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What if my sauna is slow to heat up?

Once you connect your sauna and turn it on, it should take between 15-20 minutes to heat to the desired temperature. If for some reason your sauna is taking longer than normal to heat to the desired temperature, there are a few possible causes that are generally easy and safe to fix.   

First, check that all heaters are producing heat once the unit is on and the temperature gauge has been set. The bench heater will produce a lower temperature than the other heaters. 

Our testing and heat-up times are based on an average household temperature of 70 degrees. If your sauna is outside, in your garage, or in a basement that doesn’t have an outside ambient temperature of 70 degrees, you can expect approximately 10-20 minute longer heat up times to reach the base temperature. 

The base temperature for our line of saunas including the Renew Series, Enrich Series, and the Elevated/Therapy Lounge series is around 110120 degrees. 

If your sauna is located outside, you can add a piece of cloth to the cable and controller holes to reduce the amount of cold outside air affecting your infrared sauna internal temperature. 

Last, if your sauna is still slow to heat, try turning off the bench heater during warm-up. This will allow your main heaters to produce maximum heat. Once you have reached the temperature selected, turn the bench heater back on.  

In order to turn off your bench heater, the line should be lifted and then the circle should be pushed down. 

For additional assistance with heating issues, please contact our technical support team.