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Is the ResMed ClimateLine Heated Tubing worth buying?
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My insurance company only provided the standard slim line hose. Is it worth upgrading the hose?
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I like them a lot but not at $51 or what ever the list price is. Check the big auction site many on there go for $30. Mine or covered by insurance. May want to try getting your script updated to include the ClimateLine hose and have them submit it with the proper code and see if it is not approved. Your call.
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(09-06-2013, 11:32 PM)STL Mark Wrote: I like them a lot but not at $51 or what ever the list price is. Check the big auction site many on there go for $30. Mine or covered by insurance. May want to try getting your script updated to include the ClimateLine hose and have them submit it with the proper code and see if it is not approved. Your call.

I can get it for $38 on amazon with free shipping.
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(09-06-2013, 11:12 PM)TiredinFL Wrote: My insurance company only provided the standard slim line hose. Is it worth upgrading the hose?

If you're not getting condensation in your hose, I don't know why you'd need it.
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Hi TiredinFL,
Are you having problems with access water, (rainout,) in your standard hose? The heated hose prevents rainout.
I have been using it since I have switched to Resmed machines and like it very much.
trish6hundred
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I personally notice a difference so I use climateline. I am sure this depends on room temperature and humidifier settings, so rainout is the only standard by which to judge.

I highly recommend (this coming from a person whose insurance has too high of a deductible) that you look for internet deals on a variety of sites. There's a popular local site where people LIST stuff to sell. I think Craig recommended it (hint hint).

I do my entire therapy outside insurance and even doctor oversight. I think in the near future, this therapy will be de-regulated once all the bells and whistles are in place to make monitoring effectiveness easier.
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I have only used the climateline, though my machine came with both. I expect to use the standard one when I have to run the machine on 12V power (caravanning)
I liked the idea it is supposed to monitor the humidity at the mask end according to the marketing. I find that having the air wetter helps avoid nostril issues with my nasal pillows. mind you I am a rank newbie so happily defer to the more experiences voices here.

Added to that my wife needs to have a cool room to sleep in, which means AC through the summer months (with an extra blanket on my side of the bed), so I thought the heated line as essential to avoid rain out then.

If you have the coin spare- try it and see.



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Some people feel that it warms the air itself coming from the humidifier and the like the warmer air. I've never noticed a temp difference with or without it. It's job is to keep the hose warm so the moisture doesn't condensate inside the hose.

What I have noticed is during the winter when our bedroom is cold, the heated hose has totally eliminated the rainout racket. The only place I get condensation is inside the mask itself. During the summer, I don't use the humidifier as often so I don't use the heated hose.
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Depends. Do you have excessive condensation in your hose? If not, then no, no need for climate line.

Now if they would come up with a climate line that would cool the air down to about 50-60 deg F, THAT would be massively cool.

OMM
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(09-09-2013, 05:45 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: Now if they would come up with a climate line that would cool the air down to about 50-60 deg F, THAT would be massively cool.
OMM

First: The Climateline from ResMed keeps the RELATIVE Humidity on a fixed percentage: 80%. As this parameter is very dependant from the temperature, the system regualtes this RH (percentage of the maximum possible absolute humidity at a certain temperature) by changing the temperature of the humidifier and the tube. In summer we hardly need that heated tubing, so it does not work. But in winter, when your room is cold (if it is!), the heated tubing plus humidifier prevent rainout. I would personally recommend it strongly, IF you have a cold room in winter.

secondly: The remark on top of my posting is a joke indeed! As said above, cooling down would cause rainout. Only if you don't fill the humidifier with water, this would be great. And very dry!

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