The largest cause of energy waste results from unused, or leaked, dental compressor. Heat loss is also a large component of wasted energy in the air compression process. With energy costs doubling in the last five years, it couldn’t be more crucial to make your compressor more energy efficient.
Answering these questions should clarify whether or not you’re making efficient use of your air compressor. If you’re running your compressor at 100 percent while only using 50 percent of the maximum output, half of the energy used to power the compressor is wasted.
Generating a demand profile and quantifying the volume of air used for each application you allow you to make an assessment of peaks and low demand. This information will ultimately identify the best uses for the air.