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How Much Does It Cost to Run a Sauna Per Month?

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Sauna Per Month?

Saunas are growing to be extremely affordable, especially after cost of the sauna itself

Saunas can be a great addition to any home, providing numerous benefits for those who use them. However, like any home appliance, saunas also come with operating costs that need to be considered. One common question that people have is how much it costs to run a sauna per month. Far infrared saunas are generally very affordable and can be ran for as low as $1-2 extra per month!

Traditional Vs Infrared Costs

There are two main types of saunas: traditional and infrared. Traditional saunas use heat from a stove or heater to warm the air around you, while infrared saunas use infrared heaters to heat up the body from within. Traditional saunas tend to be more expensive to run than infrared saunas, as they require more energy to heat the air.


The size of your sauna will influence its operating costs. Larger saunas that feature larger heating elements will require more energy to heat and maintain the desired temperature, resulting in higher operating costs. On the other hand, smaller saunas will be more energy-efficient and cost less to run. Therefore, it's important to consider the size of the sauna when determining its operating costs.

Consider Where You Live

Finally, your local energy costs will also play a role in determining how much it costs to run a sauna per month. In areas with high energy costs, it may be more expensive to run a sauna than in areas with lower energy costs.

Operating Costs of a Sauna Are Low

So, how much does it cost to run a sauna per month? On average, you can expect to pay between $2 and $5 per month to run a traditional sauna, depending on the size of your sauna and your local energy costs. Infrared saunas tend to be less expensive to run, with an average monthly cost of between $1 and $3. Truthfully, saunas are almost always extremely cheap to run electricity wise.

Can You Plug a Sauna Into a Regular Outlet?

Many saunas do allow you to plug them into regular outlets. This will be dependent on the sauna you choose to go with. Some larger saunas use very large heating elements that can require breakers to be installed to support that amount of power. This is generally quite a hassle and can increase the cost of electricity. Our far infrared saunas are always able to be plugged into a standard outlet; however with traditional saunas requiring more power you may be forced to use things like breakers to safely power them.

It's important to note that these are just estimates, and your actual operating costs may vary depending on the factors mentioned above. To get a more accurate estimate of your sauna's operating costs, you may want to consult with a local energy company or the manufacturer of your sauna.

Do You Use Monthly Payments?

Many sauna companies offer amazing monthly payment rates that could be factored in as a part of monthly sauna use. If you choose this route, you’ll need to consider the cost associated with this. Our far infrared saunas can be found as low as $100/month if you choose to do payments. This is generally very reasonable considering gym or sauna studio costs.

In conclusion, the cost of running a sauna per month will depend on the type of sauna you have, the size of your sauna, and your local energy costs. In reality the cost will almost always be extremely low. Your actual operating costs may vary, so it's a good idea to consult with a local energy company or the manufacturer of your sauna to get a more accurate estimate.

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