There are many factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a stair lift, all of which can quickly become overwhelming. Williams Bros. offers some suggestions to help you pick out the right one.
There are many measurements that need to be taken in order to determine the right fit for you. The first measurement should be the length of the track from the bottom to the top of the stairs. The second thing to measure is the height, width, and tread of the steps. Make sure to have two people take dimensions and double check their work.
Stair Lift Size
The size of the stair lift needs to be taken into consideration, especially if there are other individuals accessing the stairs by foot. They will need the room to be able to get up and down the stairs with plenty of space. The folding Harmar SL600 Pinnacle Premium Stair Lift takes up just 11” of staircase room from the wall when installed, and is perfect for making the stairwell less compact. It is the slimmest and most light-weight stair lift on the market.
Battery or Electric-Powered
Both have pros and cons. Battery-powered stair lifts allow users to continue to use the unit even during power outages, but the batteries do need to be replaced on a regular basis. Electric stair lifts have a fairly constant power source except in the instance of an electrical outage. Luckily, Williams Bros. offers two stair lifts that, even after a power outage, can be used multiple times. The Harmar (mentioned above) can go up to 40 trips if the power goes out. The SL350 Stair Lift has a battery back-up system that provides 15-20 trips if there is no power.
With these tips, you will feel comfortable picking out the right stair lift for yourself. At Williams Bros., we want to make aging easy and help you with any questions or concerns. Stop in your local Williams Bros. today. We’d like to get to know you better.