Are Saunas Expensive To Run?

One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘are saunas expensive to run?’ The good news is that infrared saunas aren’t expensive to run, especially compared to traditional steam saunas - so when you think of all the benefits of using an infrared sauna, this makes it an excellent investment! Below find out the factors that impact the running costs and how much does it cost to run an infrared sauna. 

FoundSpace has been supplying top quality saunas and customer service to Australians since 2008 making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We strive to support every customers’ personal journey towards better health and are renowned for the quality of our saunas and accessories. How much does it cost to run an infrared sauna? Find out below.

Are Infrared Saunas Expensive To Run?

As mentioned above, infrared saunas are much cheaper to run than traditional saunas. How much does it cost to run an infrared sauna in terms of electricity costs will depend on a few different factors: 

  • How often you use it, how long your sessions are and what temperature you set 
  • What your local cost per kilowatt-hour is
  • When you use it (peak or off-peak times) 
  • The size of your sauna

To find out how much it will cost to run your infrared sauna multiply your local cost per kilowatt-hour (you can find this on your power bill) by the sauna’s kilowatt rating and how much you will use your infrared sauna. Infrared saunas have very low maintenance requirements too, so ongoing maintenance costs are also low. 

Adjusting an Infrared Sauna set temperature

Weighing Up The Benefits vs Cost

When considering how much does it cost to run an infrared sauna, it’s important to think about all the benefits you’ll experience using your sauna. 

Infrared saunas work by heating the body through a safe wavelength of light. This creates a cardiovascular workout on the body and removes heavy metals and toxins. Health benefits can include a reduction in pain & inflammation, improved cardiovascular health and because infrared saunas activate the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps to keep us calm and relaxed), they can also assist with sleep. Better quality sleep is not only beneficial for your physical health but also your mental health too. Infrared sauna sessions can help with weight loss too as your heart rate increases so it burns calories. 

Indoor Infrared Sauna

Enquire About How Much It Costs To Run An Infrared Sauna

Call 1800 045 268 to speak to the Infrared Sauna experts about how much does it cost to run an infrared sauna and if saunas are expensive to run. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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