Three Ways to Help Your Air Compressor Last Longer

Three Ways to Help Your Air Compressor Last Longer


You’ve made a significant investment in your air compressor, so you obviously want it to last as long as possible. With these regular air compressor maintenance tasks, you can ensure you get the maximum value possible from your unit.


Get Regular Oil and Filter Changes


Many people underestimate how often their air compressor needs an oil and filter change. The frequency will depend on how large your unit is and how often it’s used. Your manual should give you a good idea for a service schedule, but if you don’t have it handy, you should be sure to get an oil and filter change at least once every three to six months.


Clean the Intake Vents and Tank


It’s recommended to check your intake vents regularly for dust. Accumulated dust will only overwork the unit and potentially reduce its overall lifespan. While you’re at it, you should inspect the tank for moisture, which can cause your system to work less efficiently.  Using a soft cloth to clean your vents and tank should be sufficient.


Check the Unit’s Fasteners


Over time, the nuts and bolts on your unit will become looser due to the vibration that’s caused during its normal operation. Make a point to check these fasteners once a month to ensure your system isn’t working any harder than it has to.

With periodic maintenance, you can reduce the risk of your air compressor breaking down suddenly. NB Sales and Service offers preventative maintenance programs for all types of air compressors, so you won’t have to worry about any loss in productivity. Learn more by contacting our office today!