In addition to size, travel distance and price, the following factors should also influence the final decision.
Location – Finding a location for a lift in an existing floor plan can be challenging. A lift with a hinged door needs space for the door to open and circulation space around it on both levels.
This significantly increases the total floor area required. By not having a door, a RESiLIFT fits into almost any home and allows easy access for people with walkers and wheelchairs.
Minimising the distance to the lift from frequently used rooms will increase user convenience.
Operation – Some lifts are fully automated which means that the user must be fully enclosed during operation. This begs the question of how to evacuate in the event of a power outage. Alternatively, non-automatic lifts, such as a RESiLIFT, require the operator to control movement with continuous pressure on the button to travel. This style of lift also requires a key to be inserted allowing the owner to isolate the lift when they are unable to supervise it.
Servicing – Most lift companies require a maintenance contract consisting of services every three or six months. Because of the simple design, RESiLIFT only requires annual service as per the Australian Standard. Unlike most other consumer products, once you install a lift, you will be dealing with the same company for years to come. So, make sure you choose a reputable company that provides good customer service.
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