The theoretically "correct" answer is to dump daily, doubly so if you're using tap water.
I dump the distilled water weekly when I clean everything. I never see any residue or slime in my tank.
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there are so many opinions even fights over this me im a teeter totter
there are some unproven cases of horrible problems i found on another forum that could be caused by anything
the things to consider tank life regular depending on town state even country
my town huge lime and chemical problems so distilled is safety for me i get sick off tap water and have to drink distilled
my area wal mart 89 cents a jug so i use it
im on Medicare so everything is swapped out but i like mine clean
tap water can be kept shiny vinegar it will clean haze on tank any build up and vinegar is a great sanitizer
a repair provider shop told me that and 50 50 water vinegar if really bad make vinegar higher
i bounce on opinions
but my care my routine every day or other day depending on how i feel i clean my tank with that solution
if i even remember once in a while my tube my tubes get changed by Medicare every 3 months
for the most part 3 months is good for tubes unless sick
my mask i mainly just wipe it down with a dry rag i keep specially for cpap sometimes i use a tiny drop of soap and then wipe off with water
i always use a pollen extra fine filter on my machine i have bad allergies
and i wipe my whole machine weekly if not more inlets outlets filter area im so anal i tooth brush all the cracks my broke 3 year old looks brand new lol
a doc on here in another post made a good point your putting what you breath into your lungs
exception i have has sleep shops in my area say hair and other crap get caught and turned to phlegm balls
our body's do a good amount of filtering on there own
so its your choice what makes you happy and settles your mind
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Hi All, just got my ResMed H5i humidifier over here in the UK on the NHS, I was told to use 'boiled tap water' and replace it daily.