Which cryosauna is better—electric or nitrogen-fed

Nowadays, there is a lot of controversy about nitrogen and electric cryotherapy equipment. Each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses.

You need to consider your budget, available location, local requirements to cryotherapy businesses, the cost of consumables and services. 

In any case, your choice depends on your project’s requirements. Here’s a short infographic to summarize the differences between the two options:

How it worksTurns liquid nitrogen into gas, then pushes it in the cryo chamber.Uses electricity to compress air and trigger a decrease in temperature.
Installation requirements30 days lead timeventilation and nitrogen supply neededDIY or by trained personnel 90 days lead time special requirements for electrical wiring (220 V or 380 V), installed only by manufacturer’s personnel
Price tag$20,000 +$100,000 +
Yearly maintenanceNot requiredMandatory, for an additional fee
RepairsDIY, remote option possibleOnsite repairs, professionals only
Running costNitrogen ~ 3–7 liters per sessionElectricity ~ 120-180 kW per day
SessionsThe head is on top of the chamberProtective footwear, optional gloves. The person completely enters the chamber where cold air circulatesProtective footwear, gloves, a hat/ear muffs, a face mask.