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Tips for Getting the Right Air Compressor


The Kenyan pricing of air compressors varies depending on the quality, type, size, and brand. If you want to know more about this, here is an article!

What is an air compressor?

A compressor is a mechanical device used when there is a need to increase pressure in compressible gases, air, or fluids. Compressors are used across different industries in refrigerators, instrument air, and propel gas. Air compressors differ from pumps as it works on air, gases, and fluids, unlike pumps that only work on liquids.

Here are a few factors to consider before purchasing an air compressor:

Know Your Environment

This is the first step to knowing the type of compressor to buy. It will help you decide whether or not you will need a gasoline-powered motor or an electric motor. Gasoline engines are a bit expensive as compared to electric engines. They also require more maintenance. However, they are portable and easy to operate.

The Prices

Depending on the size, quality, type, and brand, the air compressor price in Kenya, will differ. Other than quality and reliability, consider something that is within your budget. The cost of the air compressor you buy should match the value derived. Also, remember to check for the warranty offered.

Right Size

Air compressors exist in different sizes, it is, therefore, crucial to know the perfect size that will be convenient for you. The best size to choose, as advised, is medium-sized. Smaller compressors are time wasters as you spend a lot of time waiting for pressure to be built up and air to fill up after using for a small amount of time. On the other hand, big air compressors use a huge amount of energy and as a result, wastes resource.

Enough Air Flow

Choose a compressor that provides you with just enough airflow. The air flowing through your compressor is measured in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). The output of your air compressor is to be greater than the that needed to operate but lesser than the maximum output. Higher outputs require higher horsepower, large pumping systems, and electrical components.

The Brand of the Air Compressor

Choosing a good brand is another step when purchasing air compressors. Different brands have different compressors, each varying in terms of quality. Some brands may have compressors that are of better quality compared to others. Consider things like the operational year of a brand, its reputation and efficiency, and the quality of different devices manufactured.

Benefits of Air Compressors

Air compressors are used in various applications. They are therefore beneficial to you as the user. Such applications they are used in include: water diving, air conditions, service stations, and jet engines, among others.

They are also portable and reduce the time otherwise used to perform a task by half. To operate, you do not have to have an education or experience.


Air compressors are important more so in industries as they cool other machines. They are convenient and effective when you get the perfect compressor. So, consider all the mentioned factors before buying one and if not clear, seek advice or do more research.

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