Stairlifts are incredible pieces of equipment. They can get someone who cannot walk up and down the stairs pretty comfortable. Now, the reason for you using the stairlift may be different from anyone else’s. Maybe you have had an accident and you haven’t gotten over it yet, maybe you are suffering from the disease that causes your to joints to hurt when you go up and down the stairs. Maybe you are just worried you’re going to fall over and hurt yourself, but whatever your reason is, there always has to be a choice made between using a battery operated stairlift and an electric stairlift.
The reason that we need to decide this is that a battery operated stairlift has a battery attached to it that will charge when the stairlift is not being used. On the other hand if you want to use an electric stairlift, you’re going to have to plug it in to your energy source. Obviously, if you live in an area where power outages are rather common and you can’t really predict them, having a battery operated stairlift is probably much better than having an electric one. What’s good is that even if your electricity goes out, a battery in your stairlift will still keep it running for a considerable amount of time, which is usually a few hours. On the other hand, if you don’t put is back into the outlet, as soon as the electricity is gone, you will have to wait for it to come back so that you can use our stairlift again.
Now, I don’t want to imagine what happens if you want to walk down the stairs and suddenly there is no electricity.
There it is a good reason why you would want to choose to use electric Stairlifts instead of battery operated ones. That reason is that you don’t have to replace anything in your stairlift. See, with a battery in your stairlift your going to have to replace it every 18 to 24 months while, on the other hand, plugged in stairlifts because of the plug, it will work as long as it doesn’t break.
Now, choosing between an electric stairlift and a battery operated one may be a tough choice for you, especially if you can’t really make a decision on your own. Fortunately, on the Internet, there is Google where you will be able to quickly and easily do your research.
Also, I like to invite you to take some time and look around this website. I have gathered all kinds of information for you from some general info about Stairlifts to more detailed information about specific brands and types. Don’t forget that if you ever have any questions, you can always shoot me an e-mail or hit that contact button at the top of the site.