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3 Common Engine Problems

3 Common Engine Problems   Honda engines are known for their superior performance and durability, but even the best engines can begin to wear down over time. By getting your engine serviced at the first sign of trouble, you can prevent needing more serious repairs later on. Here are 3 common engine problems you should ...

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How to Keep an Air Compressor From Overheating

How to Keep an Air Compressor From Overheating   When your compressed air system overheats, it can lead to a complete shutdown, potentially resulting in major financial losses for your company. However, you can help prevent overheating by taking some proactive steps.   Update Air Compressor Parts Over time, your air compressor may not be ...

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What Causes Air Quality Issues?

What Causes Air Quality Issues?   Compressed air systems are useful in a wide array of industrial applications, but air quality plays a vital role in how well the system will perform. Here are three factors that can greatly impact air quality and reduce the efficiency of your air compressor.   Excess Moisture   Air ...

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5 Myths You Should Know About Compressed Air

5 Myths You Should Know About Compressed Air   There are many “myths” that surround compressed air systems, and knowing the truth about them will help you make more informed decisions. Below, we’ll debunk some of these myths once and for all. Compressed air is very expensive to use. The truth is, you can minimize ...

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Dealing With Air Compressor Moisture

Dealing With Moisture in Your Air Compressor   If left unattended, air compressor moisture can wreak havoc on your unit. These units naturally produce a lot of heat in their operation, which causes condensation after the air cools. There are a number of ways you can address this excess air compressor moisture before it has a ...

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Avoiding Air Compressor Leaks

Avoiding Air Compressor Leaks   Your air compressor is made up of various components that become subject to wear and tear as the unit functions. This may eventually result in a leak occurring within the system. Air compressor leaks can be a huge source of energy waste for industrial facilities. In fact, a leak can ...

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5 Easy Steps to Reduce Air Compressor Energy Costs

5 Easy Steps to Reduce Air Compressor Energy Costs   Air compressors are vital for many industrial applications, but these machines can use up a lot of energy in their operation. However, there are some actions you can take to minimize utility costs. Here are five easy steps to save energy:   Address Leaks Leaks ...

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Preventing Sludge Buildup in Your Honda Engine

Preventing Sludge Buildup in Your Honda Engine   Your Honda engine needs oil to lubricate its internal parts and components, allowing the engine to run smoothly and avoid overheating. However, the oil can turn into sludge over time, which can negatively impact engine performance. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent engine ...

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Why Is Air Compressor Maintenance So Important?

Why Is Air Compressor Maintenance So Important?   So, your air compressor has been running well for some time. It’s been keeping up with the needs of your facility without any disruption in operation. Do you really need to get it serviced as often as the manufacturer recommends?   The short answer is yes, you ...

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Why Choose a Honda Engine?

Why Choose a Honda Engine?   At NB Sales and Service, we offer a wide selection of Honda engines to suit your specific industry’s needs. We serve businesses in Bakersfield, Kern County, and throughout the surrounding valley that need engines that they can depend on to keep their companies running.  Here are some reasons you ...

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3 Benefits of Regular Engine Tune-Ups

3 Benefits of Regular Engine Tune-Ups   Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure a long-lasting Honda engine. You never know when your engine could shut down, but you can reduce your risk by having professional maintenance performed at regular intervals per the manufacturer’s instructions. Here are three benefits of getting regular engine tune-ups.   ...

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Spring Cleaning & Your Air Compressor

Spring Cleaning & Your Air Compressor   Now that Spring has sprung, there’s one important cleaning task that you shouldn’t overlook: your air compressor. Keeping your air compressor cleaned and maintained will not only help to ensure it works when you need it to, but it will also keep it running efficiently. When it comes ...

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Three Generator Safety Tips

Three Generator Safety Tips   Using your generator safely is essential to ensure its continued operation. A properly functioning generator can prove to be invaluable during a power outage. If you were to handle your generator in an unsafe manner, you could risk it breaking down when you need it most. All your electrical systems ...

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3 Tips for Electric Motor Maintenance

3 Tips for Electric Motor Maintenance   You want your electric motor to last as long as possible to enhance your investment. The best way to do this is through preventative maintenance. Here are three tips for electric motor maintenance you can do yourself to ensure your equipment will perform optimally.   1. Do Visual ...

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Is It Time to Replace My Air Compressor?

Is It Time to Replace My Air Compressor?   So, your air compressor has worked well for your facility for many years, but now you’re noticing some signs that it’s starting to wear down. You may be wondering whether you should repair or replace the unit altogether. When considering a replacement air compressor in Bakersfield, ...

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Excessive Heat & Your Air Compressor

Excessive Heat & Your Air Compressor   Air compressors are heavy-duty pieces of equipment that often operate at high temperatures and release fumes that could be hazardous for you and your employees. Excessive heat can also lead to performance issues with your unit. There are two preferred ways you can control the heat surrounding your ...

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Do I really Need a Backup Generator?

Do I really Need a Backup Generator?   Generators are designed to keep your electrical systems running when the main power goes out. They can be a big investment, so you might be wondering if they’re really worth the expense. When deciding whether you should get a backup generator, there are several factors you should ...

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Noisy Air Compressor? Here’s What to Do.

Noisy Air Compressor? Here’s What to Do.   Air compressors are naturally noisy machines—after all, they work hard to keep your processes running like they should. Their operation generates a lot of noise, but there are some things you can do to keep the sound to a minimum. You can: Install the air compressor in ...

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4 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Your Air Compressor

4 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance for Your Air Compressor   An air compressor is a considerable investment, but it can wear down over time if it’s not properly maintained. With regular maintenance, you can help ensure that your equipment works when you need it to. Here are some benefits of getting preventative maintenance for your ...

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Should I Repair or Replace My Generator?

Should I Repair or Replace My Generator?   Has your generator broken down? You might be wondering whether it’s best to repair it or replace the unit altogether. Repairing your generator might cost less at first, but it’s not always the best choice overall. Here are a few factors to consider when weighing your options ...

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How to Prevent Compressor Downtime

How to Prevent Compressor Downtime An unexpected shutdown of your air compressor can result in a loss of productivity for your business, potentially costing you thousands of dollars.  However, there are some things you can do to keep this scenario from happening.   1.    Inspect Your Equipment Weekly   It’s a good idea to check ...

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Benefits of Installing a Standby Generator for Your Business

Benefits of Installing a Standby Generator for Your Business   A power outage can happen unexpectedly, so it’s important that you’re prepared with a standby generator. Not only is an outage a huge inconvenience, but it can also lead to safety hazards and a loss of productivity in your business operations. Here are the top ...

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Preparing Your Air Compressor for Fall

Preparing Your Air Compressor for Fall     With the summer months behind us, it’s time to consider how you can get your air compressor ready for the cooler fall temperatures. The change of seasons is the perfect time to do those maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off. Here are some ways you can prepare ...

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Does Your Generator Need a Tune-Up?

Does Your Generator Need a Tune-Up?   Your generator is your emergency power source should you ever experience an outage—so you’ll want to make sure it will work when you need it most. The best way is by performing regular maintenance inspections. Here are three things that will indicate your generator needs a tune-up:   ...

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Keep Your Air Dry

How to Keep Your Air Dry   Your air compressor naturally generates moisture that can result in issues with your system if you don’t address it quickly. Excess moisture can make your compressor less efficient and even cause the unit to rust, which will shorten  its lifespan. Use these tips to keep your air dry ...

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Three Tips for Maintaining Your Generator

Three Tips for Maintaining Your Generator   Your generator gives you the peace of mind you need when the power goes out. With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about losing productivity during blackouts. However, if you neglect to maintain your machine, it may not perform when you need it most. Here are ...

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How to Keep Your Air Compressor Cool

How to Keep Your Air Compressor Cool   It’s a fact that air compressors generate a lot of heat. That heat can cause problems with your unit if your facility isn’t properly ventilated. Excess heat can result in the poor performance of your air compressor and even reduce its overall usable lifespan, so it’s essential ...

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Safety & Your Air Compressor

Safety & Your Air Compressor   When it comes to your air compressor, there are some safety concerns to keep in mind, especially if you or a member of your staff is performing the regular maintenance. Being aware of the following potential hazards can protect you, your employees, and your unit.   Rust   Keep ...

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Three Simple Ways to Keep Your Air Compressor Healthy

Three Simple Ways to Keep Your Air Compressor Healthy   You’ve invested a lot of money into your air compressor, so you want it to last as long as possible. Here are three easy things you can do to keep your air compressor running efficiently.   1.    Check the Hoses   The hoses of your ...

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Is it Time for an Air Compressor Upgrade?

How Do I know It’s Time to Upgrade My Air Compressor?   As your business grows, you might find that your air compressor isn’t running as efficiently as it used to. This is because your current setup is no longer meeting your facility’s compressed air needs. Here are some signs that it may be time ...

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Three Ways to Help Your Air Compressor Last Longer

Three Ways to Help Your Air Compressor Last Longer   You’ve made a significant investment in your air compressor, so you obviously want it to last as long as possible. With these regular air compressor maintenance tasks, you can ensure you get the maximum value possible from your unit.   Get Regular Oil and Filter ...

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Three of Your Top Air Compressor FAQs

Three of Your Top Air Compressor FAQs   At NB Sales and Service, our customers always have questions about their air compressors.     Here is a list of some of their most common FAQs:   Q: Why is the air compressor overheating?    A: One of the main reasons an air compressor overheats is ...

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Troubleshooting 3 Common Issues With Your Air Compressor

Troubleshooting 3 Common Issues With Your Air Compressor   Occasionally, you may find that your air compressor isn’t operating as it should. Like any mechanical unit, an air compressor is subject to wear and tear that may result in minor performance hiccups. By addressing these promptly, you can keep them from becoming bigger problems later. ...

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Malfunctioning Air Compressors: Repair or Replace?

Malfunctioning Air Compressors: Repair or Replace?   When dealing with a broken air compressor, you’ll need to weigh your options for a repair versus a full replacement.  On one hand, a repair is more affordable than buying a new air compressor. However, it may not be the most cost-effective choice when you consider the long-term ...

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Three Steps to Maintaining Your Air Compressor

Three Steps to Maintaining Your Air Compressor   Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your air compressor continues to operate efficiently. There are some simple steps you can take on your own to keep your unit in optimal running condition.   Replace the Filter   A dirty air compressor filter will make the ...

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