Post Reply 
Life Span?
Author Message
jeffy1958 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 21
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F & P Zest Nasal
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-13
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Oshkosh, WI

Post: #1
Life Span?
Does anyone know the average life span of a CPAP machine? Mine is almost 5 years old. Hate for it to fail and I have to find a new one during a "Holiday" weekend or something. And as pessimistic as that sounds, as a mechanic I live by two simple codes. 1 - anything mechanical WILL fail. 2 - anything electrical WILL fail. And it usually / always happens at the most inconvenient time. And I am well aware that something new out of the box can fail in 5 days, as well as something that has a life of 5 years can last 50 years. Just trying to get and average and an idea.


How To Get The Perfect Mask Fit

How important is Quality Sleep to your heart

What The Mind Can Conceive and Believe - The Body Will Achieve

Positive Attitude = Positive Results / Negative Attitude = Negative Results

05-13-2014 09:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Bama Rambler Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 213
Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: Respironics System One DS460TS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 15 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: xPAP, Best thing since sliced bread!

Sex: Male
Location: Southwest Alabama

Post: #2
RE: Life Span???
The machines are designed to last about 20,000 hours. Your machine should have somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 hours on it. At 5 years, it's probably getting time to look at a new one.
05-13-2014 10:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PsychoMike Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 551
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F10 is my primary
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Life Span???
If you're on insurance, most have it set up for a replacement every 5 years or so for the reason that Bama describes.
05-13-2014 11:48 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: Life Span???
Yup. 5-6 yrs. Even then, depending on the insurance, they may not replace it simply due to age. But DMEs are usually good at smoothing those lines. Noise levels, fading display screens, etc. Not that I'm saying that's what my DME did when I my S7 reached 5.5 yrs old. Nope.

(Also, I removed the extra question marks from the subject line. Sometimes the forum software hiccups with repeating punctuation in subject lines. And whatever the forum software wants, it gets!)

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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 OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-13-2014 06:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
CKJ411 Offline

Members

Posts: 13
Joined: Apr 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 5cm
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Florence, AL

Post: #5
RE: Life Span?
I'd echo what the others have said. My main concern would be it's most likely way beyond warranty and if you have insurance you are likely beyond the guideline to replace your machine. Better off messing with insurance replacing it and having a backup than waiting in my mind.
05-13-2014 06:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
archangle Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,159
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Happy PAPper

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #6
RE: Life Span?
It's not a bad idea to keep an eye on Craigslist or similar sources for a cheap used CPAP machine while your current one is still working. I've found good deals and made great upgrades, but I had to watch CL for 3 months or so before I found good deals.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
05-14-2014 02:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
ThatOtherGuy Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 50
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: RESMED S9 Autoset on APAP mode
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Amara + chinstrap
Humidifier: RESMED S9
CPAP Pressure: 5 to 17
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Post: #7
RE: Life Span?
Mine came with a 5 year warranty and my insurance will not cover me for another in under 5 years, so I reckon 5 years is the life give or take. I know at 5 years I will just buy another machine (and claim my insurance rebate) and the current one will become the backup/travel machine. Then at 10 years, rinse and repeat.
05-14-2014 04:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Nasal pillow life unofon 5 464 11-26-2016 03:27 PM
Last Post: unofon
  New Member. This board has already made my life better! Russatrice 9 335 11-26-2016 01:24 PM
Last Post: OpalRose
  3 graphs that are saving my life Rcgop 4 339 11-23-2016 02:23 AM
Last Post: PoolQ
  Looking for advice on new machine, good for travel - and adapting to life without PAP Hazel 8 493 11-08-2016 05:59 PM
Last Post: PsychoMike
  P10 Mask Life Expectancy? player 7 616 04-24-2016 10:39 PM
Last Post: player
  [Pressure] Life with New Machine BIGELI 6 1,314 07-03-2015 08:45 PM
Last Post: vsheline
  [CPAP] Life of CPAP machine northern girl 9 2,324 05-28-2015 08:52 AM
Last Post: P-Bar

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)