Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are one of the more technical parts of a paint booth. They allow the motor to gradually start, rather than powering on all at once. This is extremely beneficial because otherwise the shop will be charged according to the “spike” rate, not the lower running rate. By eliminating a spike in power, shops can save 30% or more on electrical usage. While some shops may know they need a VFD for their paint booth, they may not know why. Check out our infographic below for how VFDs save on paint booth energy costs.