Preparing Your Air Compressor for Cooler Temperatures
With the fall season well underway, now is the perfect time to prepare your compressed air system for lower temperatures. When the winter hits, you’ll want your air compressor to be able to handle the cold weather with ease. The best way to ensure continuous operation is to perform a fall maintenance check using these tips:
- Replace Air Filters:Changing out dirty air filters will allow for better air flow, maximizing the efficiency of your unit. Clean filters will also help keep dirt and other small particles from wreaking havoc on your air compressor.
- Drain Receiver Tank: Over time, the receiver tank can collect water produced by the normal operation of your air compressor. It’s crucial to drain the water regularly to keep excess moisture from damaging your system.
- Check Hoses and Fittings: Loose hoses and fittings can cause air leaks, resulting in excessive wear and tear as well as sky-high energy bills. You should inspect these and replace any that appear corroded, damaged, or worn out immediately.
A system malfunction can cost your business a lot of money in lost production. These preventative maintenance tasks can ensure your air compressor can withstand extreme temperature changes without interruption.
NB Sales and Service has a variety of preventative maintenance (PM) programs available to businesses in Bakersfield and the surrounding valley. To learn more, contact our office today!