Monday, June 20, 2016

Keep it Cool

Summer has arrived and along with it hot weather. High temperatures bring several health concerns, but oxygen patients who use portable concentrators have an extra one – overheating units. Most portable concentrators are very durable and can endure extra warm temperatures, but under certain circumstances overheating is possible. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your portable oxygen concentrator cool. These simple rules can help you all year long, but are especially important during the summer months.

Preventing Overheating
  • Be sure the vents for your portable oxygen concentrator are unblocked.
  • Do not leave it in a car with the windows up or in small spaces where it can become especially hot.
  • Do not use it while carrying it in a backpack or sack that does not have ventilation.