Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas vs. Convectional Heated Saunas: What’s the Difference?

Although modern designs can make saunas appear like new technology, the basic set up of a traditional sauna has not changed in centuries. Water is poured on hot coals, raising the apparent temperature of a small space, and this experience offers people inside various health benefits. However, times have changed. And sauna technology has changed right along with it. In this article, we touch on why a traditional sauna is out – and Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas are in.

Health Benefits of Infrared

The clue is in the name – this type of sauna uses infrared to raise your temperature and create the same effect as a traditional steam sauna. Infrared heat penetrates the body, and warms your muscles and tissues in a much more direct way than previously possible. Your body absorbs infrared in the same way it does sunlight, all while exposing you to less EMI (electro-magnetic radiation) than your cell phone or regular fluorescent lighting.

This is obviously a more effective way of enjoying the health benefits of a Jacuzzi® Infrared Sauna. The most important point is that temperatures inside a Jacuzzi® Sauna are lower as a result. For comparison, a conventional heating sauna creates a temperature of about 200 degrees. While on the other hand, an infrared sauna is between 115 to 130 degrees. This means you will be able to comfortably stay in your sauna for longer, boosting the health benefits over time.

Additionally, an infrared sauna doesn’t fill the room with steam. Some people find the steam inside a traditional sauna to be unpleasant. Particularly the sensation of breathing the hot, wet air. With infrared saunas, there is no steam, and although some studies suggest you sweat less overall, the sweat is more intense – and expunges more toxins than a traditional sauna experience.

Josh Vankleek, one of Jacuzzi Ontario’s sauna experts, explains some of the benefits of our infrared technology:

“In our Sanctuary line of Jacuzzi® Saunas, you’re getting full-spectrum heat. So you’re getting near, mid and far infrared heat. We are the only infrared sauna manufacturer that offers this, using our patented carbon ceramic heaters. That’s the difference between Jacuzzi® Saunas and many other brands. We’re offering a therapy experience, not just a hot little box for someone to sit inside.”

Efficiency of Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas

Convectional heating saunas require an enormous amount of energy compared to an infrared solution. That’s because they need to heat the air first, and the air subsequently heats you. Infrared cuts this part out, making a Jacuzzi® Sauna much more suitable for installation at home. The energy demands are far lower, which means smaller electricity bills each month.

Some people prefer the old-fashioned, steamy sauna experience. However, it’s hard to argue with the facts – an infrared sauna is an energy-efficient, pleasant experience that you can have without leaving home. If you’re interested in learning more about the health-boosting benefits of an infrared Jacuzzi® Sauna, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.

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