Benefits of Investing in Quality Pre-Owned Compressed Air Equipment

Is your company looking for medical or industrial air solutions in the Carolinas or Virginia but concerned about investing too much up front? For quality units and parts that don’t break the bank, consider purchasing refurbished or pre-owned compressed air equipment from Lewis Systems. Our team of over 20 factory trained and certified technicians have 30+ years in the business, which allows us to not only rebuild old air units, but evaluate the remaining lifetime of compressors still running. Below is a list of the top benefits to keep in mind when making your next purchase.

Rescued unit before rebuild

    1. Lower Upfront Cost: The most obvious reason. Buying a used compressor or dryer requires a significantly lower outlay of capital money than purchasing a new one. If you’re adding equipment just as a temporary system, or maybe just for intermittent use, purchasing used can sometimes make the most sense.
    2. Service and Support: Buying used equipment from an auction or plant closing would seem like a great way to save some money, usually however there is no assurance that it is in good condition or that it even will operate correctly. It may be cheap but could very well end up costing you a lot of time and money in the long run. Purchasing used equipment from a reputable service dealer, carries the assurance that it has been inspected, tested and serviced. Normally a warranty period will be offered as well to give you the confidence that the unit will operate properly.

Rebuilt unit, serviced and ready for a new home.

  1. Better Quality = Less Cost: In some cases you can get a better quality used compressor for close to the same price as a lesser quality / brand of compressor that is new. Instead of just buying something because it’s cheap and new, do some research and look for the more reputable brands that are built to last. Buying a respected well known brand that is used means you’ll still have access to repair parts and service when you do need it.
  2. Eco-Friendly Approach: In the right situation, purchasing used may be the “greenest” way to go. Re-purposing used equipment is an effective way to save natural resources, protect the environment and save money. Making new equipment requires a lot of materials and energy. An energy efficient used compressor can come with a much smaller carbon footprint than a brand new one.

Lewis Systems & Service Co., Inc. has over 40,000 square feet of warehouse space dedicated to used and rebuilt equipment. We take great pride in rebuilding and re-purposing equipment that has a lot of life left in it. Give us a call to discuss your specific requirements and we’ll do our best to find the right equipment for you.