Comparing traditional and infrared saunas
Comparing the standard sizes of traditional and infrared saunas one finds that the traditional are most often times larger in size. This results in more energy use in a traditional steam sauna. An infrared sauna warms faster than the traditional sauna. This means the infrared user will be able to begin sitting sooner than a traditional steam sauna user. Less energy is used during the infrared use because of the early start time.
Sitting time in an infrared sauna, and how it affects energy cost
An infrared sauna is an intimate experience. The cozy size will reduce the time it needs to warm up. An average user may only sit for 15 minutes a day. If they choose to socialize during their time in the sauna they may feel more comfortable inside because of the low temperature and lack of clogging steam.
Low temperature in an infrared sauna
The low temperature in the infrared sauna reducing energy consumption. Infrared saunas do not have to create a steam filled room or space to warm the air as in a traditional sauna. The infrared heat can be lower because it penetrates deeper than steam. This results in the user not having to turn the heat up too high which will save on the energy bill.
Break down the numbers
An kWH of energy for an hour in most US states on average is less than 12 cents. Using our infrared sauna based on 12 cents per kilowatt hour the average cost to operate a 20 amp sauna is 20 cents per hour. Always check your local prices when determining final numbers for your budget. Infrared saunas are affordable to run and will not break the bank.