Housing Material – The structural material used to construct the infrared sauna.
Set Up Time - General time required to assemble the sauna.
Portable - Most infrared saunas are prefabricated as walls, base, and roof (ceiling) for easy assembly and disassembly.
Panels - Exterior and interior walls are made by joining panels of wood to form a solid surface.
Cedar – The industry standard for infrared sauna exterior and interior housing.
Basswood, Hemlock - The second most popular exterior and interior housing alternative.
Hypoallergenic Wood - Just basswood/ hemlock. This name was promoted by companies after rumors were spread about cedar being toxic.
Teak, Pine - Cheap woods for sauna housing.
Kiln-Dried Wood - Drying process of the wood panels to rid them of moisture, oils and distortion. Very important.
Glues - Water-based wood glue is a must.
FIR - Acronym for Far-Infrared.
IR - Acronym for Infrared.
Voltage - Volt usage by sauna. Generally 110 volts (120 volts), or 220 volts (240 volts) depending on brand, size, model and country.
Amperage - Amp usage by sauna. Generally 15 amps or 20 amps depending on the brand, size and model.
Power Rating – Electric consumption by the infrared sauna.
Heater Quantity – Number of infrared heaters in a particular size or model.
Heating Size – Size of the particular heater design.
Heater Surface Area - The total size of the surface area of all of your heaters in your sauna.
Heating Material – The material, usually describing the casing or cover of the hea ter.
Carbon Heater - Most popular type of heater. There are various kinds and trademark names.
Ceramic Heater - Second most popular type of heater. There are various kinds and trademark names.
Flat Heater - Used to describe the physical shape of carbon heater designs.
Rod Heater - Used to describe the physical shape of some ceramic, or steel heater designs.
Convex, Concave Heater - Used to describe the physical shape of some ceramic heater designs.
Plate Heater - Used to describe the physical shape of some ceramic heater designs.
Warm Up Time – The number of minutes it takes before the sauna is ready for use.
Micron - Unit of length used to determine energy type: (i.e. electromagnetic spectrum), metric system.
Micron Range or Wavelength s - Energy levels actually produced by the infrared heater from low to high end.
Low-end Output - Lowest micron produced by the heater.
Median Peak or Median Output - Concentrated energy level at the top of the bell shaped curve in Micron Range (Wavelengths).
High-end Output - Highest micron produced by the heater.
Far Infrared - The therapeutic portion of rays originally produced by the Sun.
Sessiared sauna usage.
Full Session - Number of minutes required by the sauna to achieve
Manufacturer - If the company owns and produces their own infrared saunas.
Private Labels - Sharing an existing product line with no exclusive usage of product designs and features, only a unique brand name.
Warranty – What companies will cover if the product goes defective within a period of time.
Quality Control - Final inspection of finished unit before packaged and shipped for distribution or retail.