ALL ABOUT HUUM ELECTRIC SAUNA HEATERS
As you might have noticed, we are huge fans of the Estonian company HUUM. Its range of products is some of the best on the market, and it has a little something for every type of sauna enthusiast. You might be in a heated internal debate as to which type of sauna heater is the best purchase for you, a wood-fired or an electric heater. While a wood-fired heater might create the ambiance every sauna user is looking for, it might not be as convenient as an electric heater, especially for a person constantly on-the-go.
If you commute to work every day and have kids, an electric heater might be the best decision for you, as you can add the HUUM UKU to your purchase to automate your sauna (we will discuss this more later).
Read on to discover all the benefits a HUUM electric sauna heater can offer you, the best electric heaters to buy from HUUM, and how the HUUM UKU can make your sauna sessions easier than ever.
HUUM's Dedication to Sustainability
HUUM is dedicated to its Estonian roots and its sauna traditions, but sustainability is also very important to this company. HUUM prioritizes environmental sustainability in everything it does, from product development to packaging. Its goal is to minimize its ecological footprint using recycled materials and ensure energy efficiency in its sauna heaters. You can feel good about your purchase when you buy a HUUM electric sauna heater because you are doing good for the environment.
Benefits of an Electric Sauna Heater
As we know, wood-burning sauna heaters have many benefits, but what about electric sauna heaters? There are many benefits to opting for an electric sauna heater. First, electric sauna heaters are extremely convenient as all you need to do to warm your sauna up is flipping a switch – it's literally that simple. You can also automate your heater and connect it to your WI-FI to warm up your sauna remotely; you heard me right, you can heat your sauna from your phone. We will discuss this in more detail later in the article. There isn't any need for a chimney kit either because there won't be any dangerous fumes or gasses released in the air from your sauna. You might not have the ambiance that a wood-burning stove will offer, but that doesn't mean you won't get any ambiance from your sauna itself. The convenience is also a huge deal if you don't feel like loading wood every single sauna session.
Types of HUUM Electric Sauna Heaters
Is a wood-burning or an electric sauna heater the best option for you? If convenience is king and you want to heat your sauna while you are driving home from work so you can hop on it the second you get home, then an electric sauna heater is the option for you. Here is a look at some of HUUM's best-selling electric sauna heaters.
HUUM DROP 4, 5, 6 and 9
A little history about the HUUM DROP is that it was HUUM's first sauna heater design. When HUUM was just going through its humble beginnings, founder Siim Nellis contacted the Estonian Academy of Art to help his company design a sleek, eye-catching, and efficient model of a sauna heater to kick-start his company. He challenged the students to develop models of sauna heaters, and the model he liked the most was wall-mountable, rounded, and inspired by a drop of water – thus the name DROP. In 2012, the model was ready for production and was immediately recognized internationally as it won a Red Dot product design award and gave HUUM huge accolades.
What's great about all of the HUUM DROPs is that they are very customizable. You can add on the HUUM UKU, which is how you can automate your electric heater. We will dive deeper into the HUUM UKU later in the article so you can see all of its benefits. You can also choose to add HUUM UKU WI-FI, glass, mirror, sauna stones, and/or a safety railing for your electric heater.
The major difference between all of these models is the amount of cubic feet it is designed to heat. For example, the HUUM DROP 6 (pictured above) is designed to heat 350 cubic feet, whereas the HUUM DROP 9 is designed to heat 530 cubic feet. As mentioned, these heaters are wall-mountable, so they don't take up much space within your sauna. These models are also designed to have a larger stone capacity than other brands to give you longer-lasting steam. The design is extremely chic and looks amazing inside any sauna.
HUUM HIVE Mini 6, Mini 9, and Mini 11
The main difference between the DROP and HIVE models is how they are stored within your sauna. The DROP is designed to be mounted on the wall, but the HIVE is a floor-standing heater rather than being mounted. This makes it easier if you have two benches on either side of the electric heater to create steam.
The HUUM HIVE models are also designed to look exactly what it sounds like – a bee hive. The difference between the HUUM HIVE Mini 6, HUUM HIVE Mini 9, and the HUUM HIVE Mini 11 is how much cubic space it is designed to heat. The HIVE Mini 6 is designed to heat up to 350 cubic feet, the HIVE Mini 9 is designed to heat 530 cubic feet, and the HIVE Mini 11 is designed to heat 706 cubic feet. As you can see, these heaters are created to heat up smaller to medium-sized saunas. It also boasts a sleek design similar to the HUUM DROP models, except its shape is slightly different, not to mention it also has the same upgrades you can choose with the DROP models.
HUUM Hive 12, 15, and 18
What's the main difference between the HUUM HIVE models and the HUUM HIVE Mini models, you might ask? It's exactly what it sounds like – size. The HUUM HIVE Mini models heat smaller saunas, whereas the HUUM Hive 12, HUUM HIVE 15, and HUUM HIVE 18 are designed to heat much larger spaces. HIVE 12 can heat up to 880 cubic feet, HIVE 15 can heat up to 1,050 cubic feet, and HIVE 18 can heat up to a whopping 1,230 cubic feet. Besides that, you will get the same design, features, and upgrades that you can get with all of the HUUM HIVE Mini models. It is also a floor-standing heater, just like the HIVE Mini models.
HUUM UKU and Automating Your Electric Sauna Heater
If you have a HUUM electric sauna heater, you've probably been asked if you want to add the HUUM UKU Wi-Fi to your purchase. What is the HUUM UKU, and how can it improve your sauna sessions? The HUUM UKU is the standard control for a HUUM electric heater. When you add Wi-Fi to it, it’s a way to automate your sauna. Unlike a wood-burning stove, an electric stove can be turned on by the flip of a switch or, in this case, the click of an app.
The HUUM UKU with Wi-Fi you can hook up to the sauna that connects to your phone and allows you to heat your sauna without even being home. Say you had a long day at work and just want to jump right in your sauna the second you get home without waiting for your sauna to heat – you can with the HUUM UKU. You download an app that allows you to heat your sauna on-the-go to whatever end temperature you desire. Then you will get a notification when your sauna reaches that temperature. It also connects to the sauna's lights, ventilation, and steamer too.
It also has safety features, like overheating protection and a child safety lock that prevents kids from turning the heat on accidentally. As for overheating, the HUUM UKU utilizes your sauna's sensors, and if it senses the sauna is overheating, it will automatically shut off the heater. The HUUM UKU really provides a ton of convenience that you will never get from a wood-burning heater, and if you are a pretty busy person and have kids, the HUUM UKU probably is a great investment for you to try.
Summary of HUUM Electric Sauna Heaters
Suppose convenience is what you are looking for. In that case, HUUM electric sauna heaters might be exactly what you need, as adding the HUUM UKU can be life-changing for you as well because you can automate your sauna experience. HUUM offers some of the best electric heaters on the market, and it is perfect for someone who doesn't have the time to wait to heat your sauna, as it can be done with a simple click on its user-friendly app.
If you are looking for the perfect HUUM electric sauna heater and traditional saunas, please browse our large collection of HUUM products and amazing DIY saunas. If you have any additional questions about HUUM, its electric sauna heaters, or the HUUM UKU, please contact our helpful team. We would be happy to help make your sauna experience perfect.
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