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 your air compressor for fall:
Drain the Receiver Tank
If not drained regularly, water can collect in your air compressor’s receiver tank and cause problems with your system. Locate the drain valve, usually at the bottom of the tank, and drain off the excess water and keep moisture at bay.
Change the Air Filters
Dirty air filters can reduce the efficiency of your system and even affect the air quality of your facility. You can try cleaning them first, but if they still appear dirty, it’s best to just replace them altogether to help ensure optimal performance from your system.
Check Fittings and Hoses
Fittings and hoses can sometimes get small leaks, resulting in a less efficient system and increased energy costs. Be sure to inspect your fittings and hoses and replace any that are leaking, corroded, cracked, or worn.
Change the Oil
Your compressor will need an oil change after so many hours of service as recommended by the manufacturer. If it’s been a while since your unit has had an oil and filter change, now is the perfect time for this maintenance job.
Contact NB Sales and Service to learn more tips for getting your air compressor ready for the fall season. Our trained technicians service most manufacturers of air compressors, and we operate throughout Bakersfield, Kern County, and the surrounding valley.