Air efficiency rating scheme
EECA assists smaller businesses with compressed air systems to identify easy to implement, low-cost efficiency improvements.
Who is eligible?
The Air Efficiency Rating Scheme (AERS) is designed for use with businesses that have a single air compressor.
A properly managed compressed air system not only saves electricity, it also decreases downtime, increases productivity, reduces maintenance, and improves product quality.
Evidence from New Zealand and overseas indicates that electricity savings of 10%-20% can be typically achieved through good compressed air system management practices.
About the scheme
AERS provides a set of tools for skilled compressor service technicians to assess the efficiency of the compressed air system and identify for their clients where efficiency opportunities exists. It also provides an overall efficiency rating of the system.
A number of compressor service companies and individual service technicians have taken the opportunity to offer AERS to their clients. If you have a service contract with one of those companies ask about getting an efficiency rating for your compressed air system.
Programme partners participating in the rating scheme are listed below.
Advanced Maintenance Limited
Location: 39 Robinson Street, Ashburton
Contact: Darcy Prendergast, 03 308 5577
Areas of service: Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland
Air Products Limited*
Location: 14 Vivian Place, Tahunanui, Nelson
Contact: Rowan Macdonald, 03 548 5801
Areas of service: Nelson, Tasman, Golden Bay, Havelock
Allied Air Compressors Limited
Location: 81 Claridges Road, Casebrook, Christchurch
Contact: Bob Valentine, 03 359 8211
Areas of service: South Island
Ash air NZ Ltd
Location: 31 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland
Contact: Tony Long, 09 444 8486
Areas of service: Nationwide
Atlas Copco (NZ) Limited
Location: 50 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland
Contact: Ian Cherrie, 09 579 4069
Areas of service: Nationwide
Bayteck Systems Limited*
Location: 31 Aviation Avenue, Mount Maunganui
Contact: Andrew Brendon, 07 571 5410
Areas of service: Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Hamilton
Compressed Air Controls Limited*
Location: 678 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
Contact: Russell Crawford, 06 355 2993
Areas of service: Palmerston North, Wellington
Mitch's Engineering Maintenance Limited
Location: 16 Waverley Street, Dunedin
Contact: Dave Mitchell, 03 456 4567
Areas of service: Dunedin, Otago
Niven Air & Hoists Limited*
Location: 12 Taonui Street, Palmerston North
Contact: Rick Etheridge, 06 952 0686
Areas of service: Wanganui, Ohakune, Dannevirke, Wairarapa
PSL Wholesale Limited
Location: 30 Sonter Road, Sockburn, Christchurch
Contact: Robert Norriss, 03 348 3348
Areas of service: Christchurch, Canterbury, Marlborough, West Coast, Timaru
* Denotes providers with full endorsement. Other providers are participating in the scheme and working towards AERS endorsement.
If you are a compressor air maintenance company and are interested in becoming an endorsed provider of AERS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.