above saunas.
  • Built with durable metals and teflon materials.
Cons
  • No external controller.

Technical Details:
Product Dimensions: 19 x 7 x 13.5 inches
Weight: 25 pounds
Color: Light Grey
Recommend Room Volume: 45-90 Cubic Ft.

 

5. Finlandia FLB60 Sauna Spa Heater 6KW, 240V

Finlandia FLB60 Sauna Spa Heater 6KW, 240V

The last heater on this list is the Finlandia FLB60 (6KW, 240V) sauna heater. The device is another medium-sized heater at 24 x 11 x 16 inches and has a stone capacity of 45 pounds. The heater is made with stainless steel elements/interior. It’s built with 3-wall construction for cooler surface temperature, greater safety and more durability.

The heater also has free air flow for faster heating (which takes around an hour). The device isn’t built for commercial use due to a delay timer feature. This 60 minute timer has 1-8 hour delay time clock. This allows the sauna to be preset up to 8 hours.

Controls for this device are located at the bottom of the sauna. They are accurate and simple to use. If you would rather have an external controller then you can buy one separately upon request.

Overall this heater is very good, but the price is very high for our standards. We feel you can get a better product for a better price if you order the above heaters.

Pros
  • Heats up in a relatively fast time.
Cons
  • Most expensive sauna on the review.
  • No external controller.

Technical Details:
Product Dimensions: 24 x 11 x 16 inches
Weight: Unknown
Color: Red
Recommend Room Volume: 170-300 Cubic Ft.


Traditional Sauna Benefits

Traditional sauna heaters are one of the most common heaters on the market. They are powered by gas, wood, or electricity. Out of those three the most efficient/durable one is the electric sauna heater. This is the heater that most see in residential saunas at pools and gyms. Majority of these heaters are wall mounted and made with durable steel. They also have teflon coated heating elements that are built to last a few decades.

These types of saunas work by warming sauna rocks that then warm the sauna room by convection. When the rocks are heated the sauna room can reach temperatures as high as 194 degrees F. This whole process takes around 30-45 minutes depending on how powerful the heater is and how small the room is.

Traditional saunas heaters use the most energy compared to other sauna types (such as infrared saunas and portable infrared saunas). This is because of the way they heat the sauna and the temperatures they can reach. Since this is so, most residential heaters operate on 220-240 Volts. This requires the same outlet you would use for a drier. Other smaller home units run off of 110 Volts, which can run off a traditional outlet. Just keep in mind that the higher the wattage, the faster the room will heat up.

These traditional sauna heaters promote settings of dry, very hot, and relaxing environments. Since they use heating elements you can pour water on the rocks to produce steam. This is a plus as it offers many respiratory benefits that other saunas don’t provide. Other benefits that these sauna heaters promote are increased cardiovascular health, weight loss, detoxification of your body, they cleanse your skin, they promote better sleep, boost your immune system, and many more. To learn more sauna benefits then visit this page HERE.

Overall these types of saunas are perfect for those looking for a traditional sauna that is going to last decades. Just remember that even though these heaters can be expensive, that they are a wise investment as they improve your health and boost your home’s value.