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Are you considering an outdoor sauna purchase for your home? An outdoor sauna provides customers many incredible luxuries - including health benefits from the comfort of your own home, a fun and healthy activity to take part in with family and friends, and a beautiful aesthetic to any backyard. Backyard saunas are an excellent investment and one that you will not regret making. Audacia Home is here to assist you in finding the perfect outdoor sauna for your home. Audacia Home has the Top Outdoor Saunas for Sale on the Market
Audacia Home carries many of the top outdoor saunas on the market, including outdoor infrared saunas, traditional outdoor saunas, and outdoor barrel saunas. Your choice of outdoor sauna will depend upon your personal preferences and needs, but each type of outdoor sauna boasts plenty of benefits.
Now that we have discussed some of the various types of outdoor saunas that you may take into consideration for your home, we will briefly analyze some of the most important considerations to take into account when choosing an outdoor sauna and then discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type above. We will conclude with our top recommendations for each outdoor sauna type.
When choosing an outdoor sauna, there are what can feel like literally endless things to consider. That said, they all come down to four essential areas. If you keep these primary considerations in mind, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect outdoor sauna for you. As always, if you would prefer to chat with an expert, you can reach us at 844-793-0403 at any time!
The most important thing to consider when choosing an outdoor sauna is the preferred size of your sauna. This will determine how much of your backyard it takes up, how many people will be able to use the sauna and the strength of the sauna heater that you will need to adequately heat up your sauna. Ask yourself the following questions.
If the answer to this question is just 1 or 2, you will want to consider drastically different options than if it is 5 or 6. Most users who envision using the sauna on their own or with a partner are usually not making the sauna purchase for a socially related reason and are looking to purchase for their own health or relaxation.
Again, regardless of the question above, the actual space you have available for an outdoor sauna may severely restrict your potential options. If you live in the downtown core of a big city, you likely have significantly less space available for your sauna than if you lived in the country on a farm.
It is also essential to keep in mind municipal building permit requirements. They will not be needed most of the time, but they can be close on the very most significant units, and it is at least worth checking out.
As with most significant purchases, you get what you pay for when choosing an outdoor sauna. Most of the time, outdoor saunas are more expensive than indoor saunas because of the additional insulation and exterior requirements needed to combat external weather.
If you are really looking to save on cost, an indoor sauna may be a better fit. You can still get an outdoor sauna at an affordable price - you just need to be mindful of all of your options.
This question is most controversial in the outdoor sauna community. Some say that a wood-burning stove is the only way to preserve that authentic sauna experience, while others say the convenience and ease of electric heaters are too good to turn down. Further yet, some say infrared heat and all of its benefits - even if it does not get as "hot"- is totally worth it.
In our opinion, all are fantastic options and may be the better choice for any individual customer. Below, you will find an analysis of the different outdoor sauna heater options and why, or why not, one may be the better fit for you.
Electric sauna heaters are the type of heaters to pour water over rocks to create heat and steam within your sauna. Electric Sauna Heaters provide for a particular temperature set point and are incredibly convenient as they allow for sensible heat up time, have minimal upkeep requirements, and can be very aesthetically pleasing. However, some may argue that they lack the authenticity that something like a wood-burning sauna heater may have.
Those saunas that use a wood-burning sauna heater provide the most authentic experience as the fire heats the sauna up and smoke flows out through a chimney. Wood-burning saunas also get the hottest out of any sauna heater, as there is no absolute limit on how hot you can make them.
This considered, since you do not have any "direct" control or a way to set the temperature, this can often get too hot if you are not careful. Also, while electrical requirements are not needed for wood-burning outdoor saunas and home saunas, you will need to ensure proper ventilation requirements, which is not always possible with some outdoor sauna units.
Most homes have some sort of electrical availability outside, but whether you can have a line run to the location that you envision installing your sauna is an entirely different story. If you do not have electrical options where you want your sauna installed, you may have to select a wood-burning stove for your outdoor sauna - we hope you like an authentic experience!
We will now discuss some of the common types of outdoor saunas and give you our top recommendation for each:
Audacia Home exclusively carries Clearlight Infrared Saunas in the infrared space. While Clearlight certainly makes the top outdoor infrared saunas on the market, they are unfortunately limited in size to just 2 and 5-person models. Clearlight has used cedarwood in the past but has transitioned into a dark grey composite more recently. In our opinion, it looks fantastic, but we have had some customers request the previous cedar color.
The Clearlight 5-Person Outdoor Sauna is the top outdoor infrared sauna on the market, bar none. See below for a brief discussion of some of its highlights:
The Clearlight 5 Person outdoor infrared sauna is perfect for health-conscious customers who envision using their sauna with friends and family and taking full advantage of the health benefits together!
Barrel saunas are currently the most trendy and unique type of outdoor sauna, given their authentic look and feel. Barrel saunas often come in easy assemble kits, and they also come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3-6 person options. Barrel saunas will definitely use wood-burning heaters the most often of the different outdoor saunas, given their naturally authentic look out of all outdoor saunas. Many barrel saunas also come with easy-to-install chimney attachments to facilitate a wood-burning stove.
A barrel sauna is precisely how it sounds - a large barrel made into a sauna. We have never come across a barrel sauna that uses infrared heat, so by implication, barrel saunas are almost always a specific subset of traditional saunas. Many barrel saunas will have unique add-on features - such as a porch in front of the sauna or a panoramic view glass window out the back.
The most important questions to consider if you are thinking of a barrel sauna are (i) size, (ii) type of heater, (iii) whether you want a back window, (iv) whether you want a porch, and (v) how comfortable/handy you are, as barrel sauna can often require 3-4 hours of setting up.
Thermory creates the best barrel saunas on the market, bar none. They use thermally modified wood on all of their products, making the wood virtually indestructible, and they also have the tallest doorways to allow for ease of access. And we forgot to mention - they are the top from an aesthetic perspective as well.
Oh, and - we obviously cannot forget to show you the fantastic panoramic view. If you live in the mountains or anywhere with a backyard view, this feature is simply too good to turn down.
While Barrel saunas are technically traditional saunas in that they use standard heating technology, for this post, the top conventional sauna will use both traditional heating methods and look like a conventional sauna. Traditional saunas are excellent for customers looking for the hottest options, as a beautiful traditional sauna will be a fantastic benefit to any backyard.
Many of our traditional outdoor saunas come pre-fabricated with electric heaters, so if you are dead set on a wood-burning stove, it may be worth considering a barrel sauna or speaking with one of our experts about it switching the pre-fabricated heater out.
The Enlighten Sunrise 5 is made out of beautiful red Canadian Cedar, has loads of bench space, and comes pre-equipped with one of the top electric sauna heaters: the Harvia Kip sauna heater.
Audacia Home hopes that the above analysis has helped you determine some of the most critical considerations when deciding upon an outdoor sauna. When making your outdoor sauna decision, keep in mind (i) size preferences and availability, (ii) preferred sauna type, (iii) preferred choice of a heater, and (iv) the budget that you are looking to spend. If you keep those four considerations at the forefront of your mind, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect outdoor sauna for you!
If you have any questions throughout your outdoor sauna decision-making process, or if you would like to speak with one of our experts for a recommendation, call 844-793-0403 or email email@example.com. Our experts will be delighted to assist you. We wish you well in your buying journey, and we are confident that you will find the perfect outdoor sauna for you!