Firstly as already mentioned, steam is very much different to a sauna. BIG DIFFERENCE IN HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE. Steam will be produced always at 100 degrees Celsius BUT, is not there to heat your shower cabin or you. It is there to increase humidity to 100% or as near as possible. Your cabin does not need to be hot! You will notice your temperature control can read in some cases, up to 60 degrees, this does not mean your cabin will ever reach this and you do not want it to either. (Some car speedos read 140mph but the car is not expected to reach this!) Your alarm will alert you should you ever get near this. Set display to around 38 degrees, this is perfect for the average 10-minute steam.
I set my temperature to 38 degrees and it keeps going. Never stops even after 15 minutes use why?
It will NOT stop generating while the temperature is lower than 38 degrees. Remember you are not using this feature to heat the cabin, 38 degrees is the CUT OFF LEVEL if it ever gets this high. So the truth is you have not hit the set temperature and certainly more usual than not.
So when will it hit the average temperature set?
Broadly speaking it may never reach your level set unless very low. The reason for this is because the cabin itself holds the sensor so it is the cabin itself that needs to reach the given temperature NOT the air in it, not the steam!
You are there for the humidity the warmth comes from a by-product of the steam and room temperature. Steam condensates and turns back into water very quickly as it loses heat. You have a better chance of hitting the set readout if you have used the shower before steaming as this has warmed it up. Another aid is a warm bathroom itself. In both cases expect the temperature to drop rather than rise in these situations, your bathroom is never heated to 38 degrees as an example and the steam cabin temperature dissipation of heat is rapid through the glass and metal items your shower is made from. The bigger the cabin the faster it will lose heat to the bathroom air outside. In a nutshell. If your bathroom were heated to the average of 38 degrees your steam would cut in and out. The temperature readout goes a lot higher for another simple reason, Insignia Products sell the same model showers throughout Europe and beyond. The UK and Germany are the two coldest countries, average bathrooms here are around 25 degrees, BUT some are sold in Africa, some in Dubai. Here it is common the bathroom temperature reaches 40 degrees or more, so we need to use higher settings!
Turning “UP” the temperature will NOT help in Northern Europe. Steam is steam, 100 degrees always, it is not as an electric heater or radiator would be and not supposed to be. Is it producing steam? Is it doing this every 20 seconds or so? Are you wet from steam? Yes? Then all good.
I have some steam escaping around the door seals.
This is not a problem, all shower /steam cabins allow for this not only Insignia Products. The seals in the main are to stop splashing when showering not to seal all when steaming. This is normal and not critical so long as your cabin reaches 100% humidity which it will.
The steam escapes and makes my bathroom steamy or damp.
The reason for this is the escaped steam condensates on items like ceramic tiles as these take longer to warm to room temperature. Also, low bathroom temperature makes the steam loss not only look worse as you can see it for longer but increases condensation.
All can be avoided with a standard building regulation extractor as fitted to all bathrooms of recent build and a very much recommended not only for steam but showering /bathing.