Whether you have a new or used Oxygen Concentrator, they all require maintenance. This conists of annual filter changes, and cleaning of the outside of the machine. After many hours and years of use, your machine will require more in depth maintenance such as compressor rebuilds or sieve bed replacement. Indications of service needed are if the yellow "low purity" light turns on the front of your machine, or maybe it is operating louder or hotter than normal. These are a few indications a major service is needed.
Oxygen Concentrators are designed to last quite a long time. Assuming they are being operated in a clean and climate controlled environment, most machines should run around 10,000 to 12,000 hours before needing major service. If you use the machine an average of 8 hours per day, then you should expect your machine to run about 3.5 years before needing major service. Some of our customers have machines that are still running strong after 10 years of use!
Caring for your Oxygen Concentrator during the time you use it is very simple. You can keep the exterior clean by wiping it down with a damp rag every week or so. If equipped with foam exterior filters, you can clean them in your sink every week. Just let them air dry fully before reinstalling them.
If you need more information on filter changes, you can check our blog here.
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