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4 Ways Utility Services Can Help You This Summer

How Utility Services Can Help You This Summer

We are officially in the peak of summer: it’s hot, humid, and some of us are in the midst of hurricane season. Luckily, Hugg & Hall’s Utility Services division is here to help! They rent and sell portable power, power distribution, compressed air, and supplemental HVAC units.




Portable Power

Whether your team is dealing with power outages, natural disasters, or post-sundown work, we can provide the right generator to fit your needs. Hugg & Hall has portable and towable generators with gasoline and diesel options. We have light towers, cabling, and distribution boxes to keep your operation moving forward. 



Climate Control

To make your next event or jobsite more comfortable, you may need additional air conditioning. Our wide range of rental units produce minimal noise and have a compact carbon footprint.

Paired with our fleet of dehumidifiers and industrial fans, our climate control solutions can prevent condensation to keep materials dry and promote drying in flooded areas. 



Air Compressors

Hugg & Hall Utility Services has the best air compressors in the business available for rent! These tools are ideal for jobsites and sought-after in a wide range of industries. Towable or portable compressors provide the power for air tools, such as pavement breakers and chipping hammers. We also offer instrument-quality, filtered and cooled air compressors for specialized applications. 




Offshore Equipment

Take Hugg & Hall equipment on any offshore jobsite. All equipment undergoes an enhancement process to ensure long-lasting, offshore-proven durability. The fleet includes light towers, welders, air compressors, pipe threaders, and pumps.

Key components are coated to prevent corrosion and equipped with Coast Guard-approved fuel lines. Skid mounts have up-to-date certifications and are installed with static grounds and extra grounding in engine-driven equipment. All welding machines are load-bank tested, engine driven units are equipped with overspeed and rig air shutdown devices, and air compressors and volume tanks have up-to-date safety relief valve certifications.


For more information on what our Utility Services division can do for you, contact Spencer Hale or a sales representative!


Prepare your equipment, jobsites, and employees for warmer temperatures to help avoid injuries and downtime from work. Visit our blog to learn more summer safety tips!


Editor’s Note: We originally published this post in July 2021. We updated it for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness in February 2023.

Definition Recognition: What is ‘CFM’?

Defintion Recognition!

Every industry houses familiar terms and idioms, maybe not so familiar to others, and the construction and industrial equipment industry is no different. So, we’ve created our new Definition Recognition series to help those less familiar navigate industry terms/phrases, with the purpose to educate and facilitate informed decisions. What does telescopic mean? What does articulating entail? Telematics? We’ve got the answers in our new Definition Recognition series.

In our inaugural edition of Definition Recognition we delve into the ins-and-outs of air compressor “CFM” (cubic feet per minute), what it means for users/owners and how to choose a compressor with the appropriate CFM.

CFM is a measure of air flow and refers to the amount of air a particular unit can expel depending on the pressure valves in use and other considerations, like atmospheric pressure and humidity levels. Sometimes CFM is also referred to as standard cubic feet per minute, or SCFM, because of the potential for slight variation.

When selecting a compressor for the project at hand, CFM is an important consideration. If the compressor will be used to power continuous-demand tools, like pressure washers or similar apparatuses, users should search for compressors that feature a higher CFM.

CFM describes the volume of air a compressor delivers at specific pounds per square inch (PSI, a unit of pressure) levels. The CFM value changes as PSI changes. As you lower the PSI output, CFM increases. A compressor with a higher CFM rating can deliver more air and is better suited for heavier applications such as operating air wrenches and framing nail guns.

Generally, users should calculate the required CFM needed so that each tool/machine can operate then choose a compressor that features a CFM slightly above that number so as to support efficient operation and avoid downtime. Basically, it’s essential to know what the compressor will power before one can select the right compressor for the job.

To see our air compressor options, visit https://www.hugghall.com/air-compressors