A typical in-home sauna will be kept between 160 and 200°F (71-93°Celsius), with a humidity level between 5% and 30%.
A steam room will generally be kept between 110 and 120°F (43-49°Celsius), with humidity at or near 100%.
To help prevent mold, wipe down your sauna or steam room immediately after each use, and clean it regularly. Also, leave the door open between uses to air it out. The heated rocks in a sauna will help dry the area out when the door is left open.
Sauna & Steam Room Problems
You Don't Have A Way to Monitor Conditions Remotely: Whether you're waiting for your sauna or steam room to heat up, or you want to make sure it got turned off, it can be inconvenient to have to physically enter the enclosure to check conditions. And if you forget to turn it off for extended periods of time, you could be wasting energy, or opening the door to problems like mold.
Sauna & Steam Room Solutions
Monitor Conditions with Temperature and Humidity Sensors: A strategically-placed sauna thermometer and humidity sensor can, at-a-glance, show you conditions like sauna temperature without needing to go in the room. AcuRite sensors can transmit readings to a digital display, so you can view conditions from anywhere in the house, and even receive an alert when conditions meet or exceed your preset levels.
AcuRite Solutions & Tips for Home Monitoring
Monitor Temperature and Humidity Conditions: Position an AcuRite Monitor inside the sauna or steam room enclosure to measure temperature and humidity conditions.
Monitor Conditions Inside and Outside the Room:Position an AcuRite Monitor outside the sauna or steam room enclosure to measure room temperature and humidity conditions. A Spot Check Sensor, attached to the Monitor on the end of a 5 foot cord, can be positioned inside the sauna or steam room to safely measure conditions.
Use a Home Environment Displayfor convenient viewing of conditions measured by multiple Monitors and Sensors in and around your home. Place display in your kitchen, office, living room, etc.
Set Alarms:The alarm function on the Home Environment Display can be programmed to alert you of conditions. These can include:
The room is at your desired temperature
Undesirably high or low temperatures
Undesirably high or low humidity
Here are some of our favorite resources for information on home environment monitoring for maintaining a healthy conditions in your pool, spa, pond and more:
Jacuzzi offers helpful guidelines on hot tub water temperature
AquaCal, maker of hot tub/pool heaters, offers these recommended settings
Livestrong provides a variety of resources pertaining to steam/sauna rooms