Which sauna is right for me? Indoor or Outdoor?

All saunas from Good Health Saunas can be installed Indoors or Outdoors. To determine whether to put the infrared sauna outside or inside can be determined by weighing the pros and cons of both areas. Outdoor versus indoor is an easy decision based on needs and special preferences.

What are the pros and cons for an outdoor sauna?

Electricity is a major consideration for installing outside. You will need to make sure your outdoor electric can run the sauna. (Check for consideration: 110v/20 amp.) Next, you will make sure you can fit your desired sauna in the space provided outside. Whether that space is big enough for a single-person sauna or if there is enough room to install a four-seater. Venting outside is much easier than inside. This is because you do not have to consider the already installed features of an indoor room. The biggest downside to outdoor installation is the upkeep of the exterior of the sauna. If you are in a region with biting cold or corrosive environments (Such as heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow.) the outside of your sauna could require much upkeep and cleaning. The structure of the sauna should be taken care of outside to maintain proper insulation therein. Should this insulation suffer, the benefits of infrared heat might diminish during cold or windy days.

What are the pros and cons for an indoor sauna?

The pros of building an infrared sauna indoors exceed the cons. The biggest downside of building your sauna indoors is making sure that you have easy-to-access ventilation. Buildings have fixtures already installed in the home and that may require moving the ventilation. The other major downside to indoor use in space. If you need a sauna that seats four but can only fit the single-user model in the room you choose, then the larger of the two could not be installed.

The major benefit of building indoors is the longevity of your sauna. With no wind, rain, or snow beating down the exterior of your sauna it will last much longer without necessary repairs to the insulation. The infrared sauna requires excellent insulation to provide calming infrared heat to the user and this will remain intact with an indoor sauna, even on snowy, blustery days.

Which is right for you?

An outdoor sauna is right for you if you live in an area with weather that will not immediately deteriorate your sauna’s insulation. An outdoor sauna is excellent if you want to install it where there is a view. Perhaps looking down over a valley or lake.

Learn about where to put your outdoor sauna

An indoor sauna is right for you if you have plenty of space inside to fit the sauna. An indoor sauna is perfect for climates that are damaging to materials such as in the Northwoods or a place where strong winds and rains happen frequently.