How To Have Salt Room In Your Home

Halomed’s lightweight devices for small salt rooms (125 square feet or less) are ideal for people who would like to have a salt room in their home. Whether you plan to recreate all the ambience of a salt cave or do a simple conversion of a spare room, be assured that Halomed’s HaloSet system and the HaloCompact-01 produce the same benefits of Controlled Halotherapy as our larger units for full-size salt rooms.

The HaloSet system and the HaloCompact are lightweight and give you flexible options in terms of positioning them within the salt room. The dry salt aerosol sensor, which measures the concentration of salt in the room and prompts the halogenerator to produce and disperse more or less aerosolized, micronized salt, are connected to the halogenerators by a cable, and are also easily positioned.

Yet, the room that designated as an in-home salt room will need some preparation.

Before we get started on the necessary modifications, let’s review why you must make them.  Halogenerators produce what is called dry salt aerosol, which is a combination of micronized (very finely milled) salt and air, and disperse it into the room.

Dry salt aerosol can penetrate electrical devices, such as lamps, computers, televisions, telephones – as well as electrical outlets. Salt, which attracts water, can corrode metal objects. And the micronized salt produced and dispersed by the halogenerator can penetrate electrical outlets. Therefore, you really need to have a dedicated salt room, one that can be modified to withstand exposure to the micronized salt that will settle on surfaces – whether it’s a metal wall plate for a light switch or the metal caster on a chair.

This means it’s best to empty the room of all but the necessary furniture for sitting or reclining in during halotherapy sessions. You should also remove electrical devices from the room and cover electrical outlets with plastic plug protectors.

Heating and air conditioning vents will need to be protected and any return vents, vents that withdraw air from a space for recirculation through your HVAC system, will have to be closed off. To protect against corrosion caused by salt residue, heating and air conditioning vents and the ductwork supplying heated or cooled air into the salt room must be closed off and sealed. Halomed encourages you to speak with HVAC technician on how to best accomplish this.

In your salt room you must use lamps and fixtures rated for outdoor use. Here is an interesting battery-powered option from houzz.com, in the outdoor lighting section:

There are numerous other companies that sell outdoor lighting that you could use in your home salt room.

For ventilation during halotherapy sessions, you will need a two-speed exhaust fan that vents to the outdoors. Halomed can provide further advice on how to purchase an exhaust fan.

Device Installation

The HaloSet and HaloCompact can be positioned on a tabletop or mounted on a wall shelf. The HaloSet can even be positioned on the floor. In either unit, make sure that the aerosol dispersion vents are positioned toward people sitting in the salt room.

If you would like to learn more about creating an in-home salt room, please contact Halomed North America.