Air Compressor Rentals

Stuff happens.  It’s one of life’s unbreakable rules.  Stuff also tends to happen when it’s most inconvenient.

So when something does happen to your air compressor- and even the compressors that have been meticulously maintained sometimes break down- you’ll need to be prepared.

We’ve discussed the need for a backup compressor but if you’re still living life on the edge without a reserve unit when your main unit fails, you still have options.

Enter the rental unit. Generally a rental air compressor can be had in any cfm or pressure rating, but typically the rental units tend to range from 70 up to 1000 cfm and 125 psi.  Larger compressors can be had short-term, but there is some wait time while they are shipped to your location.

Other considerations before you rent are the type of compressor needed- diesel or gas, or electric. Usually these are trailer-mounted and delivered to your site and are generally located outside of your facility.  They can be tied into your system via hoses that we can supply with your input on the length of the run.

Many of the same considerations you gave to your compressor when you bought it will need to be addressed when you think about a rental. Is there an electrical source near where the rental will live? What about refueling? Do you have easy access to the rental unit?

Also think about the quality of air you’re taking in to compress, and the quality of air you need delivered to your plant.  Dryers and filters may need to be added to your rental system.

Consider all these questions in advance, and in the event a need does arise you’ve already thought of everything, making the rental order that much easier.

What if we told you that you could even anticipate the need for a rental long before the need arises?  If you’re designing or building a plant, think about how you would handle a rental compressor delivery and installation and plan accordingly.

A little forethought can save you a major headache later.

As always- if you need a rental or even worry that someday you might, contact our experts and we can get you started, and keep you up and running.

About Eric Schroeder

Eric Schroeder

Eric Schroeder has been a valued salesman for Air Components since 2010, with even more experience in the Compressor industry after graduating from Purdue University. People who work with Eric have the most reliable, efficient systems. He enjoys giving system assessments that provide a variety of options best suited to each individual situation.If you have more questions or would like to work with Eric, you can reach him at