In order to get the full enjoyment out of your sauna you must have a good ventilation system in the place. The average sauna requires about 6 complete air changes per hour. There are several different ways of installing the ventilation system in a sauna using either Natural Convection or Mechanical ventilation.

In most saunas we use Natural Convection ventilation. The inlet air is led from outside through a vent below the sauna heater or by having a gap under your sauna door. The used air is led out on the opposite side of the sauna as far away as possible from the inlet air. The used air should be taken out of the sauna at approx 600mm above floor level.

If you are building your own sauna you need to be aware that the sauna ventilation is one of the first items you should address. The ventilation is a simple process, but it can be difficult to install after the sauna lining boards have been nailed into place if you have not made the provision for it.

For further assistance and information please call us to discuss your particular requirements for any Finnleo Sauna.

Please Remember

While using a sauna is a safe and healthy practice, we do advise you to consult your doctor if you have any history of heart problems, high blood pressure or other health problems.

Whenever you feel dizzy, light-headed or ill, leave the sauna.

Always start slowly to see how your body reacts to the sauna environment. Err on the side of caution when starting out. Don't go more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time and keep the temperatures lower than 90°C.