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Steam Shower => Steam Shower Design & Construction => Topic started by: Ana on November 27, 2010, 02:01:36 PM



Title: SHOULD A STEAM ROOM BE VENTED?
Post by: Ana on November 27, 2010, 02:01:36 PM
SHOULD A STEAM ROOM BE VENTED?  I HAVE HEARD BOTH YES AND NO....WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?


Title: Re: SHOULD A STEAM ROOM BE VENTED?
Post by: Jennifer on June 07, 2011, 04:38:31 PM
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 preheat 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.  The latter, when the environment is hot, will most certainly release humidity 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.  Unless one is aware of the moisture effects to their home while bathing, SteamSaunaBath recommends the installation of a variable speed, duration controlled, vapor-proof, remote mounted inline fan to put the user in ultimate control.



Title: Re: SHOULD A STEAM ROOM BE VENTED?
Post by: Earl on November 10, 2011, 04:42:40 PM
so does that mean you recommend an exhaust fan inside the steam room?


Title: Re: SHOULD A STEAM ROOM BE VENTED?
Post by: Jennifer on November 11, 2011, 05:16:34 PM
Yes, we recommend it but be sure you are choosing an exhaust fan that is dampered and can handle the heat and humidity.
It took us years and many fans to test before we found a line that does the best job.

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