Infrared v traditional saunas…What’s the difference?

17th January 2019

Many of the customers that we deal with here at Aquasun are certain that they want to invest in one of our high-quality saunas, however they aren’t too sure on the differences between the wide range of saunas that we offer.

One question that the Aquasun team are regularly asked is what the difference is between traditional and infrared saunas. In our latest blog post, the Aquasun team explore the key differences between infrared and traditional saunas, and provide details on how we can help you find a sauna that is most suitable for you!

Comparing infrared saunas to traditional saunas

Although infrared saunas and traditional saunas share many similarities, such as the physical and mental benefits that they both provide and the materials that are used to build them, there are also variety of the differences between the two.

The expert team at Aquasun have compiled a list of the key factors that divide infrared and traditional saunas, so that you can have more clarity when choosing your ideal sauna.

The levels of heat

Firstly, one of the key differences between traditional and infrared saunas is the way in which heat is generated and released. The temperatures in traditional saunas are comparatively in traditional saunas, with the average temperature ranging between 150 and 185 º F. Whereas on the other hand, the temperature in infrared saunas usually sits between 120 and 140º F, but why?

The reason for the contrasting temperatures is because the heat that is radiated from infrared saunas travels deeper into the body, so can therefore be omitted at lower temperatures whilst still causing those within the sauna to work up a sweat.

How they work

Traditional saunas and infrared saunas both heat the air, but in completely different ways. Traditional saunas use a stove to heat the air, which warms your body temperature and eventually triggers your body’s cooling process (sweating).

Whilst infrared saunas emit wavelengths of infrared light which is absorbed by your skin, which rises your core body temperature and initiates sweating.

Humidity management

Traditional saunas are a popular choice as they allow you to take control of both the levels of heat and humidity. By choosing how much water you wish to throw on the rocks, you can manage the levels of humidity in a traditional sauna. Whereas in an infrared sauna, you do not have this option, so the humidity will remain at a consistent, unmanageable level.

The size and power

Finally, more often than not the power needed to run a traditional sauna is more substantial than it is to operate an infrared sauna. On average, traditional saunas use over three times as much power as infrared saunas, which can make them slightly more expensive to run when compared to traditional saunas.

Also, due to the increased power traditional saunas also tend to occupy more room than infrared saunas.

Find the perfect traditional or infrared sauna at the Aquasun sale!

The Aquasun team are leaders in retailing and installing both infrared and traditional saunas for customers in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are assured to have a sauna that suits your budget and requirements. The January 2019 sale at Aquasun is currently underway, so now is the perfect time to enhance your property with one of our exclusive saunas!

To browse the selection of quality infrared saunas that we have available, visit our dedicated infrared saunas page today.

Or if you would like to explore our selection of traditional saunas instead, you can do so by checking out our complete range of saunas.

If you would like to contact one of our dedicated advisors about any of the products that we offer, you can do so by contacting Aquasun now.

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Infrared v traditional saunas…What’s the difference?
2019-01-17T15:01:35+00:00
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