Heatwavs Saunas were a pleasant surprise to come across during the research process. They combined a very fair price (lower than most other mfg.) but still had a great selection to choose from and were fully equipped and had very decent reviews to boot.
I decided to make a top 5 list of the top rated Heatwave Saunas out there and organized them accordingly. Nearly all of these are indoor models and use infrared heaters to power the sauna. Here is what I came up with...
The Monticello - 4 Person Carbon Heatwave Sauna is that rare sauna that's equipped with two stagecoach style benches.
The sauna's spacious layout can accommodate a total of four persons, two on each bench. The layout encourages socialization with both benches fronting each other. The use of premium grade solid Hemlock wood with a tongue and groove construction ensures durability and strength of the unit.
The sauna has 9 carbon heaters for better heating. The heaters are located evenly with one for each of the benches, two on the floor, two each on the side walls, and one on the back wall. Interior lighting and a magazine rack are installed to complement your reading time. There are also back rests provided for each person for added comfort and lessened fatigue. A sound system that features a radio, cd player and AUX is available to further increase tranquility.
It may already seem that the Monticello - 4 Person Carbon Heatwave Sauna has all the essentials covered but it still has a few more up its sleeves. Two features not normally included in other saunas are the chromotherapy bulb and oxygen ionizer. Combined, these two, will cost around $140 as an add-on for other saunas but are included by default in this unit.
The HeatWave Coronado SA2406 2 person sauna utilizes 5 ceramic heaters to distribute heat. These ceramic heaters are located on the bench, side walls, and back wall emitting low levels of EMF for added safety.
Since this is a smaller unit, there's no need for any electrical upgrades or changes. The standard 120v/15amp power and plug are compatible with the majority of homes.
Heatwave didn't scrimp on features even for this 2-person sauna. Equipping it with a music player, backrests, towel hooks, magazine holder, and interior lighting are some of the enhancements geared to make your session more pleasurable. And for added health benefits, chromotherapy lighting is also included along with an oxygen ionizer which helps keep the air clean and fresh.
Like other Heatwave Saunas, the HeatWave Coronado SA2406 is covered with a 5-year warranty. To assemble the sauna, just prepare a screwdriver, a ladder, and ask for additional help from another adult to complete the setup more efficiently.
The Tucson - 4 Person Carbon Corner Heatwave Sauna has 10 carbon heaters, and even for a 4-person sauna, that's one heater more than the average.
The left and right walls have three heaters each, one for each bench, and two on the floor for an equal and efficient heat distribution. The temperature can go as high as 141F delivering 2270 watts of heat.
The design is meant to fill the space on any corner of your home. And with its smooth sanded hemlock wood material, it will be a good enhancement to any room you decide to put it in. Just take note that the 120V/20amp power and non-standard plug may require additional electrical modifications.
Other features that would help in making your sauna session more enjoyable are the music player, ceiling vents to aid air circulation, towel hooks, magazine rack, four back rests, and a chromotherapy bulb to complement your mood.
Not much is needed to assemble the Tucson - 4 Person Carbon Corner Heatwave Sauna, apart from an extra helping hand, a screwdriver, and a ladder. With the help of the included comprehensive instruction manual, it can be built in an hour.
The HeatWave SA1320 Whistler 4 Person Sauna uses a unique natural Canadian red cedar wood for its interior and exterior. This material has anti-fungal properties and is able to withstand high heat.
It also has an aromatic scent cultivating a more relaxing ambiance. Despite its size, it only draws 20 amps of power which is less than the standard household clothes dryer.
The ten carbon heaters it is equipped with is more than what other brands offer. Since it has 10 heaters, it makes the HeatWave SA1320 one of the most effective saunas in the market. It also comes with all the necessities to make everyone's sauna experience relaxing and enjoyable - a music player for your devices or CDs, adjustable air vents for increased air flow, a magazine rack, back rests, and a chromotherapy bulb. Heatwave even goes the extra mile by adding in an oxygen ionizer which will kill odor causing bacteria.
The Heatwave Whistler, once assembled, will be 59" in length and 59" in width, standing at a total of 75" in height. The sauna will be covered by a 5-year warranty except for the radio which will only be covered for a year.
The HeatWave Yukon 2 Person Cedar Infrared Sauna is another of HeatWave's sauna built with solid Canadian Red Cedar wood. The scent emitted by the cedar wood is pleasant and calming and doesn't fade away even after a year of use.
The six carbon heaters are more than enough for this two person sauna, with temperatures that can be set to as high as 141F, it can satisfy anyone’s temperature requirements.
Complete with more than enough features to cover your sauna session, it delivers immense value. Especially since some features included in this model aren’t included by default in other brands. The color therapy alone is already a good added bonus, coupled with an oxygen ionizer, and two backrests make it an even better deal.
The HeatWave Yukon 2 person sauna will plug into a standard electrical outlet. It won't be using too much energy at 15 amps and can be set up in an hour.