Sauna Heaters & Steamers

Sauna Heaters & Steamers

Sauna heaters are the heart and soul of any sauna. They are what heat the air to the temperatures that give you all the fantastic health benefits that many people enjoy in a sauna. There are a number of different ways that this can be done and each has its own advantages and features.

Wood Burning Sauna Heaters

These are the original heaters that are still preferred by many sauna enthusiasts. They are a basic wood burning stove that has been designed specifically for this use. Simply start a fire, close the door and let the room heat up.

As they require no electrical power source you can set yours up anywhere you want: the cottage, your lake house, or a rural property. Just check with your property insurance company first to ensure they will provide coverage for the building.

Electric Sauna Heaters

Easy to use, electric sauna heaters are a good choice for indoor saunas and outdoor saunas where electrical power supply is available. A great choice if you don’t have the patience to start a fire, or are without proper venting or clearances to combustible materials for a wood sauna heater.

The best current models all feature:

  • CSA approval
  • Built in protection against overheating, increasing safety
  • Thermostat and timer controls
  • The ability to hold rocks, some models can hold up to 50 lbs
  • Air channels designed to increase efficiency
  • Durable stainless steel construction, exterior and interior.

Look for these features in your electric sauna heater to be sure you’re getting a quality product.


A steam bath can be a very soothing experience on top of the already relaxing environment of a sauna. A dedicated steam generating device will add greatly to your overall experience, whether you add it to your sauna or your shower.

For more information about sauna heaters, we recommend speaking with your local sauna expert. If you're in the Sudbury area, the specialists at Nordic Energy will be able to help you.