Top Air Compressor FAQs

When you buy a new air compressor, you might have some questions that only a professional can answer. NB Sales and Service is proud to serve the compressed air needs of businesses in Bakersfield and the surrounding area. Below, we’ve compiled a list of answers to five of your most common air compressor faqs.


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1. How Important Is Air Compressor Maintenance?

Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure reliable operation. Air compressors generally need maintenance after so many service hours according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re uncertain, consult with your local air compressor specialist at NB Sales and Service. We can take a look at your system and provide a maintenance recommendation.


2. Should I Use an Air Dryer?

An air dryer is recommended to remove excess moisture from the environment around your air compressor. If this moisture is allowed to entire your system, it can damage internal parts and cause operational failure. Speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members to discuss your options.


3. How Often Should I Drain the Condensate Drain?

Since moisture is such a huge problem for air compressors, you should make sure the condensate drain is checked daily. The tank collects the excess water that’s produced by your air compressor. Draining it regularly will keep moisture out of your system, minimizing the risk of your air compressor shutting down. One option would be to install an electronic drain valve to be set on a timer to drain the tank daily.


4. What Can I Do to Improve Air Quality?

Good air quality is important to keep your compressed air system clean. If there’s a lot of dirt and other small particles in the air, it can cause a lot of problems for your air compressor. To ensure optimal air quality, you should inspect and clean filters regularly and keep the environment around your air compressor as clean as possible.


5. What Causes an Air Compressor to Overheat?

When an air compressor is overheating, it’s usually a sign that it needs maintenance. Check oil, filters, and hoses. If everything appears in order, there could be a larger issue that will need to be checked out by an air compressor specialist.


For more information about compressed air systems, contact us today NB Sales and Service. Our staff can assist with any of your air compressor installation, repair, or maintenance needs.