I am installing a 30 or 60 gallon compressor with a cast iron pump, single stage. I can put it inside the heated shop space, or in an unheated garage space. Are there any advantages or concerns with having an air compressor in cold air? Would condensation freeze inside the tank? The temperature range in the garage is between 20-40 degrees F in the winter, but may drop to below 0 F sometimes.
(Dust Collection and Safety Equipment Forum)
From contributor U:
I have had them inside and outside. Noise is a plus for going outside, as for as moisture is concerned, I really did not see a huge difference. This would have been in north Florida. I did like the ability for warmer air going through the system when it was located inside. It just seemed to help my spray equipment and the paint inside my guns to stay a little warmer. Plus my filters on the compressor intakes seemed to hold up better. The areas I was using the outside compressor for were probably not as protected as your garage would be.