Note: know the differences in who has carbon panels and who has the carbon paper baked ones. Thats the main thing to look out for when buying a carbon panel sauna, or carbon baked panels. The ones that hospitals use to put babies in to incubate them in the far infrared heat would never use the other types.
Some carbon panels are 10 inches and others up to 18 inches on average. Know the width of the panels too, not just how long they are. There are many saunas under 1000 dollars that have very little fluence. To get an idea of the feel of the carbon paper saunas versus the carbon panel saunas, many of the big department stores in almost every state have them. If they have plywood instead of 100% wood, its probably a cheaply made sauna. (see my wood page. Know about the hardness of woods. Cedar can come from the forrest or from a farm that fertilizes the trees and they are weaker woods that can crack in about 8 years.
Note: none of the saunas I will ever recommend have the glues, especially the petroleum based ones. I know that this smell goes away after its new but I still don't like them, even if the smell goes away within a few months.
Also with the carbon panels the temperature that is set can be customized unlike the rods type.You don't want the type that is on 50% of the time because of a crappy thermostat. Also, If I set it to 110 degrees, I expect it to stay at 110 degrees, not 114 or 108. Just like my oven. If I set it to 350 degrees, I don't want it to be at 360.
With the carbon type you can lay right next to the heater and don't have to be tolerant of the position I am in as the heaters don't get too hot and I have to adjust my positions. This is the kind of stuff that no one realizes until they get it and its a big hassle to return it after its all set up and very costly.
Note: the thickness of carbon heaters make one more expensive than another. Some are 1/8 inch thick. Others are thinner and some are even thicker.
Note: The larger the carbon heater is, the cooler the sauna can be. The surface temperature of larger carbon panels stays cooler and doesn't have to be turned on as high to deliver the far infrared. The more cooler it stays the more in the range of 9.4 microns (the body's far infrared) that the body absorbs the most. The larger the heaters the more expensive the sauna is. If you see one model that is 1500 and another that is 2500, it probably has larger heaters, more heaters, and if its a low emf sauna, it can have two of these large size carbon heaters doubled up back to back. Because of the expensive of these, they are usually priced out of most peoples range. I do promote quality heaters that do not have back to back heaters, these will cost much less than the newer 3rd generation type heaters. The new type just came out in 2013 and many people are calling me pissed off that they got the older type and just missed it by a few months. There is nothing I can do about this. I felt the same way when I bought my computer and a 3 months later the new Apple Retina display screen came out on their laptops. I felt like an idiot. I knew I should of waited.
See my heater type page for more information on comparing the types of heaters. Go to page here.
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Note: So, for those not looking for deep lipolysis and detoxing subcutaneous fat, carbon saunas are suitable. If someone is doing mild detox, the Jacuzzi saunas since it has ceramic fibers that stay cool so they deliver an intense far infrared isolate. Their carbon combo heaters that have the ceramic stay at the same temperature as the carbon. They are more expensive than all the carbon saunas but it is one of the best I have reviewed. The saunacore is different and has a very high fluence but Saunacore is usually out of most people's price range. They are made in Canada. They take 6 to 8 weeks to build from scratch. At the end of the month I find out what my discount is when more are built at once. If I get 6 horizon saunas built at once the price drops significantly. The Horizon sauna is my best detox sauna with Therasauna after that.
Below are my 3 top selling saunas sold for Detox and Full Spectrum emissions: