When it comes to climate change mitigation, district heating is the best way to heat houses in urban areas, provided that the thermal energy is produced by using a renewable fuel, such as forestry residues or wood chips. In rural areas, however, different types of heat pumps are the best solution.
Correspondingly, renewable energy, such as wind, water or solar power, should be preferred when heating your sauna.
However, we all know that there is nothing like bathing in a wood-fired sauna. So, if and when you choose to use wood to heat your sauna, pay particular attention to wood combustion practices, keep your stove in good condition, use good-quality wood and avoid over-heating.
Docent, Senior Researcher
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences