Steamist Generators: A Brief Look
Steamist is a well-known brand in the sauna industry. The company has been providing steam generators, commercial and residential sauna room systems, controls, and other heat therapy solutions for over 75 years.
At Steam and Sauna Experts, our customers swear by Steamist products, and rightfully so. Steamist products have proven to be long-lasting and innovative in the sauna industry.
And the launch of “Total Sense” product lines has only made the brand a solid option for the customers.
The newer TSG models come with several advantages over their predecessors, the SMP models.
But is it really worth it to upgrade? Or even choose one over another?
That’s what we are here to answer.
This article will go through the key differences between the Steamist TSG and SMP models and figure out how they hold up against the latest steam room and sauna technologies.
But before we get into it, let us tell you a little about Steam and Sauna Experts.
We are steam and sauna designing, maintaining, and repairing experts.
We have more than 17 years of experience designing, installing, and repairing saunas and steam rooms.
Thanks to our years of quality work with builders and consumers, we are widely recognized as the go-to sauna and steam room installation service in South Florida.
We also offer ADA compliance services to help you develop unique solutions for your sauna and steam room spaces to minimize installation challenges.
We can also guide you to make the right choice when it comes to choosing the right sauna systems and accessories.
We are A+ with the Better Business Bureau and our client list is extensive.
Our happy customers range from designers to homeowners and developers. We have developed and designed sauna and steam solutions for jobs as extensive as the Seminole Hard Rock Casinos saunas, steam rooms, and ice fountains.
That’s enough about us.
Let’s get back to the topic at hand.
Steamist SMP vs. TSG: The Main Difference
Strictly speaking, the main difference between the Steamist SMP and TSG generators is that the latter comes equipped with Steady Steam and Instamist features that allow the machines to heat up faster than the SMP line.
The Instamist feature allows the steam unit to produce steam from a cold start in less than one minute. The Steady Steam feature is very advanced temperature control for the steam room with virtually no fluctuations in the set temperature.
The SMP generator has the same level of quality as the TSG, but it does not come with those two features.
How does the TSG model achieve generate instant steam?
Well…that’s where the technology comes in.
Most generators work by ramping up the temperature and coming down constantly. So, if you have set your steam temperature at 100 degrees, the generator will work to constantly go past that and drop below it. This process helps the generators maintain an average of the set temperature.
The Total Sense Steamist model comes with Steady Steam. So, instead of constantly increasing and decreasing the temperature, the TSG generators will increase the temperature once according to the set parameter and then continue to offer a steady steam and heat output.
The other big plus with the TSG model is that you will start to see steam in your shower within sixty seconds of turning on the machine.
Other Features that Make the TSG Line Different
Besides the above-mentioned features, you can also get packages with the TSG line. Steamist offers four spa add ons that can further enhance your sauna experience.
ChromaSense changes the colors of your steam shower to bring positive change to your physical and physiological condition. Steamist believes various color shades can enhance your sauna experience. Not to mention, you can customize your steam room according to your taste.
Did you know that Steamist also sells essential oils? Yes, and you can infuse them with your sauna experience, thanks to the AromaSense.
AromaSense allows you to add a canister of essential oil canister to your sauna system and take advantage of aromatherapy.
AudioSense feature allows you to listen to your favorite music in the steam shower from any Bluetooth device.
Note: Steamist sells the speakers separately.
With AudioSense, you can:
ShoweSense lets you enjoy your steam experience followed by a refreshing shower from up to three different outlets. You can control the different shower temperatures according to your preference. Moreover, you can control all steam functions using the touchscreen controller.
What About the Steamist SMP Line?
All four of the additional features also work with the Steamist SMP line. Both the SMP and TSG lines come with a stainless steel tank that lasts years. Both the SMP and TSG generators are designed to be efficient when it comes to energy and water consumption.
So, all in all, the TSG line has everything that the SMP line has and then some more.
Most of these features are tangible developments over the previous models and services to offer a better sauna experience.
We hope this piece of content helped you understand the main differences between SMP and TSG product lines.
Comparing the two product lines from Steamist, the TSG models definitely come up as a winner. The TSG line is smarter, more advanced, more efficient, and innovative.
But that’s not to say that the SMP line is obsolete. Most of what works with TSG works with SMP too. The only difference comes in the form of innovation and convenience.
If you are in the market for the latest and greatest steam shower generators, the Steamist TSG line is the best option for you. Nevertheless, if you are only looking for an effective steam generator that provides you with a good steam and sauna experience for years to come, you can’t go wrong with the SMP line.
If you are still confused, you can reach out to us, tell us about your requirements, and we can curate the perfect steam room or sauna solution for you.