1. Choose A Oxygen Concentrator Or Oxygen Tank To Rent:
2. Reserve Your Oxygen Concentrator Or Tank Rental
Once you have decided on which oxygen concentrator or oxygen tank you'd like, give us a call with the following information and we can reserve it for you.
In order to reserve your rental, we will need a few things from you.
Phone Number / Address
Length Of Rental
If you decide to reserve in-store, we will also take a copy of your ID upon payment.
1. What is Included in My Oxygen Rental?
If you are to choose the oxygen tank rental, we have 3 different sizing options. We have a mini portable tank (14 inches tall), medium tank (20 inches tall) and a larger tank (28 inches tall).
All sizes hold a certain amount of oxygen and come with a oxygen regulator (device needed to adjust the liter flow of oxygen) and also an oxygen tank key (device needed to turn the tank on and off).
If this is your first time using the oxygen tank, you can ask our team to show you a demo on how to properly use the tank. Purchase prices of the tank are also available. Call (713) 880-4000 for more information.
Stationary Oxygen Concentrator:
This specific oxygen concentrator is primarily used in a home setting and can plug into the wall for continuous flow use.
An oxygen concentrator simply filters the oxygen in the environment creating a more pure form of oxygen through the device and into your nasal passages removing the need to buy oxygen tanks and purchase refills.
The oxygen concentrator goes from 1-5 LPM flow rate. Purchasing options also available and in-stock. We can price match and typically beat competitor pricing.
Portable Oxygen Concentrator:
This lightweight and portable oxygen concentrator is perfect for travel meaning that it is also FAA Approved and available for use on an airline. Airlines may require prescriptions from a doctor for travel use. We would advise that you check with your airline beforehand.
This device acts the same way as any oxygen concentrator except it runs with a 1-5 LPM pulse dose flow meaning that the oxygen is delivered to your nasal passages once you take a breath in and does not work continuously such as the stationary. It is not recommended for overnight use but you can consult a doctor for your certain situation.
The rental comes with a shoulder carrying case for the unit, cannula tubing, a detachable battery and also a home charger and car charger.
Purchasing options also available and in-stock. We can price match and typically beat competitor pricing.
2. How Can I Purchase Oxygen?
In order to purchase oxygen in any form, you will have to provide us with a doctor's prescription by bringing it to our location in person or having it emailed over to email@example.com
Purchase price for an oxygen tank is a one-time fee of $100 for any size tank. Each time you bring our same tank back to us we will provide you with a full tank or refill for $20.
In order to properly use the tank you will need to purchase an oxygen regulator ($59.99), an oxygen tank key ($3.99) and also some cannula tubing ($5.99) if you don't have some already.
Stationary Oxygen Concentrator:
Purchase price for a stationary/home oxygen concentrator is $899.99. Cannula tubing or humidifiers are sold separately.
Portable Oxygen Concentrator:
Purchase price for a portable concentrator is $2399.99 which also comes with a double battery, carrying case, home charger, car charger, cannula tubing and a manual.
If you do find this device at a lower price locally in Houston, take a picture and bring it in! We are sure to match the pricing and sometimes even beat it!
Make sure it is the Inogen One G3 or G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator so we are sure to match the right one.
3. How Much Oxygen Do I Need?
This question can only be answered by your physician. People who have the need for oxygen must consult their physician and get the proper tests done in order for their doctor to prescribe them a rate of oxygen they need.
Some users may need oxygen while they exercise and others may only need oxygen to sleep. However, most will need oxygen to maintain their healthy lifestyle throughout the day.
Too much oxygen can be harmful to your body and too little can be harmful as well which is why it's best to ask this question to your doctor and then bring your script to us!
After the doctor has written the script for how much oxygen you need and which times of the day you may need it, our staff can guide you in the right direction onto which device may be suitable for you.
4. How Do I Safely Use Oxygen?
Although oxygen is a safe gas, there are still a few best practices to use when you are using oxygen at home.
You want to make sure you never smoke when using oxygen because an open flame can support the process of combustion. This also means that you have to be careful using oxygen in the kitchen when you are near a gas stove or candle.
You always want to store your oxygen in a temperate environment. Do not leave your oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrators in a car for a long period of time.
Make sure your oxygen tank or oxygen concentrator is in an upright position and does not topple over. This will ensure that your oxygen tank does not leak and will also help from causing any damage to your oxygen device.
You can also try taking safety measures around the house and put signs that you use oxygen indoors so workers present in the area can be aware.
5. How Do I Know if I Need An Oxygen Tank Or Oxygen Concentrator?
This question can be answered by your physician but we can help break down the benefits of both types of oxygen devices for your knowledge.
Typically people who need a higher pressure or flow of oxygen coming in to their lungs will need an oxygen tank. Oxygen tanks can usually supply users for up to 15 liters per minute flow of oxygen. The downside of this high pressure oxygen is that it will cause the oxygen tank to empty quicker than usual and you will find yourself refilling oxygen tanks constantly every week.
More efficient ways to use oxygen would be by the use of oxygen concentrators. These are not recommended for users who need a high oxygen flow since their capacities typically only handle upwards of 10 liters per minute flow of oxygen.
Stationary or home oxygen concentrators are common for home use because they plug into an outlet and provide a continuous flow of oxygen. Most oxygen concentrators will only go up to a setting of 5 liters per minute but there are options available for 10 liters per minute which we can also help you with. These oxygen concentrators are greatly recommended for sleep.
Portable oxygen concentrators have gained a lot of popularity for those who want to leave the house and still have freedom to do the things they love. Many users can take these on flights and travel with them local or internationally. These concentrators typically go up to only 5 liters per minute of oxygen but have a pulse-dose mechanism to conserve battery life.
There are portable oxygen concentrators that can provide continuous flow of oxygen as well but they can be much more expensive and their battery may not last as long.