Does adding water increase temperature ?

Nov 25, 2016 | admin

It is a common misconception that adding water to the sauna heater causes a rise in temperature within the sauna. This action (known as Loyly in Finland) actually causes a rise in humidity, which makes the sauna feel hotter, but lowers the actual temperature.

Putting too much water on the heater thinking this will make the room hotter only puts a strain on the heater, and may also become a hazard as any water that does not evaporate may stay on the sauna floor and become a slip hazard.

That is why many saunas in commercial use now have automatic sprinkler systems fitted to prevent the over application of water.

This does take away some of the pleasure of the sauna bathing “ritual” however, and mr sauna believes it is better to educate the sauna users in the correct ways rather than do away with the bucket and ladle completely.

mr sauna also says “why not add some sauna essence to the water to really enhance your sauna bathing experience” try Menthol & Eucalyptus, or something a little more exotic like Lavender or Pine to really aid breathing and enhance your mood.

Couple lying in sauna wearing towel, relaxing with eyes closed.

Couple lying in sauna wearing towel, relaxing with eyes closed.

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