If your air compressor has shut down, you need a solution, fast. In order to keep profit coming in, you can’t afford to pause production while you shop for, order, and wait on a newly delivered machine.
The good news is that, in the case of an emergency like this, there are air compressor rental options available. To get you started, let’s take a closer look at what that rental process may look like.
When Should I Rent an Air Compressor?
The simple answer? Whenever you need one! There isn’t really a “right” or “wrong” time to rent an air compressor. It all depends on what your facility needs, and what’s available to you.
However, there are a few situations where renting is most common, such as:
- Your current compressor has shut down, and you need a short-term solution until you can get a new one ordered and delivered
- You need to fill a temporary capacity requirement that your current compressor can’t accomplish alone
- You need an extra compressor for seasonal projects, but don’t want to invest in your own when it’s only used for part of the year
How Do I Rent an Air Compressor?
Renting an air compressor is generally a simple process. You contact a trusted compressor distributor, tell them the details of your facility’s application and needs, and then they’ll deliver and install the equipment for you.
But, in order to ensure you get the equipment you need, there are a few things to know before you make the call to rent. You’ll want to have information on:
- The type of compressor you need (e.g. oil-injected, oil-free, portable, etc.)
- The size of compressor you need
- The PSI and CFM requirements of the compressor you need
Once you’ve communicated these details with your compressor distributor, they’ll be able to find a solution that’s ideal for your application — ensuring smooth operations and minimal hiccups during your rental period.
How Much Does It Cost to Rent an Air Compressor?
Air compressor rentals are priced based on daily, weekly, or monthly rates — depending on how long your rental period is. Those rates can vary tremendously, based on factors like air compressor type, size, and power. As with most things, the more complex, large, and powerful your rented compressor is, the more you’ll likely pay for it.
When estimating the cost of your air compressor rental, you’ll also want to keep its operating costs in mind. Although distributor servicing and maintenance usually comes packaged with rentals, the utility bills you pay to run the compressor in your facility do not.
TMI’s 24/7, 365-Day Emergency Air Compressor Rental Program
Need an emergency compressed air solution? Look to TMI! With our rental program, we’re proud to offer a full line of short- and long-term air compressor rental equipment — and we’re able to provide these solutions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With response times that are unrivaled in our industry, you won’t miss a beat in production.
Our engineers and technicians are trained to determine the rental solution that best fits your facility’s needs, then deliver it, install it, service it, and remove it when you’re done. We’re happy to do the work so you don’t have to. And in the meantime, we’re able to answer any questions you have about finding a permanent solution that will work best for your facility. Contact our team today to learn more about your options.
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