February 14, 2024

How to find the right compressed air systems installer

Compressed air is a critical part of your industrial facility. Powering pneumatic tools, operating machines, and even filling tires, the compressed air system enables your facility to thrive and produce.

Whether you have decided to replace your existing system, upgrade, or expand to accommodate more production at your facility, you must work with the right installation team. 

The right installer is equipped and experienced so they can meet your exact needs. They’re familiar with your type of facility, meet rigid safety standards, and provide specific services that are ideal for your operation. 

Choosing the right air compressor installer may seem complex. But when you consider your specific needs and future goals, you can find a professional who is the ideal fit. 

Understands your facility and industry

While the principles of compressed air are fundamentally the same from facility to facility, there are differences in overall type and function. You must find a compressed-air expert who understands your goals and plans.

  • Are you planning to expand again in the next few years?
  • What equipment are you running?
  • What’s in the area (electricity, etc.)?
  • What do you produce?
  • Will your system include an outside location?
  • What’s your timeline?
  • What’s your budget?
  • How many staff do you have?
  • How big is your facility?
  • What are your goals?

Installers who have been in your industry typically understand what’s expected and may even have photos in a portfolio to show you. They’ll have recommendations of where drops should be, how long the project will take, and more. They may even be able to save you energy … which means saving you money.

Provides maintenance and repairs in emergencies

compressed air system

Eventually, your system is going to need maintenance. It’s easier to get on a schedule as you’re installing and starting up your compressed air system, especially as it helps protect warranties. It’s even better to know who to count on in emergencies — such as sudden issues with your compressed air system. Although Kaeser is known for its quality, even those machines can leave the company with unforeseen problems.

In addition, it’s good to know the company can handle just about any major brand of compressor like the Elevated team can.

Has great references

When you hire a new team member, you ask for references and contact information. You should do the same with your compressed-air installer. These references can come from different industries and specializations, but it’s best if these references are from a similar niche or industry.

For example, if you need air compression for powder-coating operations, it helps if at least one of these references is from the powder-coating industry. 

Considers cost savings vs. value

We all need to save money, but it’s important to consider the cost and value of different compressed-air systems. The installer you select should offer competitive pricing, but their services should include money-saving (and money-making) aspects like energy savings, productivity enhancement, and a reduced risk for expensive repairs. For example, Elevated provides various piping to bring down cost without sacrificing quality.

Suggests system audits first

If you’re having a system replaced, some installers recommend you have a complete system audit before removing your current compressed-air system. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends finding an installer who is familiar with assessment services, including walk-through evaluations, system assessments, and system audits. Sometimes, they simply need to add more machines or a different machine.

An audit or just a walk-through could target ways to improve your system, helping to avoid the expensive cost of a new air compression installation. 

Handles custom engineering

Sometimes, facilities have constraints, such as a dirty environment or space limitations, that need a different approach: custom custom-engineered solutions. It’s designing an installation approach from scratch, boxed, and ready to be delivered. It’s typically turnkey with little to no assembly required. Everything is built to specifications and tailored to exactly what you need. In return, your facility gets reliability, easier maintenance, and better energy efficiency.  

Elevated install teams

Elevated Industrial Solutions is the right installer for a variety of systems. We offer a full host of compressed air services, including system audits, installations, emergency repairs, and preventative maintenance. Our team surveys the site, gets ideas, and discusses needs before putting together a proposal.

But it doesn’t end there. We communicate with your team to ensure they know the details of the project without being overburdened.  

Let us help your company meet your air goals.

Christopher Richmann
Author: Christopher Richmann
Kif Richmann is a professional writer and editor who has been creating content since 2011. With degrees in communication and journalism from The University of Iowa, Kif has been a full-time self-employed freelancer since 2014. Throughout his career, he has served numerous industries including manufacturing, real estate, technology, finance, healthcare, transportation, and education.
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