Buying an air compressor requires careful thought and consideration. An ideal compressor requires focusing on many performance factors. An Air Compressor Buying Guide is the starting point before you make this decision. This article discusses the factors you need to consider before making your last choice. You can also look for the best test of compressors (also known as “test av kompressorer” in the Swedish Language) via various online sources.

Check the pressure capacity of your compressor

In order for the targeted flow rate to be achieved, the pressure is needed. This pressure is normally given in pounds per square inch. It changes according to the compressor size, brand, and design. If it is needed for heavier applications, the pressure should be higher. With increased pressure, even the flow rate or output is also increased.

Why do you need that compressor?

The usage of your compressor dictates the ratings you should be looking for. If you only need it for some domestic purposes, something smaller would be enough. However, if you have a number of air tools and other equipment to use the same source, then you need a bigger compressor. The rating of each tool is easy to check from the indicated values.

From where are you going to tap electric power?

Your source of power is critical because it even dictates the size of the compressor you can use. If there is a constant supply of electricity, then a single-stage reciprocating compressor can be a good choice. But if you are in an area that is persistently hit with power cuts, shutdowns, and load shedding, the reservoir type is your right choice.