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5 Advantages Of Used Air Compressors In Construction

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Air compressors play an important role in the construction industry. Builders use them to power drills, compactors, and other tools.  Unlike electricity, compressed air can supply steady power. Thus, helping promote efficiency and production in the construction industry. However, most builders prefer to utilize used compressors than new ones because they cost less and are readily available in the market. 
This article walks you through more of why used air compressors work better in your construction projects. Yet before that, it’d be a good idea first to understand what an air compressor is. 
What Is An Air Compressor?
An air compressor is a device that uses an electronic motor or diesel converted from one form of energy into another. It works by forcing air into a tank, compressing it, and storing it for future use. 
Air compressors can be classified in different ways. For instance, it could be according to the pressure delivered: low pressure, medium pressure, or high-pressure air compressors. When categorized according to the type of compression, they could be either positive or dynamic displacement.
Benefits of Used Air Compressors In The Construction Industry
There are several benefits of utilizing a used industrial air compressor in the construction industry. Some of these include:

  • Durability

Durability is one of the primary reasons why most builders use used air compressors. Air compressors are known to last for many years as they are made of strong materials, such as iron and aluminum. Thus, it might be practical to purchase a used air compressor than a new one if you also want to cut costs. However, you must ensure that the previous owner took good care of it to maintain its quality.  

  • Cost-effectiveness

Another benefit of buying a used air compressor is that it costs less. This is important, especially for builders who want to maximize their profits. Note that construction involves a lot of activities which can attract a lot of costs. Therefore, it could help reduce your business expenses, especially when construction costs rise. Rather than buying a new air compressor, opting for a used one not only help you cut your expenses but also achieve efficient business operations.


  • Holds Its Value

Aside from being less expensive, a used air compressor depreciates at a much lower rate than a new one. On the other hand, a new air compressor can depreciate faster and gradually reduce its value. 
So, if you want to maintain the value of your construction air compressor, it’d be a better idea to purchase a used one.  It may be considered an investment in quality equipment that could be greatly useful for many years. 

  • Less Complex

A lot of used air compressors are not that difficult to operate, especially if the equipment were manufactured using less-advanced technology. Thus, most of your employees can utilize them with ease. Training them to use it would be simple and might take only a short amount of time. 
Since one could easily learn how to use it, companies could save on spending more on the employees’ training. Also, they could help reduce workplace accidents and injuries—further avoiding facing personal injury lawsuits. 

  • Lower Insurance Costs

Compared to new air compressors, you will have lower costs when you insure a used one. It’s primarily because a used air compressor has initially depreciated and lost its original value. However, note that the insurance company will only compensate you according to its current value. Nevertheless, spending less on insurance costs would still be worth it in this case. 

What Are The Factors To Consider When Choosing A Used Air Compressor?
Though there are several benefits of a used air compressor, you must ensure that you’re purchasing the right one. With that said, here are important factors to consider when purchasing a used air compressor for your construction needs.

  • Quality

Quality is the first thing to consider when buying a used air compressor. For that reason, you need to purchase a high-quality used air compressor. It’s sure to last long and can help you avoid costly repair and maintenance costs. So, before you make payment for any used air compressor, always make sure to check its quality first. 

  • Price

Apart from the quality of your used air compressor, you also need to consider its price. Some might still be costly than what you’re expecting, so you need to pick one that’s within your budget. However, it’s also important to check whether the quality of the used air compressor you’re buying is worth its price. Otherwise, you might not get a better return on your investment.  

  • Dealer

To ensure that the used air compressor is of great quality, make sure to buy from a reputable seller. One of the best ways to learn about the credibility of your dealer is by reading online reviews. This involves browsing through their websites to see what other customers say about them. Check the dealers that get a lot of positive reviews and narrow down your choices by considering more factors. 
For instance, it would be best to buy your air compressor from a seller who offers warranties. This helps ensure that you can return it to your seller once it fails to serve its purpose after purchase. Also, choose a dealer that allows you to inspect the equipment first before making your payment. 

  • Maintenance History

Lastly, maintenance history is another important factor to consider when purchasing a used air compressor. This helps you understand the kind of air compressor you’re buying and assess the equipment’s condition. Knowing it will inform you of how many times your air compressor has gone through repairs and inspections. Also, it will give you an insight into how long the air compressor can properly work.
Air compressors are essential tools in the construction industry. They help simplify operations, thus, promoting efficiency and production. Yet if you want to achieve these while minimizing the cost of your construction activities, opting for used air compressors would be the better idea. 


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