The central role of ventilation in the sauna
For the creation of ventilation, depending on the size, small ventilation sliders are enough. Ideally, they are located in two places in the heat cabin. Thus, they provide the sauna with a fresh air and allow users to enjoy a pleasant stay. Planks, which are free of resins, not only increase the degree of diffusion, but also the property of the product to transport moisture to the outside.
The need for sauna ventilation
A home sauna usually has temperatures, which are more than 100 degrees Celsius. Infusions as well as sweat contribute to an increase in humidity. Thanks to this climate, the well-known sauna effect is created. But it also brings difficulties. Those who treat themselves to a home sauna should also think about energy-efficient use. After all, sauna devotees predominantly have the wellness effect in mind. You do not deduct the initial cost nor the appropriate air circulation into consideration, although the latter plays a central, key role.
Different types of ventilation
Home sauna can be wonderfully compared with a house: These owners ventilate with their windows. Thanks to this shock ventilation, accumulated moisture quickly leaves the room. In any case, such ventilation should not be missing in a dry sauna. Windows and entrance door already serve this purpose.
The challenge of proper ventilation lies in the process during sauna bathing. Since a home sauna is small, it consumes the room air within a short time. The body requires a higher amount of oxygen during a sweat in the heat cabin. Meanwhile, even when he is in a lying position, he is exerting himself as if he were engaged in a sporting activity. The heat increases heart sounds, metabolism and promotes blood circulation. This increases the demand for oxygen. In addition, a supply of fresh air acts as a boon, because no one feels comfortable in a stuffy room.
There are two ways to supply the room with fresh air during the sauna without letting heat escape. Simple, cleverly designed ventilation slides for the sauna, as well as electric fans, allow intelligent ventilation. They also take into account both the quality of wood and the design of the sauna in terms of air exchange.
The advantages of the fans
Saunas, which serve as public facilities, operate only with technical fans. Because the visitors as well as the regular infusions increase the humidity of the room. Without efficient ventilation, the sauna would mutate into a steam bath.
Although the fans also serve their purpose in the home sauna, they are not necessary. Because in the private sauna, compared to a public facility, they complicate the operation process. In addition, technical aerators for the home sauna carry the risk of costly maintenance, as well as possible malfunctions. Furthermore, the aerators prove to be beneficial only in a commercial sauna. In a private sauna, they are characterized by loud noises. These hinder a pleasant and relaxing stay.
High quality wood facilitates air exchange
A home or garden sauna works without the electric ventilation. Nevertheless, both variants require a suitable air exchange. In addition, buyers should make sure to choose a log sauna with good quality wood to acquire. It is designed so that the wood “breathes”. This type of heat cabin does not require ventilation sliders and still contributes to a good indoor climate. However, this does not eliminate the need for manual ventilation.
However, if the heat cabins are prefabricated house style, depending on the construction, technical fans are required. This is due to the nature of the saunas. Under its profiled wood layer is a vapor barrier. It prevents the mixing of moisture and air, which allows a relaxed sauna. However, this only works to a certain extent. Nevertheless, the number of sauna visitors and the size of the cabin may require technical ventilation.
Where is the appropriate place for a ventilation slider?
In normal rooms, which have classic heating, air exchange takes place with the help of windows and the ceiling. The former suck in the cool air before direct heating takes place and subsequently collects on the ceiling of the room. That is why in living rooms, ventilation is located near the ceiling. However, in the home sauna, the ventilation process works differently.
A ventilation slot is located near the sauna heater. At this point, the intake of cold air and the correct temperature control takes place. Then it spreads in the sauna. After that, the hot air rises to the sauna ceiling. At this point, the comparison to a conventional room is over. Because the air cools on the bodies of guests, as well as on the walls. Then it sinks to the ground, adding carbon monoxide. Therefore, the vents are ideally located at the bottom.
For good air circulation, manufacturers build the vents on the opposite side of the sauna heater. Further, they hide them under the sauna benches. This gives them the attractive design. Practical sliders allow manual regulation of ventilation.