Adjusting Humidity on AirSense 11 CPAP

  • By Clay Rollyson
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Adjustment of your humidifier setting on your AirSense 11 CPAP is super simple. It can even be set to an “auto” mode where the AirSense 11 will adjust. With that being said you should know how it works and what options you have on your AirSense 11.

Manual Adjustment of the AirSense 11 Humidifier

Let’s start off with the manual adjustment option. With this option you simply adjust the setting up or down to account for your comfort. If you are dry when you wake up, then you need to increase the setting. If you wake up with excess condensation or water in your tube, then you should adjust it down. Usually adjusting it in increments of 1 per night is the best bet. Drastic adjustments make it hard to determine what your best setting is. If you are using heated tubing skip to the next section below. Now let’s walk through how to adjust the standard AirSense 11 humidifier settings in detail.

Step by Step Instructions:

   

  1. Access the Patient Level Menu by pressing “My Options” on the main screen. If you do not see that option press the little house icon in the top left to navigate back to your home screen.
  2. The second setting down should be “Humidity Level”. Press that option to access the settings levels.
  3. Now you will see the settings options. From “off” to the highest setting of 8. Select your desired setting. Remember to adjust in small increments.
  4. Press Ok to confirm the settings change. Then press the house icon to navigate back to your main home screen.

Using a heated tube on the AirSense 11 CPAP for humidity

When you add the AirSense 11 heated tube into the mix you add in a really cool feature… complete automation. When you first plug on your ClimateLineAir heated tube the settings will configure to “Auto” for climate control and for tube temp. In this setting the AirSense 11 will adjust itself to maximize humidity without causing excess condensation. It does this by monitoring your rooms temperature and humidity levels. I recommend everyone start in this setting. If it works, then you are good to go. If not, you can use the instructions below to adjust the humidity setting manually.

Manual humidifier adjustment with heated tube:

     

  1. Access the Patient Level Menu by pressing “My Options” on the main screen. If you do not see that option press the little house icon in the top left to navigate back to your home screen.
  2. Press the “Climate Control” setting to access that menu.
  3. Press “Manual” to change from Auto to manual humidifier setting. Then press the “OK” button.
  4. Next press the “Tube Temp” setting to change your temperature.
  5. Select the desired temperature and press “OK” to confirm. Tube temperature should be adjusted up as needed to account for excess condensation in tubing or mask.
  6. Next press “Humidity Setting” to access the humidity settings.
  7. Then press the setting you desire, then “OK”, then Home Icon. Remember to adjust a little at a time. Increase setting to add humidity and reduce to reduce humidity.