At Home Lift Experts, we help our customers find the perfect home lift for them. These are the most common questions our customers ask before deciding that a home lift is the right choice for them, their home and their needs.
- How do home lifts work?
Domestic lifts are standalone units installed into the home and allow users to effortlessly travel between floors at the push of a button. Unlike conventional lifts, home lifts by either Stiltz or Lifton do not use hydraulics, so there are no visible hoists and no noisy motors. Most home lift models have a small built-in motor and are powered from mains electricity so there is no need for an engine room.
- Will a home lift fit in my property?
Modern home lifts are cleverly designed to be self-supporting and incredibly compact, most often with the motor stowed neatly above the lift car. This means they have a surprisingly small footprint, and can fit in the smallest of spaces. The benefit of this is that a domestic lift can be installed in nearly any home in a range of locations.
- Are home lifts suitable for wheelchair users?
Although some home lifts on the market are more compact for use by a single person travelling alone, there are many available which are large enough to comfortably carry a wheelchair user whilst still being small enough to fit into the home. Most domestic lifts are designed so the floor of the lift lies flush with the floor, making it easy for wheelchairs to roll in and roll out of the lift.
- Will a home lift look out of place in my home?
There is a domestic lift to suit every home. Most are designed to be ultra-sleek and modern, beautiful, yet discreet enough to fit into any surroundings. Some come with customisation options, such as panels colour-matched to your home. Whether you want your lift to blend in our stand out, no matter what the décor style, there is a home lift which will complement the look of your home.
- Can I afford a home lift?
Those looking to install a home lift are often weighing up other options: a move to single-storey living or perhaps even into care. On balance, installing a domestic lift is generally the most cost-effective option by far, along with being the least disruptive, and enabling people to stay independent in their own home too. Thanks to low running costs in most lifts, using the lift day-to-day should be no more expensive than using a standard toaster.
- How safe are home lifts to use?
Home lifts are very safe. The domestic lifts we recommend have primarily been designed with safety as a top priority and tested to rigorous safety standards. They are fitted with an array of advanced safety features, including obstruction sensors, to ensure that not only are the mechanisms as safe as possible but human error cannot cause issues.
- How easy is a home lift to install?
Home lifts have been designed to ensure the installation process is as easy and hassle-free as possible. With some brands of lift a typical installation within the home takes no longer than a single day, leaving the home lift in place and ready to use from day one.
- Where can I install my home lift?
Domestic lifts can be installed almost anywhere in the home; shown off prominently, centre-stage in the hallway; in the main reception room travelling to the bedroom; or even tucked away from sight, travelling from cupboard to cupboard.
- What happens if I move house?
If once the lift is installed the owner needs to move house, the lift can be removed and reinstalled in the new home. However, should the lift be left in the residence it has been shown that, because it adds wow-factor and can benefit households in many ways, a domestic lift can increase the sale value of a property.
- How do I find out which lift is best for me?
With so many home lifts on the market, it is wise to speak to an expert to help you decide which lift suits all of your needs. At Home Lift Experts our professionals are ready to take your enquiry and help make the decision process as easy as possible.