10 Best Sauna Heaters 2019

Best sauna heaters

10 Best Sauna Heaters

My parents really love sauna. They try to go there at least once a month and even more often, if it is possible. One day they decided that they want to have their own sauna and asked me for some help in choosing the best sauna heater. So I went on this long trip of exploring the assortment of sauna heaters and asking people who already built their own saunas.

First of all, I had no clue what should I take into consideration when I choose. Soon I found out that there are four types of sauna heaters: electric, wood fired, gas / propane stove, infrared. When choosing one of them, you should take into consideration your residence, the type of power supply you have at home, the material of the sauna heater, the type of installation, the size of your sauna, the kind of experience you want to have (each sauna has a different feeling in it, depending on which sauna heater you pick). Also if it is an electric heater you choose, for safety reasons it should have US or CSLA certifications.

These are 10 best sauna heaters I found to make your experience unforgettable and to invest your money in the best way.

1. Finlandia FLB-60 Sauna Heater

It is a fine quality electric heater made in Finland, the land of saunas where years of experience give knowledge about the way saunas work and skills how to build them. This heater is wall-mounted so it should take less space in your sauna. It can heat up 300 cubic feet standard sauna room and its stone capacity is even 45 lbs (pounds). Rocks are included.

Moreover, there is a 60 minute timer with 1 to 8 hours delay time clock. This lets sauna to be preset up to 8 hours in advance. One of the best things about it is its long-lasting stainless steel elements and stainless interior which make the heater serve you for many years. The heater is available in different sizes: 3, 4.5, 6 and 8 KW. Controls for the sauna are located on the bottom of the unit so it should be really easy to use it. What you should know about it that it is not for commercial use due to delay timer feature.

2. VEVOR Sauna Heater 2KW Dry Steam Bath Sauna Heater Stove

It is a compact electric heater which is perfect for considerably small traditional saunas and which heats up fast – it is of 110V or 120V unit. This heater is perfect for a 105.9 feet sauna room and can reach max 194 F temperature in the sauna room. The stones capacity is 12 kg. It has high quality stainless steel shell, crafted heating coil and is power-saving. The installation is really easy, wall-mount design. And I think one of its best advantages is that it is both wet and dry sauna type so you can choose.

3. TU90WD Residential TURKU Controller Traditional Sauna Stainless Steel Wet & Dry

This TURKU model differs from the previous one in several aspects and I believe it has more advantages. First of all, it comes with a stainless steel modern design and for this reason the heater is much more durable. Moreover, it has a digital controller and can be set up to 12 hours. Vented body design provides fast warm-up.

4. TOULE NTSA90 9 kW Wet and Dry Sauna Heater

As you have noticed, I am fond of having a choice. Because I think it is convenient to pick a wet or dry sauna depending on the need. Buying this sauna heater you have the choice. And it has other advantages. It is protected against water, it has a digital controller which is easy to access and control the heater, meets the safety requirements which means that it heats for a maximum of 60 minutes at a time and all you need for continuing the heating is to reset the timer for additional time. The heater is good for small and medium size sauna rooms (3-6 people), has a CE and ETL certification, is made of stainless steel, is pretty powerful and can heat up fast.

5. VEVOR Wall Mount 9 KW Dry Steam Bath Sauna Heater

This electric sauna heater is for you if you like dry steam saunas and want to buy considerably cheap but of high quality product. This heater can heat up a sauna room of 317.8 – 459 cubic feet and 190 cm hight, reach 40-105 C temperature in the room and can contain 20 kg sauna stones. It has high quality stainless steel shell, crafted heating coil, heats up fast, saves energy, has wall-mount design and it is easy to install. VEVOR wall mount 9 kw sauna heater is able to control room light, has 2 working modes, overheat protection, time and temperature adjust, a timer.  It is suitable for both home and commercial occasions. However, sauna rocks are not included and the heater has no plug.

6. Finlandia FIN-80 Sauna Heater with Xenio Digital Control, 8 kw 240v

This is a one more Finnish product which I think will surprise you with its quality and usability. This heater will heat up to 425 cubic feet. Moreover, it has stainless heating elements, a stainless interior/exterior for both kinds of saunas – wet and dry. Xenio control unit is a modern way to manage your heater and can be surface-mounted in almost any space of the house. The control panel shows you when the sauna is about of the right temperature to bath. Moreover, the stones are included. Finlandia is also ETL(us) certified which lets it use in the U.S.

7. Harvia 20 DUO Wood Burning Sauna Heater

This product might seem expensive but it is unexceptional mainly because it has two functions: it is a wood burning sauna stove and a fireplace. So once you go into your sauna having such a heater, you are able to enjoy the sauna itself and feel cozy with a burning real fire. It is made for small sauna rooms and can heat up a sauna room up to 65 cubic feet. Because of that, you would be saving energy. Two boxes of sauna stones are included. Moreover, it is a durable product: the outer casing of the stove is made of high quality stainless steel. It can be equipped with a side or pipe model water heater.    

8. Coasts AM60MI 6 kW Wet and Dry Sauna Heater

I have chosen this heater as one of the best for its energy saving quality which surpasses other heaters – it is officially certified for energy efficiency. This heater has a high temperature cut off safety device, so as soon the room gets too hot, the heater automatically is turned off. Inner tank is made of high temperature resistant galvanized sheet and external shell is made of galvanized sheet with fluorocarbon coating. It is rust, corrosion, deformation under high temperature resistant, heating elements are made of stainless steel. Moreover, it is suitable for home and commercial use. And it is considerably cheap.

9. TYLO Sense Sport 8 Sauna Heater

This electric sauna heater has several advantages among which the most interesting is its built-in aromatherapy dispenser and the best thing about it is an incorporated onboard control panel with thermostat and mechanical timer integrated into the base of the heater – it lets control the heat comfortably without leaving the sauna room. This sauna heater is very powerful (240 V, 8 gauge wire) and for the use in big sauna rooms – it can heat up to 420 cubic meters. However, you still have a choice whether you want to use it for commercial purposes or solely at home. Or you could do both, when you think about it. So it gives quite some of freedom.

10. 240-Vico Ultra Gas / Propane Sauna Heater

This is a sauna heater with a different energy supply. It runs on gas flame – uses liquid propane gas as fuel. It is very powerful – reaches up to 40,000 BTU, and absolutely safe – it comes with a built-in thermal cutout which creates an overheating protection mechanism. Stainless steel body will protect the heater from the high temperature damage. Moreover, it has through-the-wall flue cap venting.


Eventually my parents and me decided that we want something simple, something small for our family’s home sauna. So we picked Finlandia Mini Sauna Heater 3 KW, 240 V. It doesn’t take too long to heat the sauna and we can enjoy both its kinds – wet and dry. These were the qualities which we thought that made it outstanding and which we felt we were looking for. It included all the safety measurements and now we are enjoying our own home sauna. So, I think this is the best sauna heater that we could have bought. I hope you will have your best pick as well!

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