Sauna Heaters

Your sauna needs an electric sauna heater to get hot

The Sauna Place is the country’s number one source for sauna heaters for sale. We proudly carry the industry’s best sauna heater brands like Harvia, Finlandia, HUMM, Saunacore, and Scandia. No matter which type of sauna heater you’re looking for – be it wood sauna heaters, electric sauna heaters, or gas sauna heaters – we have the perfect model to suit your needs and preferences.

Browse our extensive selection below or call us at 877-525-3504 and we are happy to help you find the best one for your sauna!

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Sauna Heaters for Sale at The Sauna Place

Wide Selection for Every Sauna Experience
Our selection is tailored to accommodate various sauna styles and sizes. Whether you are creating a cozy home sauna or a larger commercial spa, our range of heaters provides the efficiency, reliability, and quality you need for a truly relaxing sauna experience.

Expert Guidance and Personalized Service
Have questions or need advice? Our website offers extensive product information on different types of sauna heaters. Alternatively, feel free to email or call us to speak with one of our knowledgeable salespeople. They are committed to helping you find the ideal heater that aligns with your specific requirements and budget.

Learn More About Heater Controls
Choosing the right control for your sauna heater can enhance your sauna experience. To learn about the differences and benefits of Sauna Heater Built-in Controls vs. Wall Controls, click here to learn more! Our detailed guide will help you make an informed decision between built-in and wall-mounted controls, ensuring you have the best possible control over your sauna’s temperature and settings.

At The Sauna Place, we’re committed to providing you with top-quality sauna heaters and expert guidance. Browse our selection today and find the perfect heater to transform your sauna experience.


Sauna Heater FAQ

1.What are the different types of sauna heaters available?

There are primarily three types of sauna heaters: electric, wood-burning, and gas.

  • Electric Sauna Heaters: These are the most common and convenient type. They are easy to install, heat up quickly, and offer precise temperature control. Electric sauna heaters are also energy-efficient.
  • Wood-Burning Sauna Heaters: These provide a traditional sauna experience with the aroma of burning wood. They require more effort to operate and maintain, as you need to chop wood and monitor the fire. However, they are popular for those who prefer an authentic sauna experience.
  • Gas Sauna Heaters: These heaters are less common but offer the advantage of rapid heating and cost efficiency. They are ideal for saunas in remote areas where electricity might be scarce.


2. What is the best heater size for my sauna?

The heater size depends on the size of your sauna room. As a general rule, you should aim for a heater that provides 1 kW (kilowatt) of power for every 45-50 cubic feet of sauna space. So, if your sauna room is 150 cubic feet, you would want a 3 kW heater.

Keep in mind that if you plan to use your sauna frequently or in colder climates, it’s a good idea to choose a slightly larger heater to ensure efficient heating. Also, cold surfaces such as glass or stone significantly impact the heater sizing. Reach out to us and we are happy to help you find the best sauna heater for your individual home situation, indoor or outdoor.


3. How do I maintain and clean my sauna heater?

Maintenance is crucial to ensure your sauna heater’s longevity and safe operation. Here are some steps:

  • Electric Heaters: Regularly clean the heating elements and the stones. Check for any loose wiring or corrosion. Replace stones if they become cracked or worn.
  • Wood-Burning Heaters: Clean out ashes after each use. Inspect the firebox and flue for creosote buildup. It’s essential to have the chimney professionally cleaned annually.
  • Gas Heaters: Check for gas leaks regularly and ensure proper ventilation. Clean the burner and controls as recommended by the manufacturer.


4. Can I convert my electric sauna heater to a wood-burning one?

Converting an electric sauna heater to a wood-burning one can be complex and may require significant modifications to your sauna. It’s best to consult with a professional sauna installer or technician who can assess the feasibility and safety of such a conversion.


5. Are there any safety precautions I should take when using a sauna heater?

Yes, safety is paramount. Here are some essential safety precautions:

  • Ensure proper ventilation to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide.
  • Keep flammable materials away from the heater. Maintain manufacturer-required safety distances!
  • Install a sauna safety rail to prevent accidental contact with the hot stones or heating elements.
  • Always have a bucket of water nearby to cool down stones if necessary.
  • Do not leave the sauna unattended while the heater is on.

Remember, it’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for safe use.


6. Do I need a professional to install my sauna heater, or can I do it myself?

Sauna heater installation can be complex, and it’s crucial to ensure safety and proper functionality. While some electric sauna heaters come with straightforward installation instructions and can be DIY projects for those with electrical knowledge, it’s paramount to hire a professional installer. A professional can ensure that the heater is correctly positioned, vented, and wired to meet local building codes and safety standards.


7. What are the key steps involved in installing an electric sauna heater?

Here are the basic steps for installing an electric sauna heater:

  1. Select the Location: Choose a suitable location for your sauna heater, typically in the corner opposite the sauna door. Ensure there is enough clearance from combustible materials and safety distances are maintained.
  2. Mounting the Heater: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mount the heater securely to the wall.
  3. Electrical Wiring: Hire a licensed electrician. They will connect the heater to the power supply, typically using a dedicated circuit with proper grounding. We are happy to support your installation process! Just give us a call.
  4. Stones: Place sauna stones on the heating element according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. Thermostat Control: Install a thermostat control unit to manage the temperature. This should also be done by your licensed electrician.
  6. Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide buildup. This may involve installing vents or fans.
  7. Test Run: Before using the sauna, test the heater to ensure it heats up correctly and maintains the desired temperature.


8. Can you explain the installation process for a wood-burning sauna heater?

Installing a wood-burning sauna heater involves the following steps:

  1. Location: Choose a suitable location with proper clearance from combustible materials. A non-combustible floor, like concrete, is ideal.
  2. Chimney Installation: Install a chimney pipe that extends through the ceiling and roof. Ensure it complies with local building codes and safety regulations. This is a critical aspect of wood-burning sauna heater installation.
  3. Firebox Setup: Place the wood-burning sauna heater in its designated spot, ensuring it’s securely anchored.
  4. Air Intake: Connect an air intake pipe to provide oxygen for combustion.
  5. Chimney Cap: Install a chimney cap to prevent rain and debris from entering.
  6. Safety Measures: Install a safety rail around the heater to prevent accidental contact. Ensure there is proper ventilation.
  7. Test Run: Before using the sauna, test the heater with a small fire to check for proper draft and heating efficiency.


9. Are there any considerations for installing a gas sauna heater?

Installing a gas sauna heater requires careful consideration and professional expertise:

  1. Gas Supply: Ensure you have a proper and safe gas supply line installed by a licensed gas fitter or plumber.
  2. Location: Select a location with adequate ventilation and clearance from combustibles.
  3. Ventilation: Install vents or fans to ensure proper air circulation and prevent carbon monoxide buildup.
  4. Gas Control Unit: Connect the heater to a gas control unit that includes safety features like automatic shut-off in case of a malfunction.
  5. Thermostat: Install a thermostat control to manage the temperature.
  6. Safety Rail: As with other sauna heaters, a safety rail is essential to prevent accidental contact.
  7. Test and Inspection: Before use, have a professional inspect the installation and ensure it complies with local safety regulations.


10. What are the most common mistakes to avoid during sauna heater installation?

Some common mistakes to avoid include:

  • Inadequate ventilation, which can lead to carbon monoxide buildup.
  • Incorrect clearance from combustible materials, increasing the risk of fires.
  • Improper wiring for electric heaters, which can be hazardous.
  • Not following the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes.
  • Not having a professional do the installation for safety and compliance.


When in doubt, call us and we are happy to assist! We are here to turn your sauna experience into a trouble free, relaxing experience.