Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Sauna
Infrared Saunas are a major purchase, and we want to make sure you ask the right questions so you can be sure to buy the best sauna for you and your needs. Here are the top questions we suggest you ask in order to make the most sound and informative decision regarding your new sauna:
When purchasing a sauna, you want to be sure to view all of the features in person – so finding a local distributor before you purchase is important. Many companies, such as GHS, also attend tradeshows (expos, state fairs, etc.) all over the US, so it is easy to find somewhere in your area to view a potential new infrared sauna!
Take a look at their BBB rating and social media reviews to make sure that customers have been happy with their sauna purchase from whatever company you’re looking to buy from. Be sure to read thoroughly through and ask the company any questions about concerns that arise.
Setting up your sauna should not be a hassle for you – so you want to make sure the delivery and installation of your new sauna will be timely, easy, and an over all hassle-free experience. Be sure to ask if there’s a window of time in which delivery is to take place, how long it will take, if they will set it up or if you’re responsible, etc
ETL approval is a mark of compliance for a company. When a company has an ETL certification, it shows and proves that their product (in this case, saunas), have been independently tested and meet all national standards. These standards include CSA, CGA, NFPA, NSF, and UL (to name a few) for all medical and electrical devices – all of which guarantee public safety.
It’s important to make sure your sauna is made from quality materials. Look out for the word “certified” when it comes to the type of wood, heaters, and glass used. For example, GHS uses certified Red Cedar/Hemlock Wood, certified ceramic and carbon heaters and certified tempered glass. Remember that when using an infrared sauna that gives off intense heat, it’s good to check all of your boxes when dealing with the materials used in the construction of the sauna. You want to keep you and your family safe at all times.
EMF, or Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are energy waves that are emitted in saunas. It is so important for safety purposes that the sauna you buy has a low/ virtually no EMF emitted.. The EMF levels from your sauna heaters need to be as close to 0mg as possible. Many companies provide an EMF report like this, verifying that their saunas are safe to use.
When it comes to the experience of a sauna, you want it to be the most relaxing time of your day, and for it to provide the best health benefits at the same time. One of the best ways to do this is to have 360° heat penetration coming from your infrared sauna heaters. With heaters surrounding you and hitting you from all angles, the infrared waves will touch every part of your body, maximizing the benefits of your sauna session!
Tempered glass has been treated by heat or chemicals to increase it’s strength. Because of the process it goes through, it has maximum durability and is perfect for use in saunas. Additionally, if for some reason it was to ever break, it would break in small fragments instead of jagged, large pieces. Be sure any sauna you consider buying has tempered glass (specifically certified to be positive it is actually tempered), to ensure the safest sauna session for you and your family.
In order to make sure your sauna session is effective, it’s important to wait until the sauna is fully warmed up. For the typical sauna (GHS included), it takes about 15-20 minutes to get the air warm, and to ensure the heat emitters are running at their full capacity and power.
AND THE BIGGEST QUESTION TO ASK…
As with everything, things can go wrong with your sauna once in a while (from heating elements to electrical elements, etc.) It’s important to know whether or not you can get that fixed for free once something like that occurs. For example, GHS has a lifetime warranty to ensure that when something goes wrong, we can help you and fix the problem as quickly as possible.
Good news – look no further!
Good Health Saunas proudly answers YES to all of these questions.