Houston, Texas, AKA “The Bayou City”, is a hot city, in more ways than one. From the nightlife, to the tourist attractions, to the temperatures in the summer time, you'll want to stroll around the city with as little resistance as possible. Our portable oxygen rentals are on the ready, whether you are an outsider traveling to the city, or if you've lived there for years and want to do some exploring.
Meeting your oxygen therapy dosage needs comes first. From there, we can help you choose the concentrator with the size and battery life that best meet your needs. For example, if you plan on doing some hiking or biking to stay active, a lightweight concentrator with an external battery might be best for you.
You should visit Houston, if...
… you're a fan of cowboys and Western culture, i.e., rodeos. You won't want to miss the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, or the Simonton Rodeo Round Up. You can also visit the Fort Bend museum to learn some Texas history.
… you love the high life. H-Town is swanky and wealthy. Visit 13 Celsius in midtown to sample some of the best European wines, or go to The Absinthe Restaurant Lounge in Montrose for some good music and gourmet foods.
… you want to spend some quality time out in nature. Armand Bayou Nature Center is a massive nature preserve between Galveston Bay and Pasadena, and if you don't take a guided tour, you could very easily get lost on the 2,500 acres. Buffalo Bayou is another great destination for people who love the outdoors.
… you love being next to a large body of water. Unlike most of the other big cities in Texas, this one isn't landlocked. That means you can enjoy some fun along the beach, or take a ride on the Boardwalk Beast, which is a speed boat that will take you 4 miles into Galveston Bay, at 40 mph.
This city has the culture of New York, but is easier to get around. Even with this in mind, you should always travel with an extra battery and a battery charger, or an external battery pack, depending on the model of the portable concentrator of your choice. For example, the Respirionics SimplyGo's battery can be taken out and put on an external charger, while another battery powers your concentrator. The Lifechoice's battery cannot be removed, but you can bring along the compatible battery pack, which can be worn inconspicuously around your waist, and hooked up to your concentrator once the internal battery is spent.
The heat in Houston can be overwhelming during the summer, but if that is when you're planning your adventure, make sure your chosen concentrator can take the heat. Each portable oxygen rental has a maximum operational temperature, which means it can still work the way it should up to that temperature.
For example, the Oxlife Independence, and several other models, such as the Lifechoice and Inogen One G2, will continue working fine until the temperature reaches around 104 degrees Fahrenheit. At that point, you should go inside to escape the heat until nighttime, when it cools down. Luckily, there are some great indoor attractions, such as the museums. Your oxygen concentrator will be able to keep up with you wherever you go.