Post Reply 
Humidifier
Author Message
me50 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 2,559
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #1
Humidifier
For those that have a humidifier, which seems to be the majority, if you have paid close attention to the temperature of the air when you put your hand in front of your mask. If you have or if you put your hand in front of your mask now that I said something about it, how does the air feel and by this I mean cold, warm, hot? Also, it would be helpful if you can post what temp setting you have?

I ask because I am wondering if my humidifier is working as it should be
(This post was last modified: 01-31-2015 06:08 PM by me50.)
01-31-2015 05:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
TheManseHen Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 243
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: RedMed A10 Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: One that came with machine
CPAP Pressure: 7.6-14.0 EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Started C-pap Boxing Day 2014. Tortured sleep more or less since 2000. Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Sex: Female
Location: San Francisco

Post: #2
RE: Humidifier
Not too helpful I'm sure, but on my A10, I have climateline and humidifier that came with machine, set to auto. My bedroom is a chilly 62 (cause I LIKE it that way) and the air coming from diffuser is I'd say about room temp, not cold or warm.
01-31-2015 06:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OpalRose Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,181
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Humidifier
Well I don't have a ResMed so not sure if I can help, but on my PR 60 Series heated humidifier with heated hose, the air is lukewarm. It was definetly cold before I got the heated hose even if I used the preheat feature. My setting is on 3, not sure what that means, and the heated hose is set to 4.

OpalRose
01-31-2015 06:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Skinny Bones Bradley Offline

Members-b

Posts: 16
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10, Respironics Primo P
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 5<>10,6 Variable
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Breathe Music! Play Blues Harmonica !

Sex: Male
Location: Netherlands (Dutch) (English) (German) (French)

Post: #4
RE: Humidifier
Like the rest of the planet we use the metric system and Celsius so my S9 is on 23c
I have to clean and refill every 2 days..

Due to pressure te Air feels cooler than room temperature wich is 19c

Just blow with pressure against your hand, the air comes out at body temp but feels colder
Now exhale softly without pressure against your hand and the air is warm.

simple as that

Humidifier probably works fine!!!
01-31-2015 06:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaytonA Offline
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,015
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: Humidifier
I have S9 Auto with Climateline hose set to auto and 82 deg. F. The air from the S9 feels cool and just outside the vent cooler. If your skin temperature is over 90 deg. F, air temperature in the 80s will feel cool. The air coming out of the vent will feel cooler because it expands rapidly once it leaves the vent. This is how refrigeration works on a small scale.

Are you getting any rainout or more dry mouth than normal? If not, then all is probably well.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
01-31-2015 07:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #6
RE: Humidifier
(01-31-2015 07:57 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  I have S9 Auto with Climateline hose set to auto and 82 deg. F. The air from the S9 feels cool and just outside the vent cooler. If your skin temperature is over 90 deg. F, air temperature in the 80s will feel cool. The air coming out of the vent will feel cooler because it expands rapidly once it leaves the vent. This is how refrigeration works on a small scale.

Are you getting any rainout or more dry mouth than normal? If not, then all is probably well.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Adiabatic cooling from decompression from 20 cm-H2O. Naw.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
01-31-2015 08:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaytonA Offline
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,015
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #7
RE: Humidifier
(01-31-2015 08:52 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Adiabatic cooling from decompression from 20 cm-H2O. Naw.

Yep. The effect is there and I know of no other explanation.
02-01-2015 12:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Beginning use with H5i humidifier Lanco 27 866 12-07-2016 02:59 PM
Last Post: Lanco
  Does long term humidifier use affect lungs? Russatrice 11 440 12-06-2016 06:27 PM
Last Post: eseedhouse
  Gunk and grit in humidifier. MrEGuy 11 520 11-07-2016 12:49 AM
Last Post: cands
  [Equipment] Resmed S10 Autoset Humidifier question keithb4158 6 395 11-02-2016 05:13 AM
Last Post: keithb4158
  Dreamstation heated tube/humidifier initial settings. NorthernGuy 9 743 10-28-2016 09:21 AM
Last Post: Perchas
  [CPAP] Humidifier texasbluedevil69 13 502 10-28-2016 06:58 AM
Last Post: texasbluedevil69
  ResMed 10 - DISHWASHER SAFE Humidifier Padre_StevieJ 5 1,129 10-05-2016 11:03 PM
Last Post: PaytonA

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)