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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions asked about maintenance, compressors, compressed air, rentals and more.  If you can not find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

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Preventative Maintenance

How can a preventative maintenance plan save my company money?

Saving money is a given when preventative maintenance is performed on time by qualified staff using quality parts and lubricants. Yes, you will need to spend money on parts and labour, but we encourage you to consider this a relatively small investment to reduce the risk of downtime, which is usually exponentially more costly.

Here are some of the specific results of an air compressor breakdown.

  1. Lost production
  2. Compressor rental fees (including hook up)
  3. Inconvenience
  4. Refuelling
  5. Rush shipping
  6. Emergency repair costs
  7. Hasty decision making
  8. Catastrophic failure, beyond economic repair
  9. Unbudgeted/unplanned replacement costs
  10. Panic & stress - It’s hard to put a dollar value on these, but you know the toll they take

How much does a preventative maintenance plan cost and how much do I stand to save?

The condition, complexity, and scale of the equipment in your compressed air system will determine the extent of coverage you need.

The amount you save is difficult to assess because it depends on the cost of subsequent downtime in your plant and the extent of the breakdown. A catastrophic failure combined with any amount of downtime can add up to some pretty astronomical amounts.

What payment options do I have for a maintenance plan?

Option 1. “Pay-as-You-Go”
With our pay-as-you-go plans, prices are fixed for the duration of a one- or two-year plan. Whenever we install a part or perform labour, we bill accordingly, on a time and materials basis.

Option 2. Fixed Fee
Do you prefer the predictability of fitting a fixed fee plan into your annual budget? We’re happy to do that. We first assess the hours your compressors will be operating. Then, from the shift patterns, we estimate the required frequency of your service calls and the quantity of parts, oil, and labour required to perform those services.

Option 3. Payment Plans
Want to spread the preventative maintenance plan costs over semiannual, quarterly, or monthly payments? No problem. Almost 75% of our plans are formatted this way. You get one fixed invoice value two, four, or twelve times per year.

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What is a Kaeser Compressor?

Kaeser compressors are arguably the most energy efficient, high-quality, industrial-grade air compressors available on the market today. Renowned for their inherent reliability, and durability, Kaeser compressors are “built for a lifetime”.

What types of compressors does Kaeser offer?

Kaeser manufactures a wide range of air compressors, including oil injected rotary screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, and oil free rotary screw machines. Electric and Diesel driven portable, and mobile options, are also available in different sizes and capacities and these can be rented, leased or purchased.

What are the advantages of Kaeser Compressors?

Kaesers patented Sigma profile air ends, produce up to 20% more cfm output volume than competitors equivalents. Exceptionally low noise levels, FIVE YEAR “bumper to bumper” warranty, and long service life, means that Kaeser is the right fit for all types of applications.

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Compressed Air

Why would I need to rent compressed air equipment?

There are many reasons why you might need to rent compressed air equipment. For example, you might have a temporary need for additional air capacity for a project, or your existing equipment might be temporarily out of service.

What types of compressed air equipment do you rent?

We rent a variety of compressed air equipment, including air compressors, air dryers, air receivers, and accessories such as hoses, fittings, and filters. We have all kinds of coverage for most applications, including oil injected, oil free, and breathing air.

How do I know what type of compressed air equipment I need?

Our team of experts can help you determine the right equipment for your specific needs. We'll ask you about your air requirements, the size of your operation, flow, pressure, piping, hoses, power, or fuel, and any specific challenges or constraints you might be facing.

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What else do Kaeser and Air Solutions Canada offer?

Rotary Vacuum and Rotary Blowers are other facets of Kaeser's product range.

Air Solutions will design, build and install any of the Kaeser range of products, including compressors, vacuums, blowers and a full range of clean air treatments. Our turnkey approach to rigging, piping, ductwork and electrical, means that one call does it all.

Do you offer delivery and pickup services?

Yes, we offer delivery and pickup services for all of our rental equipment. We'll work with you to schedule a convenient time for delivery and pickup that works with your schedule.

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Air Compressor Rentals

Where can I rent an oil-free air compressor?

You can rent oil-free air compressors through online platforms like Air Solutions Canada. These outlets offer a variety of sizes to meet your specific needs. Ensure that you check availability, reserve if necessary, and inquire about rental rates and terms.

How do I know what size air compressor I need?

For a commercial kitchen, opt for a medium-sized air compressor with a 20-30 gallon tank when renting. This size is generally suitable for powering pneumatic kitchen tools and equipment, ensuring efficient operation. We complete a full air demand analysis to determine the demands of your application and will make a recommendation on the best air compressor to meet your needs.

How much is it to rent an oil-free air compressor?

The cost to rent an oil-free air compressor varies but typically ranges between $235 to $1,560  per week. Prices may fluctuate based on the compressor's size and features. Renting equipment ensures you receive professional support with installation as well as free and fast technical support should you encounter any issues while renting.

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What is the Ontario saveONenergy Program?

The Ontario saveONenergy Program is an energy conservation initiative run by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario, Canada. The program aims to promote energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by offering various incentives and rebates to businesses and organizations that undertake energy-saving projects.

What is the role of Air Solutions Canada Inc in the saveONenergy Program?

Air Solutions Canada Inc is a channel partner for the Ontario saveONenergy Program. As a channel partner, we work alongside businesses, and organizations, like yours, to assist them in applying for, and securing energy rebates under the program. We offer comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from conception to completion. Our value added service proposition includes applying for the incentive on your behalf, and managing the process throughout, until you receive the incentive cheque. With over 500 successful incentive executions, we know what we are doing. Our in-house teams measure and collect data from your system, we analyze the information, design, build, supply, install, commission and service every facet and phase of your energy-saving projects.

How can Air Solutions Canada Inc help my company benefit from higher energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint?

Air Solutions Canada Inc has extensive experience in working with the saveONenergy Program and helping numerous companies receive energy rebates. By partnering with us, your company can take advantage of their expertise to identify suitable energy-saving opportunities, design and implement energy-efficient solutions, and navigate the application process successfully. This will lead to improved energy efficiency, reduced operational costs, and a positive impact on your company's carbon footprint.

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Contact Us

When you speak to us, ask for an Air Demand Analysis. It will give you the performance data of your current compressed air system and show the savings you can generate. We offer a performance guarantee - if we don’t identify inefficiencies within your system which are equivalent to the cost of the ADA study, then the study will be free! And in the meantime, download the Ultimate Guide on Rightsizing your Compressed Air System. You can stop being frustrated that they were over promised and under delivered, and instead be confident with a radically different solution that serves your needs better at a lower cost. 


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