WHAT IS THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A SAUNA?
If the installation of a Sauna promises beautiful moments of well-being and conviviality, it is not uncommon to worry about the energy consumption that a Sauna will generate. This legitimate fear must be raised quickly in order to be able to estimate the energy consumption of your future Sauna as accurately as possible and thus avoid unpleasant surprises.
INDICES TO EVALUATE THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A SAUNA
THE SIZE OF THE SAUNA CABIN, A DETERMINING FACTOR
The first factor to consider when evaluating the energy consumption of a Sauna is the size of the Sauna cabin : this consumption can vary from 2 to 20 KW for the largest cabins. As a general rule, there are approximately 1.3 KW per m3 heated for a standard Sauna cabin. For example, a 2m x 2m cabin requires a 6KW stove.
However, it is important to keep in mind that a Sauna cabin with large glass surfaces will require greater power.
THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE STOVE
If the size of the Sauna cabin can give you an initial estimate of the energy consumption to be expected for your Sauna, the choice of the electric stove for your sauna will also be decisive. A stove that is poorly adapted to the Sauna cabin or that is of poor quality will lead to poorer quality heating, and will risk considerably increasing your electricity bill. This is why JOYEE choose the high quality Harvia stoves , thus considerably reducing energy consumption when the Sauna cabin has reached the right temperature.
Do not therefore underestimate the power of the stove: an undersized stove will take longer to reach the required temperature and will consume more energy than a stove perfectly adapted to the cabin.
Studies have also shown that part of the heat produced by the Sauna is recycled in the home. In addition, a sauna placed against an exterior wall leaving an air gap constitutes a "super insulation" that can generate savings of 500 KW per year.
Do you have other questions about Sauna heaters or would you like advice on creating your Sauna space? JOYEE SPA accompanies you in your project, whether it is a standard or tailor-made Sauna, for private or professional use.