(02-20-2014, 10:00 AM)herbm Wrote: I sure don't notice the "heat" of the heated hose (and I usually drape it across my neck or even tucked under my arm.
The neck is very sensitive and under the arm would trap the heat if it were noticeably warm. Neither demonstrates the hose is "warm".
All this in a bedroom that is a least 65 degrees.
The air should not be particularly hot either. If you noticed it then it would probably be TOO hot.
My understanding is that (most of?) the machines heat the water to the given temperature (or the one required by the humidity) and the air just passes passively over the water to pick up moisture. (Someone else may have a better or more machine specific explanation.)
The air will be just a bit warmer than the surrounding room in any case due to the increase in pressure -- unless and until it passes through a hose that is cooler due to ambient air.
When the hose is heated this generally prevents much cooling as the air traverses the hose.
Thanks Herb, I am getting the impression that all is as it should be. Thanks for taking special note for me.
I had a shocking nights sleep with a terrible nightmare thrown in. It showed, with my AHI'S being up to 7.5 last night where as other nights they have been around 2.5.
Machine said leaks were fine though. Haven't checked SleepyHead yet. The only thing I can really read on that is leaks and AHI'S, the rest of it doesn't mean much, but I'm happy with that for a beginner.
The lady whom I sent the S8 back to rang me yesterday to tell me she had read my SD card and she thought I had excellent results. She was really impressed. Said I was very, very good for a newbie.
If I hadn't been on this forum soaking up all this valuable information over the past months, no way would I have received that glowing report.
She is going to email info to Drs. and see if they want to increase pressure on my machine, she thinks it could do with a slight increase.
Otherwise, part from bad sleep, nothing to do with machine, all going well.
One day at a time....