Although researching the capability and specifications of a compressor before buying it is of fundamental importance, it is just as important to take the installation process into account before making your purchase.
Buying the perfect compressor to suit your business’s needs is all well and good, but it doesn’t really help much if you aren’t able to install it. Accordingly, there are a few key installation factors to consider in order to avoid making an expensive mistake.
Horses for Courses:
Although effective, air compressors can prove themselves to be bulky and noisy devices when installed in the wrong environment. Unsurprisingly, buying a top of the range air compressor only to install it in your office will likely prove to be so wearisome as to negate any of the economic benefits that the compressor provides. That being said, it is important to decide exactly where the compressor will be installed before buying it.
Irrespective of your chosen compressor’s power source, it is an important factor to take into consideration in the installation process.
If the compressor runs off electricity, it will naturally be necessary to locate it near a plug point or to run wiring that won’t result in excessive electrical resistance that could limit the capability of the compressor. If the compressor runs off oil or gas, it would be a prudent decision to place the compressor close to where you keep these goods.
Do Your Due Diligence:
Buying a compressor that won’t subsequently fit through your doorway or in the spot earmarked for it, is a remarkably rookie error. Take the time to conduct all your measurements and don’t allow yourself to be swayed by any compressor that falls outside of these parameters.
External Environment Considerations:
In the same way that you shouldn’t install an air compressor in an environment where it will negatively impact on your way of life, you shouldn’t install an air compressor in an environment that will shorten its lifespan.
In this regard, it’s crucial that your compressor has adequate intake air and ventilation as an absence of these conditions will ultimately see your compressor overheat. Additionally, you shouldn’t install your compressor in damp or overly harsh environments, as this could affect the internal mechanisms of the machine over time.
Compressors are generally fairly easy to install and use, but following these basic tips could go a long way towards ensuring that you reap the maximum benefit from your investment.