Chair Lifts For Stairs

Acorn Stair Lift Review

One of the most popular chair lifts for stairs is the Acorn stair lift. These lifts make it easy for anyone with mobility issues to get up and down the stairs in a quick, comfortable manner. Here's a closer look at what to expect from stairlifts from Acorn.

Acorn has been around for several years in helping others with mobility needs to be able to live a much more comfortable lifestyle in their own home. They have installed well over 100K stairlifts in homes everywhere.

As with any type of stairway chair lift, safety is the number one component to look out for. Like we mentioned in an earlier article, any chair lift should have an automatic sensor that stops the lift immediately upon sensing something being in the way. Acorn has that, as well as the ability to start and stop the chair lift in a gentle manner.

Acorn stairlifts are designed for both straight and curved stairways. When I say curved I mean more of an L shape. They also work as an outdoor stair lift if that is what you are looking for.

One of the biggest issues with a stairway lift is having enough room for installation. Most stairways are too narrow and require a lot of construction work to widen and make them able to fit any lift. And that is if your home would even have the ability to be reconstructed for one. Acorn has solved this issue with what they call the Acorn Superglide Perch.

This model is specifically designed to fit tighter stairways. You only need to have 26 inches in width for this model to work, so it makes for an excellent option for many. It's also worth noting that Acorn models are fit to your stairs...and not the walls.

Some of the many features of the Acorn Stair Lift include:

  • Lifts operate on DC power

  • Chair has locking swivel seat that means you do not have to do the twist in order to get up from it

  • Has both an electronic and mechanical braking system

  • Smooth start and stop that means you won't be jolted when starting or stopping at the top and bottom of stairs

  • Rack and pinion drive is quieter and much more durable than those operating on cables

  • Full 1-year warranty and 24/7 tech support if you need it

  • Wireless remote control for easy use

The company can help you with finding financing if your insurance will not cover the cost as well. They offer a free consultation to see if they have a model that is right for you and your needs. It is for these reasons, and many others that you will want to take a closer look at an Acorn Stairlift.

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