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The Sauna Experience
Materials and Installation
Time and Money

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The Sauna Experience:

What is the appropriate temperature for a sauna?
Temperature range depends on user's preference, but is typically between 150 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  The Tylö Combi is a Steam sauna.  The difference is that you enjoy a steam sauna at a lower temperature, but with much higher humidity (up to 70%).  In practice, this means a gentle, more relaxing bathing sensation.  To enjoy the relaxing properties of a steam sauna at home, simply choose a Tylö Combi heater.  Its the perfect choice for all types of sauna bathing - dry, wet, or in clouds of soothing steam.  And you can enhance the experience with the fragrance of natural herbs or liquid essences.  


How long should I stay in the sauna? 
Use common sense as to what feels comfortable. Typically, stay in the sauna for 10-15 minutes, step out and cool off, then return to the sauna for another "inning." Repeat as desired. Don't overdo it. Set the temperature and humidity level to your comfort level. If you begin to feel uncomfortable, leave the sauna and cool off.
In the traditional Finish fashion you will enter the sauna again after you have relaxed and repeat the cycle.....perhaps doing this cycle two or three times as your time allows.  ...Bath....Sauna.....Bath.....Relax.....Sauna......Bath.....Relax......



 

Can I pour water on the rocks on Tylö's heaters?
Yes, absolutely. Not only is it okay, it is an essential part of the sauna experience.  But, you can enjoy the benefits of the sauna and steam by using a Tylö Combi heater. This Steam sauna variation is a heater we highly recommend.  The difference is that you enjoy a steam sauna at a lower temperature, but with much higher humidity (up to 70%).  In practice, this means a more gentle, more relaxing bathing sensation.  To enjoy the relaxing properties of a steam sauna at home, simply choose a Tylö Combi heater.  Its the perfect choice for all types of sauna bathing - dry, wet, or in clouds of soothing steam.  And you can enhance the experience with the fragrance of natural herbs or liquid essences. 



What should I do after my sauna?
Relax.....Take a shower or bath to cleanse your skin of salts and residues left behind. A cool rinse will close your pores and leave you feeling refreshed. Don't forget to moisturize your hair and skin with a lotion rubdown. Drink water, mineral water, fruit or vegetable juice to replace lost fluid.  In the traditional Finish fashion you will enter the sauna again after you have relaxed and repeat the cycle.....perhaps doing this cycle two or three times as your time allows.  ...Bath....Sauna.....Bath.....Relax.....Sauna......Bath.....Relax......



 

What about health problems?
Consult your physician if you have a history of heart problems, high blood pressure or other health problems.

What is the #1 most common benefit mentioned by sauna users?
Relaxation.


How to take a Sauna?

  • When taking a Sauna allow time to relax completely.
  • Remove clothing and jewelry
  • Some sauna bathers enjoy the soothing effects of steam by splashing water on the heated sauna rocks.  Use only one dipper full (approximately 1/2 cup) at a time and take care to keep clear of the steam as it rises off the rocks.
  • Do not pour chlorinated pool or spa water on the the heater or corrosion may result.
  • After 10 minutes or when perspiring freely, leave sauna and relax in the dressing area, followed with a warm shower.
  • Enter sauna room again when ready and stay 5 or 10 minutes.
  • Repeat the cycle 2 or 3 times; end with a warm shower and rinse in cool water.
  • Dress when completely dry and perspiration has stopped.
  • Do not smoke, exercise or drink alcoholic beverages in the sauna room.

Maintenance

  • The sauna, like a bathroom, should be kept clean and odor free.
  • Towels or mats should always be used on benches and floor as perspiration otherwise penetrates the soft wood.
  • Air out the sauna often by keeping the door and vents open when the sauna is not in use.  Saunas that are in daily use should be washed down at least once a week to keep them clean and the air fresh.  Duckboard should be removed from the sauna, the sauna floor mopped and dried in a conventional manner, and the duckboard thoroughly scrubbed and dried before returning to the sauna room.  The sauna heater should be wiped down occasionally with a damp cloth to remove lint and dust.  The rocks should be removed once a year for cleaning and small or crumbled rocked replaced.
  •  To clean and remove perspiration stains, use soap or detergent in warm water, best applied with a scrub brush.  Badly soiled surfaces may require sanding.  Sand paper wrapped around a wooden block works well.
  • Benches and supporting structure must be inspected annually for potential deterioration dur to age, dry rot or abuse.  Any boards with signs of deterioration should be replaced immediately to avoid possible injury.

 

Materials and Installation:

Does the sauna need a drain?
No, it is not necessary since you will not have water on the floor.  If you are building from new a drain can be a nice feature in that it allows any excess water to go down the drain when you are cleaning. 

What kind of floor is appropriate in a sauna?
Cement, tile, marble - anything that will not absorb water or outgas. Never use carpet.

How do I determine the size of the heater?
Take L x W x H to calculate cubic footage, and then find the correct heater on the Tylö heater sizing chart.  Call Northwestsauna and we will be glad to help.

What type of circuit breaker should I use?
Standard breakers, properly sized for the heater according to the National Electric Code.

Why do you recommend Aspen and Nordic White Spruce?

These woods make your sauna a beautiful, low-maintenance haven. Aspen and Nordic White Spruce are tight-grained and creates a clean, spacious, contemporary look. When heated they emits a subtle forest scent, resists staining, discoloration and odor absorption as well as being easy to maintain.  These woods are comfortable to the touch at high temperatures, and will not splinter.


 

Time and Money:

What is the average cost to operate?
If used 3 times/week, a 6 kW heater will use about $6/month. A 2.1 kW heater would use about $1.50/month.

What is the average heat-up time for a sauna?
A sauna typically heats up in 30-45 minutes. During this time period the rocks will be properly heated – for soft heat and soft steam – and the wood interior will be comfortably heated, too.

Literature

Tylö Catalog

Tylö sauna i1115/c

Tylö sauna i1309

Tylö sauna i1313

Tylö sauna ix210

 

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