Comparisons of the Home Oxygen Concentrators

Home oxygen concentrators are for home use because they can only be plugged into an AC outlet. They're also usually larger than portable concentrators, so you wouldn't want to have to transport them around, anyway. Even so, stationary oxygen units are still necessary and make the lives of oxygen therapy users easier.

If you only need to use oxygen therapy a few hours out of the day, a stationary model might be a better decision, because portable models can be much more pricey. You might only need to use it overnight, and you don't plan on doing a lot of traveling to other places where you would be staying overnight. If you would generally only be using your oxygen therapy while you're at home anyway, a stationary oxygen concentrator is a way to go.

Here is a comparison of the high flow, mid-sized and small home oxygen concentrators and why each one might be better for you than the others.

Small Stationary Oxygen Units

The Respironics SimplyFlo is the smallest stationary oxygen concentrator and is about the size and weight of a mid-sized portable unit. This one is relatively new but only puts out up to 2 LPM of continuous flow. If you only require this much oxygen, you do a lot of traveling, and you only use it overnight, this is the perfect stationary model for you.

Another of the most notable is the AirSep VisionAire 3. It only weighs 30 pounds, but can still deliver up to 5 LPM of oxygen. Its settings are 1 through 5, and it's also one of the quietest and most energy efficient. If you need continuous flow oxygen up to 5 LPM, the VisionAire 3 is a great option.

Comparison of Home Oxygen Concentrators

Mid-Sized Stationary Oxygen Units

The Invacare Perfecto 2V is a great mid-sized stationary concentrator. It gets up to 5 LPM, but can also start as low as 0.5 LPM. It's only 43 decibels, which is about as loud as a refrigerator when it kicks on. The thing many people like the most about the Perfecto is how energy efficient it is.

Comparing Home Oxygen Concentrators

High Flow Stationary Oxygen Units

The best performing stationary oxygen concentrator for its weight is the Respironics Millenium 10. It stands at only 18 inches wide, 27 inches wide, and weighs 53 pounds. It has some of the best technology to make it the highest performing, with settings from 1 to 10 LPM.

If you need more than just an oxygen concentrator, the AirSep Intensity 10 would also fill your needs as a nebulizer machine. It weighs 58 pounds and sits at 27 inches tall, but it's more machine than the other larger end stationary units and has more features.

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.

4 thoughts on “Comparisons of the Home Oxygen Concentrators”

  • Diane Daley

    I have been on oxygen for 17 years and with my lungs at 38% function I need 12 to 15 liters of oxygen. Right now I have three 100lb liquid tanks in my garage which are linked together and a 50' tubing to give me what I need to move around my home. I have been searching the internet for a concentrater that would go up to 15 lpm because I am planing a move and may not be able to work with only 50' of tubing. Please, can you tell me if one exists and who I can contact for more information on it. The highest flow I have been able to find only goes to 10 lpm. Thank you for any help you can provide me, Diane Daley

    • Scott Ridl

      There is such a thing that does exist, you are in luck! You can use a 10 liter per minute machine and Y two devices together which will allow you to receive up to 20 liters per minute. If you need up to 15 liters per minute you would need to operate each device on the setting of: 7.5 which will give you right at 15 liters per minute.

  • ozer levent

    Wanna know healthy people even refresh body and how to regain health for which air machine has to use

    • Sanket Jain

      Our Oxygen Specialist would be happy to help you out with your requirements. Please give us a call at 877-644-4581.


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