User Question: How Do You Maintain an Invacare Perfecto2?

“I just got my Invacare Perfecto 2. I want to make sure it lasts me a long time, and I was wondering about the best ways to care for it. The user manual explains what needs to be done to maintain the Invacare Perfecto 2, but I was wondering what are the best things to use to clean it, when should order a new filter, etc. I was also wondering how it works when it comes time for the maintenance that I can't really do myself. Thanks. - Rebecca J.”

Thanks for your questions, Rebecca! The Perfecto 2 was a great choice, because of how low maintenance it is.

Cleaning and Replacing the Inlet Filter

You'll need to do change or clean the inlet filter, which is easily accessible. It's located on the back of the machine, and all you do is push down on the tab to pop it out. Make sure the machine is off before you do this. You can clean the inlet filter with a mild detergent and water. Even a generic hand soap will work fine. Just a small drop of Dawn dish soap will do well to clean a heavily soiled filter.

Be sure to let it dry thoroughly, or use a hair dryer to dry it quicker. You should replace this filter every 4 months, and clean it no less than once a week. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt or dust if there is only a little bit of dust or dirt present. You might need to do it more often than that, depending on the air quality. You should go ahead and order more than 1 inlet filter, so you don't forget to get more when the time comes to replace it.

Cleaning the Cabinet

You should clean the outside of the cabinet every week or so, to reduce the build-up of dust and other air impurities. If you don't, it will be harder to clean later. Again, you can use Dawn dish soap and a soft lint-free cloth to wash it. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe away the soap so there's no residue left behind.

Cleaning the Humidifier

The thing you'll have to do the most to maintain an Invacare Perfecto 2, is clean the humidifier every day after you use it. Use a drop of Dawn and warm water to wash it. Mix 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar and use this solution to rinse it, to eliminate and prevent any traces of mildew.

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

10 thoughts on “User Question: How Do You Maintain an Invacare Perfecto2?”


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    • Danielle Jason
      Danielle Jason April 17, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Hola, desafortunadamente no hablo español. Si usted me proporciona su nombre, correo electrónico y número de teléfono, puedo hacer que un especialista en oxígeno de habla hispana se comunique con usted.

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  • Rebecca Fisher
    Rebecca Fisher August 8, 2019 at 2:46 am

    What about the HEPA filter in the back behind the inlet filter? How or when o you replace or clean it?

  • Lee Frissell

    There are 3 filters in a filter replacement kit. one is the hepa filter; one is the inlet filter. Where does the other one go. It looks like a spinning top.

    • Sanket Jain

      Hi Lee, there are three filters on Invacare Perfecto2. These filters are called Cabinet Filter, Compressor Inlet Filter, and Outlet HEPA Filter.
      The two filters you've figured out are Cabinet Filter and Compressor Inlet Filter (HEPA Filter). These filters can be easily accessed at the back of the cabinet. The third filter, the one which looks like a spinning top, is called the Outlet HEPA Filter and is located inside the device. To find it you'll need to remove the housing and near the outlet nozzle, you'll find this filter.

      The cabinet filter is located on the back housing and needs to be cleaned as needed. You may clean the cabinet filter with a vacuum cleaner or wash it with mild dish detergent as described in the article above. The two HEPA filters need to be inspected every three years and replaced when required.


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