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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I change my tubing/cannulas/humidifier bottles?

Tubing: every 90 days

Cannulas: every 4-6 weeks

Humidifier bottles: every month

Humidifier bottles can be washed on a weekly basis in warm soapy water and rinsed. They can also be soaked for 30 mins in a 1:3 parts solution of vinegar to tap water. Allow to air dry.

How often should I clean or change the filter in my concentrator?

Filters should be cleaned at least once a week. Filters can be cleaned by rinsing them in warm water and letting them air dry.

What type of water should I use in my humidifier bottle?

Distilled water.

What can I do if oxygen dries out my nose?

You can use KY jelly or any other non-petroleum based product.


If you’re having issues, contact your local branch. You can find your closest branch using our Locator.

It is important to work through whatever obstacles you encounter. Successful therapy is well worth the time and patience you invest in your ongoing health and wellness.