How much does it cost to heat a sauna?

Editor’s Note: We recently asked Almost Heaven customers to send in their sauna stories. We received several responses to this request and this one was one of the first we received. Thanks Deborah!

Deborah V. from Keizer, Oregon writes:

Deborah-Voves1 (1)Our sauna story starts 38 years ago in a log cabin in Montana, where we built our first sauna out of logs with a wood stove heater. We loved using the sauna, rolling in the snow and breaking the ice off the old tub to jump in the water. On a damp dreary day on the Oregon coast last fall, I found Almost Heaven saunas: it was love at first sight! I called Rick, and after much inquiry came the biggest question, the one I was worried about: “How much does it cost to heat it?” Rick replied: “Would you hesitate to run your oven or clothes dryer?” According to Rick, that’s how much power it takes to run a sauna. After hearing this fact, I was sold on the sauna.

Our well wrapped kit arrived on a pallet. We laid it out in the garage and started to put it together. It took two hours, and every piece of cedar was perfectly cut and fit exactly. The hardest part was waiting for the electrician to hook it up! We have enjoyed our Almost Heaven Barrel Sauna since January and have not seen any increase in our electric bill! Building our second sauna was the most enjoyable project my husband and I have ever done together! Thanks again for a beautiful and well built sauna.

May 22, 2013 •