Oxygen Equipment that Blends in at Home

You've started using your home oxygen concentrator and feel a significant improvement in your overall health. Your doctor has checked your ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) levels and see that bloodstream now has the normal level of oxygen. You feel better because your whole body is working properly and receiving the amount of oxygen it needs.

You also now have a machine in your home that you can roll from room called a home oxygen concentrator. This machine is much more convenient than the machines that require tanks of compressed oxygen. No need for tanks, just one machine that filters only pure oxygen so that you can breathe it in.

Many oxygen concentrators like this are around a few feet tall and take up about as much room as a trash can. They can be very sleek and come in off white colors that blend in nicely with most home décor.

Some models come in different colors, so you can choose which one you like better, or choose one that will fit in with the rest of your house. One of the standard colors of a home oxygen concentrator is a light beige, which a neutral color that tends to go well with other colors.

Most of the time, your home oxygen concentrator will be fairly inconspicuous, and you shouldn't mind its presence too much, since it is something needed for your health that your doctor has prescribed. It's also not too noisy and only creates a buzzing or humming noise that you will get used to and not even notice over time.

This machine only needs about a 6-inch radius of room around it to give it plenty of ventilation so it can properly do its job. The air in the room only contains about 21% oxygen, so it needs to be able to intake plenty of air to give you 100% oxygen.

It's important that your guests know ahead of time that you are using at home oxygen equipment. If you are using oxygen therapy, no one should be smoking in your home anyway, but being near an open flame can be dangerous, since flames are fed and spread by oxygen. Place a “no smoking” sign, or something clever that says your home is a smoke free environment. You can buy a standard no smoking sign, or you can get one that is more decorative and goes better with the décor in your home.

If you feel the need, you can still customize the look of your home oxygen concentrator to your likely. Some people are creative and love to decorate and customize everything in their home, and something health related is no exception.

One safe ways you can customize it is to use stickers. Never try to use spray paint to recolor the surface, as it contains chemicals that are hazardous or one that eat away at the original surface of the unit.

Clean your home oxygen concentrator once a week or every two weeks by wiping it down with damp cloth to keep it free of dust. Get rid of caked dust in any small corners or creases with a damp cotton swap to keep your oxygen concentrator from being an eye sore.

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.

3 thoughts on “Oxygen Equipment that Blends in at Home”

  • Mary C.

    My grandmother starting using one of these machines last year, and she is so much more mobile now. Her old machine that required here to haul the big tanks of oxygen around was just way too restrictive.

  • Thomas Rossell

    Both my spouse & I need increased O2 at night as she has been diagnosed with COPDm and I with sleep APNEA, where I've tried typical devices and cannot use or adapt. We need a room / house O2 generator so we may breathe naturally, without connections to the body. No problem with obtaining a prescription.

    • Danielle Jason

      Thank you for your comment, Thomas. We do not carry any equipment that oxygenates homes or entire rooms; our oxygen concentrators are designed to deliver oxygen directly to the patient via your nasal passages.


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