KAESER is committed to energy efficiency and sustainability and is an Energy Star Partner

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At KAESER we are committed to helping users increase compressed air system performance while saving energy and reducing maintenance costs. We recognize that having efficient components is only part of the sustainability picture, and that the greatest efficiency gains are achieved through proper system design. We can help you maximize the performance and up-time of your production equipment.

Use the tools on this page to learn more about how you can reduce your compressed air system energy consumption and take advantage of money-saving rebates through your local utility company.

Heat recovery from compressed air

Energy cost reduction strategies are vital to staying competitive. One major, often-overlooked, source for optimization is recovering the heat generated by compressors. Since as much as 100% of the electrical energy used by an industrial air compressor is converted into heat and 96% of this energy is available for recovery, the potential for savings is huge.

Leak detection

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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 25% of compressed air is lost to leaks - and it's higher in many plants. Kaeser's compressed air leak detection and repair program is a smart solution for facilities ready to stop wasting air and start lowering energy costs.

Fixing even a fraction of the leaks provides immediate payback. Plus, reducing compressed air leaks increases service life, frees-up capacity for production surges and growth, and stabilizes system pressure.

Rebate Finder

Many utilities offer financial incentives to improve plant energy efficiency. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) has a search function that will find incentives for compressed air and other plant equipment in your area.

Energy-saving tips


Check out our list of ten steps to energy savings in compressed air systems as well as seasonal tips to find out what you can do today to increase your system's efficiency.

Kaeser compressors meet California's Title 20 requirements

On January 1, 2022, air compressor minimum efficiency regulations took effect in California, known as Title 20 in the California Code of Regulations. The regulation adopted the testing methods for compressor performance published by the US Department of Energy (USDOE) in the Federal Register in 2017. California also adopted the efficiency standards that the USDOE proposed in 2016 and published in 2021. Those federal standards go into effect in 2025. The efficiency standards set minimum isentropic efficiency (IE) levels. IE is an efficiency measure comparing the theoretical isentropic power required to the actual power a compressor uses for a given process. You will find IE now listed on CAGI Data Sheets.  
Title 20 affects rotary air compressors that produce between 35 and 1250 ACFM at pressures from 75 to 200psig. All compressors within that range that are manufactured after January 1, 2022 must meet the minimum efficiency standards to be sold in California. They must also be registered with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and listed in their database.  
All Kaeser compressors exceed the minimum efficiency levels, are registered with the CEC, and are listed in the CEC’s database. It will likely take some time for all compressor manufacturers to get all of their affected products listed in the CEC database.