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Steam Showers: An Eco-Friendly Personal Indulgence

Relax with a clear conscience. Steam showers not only provide users with health benefits, but they are also gentle on the environment. Think of them as the ideal eco-friendly personal indulgence.

One of the latest trends being embraced by designers and homeowners is conservation of both water and energy resources. With water shortages being reported around the world, the plumbing industry has been working toward designing water-saving fixtures that do not sacrifice function or performance.

One such eco-conscious option is the steam bath.

Compare the Steam Bath to the Soaking Tub 

A 20 minute bath using a traditional whirlpool or soaking tub requires a staggering 80 gallons of water whereas a steam bath only takes two gallons. If you bathe every other day, this adds up to about 320 gallons of water per week. Keep in mind that this rate of water consumption is for just one family member.

Even Less Eco-Friendly is the Shower

A traditional shower unit can use even more water than a whirlpool tub!

For a jetted shower system that features two 2.2 gallon-per-minute (gpm) shower heads along with three 1.1 gpm body sprays, one 20 minute shower session would use 160 gallons of water. Showering every other day, one person could use up to 640 gallons of water in a single week.

In comparison, a steam shower unit truly is a water saving luxury.  A steam bath requires only two gallons of water for a typical 20 minute session. A week’s worth of steam sessions use only 14 gallons of water.

There is no contest when comparing the options to decompress or recharge; steam proves to be the best option for homeowners to responsibly reduce their water footprint.

Steam Baths Conserve More Than Just Water

Since a steam shower uses significantly less water per session, much less energy is required to collect, clean, move, store, and dispose of that water.A steam shower unit truly is a water saving luxury: 2 gallons of water for 20 minutes of steambathingHomeowners may be surprised to learn that energy usage is typically less than $1 for an average steam shower session.

To produce the steam needed for one session, a home steam generator only needs to heat two gallons of water - a very small amount when compared to the 80 gallons used by standard whirlpool tubs and the 160 gallons used by jetted showers.

Traditionally, steam showers have been thought of as an amenity reserved only for large, luxurious bathrooms. In reality, bathroom size usually does not limit the ability to install a steam showerProducts such as the MrSteam Steam@Home generator allow homeowners to create the eco-friendly in-home spa of their dreams in a space as compact as 3 feet x 3 feet.

Eco-friendly from Production to Function

All residential steam generators produced by MrSteam are constructed from recyclable stainless steel, providing a naturally corrosion-resistant and eco-friendly product.

MrSteam also extends its eco-friendly standard to the package that arrives at your door. Every package is made from 100 percent recyclable material, so the way in which your steam shower is delivered reflects the environmentally responsible product it contains.

>> Read MrSteam’s complete mission statement.

Steam Showers: Eco-Friendly and Affordable

Eco-friendly products continue to be popular, yet often carry a hefty price tag. Fortunately, that does not need to be the case with steam showers.

Homeowners can purchase a professional-grade MrSteam steam shower for as little as $1,250 - $1,500, plus the cost of labor. That means you can make the choice to help conserve water while preserving your wallet and indulging in all the benefits of steam.

Take the first step with the help of our MrSteam Virtual Spa tool. Within a matter of minutes, you can have an estimate on a custom steam shower that fits both your home and your environmentally-conscious lifestyle.

Steam Shower Buying Guide 

Topics: Benefits of Steam