Today’s stairlifts are mostly low voltage DC units. In fact, over 95% of units sold worldwide are DC. The electrical requirements for a DC unit are very low and typically an existing outlet in used to power the lift. Most lifts are supplied with 25’ of low
voltage wire. Therefore, an existing household outlet can typically be used. Since an electrician is not required to add a dedicated line both money and time are saved.
Yes, when not in use your stairlift can be folded out of the way. Our straight stairlifts range between 11.25”-13” from the wall when folded up. Curved lifts are larger units and take up a few inches more depending on the type of stairs.
Many people envision large lags being drilled into their stairs, fortunately, this is not the case. The brackets used to support the track are secured using relatively small (approx 3/16”) standard wood screws. Modern stairlifts have been designed to spread the weight load across your entire staircase, reducing the need for large damaging lags.
Stairlifts attach directly to the stairs using varying types of bracket systems. Some stairlifts require as few as three brackets while more complicated curved staircase canrequire as many as 10.
A stairlift is a motorised lift used to move riders between levels in a home or business. They have been manufactured for over 100 years and are both easy to use and safe. Many different drive systems have been used, however, over 90% of todays lifts use a “Rack & Pinion” drive system. This system has proven itself to be quiet, reliable, and low maintenance.