How Long Do Infrared Saunas Last?

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Infrared saunas are becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons, including numerous health benefits. If you’re considering installing a sauna to elevate your health and relaxation from the comfort of your home, you may wonder how long a sauna will last. The life expectancy of your sauna will depend on how it’s built and the type of heating elements (carbon or ceramic) it includes.  

What to Look for in an Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas deliver near, mid, far and full spectrum heat. Near and far infrared heating elements are the most common, and full-spectrum offers a combination of all three. Infrared waves easily penetrate human tissue, heating your body before the air and allowing you to experience an intense sweat at a lower temperature. The most important part of an infrared sauna is its heater which can be made from carbon or ceramic panels. 

The two most common materials used in infrared sauna heaters are ceramic and carbon. Ceramic is an effective material with a high emissivity rating, meaning it produces a lot of heat but with a shorter wavelength which isn’t as easily absorbed by the body. Carbon elements are more efficient with better heat distribution, are thin and light and cast last up to 50 years. The placement of the heaters is also important and should surround you with infrared waves. 

The materials used to make a sauna should be free of toxic glues, treatments and coatings as these chemicals can be released with heat. We’re constantly being exposed to electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) from cell phones, electronics, house wiring, televisions, microwaves, etc., and even more so due to continued technological advancements. While all saunas will emit some EMF look for one with a low rating and third-party tested results. 

Why We Choose Finnleo Infrared Saunas 

Finnleo’s parent company, TyloHelo World Group, has been based in Finland since 1919 and is the largest sauna and steam bath company in the world with a manufacturing plant in Minnesota. All of their saunas, including their infrared ones are engineered based on the principles of their authentic Finnish roots. They source their materials responsibly, especially the furniture-grade wood used to build each sauna and don’t use any toxic glues or varnishes. 

They were the first company to introduce a proprietary low EMR/EF technology with four patents in the US, Canada, and Europe. Finnleo infrared saunas are built with CarbonFlex® heating panels from floor to ceiling which are said to have EMF levels below Sweden’s strict radiation standards. The large size of the sauna heaters and their exclusive EvenHeat™ system evenly distribute the heat to ensure that your entire body is warmed consistently. 

With the simple tap of the touchscreen control, Finnleo’s saunas heat up in about 10 minutes making them fast and efficient. You can expect to pay about $3 to $5 per month for your infrared sauna and with their carbon heaters and quality craftsmanship, they should last upwards of 50 years or more. The sauna walls are pre-fabricated to allow for fast, easy assembly with no tools required. 

Learn more about Finnleo Infrared Saunas here and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.