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Top 10 points to look for when purchasing a stair lift by StairliftGuru

By Guest Blog Post  |  26 Jan 2018 11:00:00

Buying a stairlift can be a daunting task. Here is a guide to help you with the stairlift buying process. Covering what stairlift you need to picking the right stairlift company.

Work out what stairlift to buy

Does your stairs have a curve in it? If so you will need a curved stairlift. If your stairs is straight you will need a straight stairlift.

Stairlift Length

By knowing the stair length you can get a more accurate quote. But we recommend getting a stairlift company to come out and price up.

Where will the stairlift be located?

Which side of stairs will your stairlift be located? The stairlift company fitting your stairlift should be able to tell you which side is best.

What controls would you like?

Would you like a wireless remote or a fixed remote on the chair?

How much do you want to pay for the stairlift?

If you can't afford a stairlift there are rental plans, fiance deals or refurbished models stairlift companies offer.

Work out the maximum weight the stairlift will carry

Make sure you have an accurate weight for the person who will be using the stairlift and inform the manufacturer/company.

Choosing a the right Stairlift Company

When choosing a stairlift company make sure to do your research. Some top stairlift brands are: Companion, Brooks or Acorn.

Tip: Check out reviews on these companies to see what past customers think of them.

How fast do you want the stairlift fitted?

If you don't need a stairlift straight away you make sure to inform your stairlift company as they can often give you a discount.

How mobile is the stairlift rider?

Riders need to be able to move in and out of the stairlift chair with ease otherwise it is not worthwhile purchasing a stairlift.

Would you like a key?

You can often have the option to have a key for the stairlift. If so it won't be accessible without the key in place.



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