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Air Compressor Prices

Air Compressor Prices

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Reciprocating compressors, rotary screw compressors, variable speed compressors, oil-less compressors – there’s no lack of options out there if you’re in the market for an air compressor, but how much does it actually cost to buy one? We've scoured the world wide web for as many air compressor prices as we could find in order to present them to you in one simple document.

While all these prices are correct at the time of publishing, please do bear in mind that we are painting broad strokes: we don't have the space here to compile exhaustive lists of every make and model. This guide should give a you a decent idea of ball park prices but we recommend shopping around for the most competitive quotes available. Our free service allows you to do just that by filling out the simple form above.

If you would like to find out more about the air compressors on offer - and the prices and costs involved - simply continue reading this page. Otherwise, if you are ready to start comparing quotes today, just fill in the form at the top of this page.

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Air Compressor Prices

There are a number of options available that suit a range of businesses and purposes. Doing the research to find the right fit for your business is essential, which is why we have put together the information below.

Obviously the price will depend on the size and power of the compressor, and whether you require extras like coolers and silencers, but also bear in mind that the most expensive thing over time will be the energy it uses - whether that be from petrol or electricity.

The table below contains a brief summary of the costs that you might encounter with air compressors - for more information, complete the form at the top of the page.

Air Compressor StylePriceFeature
Reciprocating Air Compressor£150+Basic functionality
Reciprocating Air Compressor£800-£1200Advanced functionality
Rotary Screw Air Compressor£3,000-£7,000Basic rotary function
Rotary Screw Air Compressor£15,000-£20,000Advanced rotary function

As mentioned, this table does not include all of the information that will be needed; however, it does provide some insight that can help business owners to make a decision. It might be clear from the prices, but the range on offer here covers a variations of requirements. The £150 air compressor is unlikely to be powerful or advanced enough for high-volume use. Likewise, the £20,000 advanced rotary compressor is not likely to be needed in lower-volume operations.


Reciprocating Air Compressor Prices

Generally speaking, reciprocating (piston driven) compressors are aimed at the lower end of the market. As an older design of compressor, they are less energy efficient and hence less suitable for long term industrial use. Almost all reciprocating compressors are portable.

At the lower end of the market, portable electric compressors are best for smaller budgets. They can start as low as £150, although these are usually for domestic use, entailing a direct drive motor which isn't suitable for continuous use. An entry level compressor for use in a business will utilise a belt driven motor which is much more durable and costs about £500. These can achieve air-flows of 10-12cfm (Cubic Feet Per Minute). Something a little larger, capable of 20-25cfm, should cost about £1,000.

Once you start looking at motors of 7.5 to 10 hp, or twin motors, which can achieve over 30cfm, you're looking at paying around £2,000 or so.

This list below gives a brief overview of the prices available.

  • Basic Reciprocating Air Compressor - £150 - for basic functions.
  • Advanced Reciprocating Air Compressor - £1,000 - more suitable for low to mid volume functionality.

The prices above are an example of what you might pay - it is worth bearing in mind that you may be able to find cheaper options if you are happy to buy or rent second-hand.


Rotary Screw Air Compressor Prices

Rotary screw compressors are better suited to long term industrial use, and are usually static pieces of equipment housed in a dedicated cabinet. Price-wise they pick up where portable compressors leave off, at around the £3,000 to £7,000 mark. This will buy you a compressor capable of roughly 30 to 40cfm.

Rotary screw compressors have a much higher range of airflows. As a guideline, a 100cfm compressor will cost about £10,000 and a 200cfm compressor will cost £15,000 to £20,000. Above £20,000 you are entering the territory of heavy duty industrial air compressors that can go up to and beyond 1,000cfm.

Variable speed rotary screw compressors maximise efficiency through more closely controlled airflow - as a result they can make a business which runs its compressors continuously huge savings on electricity costs, and of course, cost £20,000+.

This list below gives a brief overview of the prices available.

  • Basic Rotary Screw Air Compressor - £3,000 to £7,000 - for basic functions.
  • Advanced Reciprocating Air Compressor - £15,000 to £20,000 - more suitable for low to mid volume functionality.

The prices above are an example of what you might pay - it is worth bearing in mind that you may be able to find cheaper options if you are happy to buy or rent second-hand.


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The information on this page has been put together to give some insight into the kind of things that might influence the cost of your air compressor. For a more detailed idea about what you might end up paying, you should professional opinion - Approved Index can help here.

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