Air Filters: Cleaning And Replacement
All CPAP machines have one or two filters. The main filter needs to be replaced once every 2 weeks. It is a thick and large filter that is commonly considered as the main air filter in the CPAP machine. Always inspect it to see is it dirty, clogged, or damaged. You should replace it as soon as you notice any of the just mentioned issues.
The white filter is ultra-fine and it is used for delicate air filtration. Make sure to replace it after 30 usages. This means that you should replace it once per month. Most users replace it even sooner due to the pandemic and we recommend you do the same thing. This air filter cannot be washed or reused.
Humidifier And The Corresponding Hose
Ideally, you will empty the humidifier chamber after each use and you will fill it with water in the evening. But, some cleaning is needed. First of all, use distilled water only. It doesn’t contain minerals or other substances that can accumulate inside. Then, always let it air dry. Use vinegar and warm water to clean it, wash it off, and reuse it. The hose which connects the machine to the humidifier should be cleaned with your CPAP mask, swivel adapter, and the hose.