Lowering power consumption and accurately measuring leaks, among other best practices, can help keep compressors working efficiently. Here are 10 tips to implement for your compressors. 1Lower the PressureEach additional pound of pressure could increase power consumption by 7%.2Save on CleaningConsider a dedicated low-pressure air compressor and air line for cleaning to save power.3Consider a Variable Frequency DriveScrew compressors should run under full load. If the usage pattern varies, consider a variable frequency drive (VFD) for up to 35 percent in energy-cost reduction.4Size MattersIdentify the right-sized compressor for the requirement. An oversized compressor will run on unload mode, leading to higher power consumption.5Air AuditAn air audit could help save millions in the budget by checking the efficiency of the compressed air system.6On-Time ServiceDelaying an air filter change will increase the compressor’s power consumption. Schedule on-time service for optimal power consumption.7Quarterly ChecksPerform quarterly checks for leaks in the compressed air circuit.8Calibrate GaugesCalibrate the pressure gauges at quarterly intervals to accurately measure leaks.9Dryer SizingIdentify the right-sized dryer for the requirement. An oversized dryer will consume more power.10Pre-FiltersInstall pre-filters for suction air and cooling air to extend the life of the compressor and its consumables.