As you get older you may find that simple tasks such as climbing the stairs and moving around the house aren’t as easy as they used to be. If this is the case, then you might be looking into purchasing a stairlift for your home.
A stairlift is a great addition to your home if you find you just need that little extra help with the stairs, but some stairlifts can be costly. We understand that you want to best quality stairlift, but for a reasonable price.
That’s why at Senior Stairlifts we are dedicated to making sure you get the best possible stairlift for your money. Every house is different so it’s hard to say exactly how much a stairlift will cost. We have a range of stairlifts for you to choose from so you can find the right stairlift for you and your needs.
Straight and Curved Stairlifts
All of our stairlifts come with a range of innovative feature like internal batteries so they will still function if you ever lose power. Sensors so that the mechanisms stop if there is an obstruction. Two remotes so the stairlift can be equally useful for two residents.
Possibly most importantly all of our stairlifts come with foldable seats and a slim design so it takes up as little room as possible and doesn’t cause any unnecessary obstruction or hindrance to people using the stairs.
Here at Senior Stairlifts we also sell reconditioned stairlifts. Reconditioned stairlifts are stairlifts that have been used before and are now ready to be used again.
Our expertly trained engineers make sure that the reconditioned stairlift is safe and usable. We put all of our stairlifts through rigorous safety testing and hold our reconditioned stairlift to the same high standards that we do our brand new stairlifts.
We replace any parts we are not happy with and make sure that all of the reconditioned stairlifts work just like new. If you are worried about your stairlift breaking down, it’s important to get it serviced regularly. Our specialist engineers are available to come and service your stairlift whether you bought it from us or not.
We have a range of reconditioned stairlifts and we are confident we can find the right fit for you and your needs.
If you don’t think you’ll need a stairlift for a long period of time, then you might want to consider renting a stairlift instead. Renting a stairlift can work out to be a lot more cost-effective. You are charged an upfront fee to cover installation and the first 6 months. After that you simply pay a monthly fee for however long you need the stairlift.
Renting isn’t always the cheapest option, however, so be sure to work out how long you plan on having a stairlift and see if the monthly fees ad up to be cheaper or more expensive than buying a stairlift outright.
Remember a stairlift is something you will use every day and will become an important part of your lift. Think of buying a stairlift as an investment. If it’s something you will be using every day for a long time, and possibly even relying on, then it’s important to make the right choice. You want a stairlift that is sturdy, reliable and will stand the test of time.
Can stairlifts be fitted to any stairs?
When it comes to the specifics of stairlift costs, this typically depends on the types of staircases, type of stairs, and type of stairlift to hand. With Senior Stairlifts, you can rest assured that we can install stairlifts on every type of staircase – be it a narrow staircase, spiral staircase, several staircase steps, or an ordinary stair alike.
Typically, the type of stairlift will depend on the overall shape of the type of staircase in your property. For straight staircases with straight stairs, you’ll want to consider a straight stairlift – for a curved staircase with curved stairs, your attention will be turned to a curved stairlift instead. Be it straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts, Senior Stairlifts will have the right solution at an ideal price point for you.
But what about those difficult settings, where a standard straight stairlift or curved stairlift won’t do the trick? We can install all types of stairlifts – even if this requires the creation of bespoke fittings. Be it that your staircase is narrower than most, or you desire additional features, even custom features, you can rely on Senior Stairlifts to install stairlifts on any type of stair.
What are the ongoing costs of running a stairlift?
In order for the batteries of a stairlift to be fully charged and functional, they must be constantly switched on. However, this can beg the question of how much your stairlift will cost to run. Despite needing a consistent flow of electricity, stairlifts are actually incredibly energy efficient – but, to demonstrate, let’s look at comparable household appliances.
- Traditional tumble dryer – £170
- Fridge freezer – between £91 and £146, depending on style
- Dishwasher- £96
- Oven – around £80, depending on the design
- Washing machine – £77
In comparison, the annual stairlift cost can be as little as £10 to £15, depending on the stairlift manufacturer. This is because the average stairlift can use as little as 24 Watts of energy per hour (or, 0.024kWh) – so, even with the increase in energy prices, the average cost is markedly less than your household appliances.
In addition to running stairlift costs, another ongoing cost to consider might be any servicing, maintenance, and repairs you might require. Here at Senior Stairlifts, we understand that you cannot put a price on the quality of life that a stairlift can add to your life. That said, we are committed to making our wide range of stairlifts and stairlift servicing as accessible as possible.
We recommend that you book your stairlift in for stairlift servicing every 6 to 12 months, depending on your usage. Whether you bought your stairlift from us or not, our engineers aim to be with you the same day and can repair or replace almost every model of stairlift for a singular fixed-rate call-out fee.
For additional peace of mind, all our brand-new stairlifts benefit from an extended 3-year warranty – or 2 years for reconditioned models, so any essential maintenance will be covered during this time.
For more information or specific stairlift prices, plus advice on extended warranties, financing options, or stairlift grants, get in touch to chat with a member of the team.
Is there any resale value in used stairlifts?
If you are looking to resell your stairlift for a bit of extra money, perhaps to put towards a new stairlift or cost of living – or, if unfortunately, your loved one has passed away – then look no further. Senior Stairlifts can buy your used stairlift – it just needs to be less than 12 months old and still be in good working condition.
All the parts are then tested, including the seat and the motor, to ascertain whether any parts need to be repaired or replaced. Once maintenance is carried out by our experienced stairlift engineers, the now-reconditioned stairlifts undergo rigorous servicing and safety checks. Then, the reconditioned stairlifts are ready to have a new lease of life and are sold on to households that need them the most.
With Senior Stairlift, you can trust that we only install high-quality stairlifts – and our second-hand stairlifts are no exception. Our strict safety checks ensure that all our stairlifts adhere to BS EN 81-40:2008 standards.
Not only can you reap the resale value of the stairlift that is no longer needed, but the reconditioned stairlift can go on to improve the quality of life of another individual or family with mobility issues – one that might not otherwise have the means to purchase a brand new mobility device.
To find out how much your unwanted stairlift might be worth, get in touch with the team today for an accurate quotation. Or, if you are hoping to install a reconditioned stairlift, and would like to know how much a second-hand stairlift costs, you can get a quote online by filling out this simple form.
Here at Senior Stairlifts, we want to make sure you have all the information you have before you make any big decisions. Our friendly team is always on hand to help answer your questions.
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