Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Stairlift

A medical condition or sore joints can make it difficult to get up and down the stairs on a daily basis. Mobility elevators easily solve this problem by carrying passengers upstairs and gently bringing them downstairs with the push of a button. Learning to use stair lifts is a relatively straightforward and simple process, even for people who usually don?t like to use gadgets.

How do you choose a stairlift?

A stairlift is like a piece of furniture that contributes to the look and feel of your home. All of its physical and mechanical attributes should be considered when making a selection.

  • Choose by features: Depending on your condition, you may want to consider a model that includes a footrest, armrests, battery backup power, a folding seat, or a reinforced frame.
  • Choose by style: Lifts are available in a wide range of styles with many options to choose from.
  • Choose by comfort level: Whether you need to use a staircase elevator once in a while or many times a day, your choice should feel comfortable and inviting to use whenever the need arises.
Can a stairlift match your interior decor?

New and pre-owned wheelchair lifts and rails come in all colors and many types of materials, so matching a model with your home?s interior should be a fairly simple process. You may want to choose dark colors to match a varnished wood staircase or light colors to go with carpeting or painted stairs. Because it?s one of the most visible components of the lift, the rail should also be selected to match the decor of your staircase. On eBay, you'll find a range of suitable styles and colors to choose from.

Do mobility elevators work when the power goes out?

Electric stairlifts with backup battery power are designed to be used in residential areas that experience occasional or frequent power outages. The backup battery of a stairlift is kept charged by the electrical current when not in use.

Does the railing of a lift fit on any staircase?

Rail sections are modular, so they can be installed in almost any configuration and used to carry a person to any room in a house. Whether your stairs are standard or irregular, you should be able to use a lift to get up and down the staircase. Railings can even be installed to carry a lift laterally between neighboring rooms.