The Sante Fe sauna by HeatWave features a seven-panel carbon fiber infrared heating system that allows you to precisely control the interior temperature. Additionally, this heating system is very efficient and will only focus on heating the human body instead of the entire interior of the sauna. It also comes with some great extra features such as chromotherapy lighting and an oxygen ionizer.
Overview and Features
As we mentioned, this model uses an infrared carbon heating system that works to strategically heat the people in the sauna, instead of warming the air. Two of the panels are located on the right wall, with two on the back wall, and two placed on the front of the three-person bench. The last heater is placed on the floor. This provides the sauna with maximum coverage. The heating system emits infrared wavelengths that range from five to twelve microns. This heating system has been tested for low levels of EMF and passed with flying colors. The interior temperature can reach up to one hundred and one degrees, so users will enjoy a relaxing, pleasant warmth.
Considered one of the leading models of personal saunas on the market next to the Radiant Saunas three-person sauna, this model by HeatWave is a larger sauna that can take up some serious space.
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The built-in speakers, stereo, and CD player can make any session in your sauna more relaxing. The sound system also features an aux connection, so you can plug your smartphone right in.
Construction and Durability
The sauna is made out of solid Canadian hemlock wood with a beautiful tongue and groove construction that makes the sauna very durable and stable. The clean design will complement any home. The sauna also features an interesting corner shape and a glass door that’s bronze tinted.
Once the sauna is assembled it can comfortably accommodate up to three adults. The wide benches placed along the walls are supportive and comfortable, thanks to the ergonomically designed backrests.
This model is covered by a five-year warranty on the heating elements and wood structure. This extended warranty can give you confidence in this type of major purchase. The stereo system is covered by a one-year warranty.
The sauna is easy to assemble, thanks to the simple tongue and groove joinery design. Average assembly time is one hour.
This model uses a standard power outlet, requiring only one hundred and twenty volts. If professional electrical modification is needed make sure you hire a professional to handle the job.
Inside you’ll find an EZ touch control panel that you can also access on the outside of the sauna, so you’ll be able to adjust the temperature and time of your sauna session.
The sauna has both interior and exterior lights that provide clear visibility when you’re sitting inside.
The vent system allows for improved air circulation, so you can enjoy fresh, clean air. The vent holes are located both in the ceiling and in the floor and are adjustable.
The oxygen ionizer releases negative ions and oxygen to purify the air inside, killing bacteria and germs that tend to gather in humid spaces.
- Adjustable vent system
- Interior and exterior lighting system
- Large interior can seat up to three adults
- Chromotherapy lighting
- Air purifier
- This large sauna is not designed for in-home use.