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Firstly, what is an air compressor? An air compressor is a machine that compresses and pressurises air in order to convert power into kinetic energy. The air is released from the compressor to be used as an energy source to power a variety of tools and equipment. With more types of air compressors available on the market than there are uses for an air compressor, finding the right one can often become difficult. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand air compressors.

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What Size Compressor Do I Need?

This completely depends on what air operated equipment you will be using. To work out what size would be best for you, add up the air usage of all air tools that will be used simultaneously. It’s best to add an extra 20-25% to allow for future usage down the track. This is only a rough guide, the best way to ensure you have the correct size machine is to request a compressed air energy audit.

Do Air Compressors Have A ‘Break In’ Period?

No, they do not. It’s always best to check for any problems after the first start-up but after that, you are ready to go. If you do find any leaks or problems, turn the machine off and be sure to contact your product provider before operating the air compressor again.

Can I Run My Compressor on A Generator?

Air compressors are able to run off generators however it is not recommended. If you have access to mains electricity, it is recommended to power your air compressor through it. Generators have fluctuations in power which can cause problems for compressors as they require a constant voltage to run. It is even more important for screw compressors to be run off mains electricity rather than generators due to their constant operation.

How Often Should I Clean/Replace the Air Intake Filter?

If you are operating your air compressor 3-5 times a week and it has an air filter, it is important to clean it every week. Once you notice the air filter is getting harder to clean out or you notice and holes, it is important to completely replace the filter.

How Often Should the Oil Be Changed?

Oil change frequency usually depends on your specific model of the air compressor. The best way to assure it is being changed adequately is to read the recommended schedule in the owner’s manual. If you do not have access to an owner’s manual, the best way to find your answer is to contact your provider with the model number of your machine.

How Often Does My Air Compressor Need to Be Serviced?

If you are only using your machine occasionally then annually servicing should be sufficient. If you are operating your air compressor routinely, then it may be best to service it quarterly. It is always recommended to do small services whenever you have the ability and time to.

My Air Compressor Is Not Working Correctly, What Should I Do?

If you are ever worried that your air compressor is not working the way it is intended, it is always safest to turn it off and have trained professionals come and inspect it.

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We know that your business looks for every competitive edge in a tough marketplace. Reducing the cost of energy overhead is a challenge and we offer quality solutions through high calibre products and services. At Cleveland Compressed Air Services, we believe that your success is our success. That is why we provide top notch solutions and support to businesses using our quality products, whether through purchase or hire. After purchase or hire, our stellar customer care draws from a nationwide network of manufacturer trained technicians, ready to serve you 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

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