Questions to Ask When Buying a Remanufactured Commercial Compressor

In general, opting for a remanufactured commercial compressor delivers more benefits than selecting a new compressor from the OEM or rebuilt compressor where only the parts that failed previously are repaired.

However, not all remanufactured compressors are created equal. As part of your due diligence, it’s imperative that you ask the right questions in order to ensure that the remanufactured commercial compressor you intend to purchase is the perfect fit for your application, and will give you the most bang for your buck.

In this post, we’re going to discuss the key questions a commercial facility owner or manager should ask when buying a remanufactured commercial compressor.

Does the compressor come with a warranty?

Warranty is vital when buying a remanufactured commercial compressor. In short, getting a warranty is the best way to ensure not only that a remanufactured unit meets the performance standards that are required for your HVAC/R unit, but also that it will deliver years of dependable service. A warranty that falls somewhere between six months and one year is the norm in the compressor remanufacturing industry.

At Compressors Unlimited, our remanufactured compressors come with a one-year limited warranty as long as the terms and conditions specified are met. To review our warranty policy, please visit our warranty page.

What does the compressor remanufacturing process involve?

The compressor remanufacturing process does not involve repairing, rebuilding, reconditioning or recycling compressors. During this process, compressors are stripped down to bare casings and many parts are replaced, regardless of their condition.

This basically means that remanufactured compressors are improved and updated to the latest specifications and standards in technology, engineering, and design. As a result, the buyer can count on same as new performance. Every remanufactured commercial compressor also undergoes a series of tests to ensure optimum reliability and performance.   

How long have you been in business?

How long a compressor remanufacturer has been in business is a good indicator of their reliability. But the success of a leading compressor remanufacturer is usually attributed to its professionals, who spend most of their working lives in the compressor remanufacturing field, as well as to the efficiency and durability of the remanufactured units it provides.

Compressors Unlimited, for instance, has an enviable reputation for quality, reliability, and performance in service of all of our air-cooled reciprocating, scroll and screw compressors. We service a wide range of products which are used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

How can I save more energy and money?

From dirty fan blades to ice accumulation on the evaporator coil, there are many factors that can cause a commercial compressor to work harder and less efficiently. Besides leading to an increase in electricity consumption, these factors can cause premature compressor failure.

Before shopping around for a remanufactured commercial compressor for your HVAC or refrigeration system, it’s critical to have the unit inspected by a trained and licensed technician.

That’s because only a professional technician will be able to diagnose the underlying problem that has caused the compressor to fail in the first place, and implement the right remedial measures that can prevent sudden, unforeseen compressor malfunction in the future. Additionally, the technician can develop an effective preventive maintenance program for your facility.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to a rebuilt or new compressor, a remanufactured commercial compressor might be just what you need.

Supplying a full range of remanufactured compressors designed for use in HVAC and refrigeration operations, in both commercial and industrial applications, Compressors Unlimited puts its seal of approval only on the compressors that we’re fully confident will deliver “same as new” performance. If you don’t see the compressor brand or model you need, contact our staff – we are here and ready to help you!


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