In a world where everything keeps getting more expensive, and portable concentrators seem to the be the next big thing, you may stop and think: Do I need to use oxygen cylinders?
The short answer is YES. The long answer is YES … AND you should be filling your own. Let me tell you why.
Oxygen cylinders are still a necessity because not every patient’s prescription can be served by an oxygen concentrator, and cylinders are the only option if there is a power outage. This may seem like you are stuck paying high prices to buy cylinders from another company so that you can service your patients.
But you aren’t. You can fill your own. And it’s really not that hard.
At first it might seem daunting, but let me give you an analogy that can help explain why it’s got a big pay off.
Imagine you had to eat out for every meal. You’d be stuck paying quite a bit of money for your food, and you wouldn’t have any control of when you could eat (is the restaurant open 24/7?) or what’s in your food (I asked for no onion on this burger, but I am pretty sure I see one under this cheese…). But if you could cook your meals, you’d save quite a bit of money buying and cooking your own food; plus you could eat whenever you like and know exactly what’s in it.
This is just like filling your own cylinders. At first it might seem expensive and hard; but that’s just because you need to get your kitchen set up and you need to learn to cook. Once you’ve done that, you can save money each week.