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Are Air Compressors Energy Efficient?

Air compressors can be an efficient way of producing energy. Like any system that produces energy though, there are ways you can use them to make them more efficient. They can only work well for you if they are being used in the correct way.

It is worth noting that compressed air can be much more efficient than many of its counterparts. This is largely due to the ability to store compressed air. This means that energy is not being wasted and it can be saved until it is needed.

Here are some points to consider to get the most out of compressed air systems:

  • Don’t use them on the maximum pressure automatically. If you are able to turn the compressor down, do.
  • Make sure you don’t have any leaks. This will disrupt the whole system and will affect efficiency.
  • Select a compressor that is the right size for your processes. Don’t use a bigger compressor than is necessary.