Gas fired saunasby Admin
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Jul 2013


Message: Hello, I'm wondering if you have a gas fired sauna stove? If not I think it would be a great idea. LP gas is readily available and many places have natural gas. I think the cost would be at least as low as electricity and the output could be much higher. It could heat as well as wood without the work of a wood fire.

Dated on : 07-19-2013


 

Reggie, sorry for the delay.  We don't offer natural gas sauna heaters as they are very costly compared to electricity.  In a sauna you only are required to heat for a short period of time so the use of Natural gas would have a long payback period to over come the initial capital investment.   Dan

Post By : Dan Jung Dated On : 07-22-2013


 

Dear Reggie,   I will answer your questions however in the event someone may not have replied yet. There are 2 problems with Gas Sauna heaters. Problem # 1-  Very high cost when purchasing-  Example.  7.5 Kw electric sauna  heater can be sold for approx $700.    A comparable LP gas heater sells for approx $2500- $3000.  Most customers who are purchasing them are commercial customers as they use the saunas up to 20 hours per day, every day, so the high initial cost is countered with the energy saved when using gas versus electric on a 20 hour day. Problem # 2-  Gas Sauna Heaters have many individual parts and repairs can get extremely expensive.  Custom parts, low demand, and very few gas technicians that can work on Gas Sauna heaters.  They are really a specialty item.   Most resorts or commercial locations that are using gas sauna heaters send one of their employees to receive training so that they can complete their own repairs and diagnostics. If you are still interested in a Gas Heater, please give me a call directly and I can obtain pricing for you on the model that is best suited for your size of sauna room. Sincerely Peter Moroz Office Manager Northern Lights Cedar Tubs and Saunas    

Post By : peter moroz Dated On : 07-22-2013




Dear Peter,     I understand why you don't offer gas fired saunas. I guess that with all the safety laws now days it is impractical. I was thinking about a simple gas log burner. Quite inexpensive and no moving parts except a valve. The regulator could be outside the sauna. Thanks, Reggie  

Post By : Reggie Dated On : 07-22-2013

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