Maintenance budget: 8 factors to consider

Just like any other equipment, a compressed air installation also requires the necessary maintenance work during its entire lifespan. 

Even though maintenance costs are only about 5 to 10% of a machine's annual operating costs, failure to budget for maintenance can have potentially disastrous consequences.

In addition, delaying maintenance on a compressor can snowball other compressed air equipment, ultimately increasing the risk of downtime and lowering efficiency.

8 important factors in determining the maintenance budget

Because maintenance costs are relatively limited compared to other costs for the compressed air system, a maintenance budget should be drawn up every year. You should take the following factors into account:

  1. Type of compressors
  2. Auxiliary equipment
  3. Operating cycle
  4. Installation conditions
  5. Security levels
  6. Energy recovery or cooling system
  7. Degree of use
  8. Maintenance scheduling

As you can see, the maintenance budget depends on your installation and the reliability and performance you expect from it.

Ash Air maintenance agreement

A service plan agreement can help to draw up an accurate maintenance schedule and at the same time optimize the operation of your compressed air system. Ash Air offers several service agreements, including a total responsibility agreement , which covers all regular maintenance, technical improvements, repairs after a breakdown and overhauls of the machine, carried out for the agreed period with a fixed annual fee.

Prepare maintenance budget

Drawing up a maintenance budget is a piece of cake. The benefits – increased energy efficiency and productivity and longer life of the air compressor and its ancillary equipment – ​​far outweigh the annual cost of a service agreement.


Our Service Agreements

An Ash Air Service Agreement is formulated for customers who want to devote valuable resources to their core business, and customers who want to benefit from the certainty of fixed maintenance costs, air compressor security and reducing any risk of unscheduled downtime. Tailored to your application and site circumstances, the maintenance schedule always fits your needs, giving you more uptime, increased reliability and ultimately more productivity, all for a fixed periodic fee. Through regular service reports we keep you up to date on your machine’s status, allowing you to make informed decisions about your production efficiency.


Our Service Agreements provide peace of mind that the air compressor will remain in optimum and reliable condition to provide compressed air to meet the demand at all times at the most equitable possible cost.

If you are wondering about how to get the most out of your compressor, in the most cost-effective way, talk to us about SCOPE, the service plan that will make your life easy!

Reasons why your business will benefit from an Ash Air Service Agreement:

Cost Saving

Enjoy up to 10% discount on our services! Choosing from our monthly or yearly plans offer a range of key benefits - professional service with quality parts, 24/7 nationwide breakdown support, fixed service price for duration of the agreement, priority service management, and ICONS remote monitoring system (yearly plan). All packaged in to one unsurpassed service agreement that saves you costs, and time!

Keeping it Fit

Factory trained engineers and quality parts guaranteed! Whatever your application, the reliable operation of your compressor is key. We ensure that maintenance is done at the right time by professionals who know your equipment inside and out. This is your best guarantee for minimal downtime. When components need to be replaced, original parts are used. Specifically designed for your equipment, they ensure continued optimal performance. Thanks to ICONS, our Intelligent Connectivity System, the actual running hours and machine condition are monitored and service is done on time, because ICONS detects problems before they can cause a breakdown of the compressor.

Peace of Mind

We take ownership of your compressor maintenance, as you will no longer need to worry about unexpected repair costs! Because our service plans offer full risk coverage you don’t have to worry about unexpected repair costs: it’s all part of the plan! No other service solution offers better protection against unwelcome surprises.

Save Energy

SCOPE helps you save money by minimizing energy consumption. Our service experts know exactly what to do and which parts to replace to keep your compressor running with maximum efficiency for the whole period between service visits.


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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • An extensive line of air treatment components

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air

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