A lot of people think that when buying home appliances, you only have to check the product’s efficiency. While this surely helps you reduce your monthly bills on electricity, this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll make the most out of your product choice.
I was too concerned with the efficiency and energy star rating in the past that I no longer care whether the product is the perfect fit for the application I have in mind.
Thus, in this blog entry, I would like to shed some light on those homeowners who are also having a hard time choosing which type of home sauna heater.
Carbon Fibre Vs. Ceramic Heater
Two of the most coveted sauna heater types are carbon and ceramic. This article will be mainly focused on these two as I consider them the best-value options as well.
- Carbon Infrared Heater
Carbon heaters utilize flat panels which are coated with micro carbon particles. In these carbon particles are where the infrared heat is formed.
This type of heater is considered as the recent innovation in infrared heating. In fact, many studies supported that high heat from carbon heaters has lower risk as compared to the traditional heater medium. This is because heat is distributed evenly, thus can penetrates the skin efficiently and safely. Since it is a newer technology, carbon heater is also more energy efficient than traditional ceramic.
Carbon infrared heater is a viable choice for those who are seeking to improve health benefits by stimulating cell generation and detoxification. The low-risk and even frequency of the light waves from carbon heaters can give you that.
- Ceramic Infrared Heater
On the other hand, the ceramic infrared heater used to be the most popular home sauna heater choice by many. Ceramic tube undoubtedly makes a great conductor which heats up and emits strong infrared rays.
Ceramic heaters produce long wave of radiation, which is commonly used in industrial processes because of their impressive heating power. They heat up the air in the room rather than directly heating the object.
What concerns many people when using this type is that it creates a hot spot in the sauna. Hence, many would put up the ceramic tubes strategically in the room to ensure that the sauna is heater from all sides.
If you want to have a heater that would last longer years and provide more health improvement benefits, then the carbon infrared heater is the best infrared sauna heater for you. However, if you opt for a simpler and one with a cheaper replacement cost, then choose the ceramic heater.
In addition, please do note that the newer heater technology found in the carbon heaters means they are more expensive to buy. But they require less replacement than ceramic which makes the total costs between the two more or less the same.