The Factory tour
Lets talk a little bit about Narvi. Of the bigger sauna heater manufacturers, we are the only one designing and manufacturing all our products in Finland. With about 70 employees, Narvi grows by sticking to their plan. Narvi is very proud of their enameled heaters that are extremely durable and easy to take care of. And Narvi is an innovator. For example the smoke channels of the Narvi NC make the heater the most eco-friendly in the world. VTT tests the heaters in Finland, and Narvi NC 16 scored 0.07 % in carbon monoxide emissions, when the minimum level is 1 %. At their factory, real people and sauna lovers are the ones developing and manufacturing their heaters. They are proud about every unit that leaves our place, and it shows.
Wood burning is more popular in Canada. The Baltic countries are strong in the wood burning category.
20% of Narvi sales are outside of Finland.
Wood heat vs. Electric heat
Cool down is a critically important part of sauna
Foreigners who love the sauna have had to work hard to enjoy sauna.
Log sauna building vs. a stick frame sauna building.
25 countries. Does not sell (yet!) in the US.
The private sauna session with Jesse
Our sauna session together at a lakeside historic hunting camp in Western Finland was a private sauna experience, in a very old sauna building, fueled by a wood burning heat Storing AK95.
We learn how a heat storing sauna stove operates. Closing the smoke valve. Insulated heat chamber. This stove allows for a classic smoke sauna (savusauna) experience. A few hundred kilos of stones. At least 700 pounds of rocks.
No direct contact with the rocks. Continuous burning stoves require lots of oxygen. Oxygen circulates better in a wood fired sauna. Ventilation is one of the most important things in a sauna.
The noise tells quite much. The slower the heat comes.