Uses of Compressed Air in Daily Life

Uses of Compressed Air in Daily Life

Compressed air is a versatile tool that has a variety of applications where ultra-high purity is not an issue. While It is used in various industrial applications like manufacturing, chemical, and welding and fabrication, it is also used in simple day to day tasks that you might not even be aware of. Keep reading as we use our KnowHow to discuss a few of the top ways that compressed air can be used. 


Inflating Tires and Sports Equipment


The most common use of compressed air in daily life is for inflating tires and sports equipment. All you have to do is connect the hose from the compressor to the regulator, and you’re on your way! Compressed air can also be used to inflate footballs, basketballs and other sports equipment. 




Certain tedious cleaning tasks require different types of care than just using a cloth and calling it a day. Compressed air can actually be used for cleaning those hard to get spaces, making it easier to blast away whatever dust or dirt that may be causing you trouble. It is not only used to clean smaller spaces around the house or office, but it can also be used to clean machinery, equipment, and other industrial surfaces. 


Spray Painting


Ever picked up a spray paint can and wondered how it works? It’s compressed air! Compressed air is used to atomize and direct the paint particles onto the surface. Spray painting with compressed air provides a smooth, even coat of paint and makes it easy to apply to larger surfaces in a shorter amount of time. 


Power Tools


Compressed air is used to power various tools, such as nail guns, sanders, and drills. These tools are known as pneumatic tools and are commonly used in construction and manufacturing. This is a safe and efficient source of power that results in precise control and top of the line accuracy. 


Medical Applications


Compressed air is also used in various medical applications, such as anesthesia and respiratory therapy, and to power medical equipment, such as nebulizers and ventilators. It is also used as a power source for surgical tools in the operating room. 


Fire Fighting


Fun fact: firefighters actually breathe compressed air, not oxygen when using their self-contained breathing machines. This helps allow them to breathe the cleanest air possible while they are fighting fires. 


Compressed air is not only widely used in many industrial applications, but as you can see, it is used in many popular day to day tasks. At nexAir, we provide our customers with a consistent, quality supply of compressed air for various uses. If you are ready to get started with a reliable and steady source for your projects, contact our team today. We can’t wait to Forge Forward with you! 

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