I've seen that some machines offer heated tubing, and was wondering if anybody had any experience with them.
During the winter, my bedroom gets quite chilly and my old machine would condense water into the tube at a tremendous rate if I set the humidity too high.
However, due to allergies & thick nasal mucous, I'd like to have as much humidity as I can get without condensation.
Would I be better off with a heated tube, a non heated tube and insulation, or one of the machines that adjusts the humidifier to remain non-condensing at the current ambient temperature.
I use the heated tube (Resmed ClimateLine,) and I like it because it prevents rainout.
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05-19-2014, 07:19 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-19-2014, 07:23 AM by Moriarty.)
I have a heated hose that I use on the (few) colder nights that we have. (Well its cold for us Queenslanders when the temp drops below 5º Celcius)
Where I live the humidity gets very low in the middle of winter (<20%) so I crank the humidifier up a bit. That led to 'rain-out' or condensation in the hose and mask when the air temp was 10ºC or below. The heated hose stopped that.
I don't use the heated hose in summer - and often if the humidity is up above about 70% I don't use the humidifier at all.
To answer the question about a machine that controls the humidity - I think that it may not actually manage too well if your aim is to err on the high side with your humidity to help with the congestion. The Heated hose and a hose cover could be enough.
5ºC = 41ºF
10ºC = 50ºF