The internet has made buying air compressor equipment very easy. The key is understanding which system to buy. Challenge the team of experts, ask them why the integrated air dryer is better than a separate standing dryer. Ask if you can have a internal bypass installed within the cabinet of the compressor. Ask the compressor manufacturer to give you the cost of a replacement dryer and lead time.
Integrated air dryers have a purpose and do save space but they can be costly. So do your research when buying the screw compressor with air dryer.
A lot of rotary screw compressor brands install the air dryer outside of the screw cabinet. These dryers run cooler, are easier to service and cost less to replace. Quincy Compressors and Chicago Pneumatic Air Compressors offer very reliable screw air compressors with air dryers and tanks. The most popular sizes are the 7.5 hp rotary screw compressors, 10 hp screw compressors and 15 hp screw air compressor systems.
These rotary compressor systems including the air dryer and tank make it very easy to install, where you only require a plumber and electrician.