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How much humidifier benefit if not using ClimateLine?
05-02-2016, 12:14 PM
When using my Resmed S9 with the humidifier temperature turned on, but with just a regular hose, am I getting any humidifier benefit? Or do I have to have ClimateLine to get any benefit?
05-02-2016, 12:34 PM
The ClimateLine heated hose only helps with rainout issues - i.e. condensation build up in the hose. You are still getting heated, humidified air from the machine itself.
05-02-2016, 01:01 PM
great - that's what I was hoping
05-02-2016, 01:04 PM
TooSleepy, I run my humidifier with a regular hose, and get plenty of humidification.
Uses most of the water in my H5i tank when set to 5.0
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05-02-2016, 04:32 PM
Climateline is not needed for any purpose except to marginally raise the temperature of the tube wall above the dew point to avoid condensation. Not really much if any impact on humidification.
I got rainout with my climateline hose with the humidifier set to 5. Returning it to 4 solved that. But I use nowhere near a full tank per night. It uses about one division as marked on the front of the tank. Should I be expecting more than that? The air does not feel particularly warm coming out.
Climate Ctrl is manual, Tube temp 81F, humidity 4.
05-02-2016, 05:27 PM
I find that the ClimateLine works best for me during the driest winter months. During the humid summer I don't need the humidifier. . . but each person and their locale will respond differently to the humidity levels. Are you having a cough or a dry spot in the back of your throat?
05-02-2016, 05:35 PM
(05-02-2016, 05:17 PM)Sn00zeAlarm Wrote: I got rainout with my climateline hose with the humidifier set to 5. Returning it to 4 solved that. But I use nowhere near a full tank per night. It uses about one division as marked on the front of the tank. Should I be expecting more than that? The air does not feel particularly warm coming out.
Rainout can still occur, even with the ClimateLine hose, particularly if you live in a humid climate or sleep in a cool bedroom. Nonetheless, the whole purpose of the hose is to prevent rainout - doesn't always work, though.. I have the hose max'd out at 86 deg, and TWO covers, yet I still get rainout when I blast my AC during the summer.
Also, there is no need to be in "manual" mode if your settings are humidity 4, hose temp 81 deg F. Those are the default "Auto" settings, and you may as well just stay in Auto mode, which is the best at preventing rainout, even though they are much drier conditions than is comfortable for me. In any case, "one mark" of water use per night sounds about right for those settings.
05-02-2016, 06:38 PM
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Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
05-02-2016, 07:01 PM
(05-02-2016, 05:17 PM)Sn00zeAlarm Wrote: The air does not feel particularly warm coming out.81F is 15 degrees F below body temperature. And things don't start to feel noticeably "warm" until they're closer to body temperature.
My guess is the best way to describe the air coming through a heated hose set to something like 81F is that it is "less cold" than it would feel if you were using a non-heated hose with a heated humidifier, and a whole lot "less cold" than it feel if you were using the humidifier in passover mode.
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