Cutting Cost in Rising Temperatures
Air compressors generate heat. Heat creates condensation and as we talk about at great length here, moisture and your air compressor system just don’t get along. It’s one of the hard and fast rules of air compression.
What’s key here, is how you manage that heat.
Here’s a statistic- a whopping 94 percent of the energy created by an air compressor is converted to heat. You have to do something with it. Some facilities choose to funnel it out of the room where the air compressor lives.
Here’s something you may not have thought of- this heat produced by your compressor system can be re-purposed in your production process or used to heat water in your facility.
But how about this option- what if you could collect the hot air produced by your system and use it to heat your facility in cold weather months?
This is easily executed by ducting the air that passes through your compressor systems after-coolers to a part of your building that could use a little extra heat. These ducts will have a bypass that either sends the air outside to keep the compressor room cooler, or reroutes it to the heat-needing room.
The good news here is two-fold. Funneling the hot air produced by your air compressor into another part of your facility can keep your energy costs down, and some states have rewards and incentives in place that… well… reward your energy-conscious use of the compressors byproduct.
If you’ve got questions about managing the heat created by your air compressor system, from getting it out of the room to keep its temperature under control; to transferring it to another part of your building to heat it and keep your overall energy costs under control, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll answer your heat distribution questions and maybe even save you some money in the process.
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