A typical steam bath costs only $3 to $5 more in electricity each month when used 3 times a week.
Woodinville, WA (PRWEB) May 26, 2012
When remodeling a bathroom, there are many features to consider. According to Matt Muenster of the DIY Network (see image 7), one of the top trends is to include a steam shower. Adding a steam shower makes excellent use of space, conserves water and energy (when compared to other water-based heat bathing), and elevates the bath to another level of luxury. Amerec's continuous product development helps create the ideal steam shower through innovations like the K200i Freedom Wireless Control with Aromatherapy and Chromatherapy and the new Amerec iPod Docking Station with remote and waterproof speakers.
Efficient use of space: The compact size of the Amerec AT and AK steam generators can easily fit in a vanity or other small area. Besides the generator, steam shower does not require any extra space to be used in the bath room. A standard shower can be modified by simply enclosing the room from floor to ceiling and installing the steam generator, control, and steam head. For seating, a bench can be built, if space allows, or for tighter quarters, an Amerec Teak fold-down seat can be installed. Unlike deep soaking tubs, jetted tubs, or hot tubs, a steam shower uses the space you already have.
Conserves water and energy: When compared to other water-based heat bathing like deep soaking tubs, jetted tubs, or hot tubs, a steam bath provides a significant reduction in water use, and it is more energy efficient than a hot tub. In a typical steam bath, less than 2-1/2 gallon of water is used, compared to 60-120 gallons for a tub or 100 gallons for a 15 minute body spray system. As for energy use, according to Amerec, a leading manufacturer in steam bath equipment, “A typical steam bath costs only $3 to $5 more in electricity each month when used 3 times a week.” Since a steam generator only uses electricity when running, it is far more efficient than a hot tub that must remain on to keep the volume of water heated.
Elevates the bath to another level of luxury: A home spa is the dream of many. A steam shower provides the ideal environment for several therapeutic elements to be used together. First, the steam of the shower is soothing and induces a feeling of complete relaxation. Most steam heads incorporate a dimple for dispersing essential oils for aromatherapy. Some systems, like the Amerec K200i Freedom Control incorporate wireless control of aromatherapy injection pumps, so a bather can control how much aromatherapy is used, without having to bring the bottle into the shower. Also available on the K200i Freedom Control is another increasingly popular trend, according to Kristen Hampshire of HGTV: Chromatherapy. Chromatherapy is the use of colored lights to help bring about a change in mood. In a steam shower, Chromatherapy is especially beautiful as the colored lights diffuse through the clouds of steam. Finish the transformation of the shower into a haven of relaxation with an in shower sound system like the Amerec iPod Docking Station with remote control and waterproof speakers.
Whether updating a shower or undertaking a complete remodel, consider including a steam bath. To learn more about steam baths, contact your local plumbing wholesaler or call Amerec at 1-800-331-0349 or visit Amerec at http://www.amerec.com, where an expert can assist you with design questions.
Amerec is a leading manufacturer of residential steam generators and commercial steam boilers. Residential steam generators are backed by an industry leading Limited Lifetime Warranty. As part of the TyloHelo Worldgroup, Amerec continues to advance steam bathing products through continuous research and development.