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AVAILABLE ENERGY REBATES

Utility rebates are available from the following utility companies; Cape Light Compact, EVERSOURCE, National Grid and Unitil

Each application has requirements and incentives and if you qualify, you could receive a significant amount back. For example, all standard load/no load rotary screw air compressors could receive $75.00 per horsepower. Variable speed drive rotary compressors could receive $200.00 per horsepower. Air tanks are required and load/no load compressors require 4 gallons of storage per every 1 cfm, VFD rotary compressors require 2 gallons per 1 cfm. (Monitoring may be required for systems over 75 hp).

Contact one of our sales agents to find out how you can receive a utility/energy rebate on your compressed air system.

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WHY BUY A VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE COMPRESSOR

Variable Speed Drive (VFD) Air Compressors can be very efficient when sized correctly. VFD Air Compressors match the compressor output with the demand by varying the electric motor speed, this turndown reduces the amount of utility used by the electric motor.

We recommend installing the VFD where the demand would fall between 30-80% of full load. When the compressor runs light, moisture could build up in the airend, causing premature failure. When the compressor runs to heavy, your defeating the purpose of the VFD as each drive requires an additional 7-8% above the compressor to operate.

Talk to a compressed air specialist to help size your VFD air compressor! Call one of our sales agents for additional support and service.

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BENEFITS OF MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

If you have a service contract, this will improve your energy efficiency and life of the machine as the technician will be able to change dirty filters and spot other problems that are impacting your efficiency, helping your system to work more affordable overall. Having a qualified technician inspect your system a few times per year means you can identify issues while they are still small and easy to fix, rather than waiting until they damage your system or become expensive.

The main reason customers do not purchase a maintenance contract would be the cost. You could spend between $150 to $10,000 per year depending on the amount of services offered and the size of your air compressor system. If the system is new and still under a manufacture’s warranty, it may be mandatory to service the compressor throughout the term of the warranty, after the warranty, you maybe able to widen the service visits and use aftermarket parts and lubricant.

Before signing up for a service contract, find out the cost of routine maintenance for your unit and make sure the cost of the service contract is comparable. You may find that it is cheaper to simply pay for the routine service out-of-pocket.

Find out if emergency repairs are included and what time they service, 8-4, after hours are time and a half, after hours charge a minimum of 4 hours on emergency visits, etc; If they are and the price is reasonable, you will be in good shape to purchase. If not, you may want to look elsewhere for the service. Always read the fine print before signing, making sure you know what actions on your part could nullify the contract.

Finally, make sure that you choose a company that is honest, trustworthy and reliable. Remember, the service contract is only as good as the service provider backing it.

Contact one of our Compressor World BOSTON agents for a free evaluation and estimate!

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