The amount of water is regulated by the control unit. An indicator indicates when the water level is sufficient. It is not necessary to put water every day, but it is recommended to add at least one cup of distilled water every week. When you first receive the control unit, you will need to fill each bucket (water tank) with approximately 16 ounces of distilled water or filtered water.
Each box comes with a water indicator light so you know if you've added enough and lets you know when you need to add more at any time. We strongly recommend using distilled water. Standard tap water can be used, but this makes the silicone tubing more prone to sediment accumulation. Once you have all the supplies you need, place your chilipad pad on top of your mattress and continue to make the bed as you normally would.
Then connect the tubes of the pad to the control units, plug the control units into an electrical outlet and fill them with water. I suggest pouring the water into each unit slowly, but each unit is going to take about 24 ounces. The Cube sleep system consists of a control unit (the cube) and a soft mattress topper (called Chilipad) that features microtubes made of medical grade silicone. Officially, the Chilipad is available for queen, king and California King mattresses, including single-user versions that fit half of those mattresses.
Your skin isn't meant to come into direct contact with the Chilipad, but it's made of a cotton-polyester blend that seems to add a little more cushion to my mattress. While the ChiliPad is expensive when you have the options for the larger sizes, it's definitely worth it if you have a hot sleep and are looking for a little relief. The Chilipad bucket comes with a soft mattress protector that is placed on top of the bare mattress before the sheets are placed, and the main bucket where all the electrical control is carried out. I could go every engineer and talk about the use of energy in watts converted into BTUs in cooling, talk about the BTUs in the heat released by the body, the volume of water that flows through the chilipad, the measured temperature of the water that enters and the water that comes out, etc.
For those who need a softer mattress and find themselves warming up at night, the ChiliPad is an excellent option. A positive side of the Chilipad is that it automatically shuts off when the water is not enough or has been reduced too much, so you don't have to worry that the Chilipad will break down because it ran out of water. One person can use the ChiliPad and the other person can get the warmest air temperature they want. If your partner doesn't want to use the ChiliPad, you can buy one of the average sizes so you can sleep on it, and it won't affect him at all unless he is sensitive to fan noise.
The Chilipad is similar to a normal mattress in that it covers the bed with a thin layer of cushioning. The ChiliPad is manufactured in the United States and is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte. The ChiliPad is a temperature-controlled mattress and you can control the heat or cold of your bed with the push of a button. This means that you need two Chilipads (including two control units) to cool both sides of the mattress.
You can actually make a Chilipad half queen or half king work for you on virtually any mattress, regardless of size.