Whether you’re at a warehouse or another large commercial building, there may come a time where you find yourself needing to rent temporary HVAC equipment.

At OnSite HVAC Rentals, we want to help you understand the basics so that you can get the most out of your rental.

What Should I Know Before Renting?

Before you rent, it’s good to know the space you’re working with. We always recommend knowing the following specifics before placing your rental:

  • Site constraints or limitations
  • Estimated date of delivery
  • Estimated length of rental
  • Specifics of the space
  • Power availability
  • Square footage
  • Ceiling height

Why Should I Rent?

If you’ve never rented equipment with us before, you might be curious about the types of situations that would lead someone to rent instead of buy.


One of the main reasons people rent is because of an emergency situation where they need a solution quickly. For instance, if an air conditioner or heater breaks in an environment that needs to be kept cool or warm, someone may rent our equipment for a fast solution until a permanent one can be implemented or the current system can be repaired. In today’s environment, there can be a long wait time for parts. Our portable equipment can keep you or your equipment at the right temperature while your appliances are repaired.

Unsure About Type of Equipment

Another reason people rent is that they are not sure of what equipment to buy. Our specialized equipment will be a guide for what will work for their specific space and application. It’s safer to rent and test out how the equipment works in their application before making a final purchase.


Sometimes businesses will choose to rent because of their budget. It may benefit them financially to book a rental rather than buy specialized equipment. Every business has budgets. Deciding what is fiscally responsible at the time may impact a rent vs buy scenario. Did you know we also sell new and gently used equipment? We do! Check out the list of available equipment here.

Equipment Shortage

As with many other industries in the wake of COVID-19, products are not as readily available on the market. The shortages in certain areas have caused people to turn to renting equipment if that option is available first.

Even outside of the recent pandemic, shortages can occur due to natural disasters or other events. In these situations when manufacturing time could be several months, it’s best to rent equipment for a temporary solution.

Ready to start renting? Contact OnSite HVAC Rentals today!