In addition, Steamist points out that steam baths also are conservative on energy and easy on electric bills ― a 20-minute steam bath costing an average of 25 cents.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans use an average of 100 gallons of water each day – enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses.
“While a steam bath does not necessarily replace the cleansing function of the shower, Steamist recommends combining a short shower with a longer steam bath to cleanse, relax and rejuvenate without wasting water,” suggests Jeff Carney, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamist. "Installing a steam bath in the home is a step towards luxury that homeowners can feel good about."
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