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37 Maxwell Ct.
Santa Rosa
CA, 95401
United States
Michael Houston

About Air Technology West

In business since 1984, Air Technology West continues to be a major provider of sales and service of air management equipment to the North Bay business community. We pride ourselves on our professionalism. Our personnel are knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced in all areas of air management.


We serve a very broad spectrum of compressed air users; including manufacturers, wineries/agriculture, food processors, woodworkers/cabinet makers, auto repair/auto body/tire shops, medical/dental/biotech facilities, schools/colleges, stone/marble works, cork/bottling operations, glass etchers, city/county/state municipalities, water/beverage processing, mills/lumber yards, building maintenance, and construction companies, just to name a few.


We consider all the equipment that we sell to be highly reliable and easily serviceable. We maintain a large inventory of service related items and repair parts. We offer a rental plan so our customers don’t need to halt operations if their compressor should require major repairs. Many of our customers find our rental plan useful when they need an additional compressor to supplement their existing system, as their air usage increases for short periods of production or harvest. We also offer maintenance contracts for customers who prefer the peace of mind that their compressor will be regularly maintained.


We understand the importance of a well engineered and properly maintained air system. When your compressor is down it can cripple your entire operation. We strive to respond to our customers’ service requests in a timely, convenient manner. Emergency calls and contract customers receive the utmost priority, while routine maintenance service calls are scheduled promptly for mutual convenience. We can adjust our schedule to meet your needs. We want you to be comfortable with any service we schedule, and satisfied with the work we perform.


We would welcome the opportunity to quote you on any maintenance or service needs you have on your existing compressed air equipment. As well, if you anticipate upgrading or changing your system in any way, we would be happy to discuss those changes with you if you would like our advice.


Thank you for your interest in our company.

Our Services

Preventive Maintenance Program

In order to keep your compressed air system in optimum working condition we recommend a regular service regime. Normally these services are performed anually, semi-annually, or quarterly, depending on the type of equipment and hours of operation. We will gladly help to develop a maintenance program for you. Once your service regime is determined, we will call you in advanced to schedule a mutually convenient time for the service.

In addition, during our regularly scheduled service call, we will inspect the overall condition of your compressor and other related air-processing equipment. Based on our findings, we will inform you of any recommended repairs, and provide you with an explanation of why we consider them necessary. We will also prepare an itemized repair quote if requested. No additional work will be performed without your approval.

We realize how important your compressed air equipment is to the operation of your business. Without proper maintenance it will most likely fail, and that means unscheduled downtime. With a preventative maintenance program in place, you will enjoy the peace of mind, knowing that your air system is not going to fail due to lack of proper attention.


Emergency Services

In addition to our preventive maintenance program, we offer on call emergency services in the event that your compressor breaks down. We understand how important your compressor may be to your operation and will do our best to get you up and running again as soon as possible.

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News Archive

Champion Announces Launch of D and DRS Series Rotary Screw Compressors
08 October, 2019

Champion has expanded their product line by launching the new fixed speed D Series and the energy saving variable speed DRS Series rotary screw compressors. These new, cost effective 5-200 horsepower compressors offer a flow range of 16 to 926 CFM and working pressure up to 145 psig.

D and DRS Series compressors are ideal for continuous-use applications with reduced noise levels as low as 63 dBA for maximum customer satisfaction. These easy-to-use compressors feature convenient control solutions to monitor and simplify maintenance for reliable and efficient performance at an affordable price. D and DRS Series compressors feature clean, service-friendly designs. The robust, semi-integrated airends and intuitive layouts, with minimized connections, make these units very maintenance friendly. Spin-on oil filters and air/oil separators ensure standard maintenance is quick and easy. Models available include 5-100HP fixed speed (D Series) and 10-200HP variable speed (DRS Series).

About Champion
Champion is part of Gardner Denver, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered products. Champion provides the highest quality reciprocating and rotary air compressor systems, parts and service. Champion utilizes a century of experience in designing and manufacturing air compressor systems. We know and understand the application of our products in many different operating environments. Our products keep industries such as automotive, industrial, woodworking and agriculture up and running. With the compressed air market’s widest breadth of compressed air products - reciprocating, rotary vane, rotary scroll, and rotary screw - choosing the right product for the application is key to continuing the success that was started in 1919. Champion has more than 500 authorized air compressor Distributors and Service Centers Nationwide. Our distributors are available to sell or service your compressed air system. For further information, please visit:

Air Technology West is the North Bay’s only authorized Champion dealer. Contact us today 707-575-8308.

Why a Variable Speed Compressor?
26 September, 2019

How to know a VSD compressor is the right pick?

Speed control of a compressor is regulated by a variable speed drive, often known as VSD. This option uses the variable-speed drive technology to control the speed of the compressor based on what is being demanded from the compressor.

Is a VSD right for me?

A variable speed compressor is not for every application. VSD rotary screw compressors need to be ran in a location that is in need of 24/7 compressed air and has a changing demand on the amount of air needed. If your compressed air needs are constant, or even mostly constant with only occasional slight variations, a variable speed compressor may not be necessary.

With variable speed drive air compressors, the unit makes adjustments to match the demand needed. The motor runs only at the speed you need, giving you the right amount of compressed air at the right pressure, and at the right time.

Advantages of a Variable Speed Compressor

  • Reduced energy consumption (in the proper application)
  • Quieter than a fixed speed when running at a lower RPM
  • Consistent plant pressure
  • Increased component lifetime
  • Less maintenance cost and ease of maintenance
  • Low inrush current during motor starts
  • Compact total solutions available
  • May qualify for energy incentives

The inverter in the VSD system performs a “soft” start operation by ramping up the motor speed. This removes amperage draw peaks that are normal when a fixed speed motor starts. The soft starting used by a VSD compressor also helps protect electrical and mechanical components from the starting mechanical stresses that can reduce the life of an air compressor.

A huge benefit to a VSD compressor is reducing power cost, minimizing power surges and delivering a more constant pressure needed. When there is minimal demand, the drive runs slower using less electricity. The higher the demand, the VSD runs wide open and can operate anywhere in between depending on the system demand for air.

Please contact for any questions about variable speed compressors or if they are the right fit for your business.
We look forward to helping.

Save in Energy, Save in Money.
14 May, 2019

Did you know that energy costs represent about 70% - 80% of the total cost of ownership of a compressor? 


Traditional Variable Speed Technology vs. Fixed Speed Technology

Reduced energy costs with 30-35% in variable demand applications

CPVS PM vs. Fixed Speed Technology

Reduced energy costs with 45% in variable demand applications


In-house designed ES4000 T touchscreen controller

Large 4,3” full-color touchscreen display. Monitors and protects the compressor graphical indication service plan.


Special pricing for those involved in the wine industry network.  


Title Name Email Phone
Owner Mike Houston 707-575-8308
Parts Manager/AP Steve Basham 707-575-8308
Parts Tech/Service Tech Matt Eidsen 707-575-8308
Shop Foreman Robert Murray 707-575-8308
Service Tech Derrick Crayfiord 707-575-8308
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