With 2021 upon us, many homeowners have spent the majority of 2020 quarantined in the comforts of their home. After such a tried and tested year, homeowners across the country have sought to remodel their residences to ensure they can navigate their property long-term with ease. For those wishing to Age-In-Place, installing a home elevator has become a necessary addition to ensure additional accessibilities to their upper floors. Many properties were not originally designed with a residential elevator in mind, making it difficult to find an appropriate location to retrofit a home elevator in an existing home.
When trying to decide which home elevator is right for your accessibility needs, homeowners must review the benefits and features available with each home lift system. With a number of different mobility options and lifts available, it is important to educate oneself on the systems available to weigh which option is right for their project and needs.
So, which is the most appealing home elevator for a retro-fit or new construction projects? When analyzing traditional elevators, such as hydraulic, traction or winding drum systems, pre-construction shafts, pits or machine rooms are often required for operation. This will increase construction costs and installation time required to retrofit these types of home lifts in an existing home, while also having a lasting affect to the structural integrity of the property. In addition, a traditional elevator will occupy more space inside your home due to these additional construction requirements. Annual maintenance is often required with traditional elevators as harmful oils, gases and lubricants will need to be replaced and monitored regularly, meaning annual service calls will be required for traditional elevators adding additional costs. Lastly, most traditional home elevators are often installed in stacked closets and hidden out of sight so there is no design or aesthetic addition when installing these traditional lifts that will enhance the appeal of their home.
If you are seeking an easy-to-install, innovative home lift, Vacuum Elevators are the mobility solution you have been seeking. As the world’s only air-driven home elevators, Vacuum Elevators are innovative, self-supporting lifts that will enhance the value of ones home without the consuming footprint or energy consumption required for traditional elevators. Simply resting on the existing ground floor, these plug & play home elevators do not require any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room offering more flexibility with where they can be installed inside the home. The unique design of the Vacuum Elevator offer passengers a panoramic, 360 degree view as they travel from floor-to-floor within their home. Able to be installed in as quickly as 2 -3 days, these pneumatically operated residential elevators travel up to 5 stops or 50 feet in total rise and are ideal for retro-fit and new construction projects.
With three models to choose from, ranging from a single-passenger to a three-passenger wheelchair accessible model, there is a Vacuum Elevator to fit any homeowners needs. Designed as space-saving solutions for any home, the PVE30 and PVE37 models only occupy 30” inches and 37” inches in total exterior diameter saving the homeowner space within their property. A plug & play system, these eco-friendly elevators are simply plugged into a 220 volt outlet and do not operate using any harmful oils, gases or lubricants. This translates to less service calls as no annual maintenance is required. Per it’s certification, vacuum elevators should be serviced after roughly 15,000 lifts or 5+ years on average.
Powered by the most abundant resource in the world, AIR, Vacuum Elevators operate by using innovative Vacuum Technology to generate lift with these eco-friendly elevators only using gravity for descent. As a result, electricity is only used for 50% of operation which ensures your home elevator has a minimal impact to your annual electricity bill. In the event of power failure while in operation, the cabin gently lowers to the ground floor due to gravity allowing the passenger to safely exit the lift. Manufactured in Miami, Florida, USA, these residential elevators are manufactured with the highest quality standards and materials in mind with each Vacuum Elevator being pre-assembled and factory tested prior to installation.
On the market since 2002, Vacuum Elevators are fully certified in all 50 states and in 90+ countries globally. With 18+ years of experience, Vacuum Elevators have proven to be one the safest and most reliable home lifts available on the market and will make a wonderful addition to any home in 2021.
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