Electric sauna heaters
When it comes to our sauna cabins, however, many customers want electric sauna heaters. This is a workable solution, but it is worth considering that a wood-fired stove is much more powerful, which makes heating much faster in winter. It takes time to heat up a sauna with an electric heater in winter, when temperatures might be below freezing. In this case, it can be a good idea to have backup heating in the sauna cabin.
In contrast, heating up the sauna cabin with an efficient wood-fired stove is easy, even in bitterly cold weather. In addition, it must be noted that the experience of a wood-fired sauna versus a sauna with electric heating is incomparable. Having a fire inside the sauna does wonders for the oxygen supply and the type of heat.
In the following, we therefore only describe the wood-fired stoves we use in our saunas. If you would prefer an electric heater, we can discuss this in further detail.
Wood-burning sauna stoves
We have chosen to use Harvia wood-fired stoves. For our smaller models Juni, Svea and Leo, we use Harvia M3E. This stove is well suited for the space it will heat up. For those who would like the possibility of rinsing off with temperate water after sauna bathing, we recommend a pipe model with a water heater. This enables you to heat water up, giving you warm water to wash yourself and the sauna with after sauna bathing. If you do not want a water heater, we simply use a fully insulated chimney pipe the whole way up from the stove.
For our larger models Frank and Wilma, we use the Harvia 20 ES Pro. This stove has a total effect of 24.1 kW. It also includes a built-in cutting-edge water tank for heating water. If you do not want a water heater, we can also use the Harvia 20 Pro without water heating. Just like the smaller M3 model, both of these have a large glass door that allows you to watch the flames dancing throughout the sauna.
For all our stoves, we use Harvia’s own protective walls and floor plates that allow for installation in close proximity to combustible materials. This means that the stove takes up as little space in the sauna room as possible and allows for maximum use of the area.
The chimneys we use are also from Harvia. The chimneys are CE-marked and manufactured in fully insulated lengths of stainless steel. Their beautiful surfaces remain attractive, even after long periods of frequent use.