Compressed Air Systems

Take advantage of incentives on compressed air systems.
compressed air system equipment

Reduce one of the least efficient and most expensive energy sources in the industry—compressed air.

The Sponsors of Mass Save offer incentives on air compressors, nozzles, low-pressure drop filters, zero-loss condensate drains, and more.

Your business can also receive customized support to improve the efficiency of existing compressed air systems, with leak repair, piping upgrades, enhanced controls, heat recovery, and more.

  1. Contact Your Program Sponsor

    Before starting the project, provide your Program Sponsor with equipment specifications, project costs, and savings to see if project is eligible for an incentive.

    Download & Email Rebate Form

  2. Receive Pre-Approval from Your Program Sponsor
    Once Sponsor review has occurred and the project is determined eligible, a pre-approval letter will be issued outlining the incentive amount.
  3. Install Pre-Approved Equipment
    Once your project has been pre-approved, purchase and install the qualifying equipment within 12 months.
  4. After Installation Is Completed
    Once the installation is completed, notify your Program Sponsor and provide final documentation of installation, including invoice and final specifications. Once information is verified, incentive payment will be issued.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, please reference the rebate form.

  • Must be an existing customer of Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil
  • Only new oil-flooded rotary screw compressors for single compressor systems are eligible for prescriptive incentives
  • Custom measures may be available for scroll, reciprocating, and oil-free compressors
  • Only compressors with nameplate horsepower (HP) equal to or greater than 15 HP and less than or equal to 75 HP are eligible for prescriptive incentives. For compressors with capacity rated in kW, rating shall be converted to HP for compliance check [= (kW) / (.746kW/HP)]
  • Proposed compressor must have Load/No Load, Variable Frequency Drive, or Variable Displacement capacity control
  • Prescriptive incentives are only applicable to compressors that operate at 145 PSI (pounds per square inch) or below
  • Primary storage is required on all projects
  • Compressors must run a minimum of 2,000 hours a year. To calculate run hours, include only the hours that the end uses supplied by the compressor are operational (not the operating hours of the facility)
  • Compressors with Variable Frequency Drives must have as a minimum a 3% impedance series reactor in its AC power input connection

Case Study: Sekisui Voltek, LLC

Find out how this leading manufacturer of cross-linked polyolefin foam saved $33,808 annually by installing a high-efficiency air compressor using a variable speed drive motor and cycling dryer.

Case Study: South Shore Millwork, Inc.

With efficient motors, lighting and controls, energy-efficient air compressor upgrades, and more, this architectural woodwork producer saved $30,491 annually.

Not Sure Where To Start?

If you’re looking for advice on how to save energy, the Sponsors of Mass Save offer energy assessments and guidance to support efficiency projects from start to finish.

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