How long does an oxygen concentrator last?

Oxygen concentrators are durable machines that provide oxygen around the clock; they're meant to last. The time an oxygen concentrator lasts depends on how well it's cleaned and maintained.

How long does an oxygen concentrator last on average?

There isn't a definite answer to how long a concentrator lasts, although many units run anywhere from 4-7 years. The lifespan of your unit also depends on how much oxygen you use, how often you use it, your environment, and which model you have.

  • Do not use your oxygen concentrator once the purity level falls below 80%. With low oxygen purity, you may not get the amount you require.
  • Check your user's manual for maintenance instructions. Proper maintenance and cleaning lengthen the life of your unit.
  • Some oxygen concentrators contain a gross particle filter that you must replace every two years. The filter may require more frequent cleaning in environments with dust, dirt, or pet dander.
  • Most units contain another filter that a technician must change.
How long does an oxygen concentrator last?


For more information refer to the Oxygen Concentrator Manuals or view our blog post on the What is the Average Lifespan of a Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

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