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Identifying Features to Look for When Buying a Stairlift

12:00am & Tips and Advice

A couple discuss what features are right for them for their new stairlift

Deciding which stairlift is right for you or a loved one can be challenging. Thankfully, we are here to help take some of the guesswork out. If you need assistance while climbing the stairs or are fearful of falls, a stairlift might be your best option and could transform your life. The introduction of a stairlift in your home could be highly beneficial; you have to know some of the best features to find the right one for you:   


  • However, there are several different types of stairlifts; however, finding the best suits you and your home are not too difficult. Acorn offers three varieties of stairlifts, straight, curved, outdoor. All Acorn Stairlifts are designed to fit your unique home and can be installed the next day. Typically, a surveyor will come out to evaluate which lift is suitable for your situation. Determining factors could include the shape of your staircase, the location, and how your steps are configured. To find out more about the different types of stairlifts, click here.   

  • Safety aspects are one of the most important things to take into consideration when buying a stairlift. A proper stairlift should include safety features to prevent any injury, like seatbelts, a slow, smooth speed, and reliable operation. Acorn Stairlifts have all of these features and more. When looking for the right fit for you, choose an option that can keep you safe. Our lifts feature diagnostic displays to identify any errors your stairlift may unexpectedly have. Also, we include a remote control for ease of use to easily access your lift no matter what end of the stairs you are located.   

  • Cost-effectiveness can also be an essential factor. A rechargeable battery operates our stairlifts. The battery only needs to be plugged into the wall when the lift is not in use. There is no need to stress about annual energy costs; the battery itself only uses as much energy as a simple TV to charge. Additionally, with the helpful diagnostic display, you can save on unexpected repairs by finding easier, faster solutions to unlikely errors.   

  • Not all stairlifts were made equal. Some brands make it difficult to control lifts, especially when it comes to those struggling with joint movement. Acorn Stairlifts are accessible for any age or any mobility range. Acorn is the only stairlift brand to be certified by the Arthritis Foundation for Ease of Use. Whether you are looking for a family member or yourself, our stairlifts will reassure you with easy-to-use operations and maneuvers.  

  • Protecting and maintaining your stairlift after you've purchased it is also something to consider. A good aftercare program is essential in keeping your stairlift working right. Acorn has warranty options available to make sure your lift is taken care of all year round. We recommend an annual inspection to ensure technicians can do any preventative maintenance to limit unexpected issues down the road.   

Many thoughts go into making a necessary purchase like a stairlift. The decision could be a life bettering change. Bring more mobility, accessibility, and safety to your home with the right stairlift for you. Acorn Stairlifts is happy to assist in any way you need to help make purchasing your stairlift that much easier. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.   

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