If you’re putting together your own Sauna at home you’ve probably bought the sauna housing from one place, or perhaps built your own, and then purchased the heater and other parts from different places and now you’re trying to work out how to put it all together. One of your main questions is how to wire sauna heater?

How to Wire Sauna Heater

First thing to work out is whether the heater has in built controls or whether you need a separate control panel. If you already have your control panel then of course that will need wiring to the heater as well. It is always best to have a qualified electrician wire any major electrical appliances including sauna heaters so if you’re not a qualified electrician then please contact one to do this job for you.

If you’re a qualified electrician and you’ve just never wired a sauna before then seek out the instruction manual for the model that needs wiring, you may be able to download one from the company website or find one online that someone has kindly uploaded. There may also be a YouTube video which shows you how to do it.

Choosing the Best Sauna Heater

When deciding on what Sauna heater to buy the decision will likely come down to the size of your Sauna and where you want the Sauna to be mounted. As with radiators, and domestic fires, each Sauna heater has a specific output range, so by calculating the size of the Sauna you will know which Sauna heater is going to have the optimum heat output for that room. If you buy a heater that is too small you may struggle to get your Sauna to temperature quickly or it may never heat your Sauna. Or if you choose a sauna heater that is too large you may find the Sauna gets too hot, or that you never use it to anywhere near full capacity so it is wasted money.

With regard to heater placement you can by free standing or wall mounted heaters. The advantages of wall mounted heaters are that they take up less floor space and also making cleaning the floor of your Sauna a lot easier.

Another factor in choosing your Sauna is whether it has a separate control unit. This can be a great advantage because the control unit can be installed where you sit in the Sauna or even on the outside of the Sauna so that you can conveniently set or change the thermostat level and output, rather than having to get up to go over to the heater to do it.

Steam Vaporization is another element which can be automated, with a water feed for some more advanced models, rather than having to manually add water to the rock try. Again this means you can relax, sit back while the heater continues to feed water and create steam for the Sauna.

Saunas are a great way to relax, enjoy building yours, but enjoy using it even more.