Humidification: innovation and technology

At ResMed, we're committed to improving your quality of life.

Through constant innovation, we push the boundaries to provide you with more effective treatment. Our humidifiers are a case in point: because they alleviate the side-effects of ventilation, you will find your therapy more comfortable and find it easier to comply with your treatment programme.

Learn more about our humidification technologies.

Why does humidification matter? 

If you are receiving CPAP or other ventilation therapy, you might have experienced uncomfortable congestion and dryness in your nose, mouth and throat. This is because the ventilator generates a higher airflow than normal breathing, and our bodies aren't accustomed to – or capable of – humidifying so much air.

We've developed heated humidifiers that add moisture and warmth to the air that's delivered by your therapy device. This reduces these side-effects to give you a more comfortable experience.

What is Climate Control?

Climate Control is ResMed's complete humidification solution for sleep and bilevel patients. It's composed of one of our award-winning S9™ therapy devices, an H5i™ Heated Humidifier and a ClimateLine™ heated tube.

Climate Control is unique because it delivers therapy at your chosen temperature. Most conventional humidifiers ask you to set your preferred humidity level, but then struggle to maintain this humidity as the temperature in your room changes between day and night, or even between seasons.

Climate Control uses feedback from five different sensors to intelligently adjust the amount of humidity needed to deliver therapy at the temperature that suits you, regardless of changes in ambient conditions.

In a recent study, patients using ResMed’s Climate Control humidification system reported significantly less dryness and condensation (often referred to as 'rainout') and found their mask temperature to be much more comfortable.*

The H5i Humidifier: intelligent and accurate 

The H5i Humidifier with Climate Control adjusts to real-time environmental conditions to deliver accurate humidification and offer maximum relief from dryness and congestion. The moisture output for any given setting does not change because the device adjusts to take account of changes in ambient conditions or air flow.

As the H5i provides constant moisture output, it only uses the amount of water needed to provide the required level of moisture. If it is set at the same Climate Control temperature throughout the year, your H5i will use significantly less water during summer than during the winter.

What's special about a ClimateLine tube?

The ClimateLine heated tube has a temperature sensor built into the mask end of the tube. This ensures that the air delivered to your mask is heated consistently to the temperature you find most comfortable.

Maintaining consistent air temperature in the ClimateLine tube makes it less likely that condensation or 'rainout' will form in the tube, which eliminates another potential source of discomfort. 

References

*Wimms AJ, Richards GN, Benjafield et al. Adherence comparison of a new CPAP system in sleep disordered breathing. Sleep 2011;34 (Abstract Suppl): 0391.

Benjafeld et al. Climate Control: Humidification with heated tube. ResMed Science Center 2010

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