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Cheap is Expensive

June 16, 2021
A cheap air compressor is expensive.

Compressed air isn’t cheap.

If you want a quality compressor, the initial cost can be expensive. If you try to cut costs and go with the least expensive option, you’ll pay for it later. Not only will it have more issues/failures (costing money to repair PLUS the loss of production), it’ll cost a lot more money in your electric bill to operate.

Cheap is expensive.

We can’t emphasize how many times we’ve seen customers get burned. They’re looking for a compressor, get a bunch of different quotes (which is a good thing), then make their decision based on the lowest price (which is a bad thing.)

It’s actually a huge disservice to their companies:

  • Increasing repair/maintenance costs
  • The loss of production costs
  • Higher electric bills

The initial cost of a compressor is just a small percentage (around 12%) of what you’ll be paying. So when you go with the cheapest offer, you’re actually not saving money. You’re spending more! The cheapest manufacturer is that for a reason.

You should buy your compressor based on:

  • The 10 year cost of owning the compressor.
  • The features and benefits of the compressor.
  • The trust you have in the company that’s selling to you.
               Do they have a sales, service and parts team to support?
               How many technicians do they have on the road, and what’s their response time?
               Do they keep the maintenance parts for your compressor in stock?
               How long have they been in business?


Remember… you’re not just buying a compressor from a company, you’re developing a 10-20 year relationship with them. That’s longer that most people stay married.

Your compressed air system is the life blood of your company. Pick the right partner, and the right compressor.

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