CPAP Filters for Philips Respironics Products
Philips Respironics CPAP and BiPAP machines use filters to eliminate dust, dirt, and debris from entering the device. These filters are available in reusable foam and disposable pollen. For best results, it is recommended to replace these filters every 1-3 months. Disposable, ultra-fine CPAP filters are made of paper like materials and should not be reused. The material used for disposable filters is electrostatically charged, so it collects particles in the air to prevent them from entering the CPAP machine.
For those with allergies and other sensitivities, disposable, ultra-fine filters may be the better choice. A reusable foam filter needs maintenance to keep it clean and suitable for CPAP and BiPAP machines.
A Philips Respironics disposable, ultra-fine filter should be replaced once it’s discolored, has visible residue, or after 30 days, even if it looks clean. It may need to be replaced more often if you’re in an extremely dusty environment.
A reusable filter is made of foam and can be reused multiple times. A foam filter should be checked and washed with warm, soapy water every week. Foam filters should always be rinsed and dried thoroughly before being put back into a Philips Respironics CPAP machine. Reusable filters are also known as foam pollen filters because they are excellent in filtering large particles in the air, such as pollen, fur, and dirt.
Some CPAP machines, such as the Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP and BiPAP machines, can be used with the two types of filters. The device comes with a disposable small filter and a reusable large filter for DreamStation. Both filters can be used with the Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP machines as long as the disposable filter is replaced once or twice a month and the reusable filter is washed weekly. If you’re looking for a filter kit, 1800CPAP offers Philips Respironics filters that work just as effectively as the original Philips Respironics branded filters do.
Some of the ultra-fine filter and foam pollen filters are only compatible with certain Respironics machines. CPAP Respironics machines have their own needs and structure; thus, certain filters may work on some and not on others. Make sure your Respironics machine model matches with the CPAP machines the filter is said to be compatible with before clicking Add to Cart.