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Should I change my machine after 6 years?
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Should I change my machine after 6 years?
Hi,

I own a 6 years old Airsense 10. According to my insurance I can change to the new S11. 70% is covered.

I am set to have it next week, but I'm wondering what you think about this: is there a reason to change after 6 years if the older one is still working? the only issue I see is that sometimes, the connector to the tube can be capricious, but it still works well still.
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RE: Should I change my machine after 6 years?
Get the new and keep the old in case the new one fails. That way you will not be without one.
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RE: Should I change my machine after 6 years?
I guess the decision depends in part on how many usage hours your PAP has. If you used your PAP 8 hours, 365 days, for 6 years, you should be at about 17,200 or so hours. This is within the expected lifespan of 15-20,000 hours.

If me, I'd get the new PAP and save your old machine for backup duty.
Dave

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RE: Should I change my machine after 6 years?
Thanks to everyone!
I will get the new machine.

I hope the S11 is worth it...
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RE: Should I change my machine after 6 years?
I put over 21,000 hours on my S9E that I bought used....

I bought an S10 *for her* about 15 months ago. Treatment is much better with the new machine. I regret not buying a new machine sooner.
I'm sure that the S11 will be worth it
DaveL
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I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Should I change my machine after 6 years?
Having a backup is valuable. 70% coverage would make me ask the price being charged. As long as the DME does not inflate prices above MSRP, it should be fine.
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