When to Change Out Your CPAP Tubing and Filters

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Care and upkeep of your continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine is crucial for maintaining its longevity—and improving your sleep health. This means regular cleaning of your CPAP machine and replacement of the various parts of your machine, even if your equipment looks to be in good condition. Often the reasons you’ll need replacements aren’t visible to the naked eye, but replacing your equipment as needed is important anyway.

Your replacement schedule will probably be determined by your insurance provider, but this guide will give you a good baseline for the recommended time frame of use for your CPAP machine tubing and filters. Keep in mind that Monthly CPAP Club, we send you fresh filters, tubing, cushions and a new mask every 3 months to help maintain good hygiene.

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The Importance of Replacing Your Equipment

CPAP machine tubing and filters are tricky because they look to be in good condition for much longer than they actually are. Furthermore, failing to replace the parts compromises your CPAP therapy because you’ll be breathing unclean air. Much like cleaning your machine, swapping out old parts for new will keep everything working as it’s supposed to so you can get the quality sleep your body needs.

CPAP Tubing Replacement

Whether you have heated or standard CPAP machine tubing, be sure to replace it every three months. There are two reasons for this: tiny holes and condensation. Regular use of a CPAP machine results in holes, which are just part of normal wear and tear—or the mark of pets whose claws and teeth can puncture the tubing. Unfiltered air then seeps in, which can lead to interrupted CPAP therapy.

Condensation inside the tubing is another normal part of owning a CPAP machine, and daily cleaning certainly helps avoid buildup. But it’s still a prime location for bacteria colonies to develop when not replaced regularly.

Equipment manufacturers recommended replacing your CPAP tubing every three months, which will maintain the treatment’s efficacy and help with your machine’s overall function.

Reusable Filter Replacement

CPAP filters are relatively inexpensive parts that need varying replacement based on your environment, but both reusable and disposable filters will ensure you’re breathing in the cleanest air while you sleep. Similar to the tubing, reusable filters can become subject to bacteria if left too long without replacement. Most machines have two filters, and the reusable one is usually made of foam and is gray or black in color. The standard is to replace the reusable filter every six months with a weekly cleaning to keep it fresh.

Disposable Filter Replacement

Disposable filters are typically white in color and are more subject to environmental factors like pet hair or dust. These can be replaced as needed, such as when you start to see discoloration or visible wear and tear. However, the average schedule allows for biweekly replacement.

Get to Know Your Insurance Provider’s Schedule

While these guidelines are what’s recommended by health providers, each sleep apnea patient’s insurance circumstance is different. Whether you’re just getting started with your CPAP therapy or you’re already familiar with the ins and outs of your machine, it’s helpful to get as much information as possible from your health insurance provider.

Take a look at the Medicare replacement schedule to get an idea of what might be available to you:

  • CPAP Tubing: Every 3 months
  • Disposable Filters: Every 2 weeks
  • Non-Disposable Filters: Every 6 months
  • CPAP Machine: Every 5 years

Take Control of Your Sleep!

Sleep Apnea is frustrating! Getting the CPAP supplies you need isn’t with our amazing monthly plans that come with the name brand full-face CPAP mask of your choice plus free tubing, free filters, free cushions and free shipping! Plans start at just $36/month. Put your CPAP on autopilot today and … Leave the rest of to us!™ 30-day Fitmask Guarantee!

F.A.Q.

Answers to customer's frequently asked questions

Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.

We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.

We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.

You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.

Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.

Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine

We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines. 

If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at [email protected].  Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use. 

We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.

In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.

Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or submit a request online.

Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.

We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.

When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.

We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.

The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.

The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.

We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.

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