Frequently asked questions
Does a wood fired sauna need to be installed outside?
It’s important to understand that a wood fired sauna needs to have a ventilation shaft to carry away the fumes from the burning wood. This is an absolute must. You also have to store the wood somewhere dry and potentially have somewhere to chop the wood into smaller pieces for fire the heater.
When installed correctly the fire risk is minimal. Most notably, many wood burning sauna heaters can also double up as a water heater. Models such as the Kastor Karhu Pata are also energy efficient water heaters. As long as you can resolve the issues above there’s no reason to install bespoke wood burning saunas outside.
Does it take long for a wood burning sauna to heat up?
Typically it takes around 30 minutes to an hour for a wood fired sauna to heat up. This is because you really want the sauna room to be somewhere in the region of 70°C for an optimal wellness experience.