CPAP Equipment Replacement Schedule
Author: CPAP Club
Date Posted: 29 May 2020
CPAP Equipment Life Expectancy
To keep your CPAP equipment clean and working at peak performance, please refer to the following CPAP equipment replacement schedule. This shows how long each part should last before you should need to replace it. Following this schedule should help prevent problems such as: CPAP machine and or mask air leaks, discomfort and equipment failure.
|Ideal Replacement Period
|AirTouch Foam Cushion
|Silicone Parts inc Cushions & Seals
|Mask short tubing (if applicable to your mask)
|Or... Entire Mask Replacement
|Long Breathing Tubes
|Standard & Heated Tubing
|3 months (or monthly if in dusty conditions)
|Humidifier water tubs (reusable)
Please note: this table is an approximate guide only, if you are unsure about anything, please contact us directly for further assistance.
The Air Touch Foam Cushions
These are a consumable item and have a lifespan of 1 month, then it should be replaced. At CPAP Club we sell these replacement foam cushions in a convenient 3 pack.
Most frames and elbows are made of a durable hard plastic, we have found unless you are unfortunate enough to sit on it and break it, it should last at least 1 year.
Mask parts such as the mask cushion are prone to over time discolour, deteriorate and tear. The silicone cushion is delicate, so be careful, particularly when pulling it apart and washing it that you treat it gently, so you do not tear it. Most people should get at least 6 months usage before having to replace these silicone parts.
Over time will begin to stretch and you will find that you need to keep tightening the mask to make it fit comfortably. Again, most people should get at least 6 months out of a headgear.
The Short Mask Tube (if applicable to your mask type) and the Long Breathing Tube, with daily usage can also both stretch and deteriorate over time. The key thing to check for here is it that there are no holes in the tubing, where air can escape and detriment your treatment. You should get about 12 months from the tubing.
Filters are a consumable item, they should be checked regularly and replaced about every 3 months or when they look dirty.
Reusable Humidifier Water Tubs, with proper cleaning should last at least 2 year. CPAP Club sell a range of cleaning products specifically designed to be safe for
you to use on your CPAP equipment. Click here to see our cleaning recommendations.
You should consider upgrading your CPAP machine about every 5 years, for more information, refer to our article ‘’How often should I replace my CPAP machine?’’
CPAP Club Replacement Parts Finder
As you may know, there is nothing more annoying for you than not knowing what the name of the part is that you need.
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If you cannot find your part on our website, we also have an upload button on our contact us form, so you can send us a photo of what you need!
For helpful information on how to prolong the life of your CPAP Equipment read our CPAP Cleaning & Care Article
1. Source: Based on a third-party, independent study commissioned by ResMed in February 2017, surveying 400 patients currently using CPAP for 6 or more months.