Home Elevator Lift

Consideration should be given to the type of system that is needed to lift the unit between levels.  The type of system influences the cost and size of the unit.  Additional space is needed for some units that are machine and gear operated, while less space is needed for vacuum style systems.  Basic systems still require less space than a traditional staircase does, while increasing the ability of the elderly and physically disabled to freely move around their homes.

Design options can be as basic as a platform option, to a fully enclosed unit.  The design of the unit should be suited to the needs of the individual and the design of the home.  The safety features should also be considered.  The location of the home can also impact the decision made on the type of system that would be best.  Areas that are prone to earthquakes would need a different system than other areas.

The type of system chosen also impacts the cost to operate and the cost of repairs and upkeep.  For example, some systems require additional oil and cleaning; while some systems require the interior to be replaced after a period of time, such as the vacuum system.  Some green systems use biodegradable oil, while other use more of a standard hydraulic type oil.  Each of the factors should be considered when making a choice of lift types.

Also, structural consideration must be given when choosing the type of system that one is going to purchase.  Some require additional room for mechanical requirements and others require increased structural strength to support the additional weight of the unit.  The location of the elevator in the home can also influence the choice of style and lift options that are best for that particular home.