Replacing CPAP Machine Supplies
As previously mentioned, the replacement of supplies can significantly impact the overall cost of your unit. Let's talk about the supplies you need to maintain and eventually replace for an optimum sleep CPAP machine:
1 CPAP Mask Headgear
You must replace your mask headgear every 6 to 9 months, but you should aim to get the most out of your mask headgear.
The CPAP mask headgear will eventually stretch out; you can adjust your headgear so that it fits comfortably. Wash the headgear with gentle soap now and again.
Signs that it's time to replace your CPAP headgear include visible tears or rips, frayed fabric, and a feeling of general discomfort when in use.
2 CPAP Hoses and Tubing
You must replace your hoses and tubing every 6 to 12 months, but you should aim to get the most out of the hoses and tubing by using a CPAP hose cover to touch the hose gently and to prevent furniture scratches.
Do not tangle the hose and tubing, and it will last longer.
Signs that it's time to replace your CPAP hoses and tubing include loose hose connections, air leakage, visible tears or rips, visible mold growth, strange odors, and mineral build-up.
3 CPAP Air Filter
You must replace your air filter every 3 to 6 months, CPAP air filters are not washable or reusable. CPAP filters last for a maximum of 180 days.
Once your air filter has reached its full use, you must replace it.
Signs that it's time to replace your CPAP air filter include strange odors, low airflow, and visible dirt/dust.