The stairlift is a device that allows you to climb the stairs with ease, sitting on the seat.
The principle and advantages of a stairlift
The stairlift is constituted a seat fixed on the steps of the stairs, usually on the side of the wall. It allows the elderly or reduced mobility to continue to use the stairs, without effort, and thus to maintain a certain autonomy. The stairlift works on electricity or on battery. Once seated on the stairlift, the user can press a command button or remote control to operate the mechanism. The seat slides on the rails to the upper or lower floor.
The design of the stair lift and the colors may vary: many models exist, and the technologies can be more or less advanced. There are stair lifts for all types of stairs (straight or revolving stairs). For people who travel in wheelchairs, there are platforms designed to accommodate an armchair, and operate as a stairlift.
It is important to ensure your safety on board the stairlift. For example, you have to fasten your seatbelt. The stairlift may have a locking or circuit breaker system to stop operation in an emergency.
Buy a stairlift
The price of a stairlift represents a certain budget: between 3,000 and more than 10,000 € for the purchase and installation of the device. However, you can benefit from financing aids (tax credit, reduced VAT or subsidies).
The price of a stairlift depends on several criteria, including the options of the device: swivel seat, remote control, obstacle sensor... A stair lift for a winding staircase is more expensive than a stairlift law.
Following the acquisition of your stairlift, you can take out a maintenance contract with the supplier to prevent risks.