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Using heated coil or not in Summer?
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Thanks for the observations and comments. I read somewhere to set the humidifier on auto and it would adjust temperature based on ambient air conditions. We don't use AC nor Heat where I live and April and May can get close to 90 degrees. Add that to being at 5200 ft and it feels hotter. I just didn't want heated air but bet all I have to do is take it off Auto and adjust the temp to the minimum. Problem solved. Thanks
Barbara
Ajijic, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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You can see the sensor in the end of the climateline hose. It protrudes into the airflow.
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(04-08-2015, 08:07 PM)justMongo Wrote: You can see the sensor in the end of the climateline hose. It protrudes into the airflow.
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Cool! Now we all know!
Barbara
Ajijic, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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The purpose of the heated hose is not so much about a comfort factor or an air temp factor as it is about being a method to prevent humidified air from precipitating against a colder tube wall, which is what occurs in rainout. That is an apt name, as this is exactly what happens; it "rains" inside the tube (the temp differential converts suspended molecules to actual water drops) if there is a temp differential.

So whether you have a rainout, or whether it becomes important or not to have a heated hose, is basically dependent on the temp of the ambient air in your bedroom. Regardless of the season, if you have cooler air there, then there is probably more of a need for the heated hose. But most folks keep the room air about the same all year around.

Another hedge against rainout is a nice fleece hose cozy, which is also aesthetically welcome. IOW, the cozy provides some insulation meaning the heated hose may not be as necessary. Best 19 bucks I ever spent.
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(04-08-2015, 08:35 PM)TyroneShoes Wrote: The purpose of the heated hose is not so much about a comfort factor or an air temp factor as it is about being a method to prevent humidified air from precipitating against a colder tube wall, which is what occurs in rainout. That is an apt name, as this is exactly what happens; it "rains" inside the tube (the temp differential converts suspended molecules to actual water drops) if there is a temp differential.

So whether you have a rainout, or whether it becomes important or not to have a heated hose, is basically dependent on the temp of the ambient air in your bedroom. Regardless of the season, if you have cooler air there, then there is probably more of a need for the heated hose. But most folks keep the room air about the same all year around.

Another hedge against rainout is a nice fleece hose cozy, which is also aesthetically welcome. IOW, the cozy provides some insulation meaning the heated hose may not be as necessary. Best 19 bucks I ever spent.

Sounds like win win. I'll look into getting the hose cozy.
Barbara
Ajijic, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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