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Electric Home Sauna Stoves

Technically perfect. This stove design is constructed and patented by our stove design bureau and currently has no analogy anywhere in the world. We can now install a traditional Russian banya in a city apartment, a small SPA centre or a second home abroad. The stove is fitted with an electronic control module, which means that the stove settings can be controlled remotely. The electric stove  properly ventilates the steam room and as such preserves and perfects all the extraordinary properties of a traditional sauna stove: pure air and a light, healing steam.

A truly authentic Russian sauna is one of humanity's greatest inventions. People who experience a Russian banya feel totally renewed and given a new lease on life. Steaming in a Russian banya awakens vitality, lifts the spirits and brings body and soul into harmony.  Regular use of a Russian banya restores health, aids weight loss and gets the body working like clockwork again.

Many find the Russian banya to be the most powerful and effective SPA programme of all. Its beautifying and detoxifying action works from the inside out and so results in long-term effects. That said, even after your first banya session you will notice its instant positive results.

The interior of a Russian banya consists of a vaporarium, a plunge pool, a shower unit and rest area. The sauna room will embrace you with its light steam and gentle heat. Here you can warm yourself through and indulge in "parenie", a thermal message using a "venik", a special sauna switch made of aromatic leaves. The plunge pool cools the body and the shower purifies. This is followed by rest. Then you repeat the cycle again allowing the banya to transport you into realms of delight. Welcome to nirvana!

The stone sauna stove is without question the heart of the vaporarium and the main attraction of any traditional Russian banya.  Our electric sauna heaters UK  are designed and patented by our own stove bureau and currently has no analogy.  From a technical point of view, it is perfection encapsulated. We can now install a traditional Russian banya in a city apartment, a small SPA centre or a second home abroad.

An electric powered stove is right for you if smoke emissions from firewood are to be avoided and the premises has no access to a gas mains, but there is a supply circuit with at least 12 spare kW.  Or perhaps you would prefer a compact, traditional, stone, sauna stove for a city apartment, a second home abroad, a SPA centre or fitness club. Even in the case of limitations on floor load, we are pleased to say that we can create an authentic sauna stove with a maximum weight of as little as 2.5 tonnes!

Geography
Russia
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Spain
France
Italy

Functional features of an electric masonry stove

This type of sauna heater's electric solid stove emits a gentle, radiant heat that gradually warms the floor, benches, walls, ceiling and the bodies of the bathers inside. A stone stove will reduce air circulation in the sauna room to zero. Inside the stove there is a solid core which creates steam when water is splashed onto it giving out a characteristic ‘flap’ like the sound a very large bird makes when it flaps its wings. Consisting of stones and cast-iron ingots of a special size and shape, arranged in a particular manner, the core maintains a temperature of between 600 and 1000 degrees celsius.


The stove is heated until such point as the entire mass has reached temperature and the inner core is glowing red-hot.  At this point the stove is left to stand for a while giving the steam room time to reach thermodynamic equilibrium: the stove surfaces, atmosphere, walls, floor and benches gradually reach exactly the same temperature at which point all air circulation in the vaporarium ceases.  At this point the stove is ready and will maintain a soft heat and produce light steam in the sauna room over the course of a number of days. Our stoves produce the famous light steam that is so precious to banya connoisseurs of the Russian and Finnish sauna. Our customers enjoy a light steam that remains to this day unrivalled by any other sauna maker in the world.

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Making the Stove

Unique features
Sauna stove production is an extremely specialised field.

In comparison to what is involved when building a home sauna, a normal heating stove project is relatively easy to implement. A finished sauna stove must be capable of withstanding thousands of heating cycles that involve the fire-box walls being repeatedly heated until they are glowing red-hot. In order to obtain a light steam, the stove must have a red-hot nucleus at its centre. The nucleus’ heat and weight, quite apart from the periodic output of steam, places additional demands on the stove's construction.

Every stove is individually designed drawing on our considerable experience and developments in engineering, and with full compliance of national best practice guides for chimney and stove manufacturing, as well as up to date construction standards and legislation.
Calculating stove heat transfer
The parameters of an electric powered sauna for your home such as power and weight must conform to the proportions of the steam room. The precise volume of the sauna room is arrived at by multiplying its total square footage by the ceiling height. In our experience, the ceiling height of the steam room should be at least 2.8 m (absolute minimum, 2.4 m), in order to give the light steam the ample space it needs to accumulate when water has been splashed onto the stones. Afterwards, it will gradually descend towards the floor. We also take the shape of the room into account although this is of secondary importance. The door and windows are also considered when determining the sauna room’s heat transfer factor.

The stove must have the capacity to heat its own mass and core consisting of cast-iron and stones. The values of the stove’s mass, surface area and wall thickness will all affect the length of time the stove will stay at temperature and remain capable of producing light steam. Sauna stoves produced at Furnace Art Engineering will provide a steam session at any point over several days on a single heating - an exceptional indicator of performance.
We pay particular attention to the thermal insulation of the stove and the steam room itself. Although the stove's every brick is designed to work for the efficiency of the vaporarium, a certain amount of heat is transferred to other sauna rooms creating a pleasant atmosphere in these areas also.
Furnace location and foundation requirements
For the ideal fulfilment of these requirements, numerous factors must be taken into account. At the beginning of each new project our experts make a scrupulous study of the brief objectives, conduct an engineering analysis and produce a series of technical solutions which are applied to the stove model. We will always take pains to propose the optimal positioning of the stove in the sauna room. We take full responsibility for creating the best possible spatial layout of the sauna interior.
Getting to know
the customer and brief
Digital
modelling, design and costing
Preparations
pre-assembly and production schedule
Manufacturing
creating and lining the stove, finishing the steam room interior
Customisation
delivery and instruction
Support
and care throughout the stove life cycle

Benefits

For the satisfaction of guaranteed results, we strongly recommend choosing a 'turnkey' sauna.

  • Light steam guaranteed The stove's stone mass and core, heated to between 500 and 1000 degrees celsius, is an essential requirement to the instantaneous transformation of water into superheated steam. Splash water onto the stove and ‘whoosh!’, an invisible cloud of dry, light steam gushes out and upwards towards the ceiling. When a light steam is produced in the vaporarium, you won't feel the humidity. You can breathe easily into the lungs and relax into the pleasure of warming the body. With a light steam you can indulge in the ultimate secret of the traditional Russian banya - "parenie". “Parenie" is a delightful thermal massage conducted with a "venik", a leafy, fragrant bundle of twigs. The electric heaters ordinarily installed in saunas are incapable of producing the light steam connoisseurs of the Russian and Finnish sauna so admire because they lack the mass necessary to do so and the rocks placed on top are "cold" (200 - 300 degrees celsius).
  • The stove ventilates the steam room This crucial function is dependent on special elements of construction which are integrated into the stove structure. Fresh air from outside the building enters the stove where it is heated and transferred to the breathing zone, the upper area of the steam room. At the same time, air from the steam room which is saturated with vapours is transferred out of the room and utilised. The intensity of the air exchange rate can be regulated via special vents that can be moved easily from one position to another using just one hand.
  • Stove usability All the stove's controls are designed to be so simple and natural to use that anyone can manage the stove settings the very first time they come to use it.
  • The heating elements of the firebox are constructed so that they have sufficient capacity, are compact, reliable, do not burn oxygen like conventional (thermoelectric) heating elements and avoid contact with water. They can withstand sudden changes in temperature without damage. A sauna electric heater requires no flue pipe.
  • Power, efficiency and environmental friendliness Electricity can be used to power an authentic sauna stove in steam rooms with a total square footage of six square metres and more. Our electric sauna stoves have an exceptionally high efficiency rating of as much as 90%. An electric stove can be fully heated in just five hours and brought up to temperature in as little as two to four hours on a night timer setting. We only use environmentally friendly materials in the production of our sauna stoves. At Furnace Art Engineering we firmly believe that there can be no place for synthetics in a traditional Russian sauna.
  • Exceptional durability Rarely does an ordinary sauna stove like that conventionally used in an infrared sauna last for more than five years without needing a complete overhaul. The stoves created at Furnace Art Engineering are the exception to the rule. The life cycle or ‘resource’ of our stoves is twenty years. How do we do it? There is a secret to creating such exceptional durability. The secret lies in conducting a separate engineering analysis and producing a unique design for every sauna project we undertake. It also comes down to using only the highest quality materials available and the filigree work of our craftsmen. The most common cause of stove failure is lack of homogeneity in thermal expansion throughout the construction. Our tried and tested expertise ensures that our customers will never have to deal with this kind of issue.
  • Safety Our sauna stoves are fully heated before the steam session starts. Aside from that we can equip our sauna stoves and sauna rooms with thermal sensors. If a bather ever forgot to close the steam door and the temperature in the steam room exceeded safe levels, an alarm signal would sound. Thanks to the installation of sensors our customers can control the stove lighting process, heating regime and temperature of the core. Fire prevention is ensured via total compliance with building regulations and the conscientious use of insulating materials of the highest quality available.

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Which Stove?

Choosing the right stove

The Russian banya’s well-deserved fame lies in its traditional masonry stove. Above all else, we specialise in crafting bespoke traditional Russian stoves. The experts at Furnace Art Engineering are convinced that infrared sauna heaters and electric-heaters that are basically nothing more than a metal box ‘including rocks’ are a poor compromise for a steam sauna heater. This is why:

Special features

An authentic brick sauna stove

An iron box ‘including rocks’ (an electric stove, wood burning, metal etc)

Design

A single, closed, monolithic design including the furnace, the cast-iron-stone core and casing.

A bucket "including rocks" can take various forms but the rocks are always placed on the surface.

Mass and heat absorptive capacity

Large-tonnage mass. The stove's high heat storage capacity.

Low mass, low heat capacity.

Safety of operating mode

Periodic use. The steam session only starts after the stove has been heated. The stove is never heated simultaneously to the bathing session instead giving out heat already stored beforehand.

Constant use. Always switched on or burning logs. Unsafe with hazard of electric shock or carbon monoxide poisoning (many examples and statistics).

What heats and how?

Radiant heat warms the floor, walls, ceiling and bathers. The stove surface remains at around ninety degrees celsius.There is no air circulation and it is safe to enjoy the steam session.

Heating elements and other iron objects dry out the air which is breathed in by the bathers. Air circulation raises the temperature on the surface of the skin to above 60 degrees celsius initiating burns.

Light steam

Produces light, dry steam. The bathers warm through gently and breathing is easy. The body works like clockwork.

"Cold" stones. Wet steam. High humidity levels impede the evaporation of sweat - a potential cause of heat stroke.

Temperature of floor and ceiling in the steam room.

Identical temperatures. Minimal air flow. The body warms up gently and evenly.

It is 50 C warmer at the level of the ceiling then at the floor. Hot air currents. The head is hot but the feet are cold. This can quickly make you ill. Analogy to a hot workshop in the production of harmful materials. Pneumonia.

Research

WBGT  Index  (Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature, according to Horace Middleton Vernon) from 52 to 58. Supportive to the health.

WBGT index no more than 33. To increase the index rating humidity levels are raised involving the installation of another electrical appliance - the humidity generator.

Who buys them and why?

For those who understand the difference there simply is no alternative to a traditional Russian sauna stove.

Customers swayed by advertising and lacking information.

Electric Sauna Stoves

A truly authentic Russian sauna is one of humanity's greatest inventions. People who experience a Russian banya feel totally renewed and given a new lease on life. Steaming in a Russian banya awakens vitality, lifts the spirits and brings body and soul into harmony.  Regular use of a Russian banya restores health, aids weight loss and gets the body working like clockwork again. Many find the Russian banya to be the most powerful and effective SPA programme of all. Its beautifying and detoxifying action works from the inside out and so results in long-term effects. That said, even after your first banya session you will notice its instant positive results. The interior of a Russian banya consists of a vaporarium, a plunge pool, a shower unit and rest area. The sauna room will embrace you with its light steam and gentle heat. Here you can warm yourself through and indulge in "parenie", a thermal message using a "venik", a special sauna switch made of aromatic leaves. The plunge pool cools the body and the shower purifies. This is followed by rest. Then you repeat the cycle again allowing the banya to transport you into realms of delight. Welcome to nirvana! The stone sauna stove is without question the heart of the vaporarium and the main attraction of any traditional Russian banya.  Our electric sauna heaters UK  are designed and patented by our own stove bureau and currently has no analogy.  From a technical point of view, it is perfection encapsulated. We can now install a traditional Russian banya in a city apartment, a small SPA centre or a second home abroad. An electric powered stove is right for you if smoke emissions from firewood are to be avoided and the premises has no access to a gas mains, but there is a supply circuit with at least 12 spare kW.  Or perhaps you would prefer a compact, traditional, stone, sauna stove for a city apartment, a second home abroad, a SPA centre or fitness club. Even in the case of limitations on floor load, we are pleased to say that we can create an authentic sauna stove with a maximum weight of as little as 2.5 tonnes!

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