Which is the Best Air Compressor for My Home?
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When it comes to choosing the best air compressor for use in your home, there are a few important things to consider. First, think about what you are going to be using the compressor for. Do you just want a quick and easy way to inflate tires or balls and other toys?
Will you be using it to spray water or paint? Or will you be attaching air tools, like ratchets, drills, and wrenches, for tasks such as working on cars, fixing appliances, etc.? Next, you should consider how often you are going to use the compressor and how much continuous air you will need when you use it.
If you are simply going to inflate tires and perform other light-duty tasks, then the best air compressor for you is a lower CFM model with a small tank, 0-3 gallon. There are numerous options for these compressors, from electric models to gas powered.
If you are going to be working on automobiles, doing handyman tasks, or building things, you’ll need to check the CFM requirements of the tools you need and make sure your compressor provides the output that meets the requirements of the tool with highest CFM. As far as your tank, tools like air ratchets and hammers work in short bursts, so a 4-20 gallon tank will suffice.
If you are using tools that require a longer period of continuous pressure, like sprayers, sanders, and grinders, the best air compressor will be one with a tank from 20 gallons and up to industrial volumes, depending on how long you’ll be using the tools.
No matter what your needs are, the experts with more than 45 years of experience at Compressed Air Systems can assess your unique situation and find the next air compressor for your home.
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