The Importance of Air Compressor Preventive Maintenance

The Importance of Air Compressor Preventive Maintenance

To preserve the condition of your air compressor, preventative maintenance is crucial. A consistent maintenance program can spare you from the expense, inconvenience, and downtime that can come along with air compression damage. 

What is Preventative Air Compressor Maintenance?

Standard air compressor maintenance involves updating the hardware, refilling the toner, changing out the lubricant, and related tasks. Although standard maintenance is essential to your air compressor’s function, it doesn’t necessarily prevent future damage. 

Preventative maintenance, on the other hand, focuses on identifying problems before they start to affect the entire system. During a preventative maintenance appointment, your technician will inspect all of the main system components to pinpoint any concerns. 

The Benefits of Preventative Air Compressor Maintenance


Emergency repairs are generally costlier than preventative maintenance. By identifying potential problems before they require an emergency repair appointment, you can avoid a major, unexpected expense. 


Preventative air compressor maintenance can help extend the life expectancy of your air compressor. Given that replacing an entire air compressor system is often expensive and disruptive to daily operations, a longer lifespan translates to long-term savings. 

Avoid Downtime

Preventative maintenance can help you avoid downtown. Although a maintenance appointment may seem like downtime, unforeseen downtime is far more costly.

A sudden failure of your air compressor system could completely halt your day-to-day operations. Unlike a preventative maintenance appointment, which you can schedule at your convenience, you won’t have time to prepare for this downtime. For many businesses, the cost of a complete air compressor breakdown is unmanageable. 

Energy Efficiency

Over time, air compressors may start to run at a lower capacity than usual or require more energy to reach the required output. Preventative air compressor maintenance will help keep you aware of any issues that are compromising the system’s energy efficiency. You can then amend these issues to improve the system’s efficiency (and save on energy bills). 

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