Spa in your home with a steam generator for the shower
Today, buying a shower stall, we obviously make a choice for ourselves in the direction of convenience and practicality. Some of the first models were so simple that they were a regular shower booth. Then even the question was not about any additional options that can give comfort to this ordinary procedure. Nowadays, shower cabins have been so improved that some of them are practically a whole SPA complex. The popularity is gained by the steam generator for a shower cabin. In such cabins you can not only take a shower, but also get a tremendous relaxation after a hard day’s work. And by including the function of a bath or sauna, you can even treat minor colds.
What it is
A shower room equipped with a steam generator is an apparatus that is equipped with a control system capable of producing steam of the required temperature and humidity. Such booths are popularly referred to as steam rooms. The shower cabin in which the steam generator is installed during the shower creates the effect of a bath.
A very important point is the fact that the generated steam that enters the chamber, does not exceed 60 degrees. That is why water treatments are pleasant and very comfortable. If necessary, you can set the humidity to 100%, but for some people it is unacceptable for health reasons. Based on this, the main thing is that you can control and expose yourself independently of the thermal regime and humidity.
Shower together with the steam generator today is a fairly common phenomenon. These products belong to the highest category of goods. After all, such cabins may include hydromassage and aromatherapy function. Hygiene measures with this technique turn into a real SPA procedure.Such models of shower cabins can contain such auxiliary functions as an installed telephone, the presence of a stereo system, have an additional ventilation system and many other equally useful functions.
The principle of operation of the function "sauna and bath"
When you run this function opens water supply valve. A specially mounted sensor monitors the fluid level all the time. When water reaches a certain point, the valve is automatically blocked. In the case, if the water turned out to be less than the required volume, the valve opens again.
After that TEN is connected to the work. His job is to bring the water almost to the boil and warm the installation to a predetermined temperature. Then it automatically turns off. The water level is constantly monitored, because during the operation of the heating element it can boil and evaporate. As a result, the system valve opens again and the water level is adjusted to the required mark.
When the “bath” function is turned off, the remainder of the unused water system is simply drained into the sewer system.
Control is carried out using the established control panels. The temperature can be set both before switching on the device and after it. Adjustment is carried out using the regulator. The main indicator of proper installation and configuration of the device is the presence of steam when turned on, and its absence when disconnected. So, setting the temperature, the generator automatically begins to fill with water, and after a couple of minutes steam is supplied.
Choosing the right
Today on the market there are several varieties of showers with a steam generator. They differ in the principle of heating.
- Electrode Steam Generators. As the name suggests, electrodes are installed in these models, through which voltage is applied to the liquid. And when an electric current passes through the water, it begins to generate heat.
- Devices in which the heaters are installed. Water in such models is heated with the help of heating elements.
- Devices equipped with an induction system. Radiating high-frequency waves, they affect the water, and with the help of such an effect they warm it.
When making a choice in favor of a shower cabin with a steam generator, it is imperative to consider the following parameters.
- The most important point is location of the steam generator. The best option is when the device is at the bottom. In this case, the unit will warm up evenly from the inside due to the rising warm air masses. This will prevent the need to open the stall door once again by adjusting the temperature.
- The size of the bathroom itself, since the range of such showers starts anywhere from 75 cm.
- It is necessary to decide on a set of functions, since the price policy of a shower stall will depend on it.
- Steam generator power. More powerful models make it possible to get the right amount of steam much faster, but this requires an additional cost of electricity.
When installing such a shower, all conditions must be met in order to ensure the necessary tightness of the cabin and not disrupt the operation of the forced air supply.
Advantages and disadvantages of a shower cabin with a steam generator
Naturally, such a device has many advantages in use.
- Having a shower with a steam generator, you, in fact, are the owner of a miniature sauna at home.
- For lovers of steam bathing, this is generally an indispensable thing, since you are given the opportunity to independently regulate the temperature and steam readings. With this function you can achieve not only the effect of the Russian bath, Finnish sauna, but also the Turkish hammam.
- Of course, we all know that the steam bath is very good for health. It has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system and serves as an excellent prevention of diseases of upper respiratory tract. Also in the booth there is a special container where you can put dried herbs, or add essential oils and hold whole aromatherapy sessions.
Not without drawbacks:
- Directly to the steam generator are quite high safety requirements;
- the cost of the steam generator itself is quite high, so the showers equipped with this device are not affordable for everyone;
- expensive maintenance.
Assessing the pros and cons, everyone can make their choice. In conclusion, I would like to say that by installing a steam generator for the shower cabin, you can feel the full relaxation, bliss, as if visiting the SPA complex.