3 Steps To Choose The Right Home Sauna (And Where To Put It)


Are you in the market for a home sauna but not sure where to start? Choosing the right sauna for your home is an important decision.

With the increasing popularity of infrared saunas in the home improvement and leisure industry, it’s crucial to find a sauna that will provide the ultimate relaxation and wellness experience.

At Canada Wellness, we understand the importance of finding the perfect sauna for your needs, and we wanted to make this process as easy as possible.

With this expert guide to choosing a home sauna, we’ll walk you through the key factors you’ll need to consider when choosing your new sauna, from selecting the right size to choosing the ideal location.

Read on and get ready to turn up the heat!

Step 1: Evaluating Your Space for a Home Sauna

Before diving into the world of home saunas, it’s important to assess your available space and evaluate the different sizing options.

Here are some factors to consider when evaluating your space for a home sauna:

Determine your available space

The first step in choosing a home sauna is to determine how much space you have available.

Clearlight® Infrared Saunas come in a range of sizes, from compact one-person models to spacious multi-person saunas.

Measure the dimensions of your space, taking into account any walls, doorways, or other obstacles, to ensure a proper fit.

Consider whether you want a free-standing sauna or an enclosure that can be installed into an existing room.

Keep in mind that free-standing saunas will require more space for ventilation and maintenance, while enclosures are more discreet and can easily blend with your home decor.

Considerations for indoor installations vs. outdoor installations

Deciding whether to install your home sauna indoors or outdoors depends on personal preference and the layout of your property. Here are some things to consider:

  • Privacy: Indoor installations offer increased privacy, making relaxing and enjoying your sauna experience easier without interruptions.
  • Ambiance and view: Consider if you prefer the atmosphere of being outdoors, enjoying nature views while you relax.
  • Space availability: If you have limited indoor space, an outdoor installation could be a great option to maximize your available space.
  • Safety: Ensure that the chosen placement for your outdoor sauna meets safety requirements and is protected from harsh weather elements.

Determining the ideal location for the optimal sauna experience

Choosing the right location for your sauna influences your overall experience. Here are a few factors to consider:

  • Accessibility: Select a location that is easily accessible and convenient, especially if you plan to use your sauna regularly.
  • Ventilation: Ensure proper airflow by selecting a location near a window or with access to adequate ventilation.
  • Electricity: Make sure the chosen location has access to electrical outlets to power the sauna. Hiring a professional electrician may be necessary if additional wiring is needed.
  • Noise levels: Choose a location away from areas with high noise levels to create a peaceful, relaxing environment.
indoor home sauna

Step 2: Choosing the Right Type of Home Sauna

When selecting the correct type of home sauna, several options exist. One important distinction is between traditional saunas and infrared saunas.

Traditional saunas use hot rocks or steam to generate heat, while infrared saunas utilize carbon/ceramic heaters to produce infrared heat.

Here, we will focus on the unique features and benefits of Clearlight® Infrared Saunas, known for their superior quality and exceptional performance.

Comparing Traditional Saunas vs Infrared Saunas

When comparing traditional saunas to infrared saunas, there are a few key factors to consider:

  • Heat: Traditional saunas reach higher temperatures, typically ranging from 160°F to 200°F (71℃ to 93℃), while infrared saunas operate at lower temperatures, typically around 120°F to 150°F (49℃ to 65℃).
  • Healing Properties: Infrared saunas provide several health benefits due to their ability to penetrate the body’s tissues more deeply. This can aid in pain relief, improved circulation, and relaxation.
  • Energy Efficiency: Infrared saunas are generally more energy-efficient compared to traditional saunas. The carbon/ceramic heaters used in Clearlight® Infrared Saunas convert approximately 90% of the energy into safe, therapeutic heat.

Exploring the Unique Features and Benefits of Clearlight® Infrared Saunas

Clearlight® Infrared Saunas offer a range of unique features that set them apart from other saunas on the market. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:

  • Low-EMF True Wave™ Carbon/Ceramic Heaters: The Clearlight® saunas are equipped with low-EMF True Wave™ Carbon/Ceramic heaters that emit the same type of far infrared heat as the sun and the human body. These heaters provide a gentle and efficient heat that deeply penetrates the body for maximum therapeutic benefit.
  • Eco-Certified Cedar or Basswood Construction: Clearlight® Saunas are constructed using eco-certified cedar wood, known for its natural beauty and resistance to bacteria and decay. This high-quality wood adds to the sauna’s overall aesthetic appeal and longevity.
  • Flawless Design and Craftsmanship: Clearlight® Saunas are meticulously designed and crafted to ensure both functionality and elegance. Each sauna is built with attention to detail, offering ergonomic seating, LED lighting, and a hypoallergenic finish.

Selecting the Perfect Clearlight® Model Based on Your Preferences and Needs

Clearlight® Saunas come in various models and sizes to suit different preferences and needs.

Whether you have limited space or are looking for a sauna with maximum seating capacity, there is a Clearlight® model for you. Some popular models include:

  • Sanctuary Outdoor Series: Ideal for those who prefer an outdoor sauna experience. These models are designed to withstand outdoor elements and provide a luxurious retreat in your backyard.
  • Sanctuary Indoor Full-Spectrum Series: Offers the complete experience with full-spectrum infrared light. These indoor saunas boast captivating exteriors, capable of complementing any space.

By considering your space, preferences, and specific features, you can select the perfect Clearlight® model that suits your needs.

outdoor home sauna with plants

Step 3: Selecting the Ideal Features for Your Home Sauna

When choosing the right sauna for your home, there are several key features and options to consider.

These choices will enhance your sauna experience and ensure you get the most out of your investment. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

1. Heater Options

The type of heating technology used in your sauna dramatically impacts your overall experience. Clearlight® Infrared Saunas are equipped with True Wave™ Carbon/Ceramic heaters, which produce high-quality, penetrating infrared heat.

However, it’s important to understand the different heater options available and their effects. Consider the following:

  • Full Spectrum: Full Spectrum heaters emit three types of infrared wavelengths, namely near, mid, and far. This provides a broader range of benefits, including pain relief and skin rejuvenation.
  • Dual Spectrum: Dual Spectrum heaters combine near and far infrared wavelengths. They offer similar benefits to full-spectrum heaters but at a slightly lower price point.
  • Far Infrared: Far infrared heaters emit long-range infrared waves that deeply penetrate the body, promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and improved circulation.

2. Additional Features

Clearlight® Infrared Saunas come with various customizable options to enhance your sauna experience. Consider these additional features when selecting your perfect sauna:

  • Chromotherapy: Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of coloured light therapy while relaxing in your sauna. Chromotherapy uses different colours to stimulate specific energy centers for physical and emotional well-being.
  • Audio Systems: Create a serene atmosphere with built-in audio systems that allow you to listen to your favourite music or enjoy guided meditation during your sauna.
  • User-Friendly Controls: Take control of your sauna experience with user-friendly control panels. Adjust temperature, time, and other settings according to your preferences.

By selecting the ideal features for your home sauna, you can maximize its benefits and create a personalized oasis of relaxation.

Consider your preferences, wellness goals, and available space when making these decisions.

Shop Home Saunas at Canada Wellness

At Canada Wellness, we understand the importance of selecting the right sauna for your home and ensuring a seamless installation process.

As a trusted provider of Clearlight® Infrared Saunas, we are committed to offering high-quality products that deliver the ultimate sauna experience.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority at Canada Wellness. That’s why we provide Canada-wide delivery, dedicated customer support and after-sales service, ensuring your sauna experience is always positive and enjoyable.

Shop online today and embrace a healthier, more relaxed lifestyle.


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