Infrared Sauna Buying Guide | Sun Home Saunas

Infrared Sauna Buying Guide

Things to Consider Before Purchasing 
infrared sauna
Here are some of the questions that come up when considering the right infrared sauna. We are always happy to discuss further and provide answers over the phone or email. Simply contact us at or 1-844-728-6200. 
1) What really makes a good infrared sauna?
2) What are the differences between infrared heaters?
3) What are the benefits of the different infrared heaters?
4) What type of wood is best?
5) Why is a lifetime warranty important?
6) How is the sauna manufactured?
7) Why is heater placement important – should there be heaters on the front walls and side walls?
8) What about floor heaters?
9) Which heaters produce dangerous levels of EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)?
10) Is a low ELF sauna important?

    It is also useful to understand the following.

    How does a Jacuzzi® sauna differ?

    Quality of design and construction coupled with superior and innovative heating technology. We start with the highest quality woods. All saunas are built by hand to our strict 48 point Quality Control. No sauna leaves the factory without being fully tested and approved by two levels of quality control.

    With the ETL and CE certification, we are bound to provide a high quality product.  We use no toxic glues. Our saunas are hand sanded, the handles and trim are handcrafted, the tongue and groove wood is color matched to look beautiful and all Jacuzzi® saunas are designed to give you a lifetime of wellness and relaxation benefits.

    Almost every other infrared sauna company uses industrial heaters that have been adapted to be used in an infrared sauna.  Not willing to settle with industrial infrared heaters, we manufacture our own patented-pending infrared sauna heaters in our factory.  We manufacture our True Wave® combination Carbon/Ceramic far infrared heaters and full spectrum (near,mid,far) infrared heaters.

    Being innovators in the infrared sauna industry, Clearlight Infrared® - makers of Jacuzzi® saunas -  has always set the trends that have guided the industry:

    – True Wave® far infrared heaters are the only infrared heaters on the market that combine both the high output of ceramic with the long wavelength of carbon to produce a sauna session that is unmatched. True Wave® full spectrum infrared heaters deliver more near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared than any other infrared sauna on the market.  These heaters are designed specifically to heat the human body.

    – Clearlight Infrared® is the industry pioneer of low EMF carbon based infrared heaters and offer the only low EMF full spectrum infrared sauna on the market.

    – Clearlight Infrared® is the first company to offer a low ELF infrared sauna. All Premier Far Infrared and Sanctuary Full Spectrum sauna models include our ELF canceling technology. 

    How are Jacuzzi® saunas different from other infrared saunas?

    Years of manufacturing experience in infrared saunas go into every Jacuzzi® sauna.  While our sauna cabins are exceptional quality, with hand sanded panels, high quality close grain wood and attention to detail, the therapeutic benefits are our main focus. Our R&D department is always researching and testing new components for your sauna so when you buy a Jacuzzi® infrared sauna, you are buying the highest quality, most therapeutic infrared sauna available.

    With our limited lifetime warranty for home use, we stand behind our saunas. This warranty covers the entire sauna; the wood cabin, heaters, controls and even the audio system. We will be here next year and five years from now should you need replacement parts or have any questions about the proper use or your sauna.

    We believe that by committing to a lifetime warranty for our customers, it ensures that we build a high quality infrared sauna that will last. This informs every manufacturing decision we make as we know we will have to support your sauna for many years to come.

    Why are low EMF and low ELF levels important?

    True Wave® far infrared heaters are the original carbon based infrared heaters with virtually no EMF (Electromagnetic Fields).  Clearlight Infrared® pioneered this technology for use in infrared saunas. More and more research is being conducted into the harmful effects of EMF. That is why our R&D department spent over two years developing both patented and patent pending methods to eliminate virtually all of the EMF from our heaters. Many of our competitors still have EMF levels 20 to 50 times higher than our True Wave® infrared heaters. With an average EMF level of less than 1milligauss (mg), when tested directly on the heater, it is well below the CDC’s recommendation of a maximum of 3mg.

    Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York, believes it is likely that up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from exposure to EMF’s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns “There is reason for concern” and advises “prudent avoidance”.

    Martin Halper, the EPA’s Director of Analysis and Support says “I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we’re seeing with EMFs. Clearly, there is something here.”

    Some health effects linked with EMF are:

    • Memory Loss
    • Depression
    • Loss of Energy
    • Irritability
    • Inability To Concentrate
    • Weakened Immune System
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Headaches

    Seeing the research and information available on the harmful effects of EMF, we felt that if there was a chance that high levels of EMF can cause health issues, we needed to find a way to bring the levels down as low as possible. So we only offer infrared saunas from the first company to accomplish this with their True Wave®, far infrared heaters and True Spectrum®, full spectrum heaters.

    What does the warranty cover and how long is the warranty?

    When buying an infrared sauna it is important to understand why an unlimited Lifetime Warranty on the entire sauna is important. Our Lifetime Warranty covers all of the parts of your sauna for manufacture defects for as long as you own it.

    Almost every other infrared sauna is only covered under a 7-year warranty or less.  If something goes wrong with your sauna in year 8 the manufacturer is not obligated to provide parts for saunas older than 7 years.

    All Jacuzzi® saunas installed for home use are covered by our Lifetime Warranty. Your sauna is warranted to be free from manufacturer defects for as long as you own it.

    Be sure to ask when researching infrared saunas if the company offers a True Lifetime Warranty.

    If you are using your sauna in a commercial environment, we offer a complete 5 year warranty. 

    Price vs. Quality

    We have looked at most of the infrared saunas on the market from the low end to the high end. Jacuzzi® saunas are the highest quality infrared saunas on the market today. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll tell you why our saunas are superior. Buy with confidence and buy a Jacuzzi® infrared sauna.