When oxygen concentrators overheat, they’re likely malfunctioning, or not functioning at their optimal level. Though most oxygen concentrator emit some heat, it should not cause a noticeable increase of heat in a room, and should not be too hot to touch.
Do Oxygen Concentrators Get Hot?
Oxygen concentrators do give off heat, especially if they’ve been running for several hours. That’s completely normal. Oxygen concentrators have been built to maintain a constant level of operation and not overheat.
Though some oxygen concentrators are better for continued use. The AirSep VisionAire 5 LPM is designed to provide continuous oxygen therapy, 24 hours a day. These machines will get hot, but they should not overheat.
You can also avoid complications by constantly maintaining your oxygen concentrator at home.
Do Oxygen Concentrators Heat Up the Room?
Yes. Even small portable oxygen concentrators like the Inogen One G2 will heat up a small room after a period of time.
The difference in heat is not very noticeable, and most portable oxygen concentrators do not emit nearly enough to make a long term noticeable difference. Some home oxygen concentrators can heat up a room, but if the heat become unbearable, we recommend putting the concentrator in a different room and running an extra long cannula.
Get a 50-foot-long cannula that will allow you to walk away from your home oxygen concentrator and leave the room. It will also give you some much needed freedom.
Do Oxygen Concentrators Overheat?
If your oxygen concentrator is very hot to the touch, it may need maintenance. You can contact a certified oxygen concentrator technician.
You should also keep your oxygen concentrator away from heaters of any kind. These heat is not good for the machines, and not good for the quality of air you’re running into your concentrator.
It’s easy to assume that larger oxygen concentrators like the preowned SeQual Eclipse 3 might overheat, but this is not the case.
If you are experiencing an increased in output temperature, call us immediately: 888-632-2235.