Electric heaters – wood-fired stoves for outdoor saunas – Harvia – the review

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Are you considering which sauna stove should heat up your brand new sauna? Nowadays the most important element of the sauna has so many options that it can become a real headache to choose the right one.  Let‘s start by analyzing these stove options that can confirm everyone’s needs.

Wood burning sauna heaters

We offer some great options of wood burning heaters, which would make a sauna complete masterpiece.  You can always choose two options – loading the logs from the inside or the outside, and additionally to make sauna more complete – you can create a steam effect, it is possible by adding water tank on wood-burning heaters. Considering which type of the stove to choose you to have to keep in mind that wood burning stoves do not need electricity, but there is a hook: you need to install a chimney, also there is another struggle of complete controlling the temperature in the sauna.

Harvia 20 PRO – this Harvia stove model is designed for saunas from 8 to 20 m3. Thanks to the large stone compartment of the stove, the steam is pleasant and tender touches the skin. This sauna stove has everything you may need – ergonomic design and durable materials. The fire glowing behind the cast-iron-framed glass door creates an authentic atmosphere of the sauna. Materials used for this stove guarantees long-lasting friendship air-flow spoiler is made of stainless steel, it also features adjustable legs to ease installation and in order to help in adjusting the height of the smoke outlet.

Harvia 20 PRO wood fired stove for outdoor sauna
Harvia 20 PRO wood fired stove for outdoor sauna

Technical information:

Harvia 20 PRO

Sauna room min. m38
Sauna room max. m320
Output kW24,1
Stone capacity max. kg40
Dimensions width cm43
Dimensions depth cm51
Dimensions height cm76

Harvia 20 SL – The SL models are designed for people who want to conveniently heat their sauna from another room or outside the building. Harvia 20 SL is a powerful classical stove with a heat exchanger for saunas which size varies from 8 – 20 m3 . Stove heats up quickly and maintains efficient air circulation. The adjustable legs in 20-series make it easy to install the stove in a straight position despite floor inclination. It is possible to connect a water heater mounted on the chimney. All Harvia stoves for through-the-wall heating and boiler models are equipped with a glass door to give that special atmosphere to your sauna.

Harvia 20 SL wood fired stove for outdoor sauna
Harvia 20 SL wood fired stove for outdoor sauna

Technical information:

Harvia 20 SL

Output kW24,1
Dimensions depth cm51 +22
Dimensions width cm43
Dimensions height cm76
Sauna room min. m38
Sauna room max. m320
Stone capacity max. kg40

Harvia M3 – classic and stylish M series design stove is meant to be paired with small wood-heated sauna which size varies from 6 to 13 m3. This heater also comes with the glass door for a cozier atmosphere. The glass door opening direction can be changed for more comfortability.

Harvia M3 wood fired stove for outdoor sauna
Harvia M3 wood fired stove for outdoor sauna

Technical information:

Harvia M3

Output kW16,5
Dimensions depth cm45
Dimensions width cm39
Dimensions height cm71
Sauna room min. m36
Sauna room max. m313
Stone capacity max. kg30
Fire chamber cover mm5
Diameter of smoke outlet mm115

Harvia M3 SL – its Harvia M3 series version, which is distinguished by the fact that the oven is on the other side of the wall too, as other SL series.  This sauna stove is designed for those sauna lovers, who wants to heat their sauna from other room or even the outside of the sauna. Just like Harvia M3, M3 SL model is the best option for 6 to 13 msize saunas.

Harvia M3 SL wood fired stove for outdoor sauna
Harvia M3 SL wood fired stove for outdoor sauna

Technical information:

Harvia M3 SL

Output kW16,5
Dimensions depth cm43 + 22
Dimensions width cm39
Dimensions height cm71
Sauna room min. m36
Sauna room max. m313
Sauna min. height190
Stone capacity max. kg30
Fire chamber cover mm5
Diameter of smoke outlet mm115

Harvia electric sauna heaters

Electric heaters are a better options for those who want a cleaner sauna environment and faster heating of the sauna than a wood burning heater. Electric heaters may be also equipped with the control unit, which is the perfect solution if you want an easy operation of the heater from the outside of the sauna room.  It takes a sauna to the next level, isn’t?

 Harvia Vega – this stainless steel stove maintain the timeless look of the sauna. It is an extremely easy-to-use stove which will heat up your sauna effectively for a long time. This sauna stove can be mounted low on the sauna wall, ensuring that the lower benches also get plenty of steam and you can feel the steamy touch from your feet.  The output can vary from 4,5 kW to 9,0 kW based on your sauna size, so this stove will take care of any sauna, from the smallest one to the biggest.

Harvia vega electric heater for outdoor saunas
Harvia vega electric heater for outdoor saunas

Technical information:

Harvia Vega

Output kW4,56,08,09,0
Dimensions depth cm31
Dimensions width cm48
Dimensions height cm54
Sauna room min. m33578
Sauna room max. m3681214
Sauna min. height190
Stone capacity max. kg20
Supply voltage 3-phase400 V 3N
Connecting cable mm25 x 1,55 x 2,5
Fuse A3 x 103 x 16

Cilindro – well designed, space efficient Harvia Cilindro stove is most suitable for the large saunas, or saunas with the glass surfaces, which needs more heating power. It can hold up to 120 kg of stones (six times more than a Vega model!), which guarantees two options of steaming – gentle and humid or sharp and hot steam – depending on where you throw the water. The huge surface for the steaming stones guarantees that the stove will meet your highest expectations.

Harvia Cilindro electric heater for outdoor saunas
Harvia Cilindro electric heater for outdoor saunas

Technical information:

Cilindro

Output kW10,80
Dimensions depth cm36,5
Dimensions width cm36,5
Dimensions height cm107
Sauna room min. m39
Sauna room max. m318
Sauna min. height190
Stone capacity max. kg120
Supply voltage 3-phase400 V 3N
Connecting cable mm25 x 2,5
Fuse A3 x 16

Harvia Legend –  it’s an extraordinary looking heater, which guarantees the most efficient heat supply for your sauna.  A huge amount of stones capacity lets enjoy the maximum experience of heat and humidity. Since Harvia Legend has an open structure for stones, you can throw water on the surface of the entire stone, heater creates enough heat and humidity even throwing water on stones at a lower temperature.  This model heater has two power options available: 11 kW or even more powerful 16.5 kW. Harvia Legend would not let down bigger saunas owners.

Harvia Legend electric heater for outdoor saunas
Harvia Legend electric heater for outdoor saunas

Technical information:

Harvia Legend

Output kW11

16,5
Dimensions diameter cm5360
Dimensions height cm7483
Sauna room min. m3916
Sauna room max. m32035
Sauna min. height190210
Stone capacity max. kg120220

All Harvia heaters have a CE marking, which is mandatory in all countries on the European economic area, in addition to CE requirements, Germany has national requirements (BImSchV), and therefore, there is a special collection to comply this marking. So, you can be sure that you choose high-quality production. However, before ordering a sauna, you should know all the local requirements and have the permissions if necessary in your areas.

Let’s sum up everything:

Heater model20 Pro20 SLM3M3 SLVegaCilindroLegend
Heater typeWood burningWood burningWood burningWood burningElectricElectricElectric
Room size8-20 m38-20 m36-13 m36-13 m33-14 m39-18 m39-35 m3
Output kW24,124,116,516,54,5-9 10,8011-16,5
Stone capacity max kg.4040303020120220

As with any purchase-related to your sauna, take time to consider one of the most important parts of the sauna. Choose wisely!


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