Home oxygen concentrator
If you can't breathe well, having oxygen around makes a big difference. Not only does it help keep your body alive, but it also allows you to live an active life. However, conventional medical-grade oxygen concentrators are expensive and require electricity, so they're not practical for home use. Fortunately, there is another option: home oxygen concentrators.
Big difference with oxygen around
Conventional medical-grade oxygen concentrators are expensive and require electricity, so they're not practical for home use. But there are other options available: if you live in an area where there's enough humidity in the air (or near water), then a portable water-to-air humidifier/oxygen concentrator can be used as an alternative source of clean air.
Making oxygen from the air
Home oxygen concentrators are machines that make oxygen from the air. They're portable, affordable, and convenient to use--making it easy for you to get your daily dose of oxygen wherever you go.
Oxygen concentrators work by removing carbon dioxide and other impurities from ambient air in order to create a purer form of oxygen than what's found naturally in our atmosphere. This purified gas can then be inhaled by patients using their own personal device (such as a nasal cannula or mask).
Medical-grade oxygen concentrators
Conventional medical-grade oxygen concentrators are expensive, require electricity and are not practical for home use.
For example, the ResMed S9 can cost over $5,000. That's why we recommend an inverter-based (plug-in) portable oxygen concentrator if you're looking for something that's more affordable and portable.
If you need supplemental oxygen, a home oxygen concentrator may be an option for you. Home concentrators are portable and can be used at home or while traveling. They're less expensive than medical grade oxygen concentrators and don't require a prescription. However, they are not as powerful as medical grade devices so they may not be the best choice for all patients with COPD or other lung conditions that require high levels of supplemental oxygen on a regular basis (such as those who live at higher altitudes).
I hope this article has given you a better understanding of home oxygen concentrators and how they can benefit people with respiratory issues. If you have any questions about them or would like more information, please feel free to contact us at any time!