By October 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm 543 3 1
Did you know your machine has 2 filters that should be changed regularly?
Most machines today have a foam filter that should be popped out and hand cleaned when visibly dirty ( about once per month) These foam filters, if cleaned regularly can last a few years.
The white fine filters ( as they are called) may sit BEHIND the grey foam filters or on some machines are located elsewhere. Check your patient instruction manual that came with your machine…you know, the ones were rarely read!!
The white fine filters - VERY IMPORTANT to replace these regularly. Think of them like your air conditioning filters…look at them monthly and if they are visibly dirty, replace them. I change mine monthly.
Our CPAP machines are expensive and an investment in our good health, so we need to take care of them!
You check your air conditioning filters at home, and the variety of filters in your car because you know that doing so will keep things running smoothly. Same holds true for your CPAP machine.
The first of every month, when I check my air conditioning filter - I also remember to change my CPAP filter…makes it easier to remember that way!