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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Barrel Sauna

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Barrel Sauna

If you're thinking about purchasing a barrel sauna for your home, there are a few things you need to know. First, you'll need to make sure your site is level. Even if your ground is level, the temperature inside the barrel will be too hot, and you might end up with a chilly cabin. You should also check to see what type of permits you need to put up your new wood-fired sauna, because if it isn't, the process could be complicated.

Since barrel saunas don't require an exterior finish, you'll need to leave a few inches of clearance. This space should be large enough for a single person to sit comfortably on each side. Because barrel saunas don't need any vents, the electrical system can be run to any location. You will need to contact a professional electrician to run the electrical lines. The installation process will take 2+ days and is usually completed in a weekend.

Barrels aren't the most energy efficient option, but they are a stylish fixture and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Not only will a barrel sauna increase your energy efficiency, but it will help you lose weight as well. As with most saunas, the size of the barrel sauna you purchase will determine its price. Fortunately, there are many places to buy barrel sauna kits. You can even choose a kit that includes cradles, so there is no need to measure before buying.

Another important consideration is thermal mass. A barrel sauna needs little thermal mass, so you may want to add rocks near the heat source or under the floor boards. You can also add water to the barrel if desired. Adding more thermal mass will slow down the heating process, so the temperature will stay more consistent throughout. It will also be more efficient to keep the room at a comfortable temperature. If you're worried about the temperature outside, it's better to hire a professional.

One of the most notable features of barrel saunas is their signature circular shape. This design allows for hot air to rise to the top of the barrel. As the wood expands and heats, it also becomes hotter. So, a barrel sauna will heat up the interior of your home in the most efficient way possible. This feature makes the barrel sauna a great option for people who live in areas with very cold winters. In addition, it is much less expensive to maintain a barrel sauna than it is to buy a new home.

Using a barrel sauna is an affordable and portable alternative to an outdoor sauna. It can be located both indoors and outdoors, and is the ideal solution for a home that has limited space. Just make sure you check with your local government regarding permits and regulations. Then, start enjoying the benefits of a barrel sauna and a warm home. It's a great way to enjoy the benefits of a wood-fired sauna without sacrificing style or cost.

 

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