Michelle Anne, October 08th , 2016.
Elderly or to those who need, stair chair lift is a crucial and important thing to have in a house. Especially if in your house there is a stair and the mobility to be up and down is very important. By having this at home, you will give people who need an easy access to be able to mobile from the basement to the next floor. But how can you choose the right stair lift that meet your needs and budget? Here is the tips.
1. The Types
Before choosing and deciding, let yourself yo know the types first. Actually, there are 2 common types of stair lift, straight and curved. These two you can choose based on your staircase design. But what makes them different? Straight stair lift will only travel people in a stragiht line without being interupted by landing, curves. This usually cost about 3,000 dollars or you can get it installed by paying 5,000 dollars. Beside, curved is the vice versa. It is also more expensive, about 20,000 dollars or 15,000 to get it installed and depend on the complexity of the design.
2. The Model
The usual stair lift usually have seat, armrest and footplates. This will make the sitter feel comfortable and safe during the ‘travel’. But there are also seatbelts, break system and footrest sensor and the controller. Some also have a remote that allow you to call or send the chair lift to come and go.
3. Where to buy?
It is depending in your needs, if you think it will not be permanent then choose to rent. But if you want to buy and still want to keep your money then buy a refurbished model. Actually, there are some stair chair lift which you can choose like Bruno, Harmar and Stannah.