Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Electricity Usage and Costs

Naturally, the bigger the oxygen concentrator, and the higher the dosage setting, the more electricity it will use. If you're worried about how much your stationary oxygen concentrator will make your electric bill go up, we will help you figure out exactly how much you'll be using. It actually might not be as bad as you think!

Stationary oxygen concentrators run on AC battery, and don't use batteries or are able to run on DC power. They are normally bigger than portable concentrators and usually operated at home with the ability to move from room to room on the wheels at the bottom.

Stationary oxygen concentrators are useful to those who need more than 3 LPM of continuous flow oxygen. Because they offer so much more oxygen, they are bigger and heavier, and cannot be run on a battery or DC power. They would simply require too much juice for a lithium or car battery to handle.

The good news is, you might be able to get help with paying for your electric bill, since this is a medical cost. Call your electric company and see if you can get on a base payment plan, which will keep your bill low every month and under a certain amount.

Depending on your income, you might be able to get on a lowered electric plan. The extra electricity cost from your stationary oxygen concentrator can also be counted as a tax write off, since it's a medical expense. Either way, you'll need to know exactly how much your concentrator alone will cost in electricity usage, by the month or by the year, and it's really not that hard to figure out.

Educate yourself with our Free Oxygen Therapy Guide

Wattage Per Stationary Oxygen Concentrator

  • The small Respironics SimplyFlo maximum wattage is 120.
  • The EverFlo is 31 lbs, has settings from 0.5 to 5 LPM (0.5 increments), and has a max wattage of 350.
  • The big and powerful AirSep Intensity 10 can deliver up to 10 LPM, and has an average usage of 590 watts.

How to Figure Out How Much Your Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Will Raise Your Electric Bill

1. There will be a label on your concentrator, telling you the amps and volts. To find out the watts, multiply these two numbers together. If you already know the watts, you can skip this step.
2. Multiply watts by .001, to get the kilowatts.
3. How many hours each day would you be using your concentrator? Multiply this number by 30 to figure out the cost per month, or by 365 to figure out how much it will cost you per year.
4. Multiply the kilowatts by the number of hours, to get the kilowatt hours.
5. Multiply the amount your electric company charges for kilowatts by the hours, and the number you get is how much your concentrator costs in electricity.

View our blog on Portable Oxygen Concentrator Electricity Usage and Costs.

10 thoughts on “Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Electricity Usage and Costs”

  • LARRY WILLIAMS

    WHAT INCOME LEVEL DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO USE AS TAX DEDUCTION ???

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    • Danielle Jason

      Thank you for your question, Larry. That would be a great question to inquire with your personal tax adviser regarding.

      Reply
  • Ranny

    My wife uses a concentrator at 5 ppm and in the motor home I use an inverter for power. The altenator is 13.6 volts with the concentrator running and 14.4 volt when it is off. Running it is drawing 32 amps but seems to be ok. Do I need too get a beefier altenator or is this okay?

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    • Danielle Jason

      Thank you for your inquiry, Ranny. Please refer to the owner's manual on your individual machine to determine what is required for power output. The manual will tell you exactly how much power is needed to run the machine safely.

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  • wilson rosario

    what will be the cost to buy the stationary and the maintenance on the equipment i need buy one and hipping to another country and i would like to know how much maintenance need the equipment thank you

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    • Danielle Jason

      Thank you for your inquiry, Wilson. I have passed along your information to one of our Specialists who will reach out shortly regarding your request. If you'd like more immediate assistance, feel free to reach out to them directly at 877-774-9271 or at [email protected]

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  • Patricia Goulette
    Patricia Goulette March 9, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Presently I am using an Ever Flo oxygen machine on wheels(Blue in Color) approx. 8 hours per night.
    Am I correct to believe that my cost per month should be the cost of kw multiplied by the hours used ,will show the extra cost to run this machine per month ? Thank you for your help.

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman March 12, 2018 at 7:46 am

      Patricia, you are correct. I have included the instructions
      How to Figure Out How Much Your Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Will Raise Your Electric Bill
      1. There will be a label on your concentrator, telling you the amps and volts. To find out the watts, multiply these two numbers together. If you already know the watts, you can skip this step.
      2. Multiply watts by .001, to get the kilowatts.
      3. How many hours each day would you be using your concentrator? Multiply this number by 30 to figure out the cost per month, or by 365 to figure out how much it will cost you per year.
      4. Multiply the kilowatts by the number of hours, to get the kilowatt hours.
      5. Multiply the amount your electric company charges for kilowatts by the hours, and the number you get is how much your concentrator costs in electricity.

      Reply
  • Barbara Moore

    This is very helpful information. Now I need to know which stationery concentrators use the least number
    of Kilowatt hours. Currently using liquid oxygen.

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman August 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Thank you for your inquiry. I have passed along your information to a specialist who will reach out regarding your request. For more immediate assistance feel free to give our specialists a call at 888-360-9628 or if you prefer email [email protected]

      Reply

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