It is important to consider the day-to-day costs of running a sauna. While this will vary due to the particular sauna heater, the level of usage, and local electric rates, it is quite easy to work out what operating costs are likely to be.
The formula to work out running cost is:
No of kW of Sauna heater X unit price of electric = cost per hour.
Eg: 6kw heater X 15 cent (average unit price in Ireland) = 90 cents per sauna session.
Sauna Bathing is exceptionally affordable, and electric heaters are designed for speedy heat-up times. The above formula shows the cost based on the sauna heater continuously heating for one hour. Once the heater has reached desire temperature, it will cut out and only start again when the heat drops below the desired temperature set.
To operate a 6 kW electric stove suitably sized for 4-6 person traditional steam sauna will cost approximately €0.90 per one-hour sauna session.
Infrared Sauna featuring Ultra-Low EMF carbon panels are very efficient too. A 2 person infrared sauna will cost approximately €0.30 per hour sauna session