stair lift comparison points

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For each stair lift and company you are considering, compare each of the following points :

  • Average Width of track / Track intrusion into staircase
  • Width of folded seat and footrest
  • Width of open unit in riding position
  • Call/send controls - Wireless or Hard-wired
  • Fold up Arms - Standard or Optional
  • Width of seat between the arms
  • Seat back height
  • Typical overrun of track at top landing
  • Speed
  • Weight Capacity
  • Higher Weight Capacity options available
  • Travel limits
  • Track color
  • Seat color options
  • Key lock - Standard or Optional
  • Drive System
  • Adjustable Seat height or Fixed
  • AC powered or DC Battery powered
  • Cost of Replacement Batteries ? Can you replace the batteries yourself ? Cost of service call to replace the Batteries ?
  • Average number of trips on the Battery charge without power
  • Swivel at the top landing only or both landings
  • Available options - such as Folding or Sliding track, Power Seat swivel, Power Footrest fold, Grocery Basket
  • Parts Warranty - typically three different warranties : General Parts Warranty, Battery Warranty, Drive System Warranty
  • Labor Warranty
  • Extended Labor Warranty Available
  • Is 24 / 7 Repair Service available ? How much is the extra fee for after hours service ?
  • Manufacturing location
  • How long will it take to get the lift installed ?
  • Is a permit required ?
  • Does the offered price include installation, tax, freight, any required permits, and measuring service?
  • How often is Preventative Maintenance recommended and what is the Cost ?