Why Rent An Air Compressor?

Why Rent An Air Compressor?

Hire air compressors - for one off jobs, peak period management or as a backup

If your business is a regular user of air power, buying an air compressor is the natural route to take. So why might you hire one?

Protect capital

Not every business uses compressed air constantly. It might be something that’s vital to certain occasional projects, but rarely used the rest of time. If that’s the case, having a permanent air compressor sat in storage may be an expense you could live without. And since you’ll want the compressor to be ready to go when you bring it out of storage, you’ll have to pay to keep it maintained too.

Rent an air compressor as and when you need it and not only do you avoid the hit to your business capital that happens when you buy, you also avoid the maintenance costs.

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The major project

You already have an air compressor and use it regularly, but then a project arrives that needs additional air power.

If you know the compressor you have will remain sufficient for most of your needs, most of the time, hiring a compressor for the occasional one-off makes cost-effective sense.

Hire air compressors - for one off jobs, peak period management or as a backup

Manage Peak Periods

Whenever we sell an air compressor, our advice is always to ensure there’s a little slack in the system to allow for growth. Ideally, you’d always want your air compressor to comfortably be able to cope with slightly more prolonged use or the addition of an air tool or two.

But if your business is subject to major peaks and troughs – perhaps a production cycle that scales up massively for peak season and then drops back for much of the rest of the year – you’ll be faced with two options.

One is to buy the air compressor that has the power to cope with peak season, even though that power won’t be needed for most of the year. It’s a perfectly reasonable strategy, but it comes at the cost of running a more energy-hungry compressor than you need for most of the year.

Alternatively, you could hire in the additional air power you need when you need it. That enables you to buy a lower cost compressor (in terms of capital outlay and running costs) and only pay for a larger setup when you really need it.  

The Backup

A backup compressor can be invaluable in terms of business continuity, but not enough businesses have one.

Using a rental air compressor as backup, however, means you don’t have to find space to store it when it’s not in use, you don’t have to keep it maintained, and you don’t have the capital outlay.

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We always keep a select stock of compressors available to hire. Not every make and model is included, but we’ll always be able to find something that meets your needs.

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