As of 2012, there were more than a million saunas in the U.S. at various health clubs, spas, hotels, and even homes. There is no denying that saunas have become very popular among people who want to lead healthy lives. If you are planning on buying one, you have two choices: a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna. Experts say infrared is the way to go, and here are two reasons why:
Lower Operating Costs
Saunas are seen as items of luxury, and are similar to Jacuzzis in that sense, as well as in terms of power needs. A traditional sauna requires at least 6 kW of power to be able to produce heat, and is almost three times as expensive to run as an infrared sauna, which only needs 1.6 kW of power to run.
Perhaps the biggest difference between these two types of sauna is the way they produce heat. Traditional saunas can generate temperatures as high as 185-195 degrees Fahrenheit. If you can’t handle too much heat, this can be a problem for you. On the other hand, infrared saunas keep a milder environment at just 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if it produces comparatively lower temperatures, the heat travels much deeper into the body, causing the body to work up more sweat.