As most manufacturers have suggested, the average life of a mask is between 6 to 12 months depending on use and care. Some clients have kept their masks for a longer duration due to proper usage and care. Most masks will have parts that can be replaced to help keep costs down. PAP system filter replacements will also vary on usage, unit placement, home environment, the presence of pets, etc. Check your manufacturer’s guidelines for recommended filter changes. Most filters will need to be changed between 3 to 6 months.
Contact your insurance provider if applicable, to determine the frequency your mask and/or mask parts as well as other accessories may be replaced. Accessories that will eventually need replacement include: masks, mask parts, hose, humidifier chamber and filters.