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Average length cpap machine lasts?
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Is there an approximate length of time a cpap machine lasts? As long as it is working should I not worry about it. All buttons seem to function and it doesn't appear to have any leaks. Humidifier works fine when I use it. I had this same (first one) since about Aug 2009

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Hi Postysam, First of all, WELCOME! to the forum.! I'm not sure of the answer to your question but hang in there someone will be able to help you shortly.
trish6hundred
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(09-25-2012, 04:48 PM)Postysam Wrote: Is there an approximate length of time a cpap machine lasts? As long as it is working should I not worry about it. All buttons seem to function and it doesn't appear to have any leaks. Humidifier works fine when I use it. I had this same (first one) since about Aug 2009

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With proper care the machine can last long time but normally 5 years if insured. You can only go by how you feel as the Plus model doesn't tell you how many times stopped breathing during night or how long each event lasted (AHI), or leak so you know if leak is large enough to compromise the therapy just how many hours using the machine each night. If you feel fine and don,t need the data than no point to upgrade but if you want to look at your data to see whats going on and hows therapy is working than you need data capable machine. You can get a decent used or new data capable machine such as S9 AutoSet or PR System One Auto at a reasonable price from Supplier #2
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I did some research online when I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and most people are getting on average 7 years use out of their machines, but if they have health insurance, they usually get a new one every 5 years.
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I had my S7 for 6 years. It was starting to not put out the pressure it says it was. The inside, under the tiny screen, was dusty. The outside was discolored (it was white and blue but slowly turned gray and green).

If you never go anywhere, if you have a clean house, if you do regular maintenance, I can see one lasting longer. BUT, I think that after 5 yrs, it should be regularly checked with a manometer.
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hi guys n gals
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I have currently been using the same machine since 2005 a resmed s7 with a pressure of 14
The wife does not complain about me snoring and the hospital checks it every so often so after 7 years it seems to be holding up ok

have just bough a s8 elite for the 12v function for my 3 night fishing trips so hope that will last me aslong as what the s7 has
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Welcome to Apnea Board, LIPTUGGA.

5 years of every-day use is the average lifespan of a CPAP... if you can stretch that out further, great. The only thing I'd add is that CPAP technology has improved dramatically in the past 2-3 years in comfort, noise-reduction and in effectiveness of treatment.

But heck, sometimes 'ya just gotta save your money for more fishing trips. I fully understand that, of course. Bigwink Coffee

It's not always about quantity of life; quality counts too! Happy Eyes
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Welcome to the Forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!! Welcome

I am not sure what the average run time until failure but my first machine I had from October 2002 until December 2008 when it died.
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In 17 years I've had 5 machines; however, currently I own two (one for home and one for travel(which I bought outright) ). The third machine was obtained in 2006 and replaced in 2012 by the fifth one. And I drowned my second machine when the detached pass-over humidifier fell over and flooded the interior. The first one lasted the longest (I think); I had to replace it when it started to make a loud whistling sound after some of the screws loosened up and got lost. So basically I guess I've been averaging one machine every 5 years.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF FACT.
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Hi LIPTUGGA, WELCOME! to the forum.! Hopefully you can get quite a few years out of both your machines before you have to replace them, although, The newer machines are much quieter and offer great features to enhance therapy. Best of luck.
trish6hundred
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