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What Type of CPAP Do I Have and When Should I Replace My Tubing, Water chamber, Mask and Filters?

Let's start with the type of CPAP I have? At Hope Home Medical Supply (hopehms.com) we only carry one type, Resmed. So let's first discuss the different types (there are probably some older models out there but we're going to stick with the latest 3 from Resmed):


The 1st type we'll discuss is the S9 - When the S9 AutoSet hit the CPAP market, it was like a meteor had hit. Finally, a CPAP machine that breathed with the sleep apnea sufferer and not the other way around. Sadly, ResMed had announced that the S9 was discontinued in 2016.


S9 (Climateline) Tubing - SKU 36995 (6' in length) - https://www.hopehms.com/product-page/s9resmed-climateline


S9 Tubing - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand (6' in length)


S9 Filters - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand




The 2nd type of CPAP we'll discuss is the AirSense 10.


AirSense™ 10 is the world’s most widely used series of CPAP and APAP machines, each designed to deliver high-quality therapy for a better night’s sleep.

Each machine gives you access to myAir™ – a free online support program and app that syncs with your mobile or web-based device to provide a nightly sleep score, coaching and more to help you stay on track (only if it has the cellular technology, some don't).


Airsense 10 (Climateline Tubing) - SKU 37296 (6' in length) - https://www.hopehms.com/product-page/resmed-climatelineair-tubing-for-airsense-10


Airsense 10 Tubing - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand (6' in length)


Airsense 10 Filters - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand



The 3rd type of CPAP is the Resmed 11


Designed to make starting and adhering to sleep apnea therapy easier and more convenient than ever, the AirSense 11 Autoset uses an integrated heated humidifier and enhanced digital health technology to maximize your comfort and therapy success. For those who use an AirSense 10 and are ready to upgrade to the newest model, it’s finally here!

AirSense 11 Autoset - The Ultimate Evolution in Sleep Apnea Therapy

  • Intelligent Auto-Adjusting: With multiple specialized modes, including a unique mode designed for women, get therapy tailored to your breathing patterns.

  • Optimized Comfort: Sleep onset detection eases you into sleep, while Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR) ensures comfort throughout the night.

  • Built-in Humidification: Avoid dry mouth with the easy-to-clean, integrated heated humidifier. Choose between manual or automatic settings for tailored moisture.

  • Sleek Modern Design: Navigate your settings effortlessly with a responsive touch screen and enjoy the stylish feel in your bedroom setup.

  • Stay Connected: Use the myAir app for tailored coaching, daily sleep scores, troubleshooting, and secure sleep data transmission.

  • Personalized Assistance: Benefit from the Care Check-In feature, offering coaching specific to your therapy needs.

  • Breathe Clean: A specialized filter ensures every breath is free from environmental particulates.

  • Always Updated: Via Bluetooth or cellular connection, your device receives over-the-air updates, ensuring you always have the latest features and fixes.


Airsense 11 (Climateline Tubing) - SKU 39102 (6' in length) - https://www.hopehms.com/product-page/resmed-climatelineair-11-heated-cpap-tubing


Airsense 11 Tubing - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand (6' in length)


Airsense 11 Filters - Too numerous to list but we sale the best on the market, Sunset brand


Airsense 11 Water chamber - SKU 39100 - https://www.hopehms.com/product-page/39100



On a similar note we also offer the ResMed ClimateLineAir OXY Tubing for AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 - SKU 37357. This line is only good for the Airsense 10 and Aircurve 10. https://www.hopehms.com/product-page/resmed-climatelineair-oxy-tubing-for-airsense-10-and-aircurve-10




Insurance will pay for a new CPAP every 5 years, Tubing every 3 months, 2 filters per month and water chamber every 6 months. Your mask is a little different: Headgear is every 6 months, cushions every month (nasal cushions every month as well) and full face mask (FF) every 3 months. In reality, unless you have excellent insurance, this is a industry standard that will cost you $$$ in the long run. If you clean and take care of your machine and your accessories, they should last you a lot longer. Clean your hose with warm/hot water every 7-10 days - don't use any type of detergent or cleaner, just warm/hot water and let dry (hang it over your shower head). Clean your mask and cushions in the same manner and time. Water chambers can be cleaned every 10-14 days, again warm/hot water and let them air dry. The only thing I agree on with this "industry standard" is the air filters. Change them out every 15 days. This prevents dirt and dust from getting into your machine - think of your car if you don't regularly maintain the air filter, your car runs rougher, loses gas mileage, etc. Same thing with your CPAP. I'm currently using the same CPAP I've had for 13 years and I've religiously changed my filter every 15 days. I change out my mask about once a year, tubing about every 6 months and water chamber about once a year. I purchase all of my supplies from hopehms.com, a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Visit them at www.hopehms.com or call them at 918-967-2800





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