Saving energy on your compressed air

Air compressors and compressed air systems use large amounts of electrical energy to create the compressed air you need. With the ever increasing price of electricity and the ongoing CO2 emission reduction targets, there has never been a better time to invest in your compressed air system to minimise your systems power consumption.

The great news is many of the energy savings can be achieved without significant expenditure, giving a payback measured in weeks or months not years.    

On a typical compressed air system, low investment fixes, will probably save between 20% and 40% of your compressor energy usage

We have put together an in depth look at the best ways to save energy on your compressed air system. Over the next month or so we publish 3 posts that will explore all the ways you can look to save energy (and money) on your compressed air system. 

We will cover topics as diverse as making your plant room compressor friendly, reducing air leaks to heat recovery from air compressors and using controllers to minimise air compressor energy costs.

What ever you are using your compressed air for there are ways to improve system efficiency and reduce energy used

Simple system improvements can have a massive effect on energy used minimising CO2 emissions and energy costs


Do the basics to save the most

In this first post on the subject we are looking at the cheapest, quickest and most simple ways of saving energy on your compressed air system. These are things that we can all do and they wont necessarily cost you anything to implement. Click on the links below to find out more about each of these.

  1. Make your compressor work efficiently by getting it checked over and serviced correctly.
  2. Do the required daily checks on your air compressor to keep it running smoothly
  3. Reduce leaks from your pipework and shut of your compressor when you are not using it.
  4. Reduce system operating pressure to minimum required.
  5. Make you plant room compressor friendly