Definition of Wattage

The rate of power flow in an electric circuit.

The wattage listed on a sauna product highlights the amount of electricity that it will consume. If the wattage isn’t listed, you can calculate it by multiplying the amperage by the voltage.

Generally, the higher the wattage of an electrical device, the higher its power consumption.

For instance, a sauna with a wattage of 2400 Watts, will consume more power than a sauna with a wattage of 1800 Watts. So if you’re looking for an energy-efficient sauna that’ll save you money on electricity bills choose the one with a lower wattage.

In most cases, an infrared sauna will have lower wattage than an electric sauna.

The table below highlights the wattage in kWh of some of the saunas/sauna heaters we carry and how much it’ll cost you to run them for 100 hours at a flat electricity rate of 10.87 cents per kilowatt hour.

Sauna Type Wattage (kWh) Cost per 100 Hrs ($)
Barcelona Infrared Sauna 2.4 26.08
Cardoba Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna 1.8 19.57
Auroom Cala Glass Traditional Sauna 6 65.22
Bergen Traditional Sauna 8 86.96
Marstrand Barrel Sauna 8 86.96

Both the Barcelona and Cardoba saunas are infrared saunas with a wattage of 2.4 kWh and 1.8 kWh respectively. If you use the sauna for an hour, it’ll cost you less than a dollar to run the sauna—$0.26 for the Barcelona sauna and $0.20 for the Cardoba sauna.

If used for only 1 hour, the Auroom Cala Glass Sauna (an electric sauna) will cost $0.65. That’s a 45% increase from the use of the Cardoba sauna for a similar period of use.

Looking at this for only 1 hour, it doesn’t seem like a world of difference. However, from the table, it’ll cost about $26 to run the Barcelona Sauna for 100 hours and $65 for the Auroom Cala Sauna for the same period.

Example of “Wattage” in a Sentence

A sauna with a higher wattage consumes more power.

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