Hello Guest,Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address. Login or Create an Account
Washing the filter?
I've heard conflicting advice from different "respiratory therapists" on this. Some say to wash it regularly, another said to never wash it, but that they will send me a new one every 6 months. Six months seems to be a long time to go with a dusty filter.
03-31-2013, 03:30 PM
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I think the filters are disposable.
Hang in there for more responses to your post,
Best of luck.
03-31-2013, 03:43 PM
FireInCairo, I wash mine each week along with all my other bits of equipment and it has lasted me two years, I'm in Australia and we don't get replacements like you guys. Unless you room is very dusty, it shouldn't get too dusty each week Like evrything to do with CPAP, everyone will have a different opinion or what to do, good luck.
03-31-2013, 06:29 PM
I live in a very dusty house (high ceilings, wood floors, pets) and I can barely go a month before I have to change. And it is always shoo nasty.
There are washable filters. I think it would be best to have two. Keep switching them around so one is drying while the other is being used.
Apnea Board Moderator
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.
03-31-2013, 08:33 PM
(03-31-2013, 03:25 PM)FireInCairo Wrote: I've heard conflicting advice from different "respiratory therapists" on this. Some say to wash it regularly, another said to never wash it, but that they will send me a new one every 6 months. Six months seems to be a long time to go with a dusty filter.According to replacement allowance:
A7038 disposable filter ... 2 per month
A7039 non-disposable (washable) ... 1 per 6 months
Presume the machine listed in profile "Autoset II" is an S8
S8 uses a disposable air filter, the air filter is not washable or reusable (per Resmed instructions)
|Possibly Related Threads...|
|CPAP FILTER, CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE||pavelow360||20||703||
03-16-2017, 02:38 PM
Last Post: hobbs
|How do I prevent rainout for 48 hours after washing Cpap tube||Ihaveapnea||36||1,213||
03-13-2017, 04:58 PM
Last Post: dosco
|Cleaning the Dreamstation reusable dark blue filter||KCap||5||804||
01-10-2017, 04:20 AM
Last Post: Ockrocket
12-17-2016, 05:46 PM
Last Post: cbdoc
10-14-2016, 11:15 AM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
|Hepa Filter install||Kevco1||21||3,024||
09-30-2016, 09:02 PM
Last Post: pupcamper
|Lower AHI when using HME filter||dzwiss||9||681||
09-28-2016, 04:22 PM
Last Post: dzwiss