We thought it would be useful to finally answer some of the most common myths associated
with installing a stairlift at home. Hopefully, this will help anyone looking to purchase a
stairlift understand some of the key benefits stairlifts can offer.
Myth #1: Stairlifts Must Be Attached to the Wall
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding stairlifts in the home is how stairlifts
are installed. Many people assume that it will need to be attached to the wall. If this is
something that immediately puts you off the idea of investing in a stairlift, you will be happy
to know that this is not the case. Instead, the stairlift will be mounted on stair treads, with a
track running the length of your staircase. This also means you don’t need to worry about
any construction taking place in your home.
Myth #2: Stairlifts Can Start Moving on Their Own
When a stairlift is not being used, it is unable to move freely. An at-home stairlift can only
move when it is being operated by a person controlling the remote control. A person is not
required to be seated on the stairlift for it to move, as it can be controlled with a handheld
control. This control has the ability to call and send your stairlift between floors.
Myth #3: A Stairlift Won’t Stop for an Obstruction
It’s unlikely you will encounter an obstruction when using your at-home stairlift, however, it’s
good to know that the majority of modern stairlifts come with a safety sensor that will activate
an emergency stop. This will prevent you from moving until the obstruction is removed.
Myth #4: Your Stairlift Will Stop Working in a Power Cut
Stairlifts are actually battery-powered, which means they simply plug into your wall to
recharge. This means your batteries store a reservoir of power in case of emergency. Your
stairlift will continue to work in the event of a power cut.
Myth #5: Batteries in Your Stairlift Regularly Need to be Replaced
Most modern stairlifts will contain two heavy-duty rechargeable batteries, which means you
don’t have to worry about constantly replacing them.
We hope we have answered these common misconceptions. If you still have any concerns
about purchasing an at-home stairlift, don’t hesitate to get in touch.