12-11-2014, 10:51 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-11-2014, 11:20 PM by remltr.)
I just received a new climateline heated hose for my S9. In the past few weeks I have noticed that the air was pretty chilly, so I have cranked up the heat to 76 F. There was no change. So since it was time to replace the hose anyway I purchased a new hose with the hope that my old hose was just shot. It may be shot, but I am not getting any better result with the new hose.
I have checked the connections as best as I can. I can't determine what the issue is.
I have to assume that it is one of the two units, either the S9 or the H5i humidifier.
Manual does not have troubleshooting guide - so no help there.
Any ideas which it might be?
BTW I have had this unit since October 2013.
I should have mentioned that 74 F for me is pretty hot, so I expected to see some results from that.
Well I just turned it up to 86 F which is the max temp for this unit. I can feel warmer air and a slight warmth on the hose. But at that temp it should feel almost scorching. Some I think something is still not correct.
This is just a guess but the ambient temperature in your house is probably around 72 degrees. Air that is passing through the CPAP will increase in temperature from compression. This could cause the output temperature to exceed your setting which would negate any additional heat requirements. How are you measuring the temperature? It would probably be better to raise your temp setting to about 86 degrees or higher and try breathing with unit for a few minutes. You'll soon realize if the unit is working or not.
At 84 F my Climateline hose feels barely warm which is about the way it should feel. I believe that skin temp is warmer than that and things do not feel warm until they are warm in comparison to the skin you are feeling it with. At least that is my take on it.