Humidifiers are a helpful part of CPAP therapy. Many of the masks cause nasal dryness, but humidifiers are able to counteract this effect. There are two different types of humidifiers: heated and cold. The heated chambers apply heat to air to create condensation and make the air in the mask moister. The cold humidifiers pick up moisture from passing air.
Most humidifier parts are also replaceable, saving you the hassle of having to replace your entire humidifier if one part breaks. Here, at CPAP People, we sell humidifier chambers, top covers and seals, cleanable tubs and inlet/outlet gaskets.
Things To Consider:
How easy is the part to clean? Does it say if it is dishwasher safe?
How much does it weigh? If you travel a lot, you may want to purchase a humidifier chamber that weighs less. If you mostly stay at home, the weight of the chamber is, most likely, less of a factor for you.
Is a prescription required to purchase that particular part? Most often, it isn’t required, but it’s better to be safe and check each time.