Commercial compressors are a major cost in a variety of industries. HVAC and refrigeration systems alike rely on them. If an HVAC system breaks down in a commercial or industrial building, work might stop in a matter of hours.
If you deal with perishable products, even ten minutes of refrigeration issues can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in spoilage. All in all, there is never a good time to have a compressor problem – and you must be prepared to respond to it.
Making the right decisions about commercial compressors protects you from a worst-case scenario that can devastate your business. It can also save you money here and now, safeguarding your budget and cash flow. The secret to spending less money sooner is remanufacturing.
Compressor Prices Are Rising with No End in Sight
Compressors are central to the operations of businesses all around the globe. While the top compressor manufacturers have a global footprint, they are vulnerable to supply chain disruption that makes their products more expensive. Over the last few years, that’s been happening with many OEM compressor manufacturers.
When you buy a new compressor from a known brand, you are often working with an OEM-affiliated wholesaler. Wholesalers have long been known to raise prices and take weeks if not months to fill orders – all those issues have been getting worse over the last few years.
With inflation now skyrocketing, compressors could rise in price by thousands of dollars.
When you invest in a compressor, you are making a purchase that should last up to ten years. But having just one compressor often isn’t enough. Disasters can be avoided when you have backup units on hand. Plus, you need replacement components for maintenance and field repairs.
All these requirements have gotten more and more expensive over the last two years.
As long as the price of oil remains high and parts of the global supply chain are in disorder, customers will see the average compressor price go up rather than down. One solution is to focus on building a network of local suppliers, but the value of that strategy is limited.
Once you get started with a certain make and model of compressor, you should usually stick with it. Switching manufacturers for any reason can introduce unexpected complications in your system. In some cases, a completely new compressor may burn out in a matter of months.
No matter the nature of your work, you need access to all the same compressors you use now. You also need to reduce your exposure to inflation and global supply chain woes. The #1 way to do both at the same time is to look to a commercial compressor remanufacturing company.
Remanufactured Commercial Compressors Insulate You Against Price Shocks
Compressor prices tend to go up over time as manufacturers introduce new technology and respond to changing regulations. But the price hikes of the last few years are different. And you still have a chance to meet all your compressor needs at a much lower price if you optimize your sourcing.
The answer to rising costs and fulfillment delays is the same: Remanufactured commercial compressors.
When you work with a trusted remanufacturer, you cut your supply chain down to the distance between your facility and theirs. Because a good remanufacturer has multiple sources of compressors, you can be sure the make and model you need is available – not back-ordered until who knows when.
A lower price and faster delivery have always been cornerstones of remanufacturing. Today, they are more important than ever. Where it might take an OEM-affiliated wholesaler weeks or months for a new delivery, you can source a remanufactured commercial compressor in a matter of days or weeks.
At Compressors Unlimited, we’ve had the unique opportunity to prepare in advance for factors that are driving up costs today. Our long history in the industry means we have proven sources of compressor cores and replacement parts, allowing us to perform complete remanufacturing quickly.
With our help, you can expect to save 20%, 30%, or even more over the cost of an all-new unit.
Don’t Pay Extra for the “Idea” of an All-New Compressor
What does it mean to remanufacture a compressor? When a compressor is fully remanufactured, it is disassembled and examined inside and out. All necessary replacements are made. The unit is cleaned, then tested in a variety of ways to ensure it will perform under real-world conditions.
The goal of remanufacturing is nothing less than meeting or exceeding all applicable performance and environmental standards. A remanufactured commercial compressor has the same 8-10 years of service ahead of it as an all-new unit. On top of that, you can access service and advice direct from the remanufacturer.
Don’t pay more for the idea of new. Save money with a remanufactured compressor.