Compressed Air Installation

Compressed Air Installation

Fluid-Aire Dynamics provides full-service compressed air system design and installation for Chicago and northern Illinois. End-to-end service means easy, trouble-free installation and optimal performance. Contact us for a free quote.

Fluid-Aire Dynamics: Your Local Air Compressor Installation Company

For compressed air system installation in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, Philadelphia and San Antonio metro areas, count on Fluid-Aire Dynamics. We install and service all major makes and models of rotary screw and reciprocating air compressors along with dryers, inline filtration, piping systems, and more. We also assist with system design, energy incentives, heat ventilation/repurposing, and air monitoring.

We handle the whole process from start to finish, from the compressor room to the points of use. Our expertized installation firm ensure that you’ll have clean, dry, reliable, and energy-efficient compressed air for years to come.

Fluid-Aire Dynamics: Your Local Air Compressor Installation Company

How We Can Help

Our installation experts have decades of compressed air experience. Whether you need to install a new system, add on to an existing system, or relocate your air compressor, you can count on us for efficient service and optimal performance. We work with all the major brands: Ingersoll Rand, Gardner Denver, Quincy, PneuTech, Atlas Copco, Chicago Pneumatic, Sullair, Kaeser, and many, many others.

Air Equipment Installations

Whether it is just replacing existing equipment or installing a completely new system, we can help! Fluid-Aire Dynamics will deliver, set, install, and start-up any piece of new equipment. We do it all, from compressor placement and piping to electrical systems and ventilation. We apply years of experience to ensure that your compressed air equipment will be installed properly and professionally and will operate at peak efficiency!

Plant Piping Installations

Your compressed air piping system has a large impact on the performance and energy efficiency of your system. Our installers know how to properly size and configure compressed air piping for optimal results, using a “loop” header configuration to increase flow capacity and minimize pressure drop. We can install a new piping system or reconfigure your existing system to improve efficiency and guarantee reliable delivery of air to every point-of-use drop.

Our Installation Procedure

We use scientific principles and a repeatable installation process for a smooth air compressor installation, from start to finish.

Data collection

We start by asking questions and collecting data to understand your compressed air demand, facility constraints and expectations.

System design

The data is used to right-size your equipment for maximum efficiency, including compressor(s), dryers, inline filtration, and distribution system.


We help you plan timelines, budgets and installation activities, including proper equipment placement, ventilation, electrical requirements, and more.


Our team will arrive with all the proper lifting, rigging, electrical, and piping connections to get your system up and running as quickly as possible. Our installers follow all applicable OSHA requirements to ensure their safety and yours.


After installation, we start it all up and make sure everything meets your performance expectations.


We offer training for your maintenance team so they can keep your equipment in tip-top shape.

Why Our Clients Think We’re the Best Air Compressor Installers Near Chicagoland

Why should you trust Fluid-Aire Dynamics for your compressed air system installation? We’d like to think it’s because of our commitment to quality in everything that we do.

  • Our compressed air system designers spend the time to get to know you, your facility and your processes, so we can make system recommendations that minimize costs, maximize efficiency, and guarantee reliability. We don’t just sell you an air compressor—we design a system around your unique needs.
  • We know downtime is expensive, so we work with you to minimize the potential disruptions of an air compressor installation job. Our installation teams have the knowledge, experience and training to do the job right the first time.
  • We stand behind our work with a performance guarantee. If something isn’t right, we’ll fix it.

But don’t take it from us—listen to what our customers say.

Why Our Clients Think We’re the Best Air Compressor Installers Near Chicagoland

Client Reviews

The variable speed drive air compressor helps us because we don’t have any regulators on our equipment in the building. When a technician is using an impact that’s rated for 90 PSI, I turn the compressor down to 90; when we’re using the bead blaster, I walk up to the compressor and bump it up to 105. The bead blaster only puts our compressor under about a 30% load. It’s so quiet—the bead blaster is 100x louder than the air compressor is! The VSD compressor saves me time and money.

Ron S. - Deutz Corporation

Elgin, Illinois

The salesman was able to answer EVERY question I asked. The delivery was prompt and the set up fulfilled my needs. Your service tech was excellent in his knowledge of the product, cleaned up after the service and gave us a few tips on how to care for the unit to prolong its life.

Ken P. - Pullman Sugar

Chicago, Illinois

I would recommend Fluid-Aire to anybody. Your guys stand up for the work you do and the equipment you put in our facilities, and you’re always very easy to work with.

Felix M. - Plant Manager, Bolke-Miller Company

Waukegan, Illinois

Fluid-Aire isn’t tied to any one compressor brand. They will give you the best overall solution for your operations. They aren’t going to try to upsell you on something that you don’t need. With a lot of companies, once you buy a compressor, you never see them again. I like that Fluid-Aire is local and family owned. I know if I ever have a problem, they are going to be here for me. Fluid-Aire Dynamics is receptive, proactive, and they are a family-owned business, like us. I appreciate the care and personal attention they give us.

Ryan W. - VP of Operations, Wiegel Tool Works

Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Client Reviews
Ask Our Expert

Ask Our Expert

Contact us


What size air compressor do you need for a mechanic shop?

Air compressor sizing depends on the number of air-using tools you are running simultaneously, the peak air demand for your operations, the PSI requirements of pneumatic tools, and the overall efficiency of your compressed air system. Most vehicle service, mechanic and auto repair shops use an air compressor between 5HP and 30HP. Most shops will also want an air receiver tank to meet intermittent short bursts of high demand (e.g., for blow-off or when using certain pneumatic tools). We can help you right-size your air compressor for maximum performance, efficiency and cost savings. Read more about air compressor sizing.

How much does it cost to install a new compressor?

Installation costs for a compressed air system depend on the size of the compressor, the difficulty of the installation and the range of work to be completed. Are we simply installing a new air compressor, or are we installing a full compressed air system including distribution piping, air dryers, inline filtration and other elements? Your installation quote will include everything needed for the job, including travel time, technician time, parts and supplies, so there are no surprises.

How long does it take to install an air compressor?

Typically, it will take 2-3 hours to install and commission a new air compressor. However, depending on factors such as removal of old equipment, location, mechanical hook-up availability, rigging path, etc. it may take longer.