In the upper right corner of this steam room is a bath fan. Ventilation is recommended for a steam shower for two reasons: one, because we all bathe differently, and two, the ability to regulate humidity in the home is important. Some enter the steam shower at the first sight of steam and enjoy the gradual environment warm-up; others pre-heat the steam room and prefer the immediacy of high heat upon entry. When entering the steam room at start-up, virtually no moisture is evident. If delaying entry until the environment is hot, humidity will most certainly be released into the surrounding bathing area. Additionally, should your bath be interrupted by a need outside the steam shower, exit and re-entry will also release humidity. As for humidity control, there exists significant data relating to the importance of household ventilation and the removal of latent moisture. The installation of a variable speed, duration controlled, vapor-proof, remote mounted inline fan will put the user in ultimate control, minimizing the effects of moisture to the home.