How long can I expect my SISU to last?

Our Amish handcrafted barrel saunas are built with exceptional quality and durability in mind. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your sauna to last for many years, typically 10 years or even longer. Here are a few key factors that contribute to the longevity of your sauna:

  1. Quality of Materials: We use premium-grade wood that is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. This ensures your sauna can withstand various weather conditions and maintain its structural integrity over time.
  2. Craftsmanship: Each sauna is meticulously handcrafted by skilled Amish artisans who take pride in their work. Their expertise and attention to detail result in a product that is not only beautiful but also built to last.
  3. Maintenance: Regular maintenance plays a crucial role in the lifespan of your sauna. This includes periodic cleaning, checking for any signs of wear, and treating the wood with appropriate sealants to protect it from moisture and UV damage.
  4. Proper Use: Following the manufacturer’s guidelines for usage and care can significantly extend the life of your sauna. Avoiding excessive moisture build-up, using appropriate heating methods, and ensuring proper ventilation are essential practices.

Investing in one of our saunas means you are purchasing a high-quality, long-lasting product that can provide years of relaxation and health benefits. If you have any specific questions about maintenance or care, our customer support team is always here to help.

How hot will my SISU get?

Our Amish handcrafted barrel saunas are equipped with a state-of-the-art HUUM Wifi-enabled heater, which is designed to deliver an exceptional sauna experience. This advanced heater can reach temperatures as high as 230°F, providing you with the flexibility to enjoy a wide range of heat settings.

While the HUUM heater can achieve high temperatures, most research and sauna enthusiasts recommend maintaining the sauna temperature between ~180°F and 210°F for optimal health benefits. Here’s why:

  1. Optimal Health Benefits: Studies have shown that temperatures in the range of 180°F to 210°F are ideal for promoting cardiovascular health, improving circulation, and aiding in detoxification. This temperature range helps to maximize the benefits of sauna sessions while ensuring a comfortable and safe experience.
  2. Customization and Control: The HUUM Wifi-enabled heater allows you to easily control and customize the temperature of your sauna remotely. This means you can set the perfect temperature before you even step inside, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable session every time.
  3. Safety and Comfort: While it’s possible to reach higher temperatures, it’s important to find a balance that suits your personal comfort level. The recommended range ensures that you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of heat without overexerting your body.
  4. Durability and Efficiency: Operating your sauna within the recommended temperature range also helps to preserve the longevity and efficiency of the heater, ensuring consistent performance over the years.

Whether you prefer a milder heat or enjoy a more intense sauna session, our saunas equipped with the HUUM Wifi-enabled heater provide the versatility and control you need. If you have any specific questions about operating your sauna or adjusting the temperature settings, our customer support team is always here to assist.

Does my SISU have to be outside?

No, your sauna does not have to be placed outside. While our barrel saunas are built to withstand the elements for years, offering you the flexibility to place them in various locations. Here are some popular options and recommendations:

  1. Indoor Placement: Many of our customers choose to place their saunas indoors. Common indoor locations include homes, gyms, basements, and garages. Placing your sauna indoors offers several benefits, such as easier access, more consistent temperature control, and protection from the elements.
  2. Outdoor Placement: If you prefer an outdoor sauna experience, our saunas are designed to handle various weather conditions. The high-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure durability and longevity even when exposed to the elements. However, we strongly recommend using the roof kit and weather guard to provide additional protection and enhance the lifespan of your sauna.
  3. Versatility: Whether you place your sauna indoors or outdoors, it will provide the same exceptional performance and health benefits. The versatility of our saunas means you can enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating experience wherever you choose to install it.

If you have any questions about the best placement options for your sauna, our customer support team is always here to assist.

Can I put my SISU directly on the ground?

While it might seem convenient to place your sauna directly on the ground, we highly recommend installing it on a solid, level foundation to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some important considerations:

  1. Foundation Stability: A stable foundation is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity of your sauna. Placing it directly on the ground can lead to uneven settling, which may cause warping or damage to the wood over time. A solid foundation, such as a concrete pad, wooden deck, or paver stones, provides the necessary stability and support.
  2. Moisture Protection: Ground moisture can be detrimental to the wood of your sauna, leading to rot, mold, and mildew. Elevating your sauna on a proper foundation helps to prevent moisture from seeping into the wood, thus prolonging its lifespan and maintaining its aesthetic appeal.
  3. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential for the longevity and performance of your sauna. A raised foundation allows for adequate air circulation underneath the structure, helping to prevent moisture buildup and promoting proper drying of the wood.
  4. Ease of Maintenance: Installing your sauna on a level, solid foundation makes it easier to perform routine maintenance and inspections. It also helps to prevent issues such as pests and insects that might be attracted to the moist, shaded environment under a sauna placed directly on the ground.
  5. Aesthetics and Access: A well-prepared foundation enhances the overall appearance of your sauna and ensures easy access. It allows for a more polished and professional look, complementing your outdoor space.

To summarize, while it’s technically possible to place your sauna directly on the ground, doing so may lead to various issues that can affect its durability and performance. Investing in a proper foundation will provide the necessary support and protection, ensuring you can enjoy your Amish handcrafted barrel sauna for many years to come. If you need further guidance on foundation options, our customer support team is always here to help.

How long does it take to warm up?

Our barrel saunas are designed for both efficiency and convenience, allowing you to enjoy a relaxing sauna session with minimal waiting time. Typically, pre-heating your sauna can take anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes, depending on the weather conditions and the starting temperature.

One of the standout features of our saunas is the HUUM Wifi-enabled heater, which offers a modern and user-friendly experience. Here’s why this feature is a game-changer:

  1. Convenient Pre-Heating: With the Wi-Fi enabled application, you can start pre-heating your sauna from anywhere using your smartphone. Whether you're at work, on your way home, or just relaxing in another part of your house, you can easily set your sauna to the desired temperature remotely. This means you can step into a perfectly heated sauna as soon as you arrive, without any wait.
  2. Efficient Heating: The HUUM heater is designed to heat your sauna efficiently, reaching the optimal temperature in about 25 to 35 minutes. This quick warm-up time ensures you can enjoy the benefits of your sauna without long delays, making it perfect for those with busy schedules.
  3. Weather Considerations: The warm-up time can vary slightly based on the external weather conditions. In colder weather, it might take a bit longer to reach the desired temperature, while in milder conditions, the sauna can heat up more quickly. The Wi-Fi enabled application allows you to monitor and adjust the heating process in real-time, giving you complete control over your sauna experience.
  4. User-Friendly App: The application is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. You can set the temperature, monitor the heating progress, and even schedule your sauna sessions in advance. This level of control ensures that your sauna is always ready when you are, enhancing the overall convenience and enjoyment.
  5. Energy Efficiency: Pre-heating your sauna remotely allows you to manage energy usage more effectively. You can ensure the sauna is only heated when needed, which can help in reducing energy consumption and costs.

If you have any further questions about using the app or optimizing your sauna’s warm-up time, our customer support team is always here to assist.

What are the dimensions?

Please review the dimension comparison found here.

How hard is it to assemble / how long will it take?

We’ve designed our barrel saunas to be the simplest to assemble on the market. With our straightforward assembly process, you can have your sauna up and running in no time. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Ease of Assembly: Our saunas come with clear, step-by-step instructions and all the necessary hardware, making the assembly process straightforward and hassle-free. The design ensures that even those with limited DIY experience can successfully assemble the sauna.
  2. Time Required: Typically, it will take 2-3 people approximately 2-3 hours to assemble the sauna. This timeframe includes unpacking the components, organizing the parts, and following the assembly steps. Having a small team helps to handle larger pieces and ensures the process goes smoothly.
  3. Tools Needed: Basic tools such as a screwdriver, wrench, and a level are usually sufficient for assembly. We provide a detailed list of required tools in the assembly instructions to ensure you have everything you need before you start.
  4. Video Guides: To further simplify the process, we offer comprehensive video tutorials that walk you through the assembly of our Eddy Sauna and Edwin Sauna models. These videos provide visual guidance and helpful tips to ensure you complete the assembly correctly and efficiently.
  5. Support: If you encounter any difficulties during the assembly process, our customer support team is always available to assist. Whether you have questions about specific steps or need troubleshooting advice, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

If you have any questions or need assistance during assembly, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team.

What info will my electrician need to run electricity to my SISU?

Ensuring your sauna is properly wired for electricity is crucial for its safe and efficient operation. Here’s the information your electrician will need to set up your barrel sauna:

  1. Electrical Requirements: Our saunas are designed to be compatible with standard electrical systems. Your electrician will need to know the specific voltage and amperage requirements for your sauna model. Typically, our saunas require a dedicated 240V, 30-amp circuit.
  2. Circuit Breaker: Your sauna should be connected to a dedicated circuit breaker to prevent overloading and ensure safety. This circuit breaker should be rated for 240V and 30 amps, matching the sauna’s electrical specifications.
  3. Wiring Specifications: The wiring used to connect the sauna should be appropriately rated for the electrical load. Generally, a 10/2 gauge wire with ground is recommended for a 240V, 30-amp circuit. Your electrician will ensure the wiring meets local electrical codes and standards.
  4. Outlet and Plug Configuration: Depending on your sauna model, it may require a specific outlet and plug configuration. Ensure your electrician installs the correct type of outlet, such as a NEMA 6-30R receptacle, which is commonly used for 240V, 30-amp appliances.
  5. Location of Electrical Supply: The electrical supply should be conveniently located near the sauna but not inside the sauna itself. Ensure the power source is within reach of the sauna’s power cord without creating a tripping hazard or requiring extension cords.

    *We share a full in-depth PDF breaking down every step.

    If you have any questions or need assistance during assembly, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team.