Unusual uses for a stairlift

Normally we think of a stairlift as just being for lifting a person up and down the stairs. But there are other things you can do with one that will make your life a lot easier. For example, did you ever think that you can strap your vacuum to the stairlift to get it up […]

Do I need an electrical permit for a stairlift?

Like many things, the answer is, “It depends.” First it depends how you want to hook up your stairlift. Some stairlifts can be installed with a simple power cord that plugs right into a nearby electrical outlet. This is obviously the easiest way. Other stairlifts need to be set up on a dedicated circuit and […]

How do electric stairlifts work?

First off, all modern stairlifts are electric. But if you’ve never owned one or seen one close up, it’s not obvious how they work. There are two kinds of stairlifts. Some run on regular AC power and some run off batteries (of course the batteries are charged by your regular household AC power). It used […]

Debunked: 2 myths about curved stairlifts

Curved stairlifts can be parked out of the way

There are two kinds of stairlifts, straight and curved. A curved stairlift is custom designed to fit your particular staircase, and this leads to two main myths about them. Curved stairlifts take too long to be built and delivered. This isn’t true. While you won’t be able to measure for the rails yourself, as you […]