Disposable White Fine Filters for ICON Series CPAP Machines (6 pack)
ICON Series White Fine Filters (6 pack) Overview
The Disposable White Fine Filters for ICON Series CPAP Machines (6 pack) is a six (6) pack of standard filters for the ICON Series CPAP Machines.
The ICON line of CPAP machines come with a disposable filter. The filter is a fibrous material that wards off large particulate matter.
Image of Icon machines by Fisher & Paykel
This Product Includes...
Filter Materials: Polyester
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Cleaning and changing filters is the only maintenance required for a CPAP machine.
The filters are located at the back of the machine at the air intake.
Disposable filters and bacteria filters are not intended to be cleaned but rather changed out, disposing of the used filter. Manufacturers recommend changing the disposable filter once a month, more frequently if used in a very dusty environment.
Reusable Foam Filters. Reusable foam filters are placed at the air intake of the machine and are designed to catch larger particles. These filters can be lightly washed with a mild detergent to remove any particles that have collected. It is suggested to replaced a foam filter every 3 months or when the filter starts to break down. If a foam and disposable filter are used in a machine, the foam filter should be on the outside.
Disposable Fine Filters. Disposable fine filters collect much smaller particles. These filters are not meant to be cleaned, but rather discarded when dirty. This filter is placed at the air intake of your machine and is used with a reusable foam filter. It is placed inside the machine first with the foam filter on the outside. This filter should not be washed and is suggested to be replaced every month, or more often with a more dusty environment. Some disposable fine filters also come in a hypoallergenic version. Hypoallergenic filters are made of a combination of two different density filter materials in order to block both the fine and large particulate matter, and are recommended for those suffering from allergies.
Bacteria Filters. Bacteria Filters are fine enough to remove some bacteria and are clinically indicated when a CPAP machine is used by more than one person. Many CPAP users find them helpful in reducing the occurrence of sinus infections and other nasal issues. Bacteria filters can be used with a CPAP/APAP/ or BiPAP machine.
They may be used with humidifiers, but should be removed and allowed to air dry during the day. This filter is placed at the air outtake of your machine if you are not using a humidifier. If you are using a humidifier, it is placed at the air outake of your humidifier. The bacteria filter is placed in the air outtake and the CPAP hose is placed on the other end.
The entire housing is disposable and should be discarded as soon as matter becomes visible. A clogged bacteria filter may affect the amount of air delivered by the CPAP.
All of our available filters can be found here:
Reusable Foam Filters
Disposable Fine Filters
If you are unsure which filters to purchase for your machine, you can use our Part Finder Tool.
If the paper filter has a tab, fold it facing out of the machine for easy removal. The foam filter is inserted into the filter area after the paper filter is installed. The foam filter will catch the larger dirt particles first.
If you are using a two colored filter, the colored side faces out as shown in the image below.
Disposable fine filters and bacteria filters should be discarded as soon as they become discolored or at least every 30 days.
If you live in a house with pets or smoke, you may need to replace the filters more often.
An example of a reusable foam filter is shown below.
This is a reasonable price for a CPAP necessity.
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These filters fit perfectly with my Icon Series CPAP machine. I know they say disposable, but I rinse mine out and reuse a few times and they are still great. I have bought these filters many times and will definitely buy again. more...
I find it amazing that these besides trapping dust and such, they trap odor particulates. Changing them frequently... like weekly... or after using in a foreign environment like a hotel room... keeps the smell I'm breathing fresth. more...
The my air clean and free of dust and particles in the air tube.