The wood burning sauna stove is one of the most important elements of the sauna.
The wood burning sauna stove is one of the most important elements of the sauna. Wood burning sauna stove is quite expensive, however a very important element of the sauna, so it is necessary to make the right choice in order to be able to enjoy the bath and its wonderful steam.
There are different types of sauna stoves: electric, wood and gas. According to sauna lovers, the best sauna should have a wood-burning stove which distinguishes the smell of smoke, fire and the pleasure of burning!
If you have unlimited budget for a sauna stove, options will be clear, however if the money for installing a sauna stove and sauna stove is limited, it is very important to thoroughly analyze the prices of the selected stove, compare the pros and cons of the manufacturers.
Vaidas Baupkus, Project Manager at http://www.pirtiesprekes.lt, outlines the key points to consider when choosing a sauna stove:
Quality of the stove determines how long the oven will serve. And what determines the quality of the sauna stove? The answer is its metal thickness, quality and construction. The stove and chimney must be designed with high quality metals that can withstand years of heat and moisture. Very heavy, thick metal stoves provide the most consistent heat and will last longer, but light weight will heat up faster, so you should always pay attention to the thickness of the metal used. There are stoves with a fireplace made of fireclay bricks. In this case, the fireplace is less likely to burn efficiently.
- Quantity of stones.
The more stones, the more pleasant and better the steam! The larger the amount of stones, the longer the sauna will stay is heated. When heated with proper wood, the oven will keep the heat longer. It should also bear in mind that steam also depends on the type of stove. If you like dry, non-combustible and pleasant steam, you should opt for an accumulator-type sauna stove. If you like heavier, wetter steam, the easiest way to get it is by pouring some water on a stove with a net.
It depends on refinement of the combustion chamber design.
Finnish wood burning sauna heaters are a sign of quality and reliability. This nation has a long tradition of using baths, so over the years they have refined their stoves at its best. The most popular Finnish sauna heaters are Narvi and Harvia, so it is safe to say that Finns know best how to make the perfect wood burning sauna stove.
Some tips for using the sauna stove correctly:
- How to properly heat the oven?
When designing the sauna stove, pay attention to the color of the fireplace metal. The color of the metal should be red. It is very important not to overheat the metal as it can burn! If the metal has turned orange, reduce the amount of firewood!
- What is the temperature of the sauna stones?
The Aito AK – 550-650 ° C accumulator sauna heater has the hottest stones. The best feature of Aito AK furnace is steam. The heat is clean and gentle, one that sauna experts always recommend. The steam is absolutely clean, free of dust and scum, and extremely light, because when the furnace is heated, the fire passes through stones that heat up to red and sometimes even white.
Of course, not all sauna heaters can heat stones to such a high heat! Stove stones placed between the firebox ducts and on top are not so hot. In the lower layer the stones heat up to 450-550 ° C, in the upper layer – 300-350 ° C.
What to consider when choosing a wood burning sauna stove?
Firstly, you should know the exact size of the room (cubature) and what kind of the sauna stove you prefer: placed inside or outside of the sauna; what kind of steam you like and at what temperature you would feel good. Knowing the answers to these questions will allow the consultant to help you choose the most suitable heater.
Why buy a sauna stove from a specialized salon?
Such salons are staffed by people who are knowledgeable in the field related to saunas. Not only will they advise you on what equipment is right for you, they will also be able to prepare your sauna project. If necessary, they will not only properly turn on the stove, but will also be able to install the entire sauna! In case of equipment malfunction, it will be repaired promptly under warranty.
However, in cases when stoves are purchased in non-specialized salons, the warranty might not be provided as soon as expected. You will need to bring the stove to the point of sale, then it will be assessed, probably sent to the manufacturer, and this can take quite some time and nobody wants the sauna which doesn‘t work! Of course, you can always request a repair service from a specialist salon, but the items you buy elsewhere are not covered by the warranty, so the repair services will cost you extra money!
Finally, there are several health benefits of the sauna:
• When the body begins to produce sweat via deep sweating, the skin is then cleansed and dead skin cells are replaced – keeping your skin in good working condition;
• Saunas improve cardiovascular performance;
• Accelerates the body’s metabolism;
• Increases endurance;
• Stimulates appetite;
• Improves coordination;
• Removes fatigue;
• Saunas relax muscles and soothe aches/pains in both muscles and joints.
• Strengthens the body’s resistance;
Planning to set up a sauna? We can help! We can offer all necessary equipment for baths, from paneling to bath itself! We also can prepare a sauna project and set it up!