Many people who are purchasing medical equipment are surprised to find out that refurbished AED defibrillators are even an option. While some insist on buying these lifesaving pieces of equipment new, many do not understand that there are three important reasons to purchase refurbished AED Defibrillators.
1. Refurbished AED Defibrillators are less expensive
Refurbished AED defibrillators can cost as little as half of their new counterparts. This is especially important for small medical practices, local businesses, and schools who want to provide their practitioners and employees with the safety afforded by this lifesaving piece of equipment but do not have large equipment budgets. They also provide an ideal way to acquire a high-end AED that would normally be outside of a budgetary reach. Rather than purchasing a bare bones model to fulfill a requirement, refurbished AEDs offer the chance to have fully-automated functions, free cabinets and carrying cases that would otherwise not be included.
2. Refurbished AED Defibrillators perform the same function
Refurbished AED defibrillators have been through rigorous testing before being sold to the general public. In many cases, these machines have not been used in an emergency situation, but rather have been traded in for a newer model. Every device is tested for function and equipped with a new battery and electrodes. Refurbished models are also calibrated and ready for use right out of the box, just like new models. Best of all, many refurbished AEDs have an available one-year extended warranty guaranteeing their effectiveness and battery life beyond the first few weeks.
3. Buying refurbished is a “Green” choice
Manufacturing complex medical equipment, such as an AED, is a costly process. Not only do manufacturers invest thousands of dollars and countless hours into the design and production of every AED, but they also expend large amounts of environmental resources in doing so. From the AED’s plastic housing to the batteries that power it, to the electrodes that are placed on the patient’s chest, every part represents the expenditure of fossil fuels, water, and other natural resources. For those looking to lessen their impact on the planet, the choice to purchase a refurbished AED represents a green alternative to buying new. Not only are these models guaranteed and backed by a one-year warranty, but they have also been restored to full working order without expending valuable resources.
Whether you are in the market for one or a dozen AEDs, purchasing refurbished models allows you to maximize your equipment budget and minimize your impact on the environment without sacrificing the machine’s efficacy or your safety. Backed by a one-year warranty, Foremost Medical Equipment’s refurbished AED defibrillators tested, calibrated and ready for use right out of the box. With annual service agreements available that provide your AED with the regular maintenance it needs to stay in working order, you will never have to worry about this life-saving piece of equipment again. For more information on refurbished AEDs or to purchase your own AED, contact us today!