Maintaining the compressor and nebulizer kits you use to receive your nebulizer treatments is vital to keep receiving the most effective treatments possible. These compressors are not difficult to maintain, and the benefits far outweigh the time/effort spent to keep your nebulizer machine running in top condition.
Unclean indoor air carries with it all sorts of asthma/allergy triggers such as dust mites (and their droppings), dead skin cells, fumes, mold, etc. that can be harmful to breathe in. Indoor air is important to keep fresh as most Americans spend around 90% of their time inside, especially during the winter months. By following these simple dos and don'ts, you'll be well on your way to healthier indoor breathing.
Replacing the filter on your nebulizer machine is the most important aspect of nebulizer maintenance. It's even more important than replacing your neb set, since without the filtered air coming from the compressor, you can't take a nebulizer treatment. Replacing your nebulizer machine's filter is easy, and should be performed regularly.
There are parts of your nebulizer system that will have to be replaced periodically and that you will want to check frequently. Air filters should be checked weekly. While filters have different life spans, a typical filter lasts between 1 month and 1 year. Small, felt filters will need to be replaced more often than hard, large filters.