Buying Used Cooling Towers: What You Need to Know

Buying Used Cooling Towers: What You Need to Know

April 4, 2019

Cooling towers are a necessary part of the systems needed to run power plants, factories, and manufacturing facilities. The job of the tower is, very simply, to remove excess heat and humidity from the building.

Why You Need Cooling Towers

Cooling towers are used to keep facilities and production equipment cool. They provide a cost-effective and efficient way to quickly dissipate heat generated by large industrial equipment and processes.

The equipment used in manufacturing produces an enormous amount of heat but must keep a regulated temperature in order to operate effectively. A quality cooling tower plays a critical role in helping to manage temperatures and allow these machines to operate. Cooling towers are also used as part of commercial HVAC systems used to cool office buildings, schools and hospitals.

Hot water from the facility is pumped into the cooling tower and sprayed over the internal “fill media” which allows the heat to dissipate more quickly. The cooler water is collected in the cold-water basin at the bottom of the tower and pumped back into the facility to again absorb heat from the equipment.

Why Buy Used Cooling Towers?

Used cooling towers are often the best choice when replacing or upgrading your existing cooling tower. There are many reasons a company may choose to buy used instead of new, but the most important thing is to make sure you are working with a company that you can trust and that has a reputation for high quality equipment.

Some advantages of buying used:

  1. Lower Cost – first is the most obvious advantage – used equipment provides a significant cost savings over buying new
  2. Immediate Availability – when working with a company like LEL, we stock a large inventory of cooling towers available for shipment to your facility when you need them
  3. Resale Value – used equipment can often be resold again later with much less depreciation than if you had purchased new

At LEL, we guarantee high-quality towers when we sell a product. All our inventory is rigorously tested for quality and many are refurbished with new fill and other parts. We put our customers first, and we are committed to the relationship we build with you as a buyer. Our main goal is to help you to find the best cooling tower for your company.

Which Cooling Tower is Right for You?

There are many different types of cooling towers for different purposes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Whether you are simply replacing an aging unit or are upgrading for more cooling capacity or greater efficiency, we can help you identify the right unit for your needs.

The first thing to consider is the size of the tower that you need. We stock towers ranging from 50 tons to 2500+ tons in our cooling tower inventory. If you’re not sure which type of cooling tower or what size you need, our team can help you determine the best equipment for your project and budget.

We stock many of the most trusted and recognized brands of cooling towers. The most popular brands that we sell are Marley, BAC, and Evapco cooling towers.

What do I do now?

If you are ready to move forward with buying a cooling tower for your project, our team is happy to work with you to find the right piece of equipment. Our top priority is finding you the best solution.

We have dozens of units in stock and ready for immediate shipment to your facility. Or, if we don’t currently have a unit that meets your needs, we can do the leg-work to find you a solution. We have a network of thousands of satisfied customers who are sometimes looking to sell a piece of equipment that might just meet your needs.

Email or call us at 864-249-0943 today to discuss your project. Our team will consider your timeline, budget and the cooling needs of your facility to find the best unit for your unique situation.

What if I Want to Sell my Cooling Tower?

We are always looking to buy quality cooling towers for our inventory. If you have a unit that you want to sell, contact us to get a quote on your used equipment.

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Our business is buying, selling and decommissioning but our foundation is people.

You are first. Always. We seek to serve you with integrity, honesty, and the utmost customer service.

Our approach is different. Relationship over transaction. We are committed to embracing the challenge until we have the best solution for you.


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