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The Most Important Features to Consider When Buying a Stairlift

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Choosing to add a stairlift to your home can be a tough decision. Whether you or a loved one struggles with stability on the stairs or mobility throughout the house, a stairlift might be the best option. Adding a lift to your household could make a massive difference in the quality of life you lead, but making the right choice comes down to a few deciding factors.    

  • Finding the correct type of stairlift is one of the most significant determining factors when deciding to get a stairlift. Acorn offers three variations, the outdoor, the curved, and the straight stairlift. If you are figuring out which option best suits you, start looking at where your lift will be located, the shape of the staircase, and the configuration of your steps. To find out which might be right for you, contact us for a free quote!    

  • Identifying safety features is also important things to consider when seeking out the right stairlift. A proper stairlift, at the minimum, should have a seat belt, obstruction sensors, and a slow-moving speed. When looking for your right fit, search for features like a diagnostic display for any errors your stairlift may have, or remote control to call your stairlift to you, or even a backup battery so you can trust your stairlift will always be running. Acorn goes above the minimum and employs many extra features to ensure your stairlift ride is safe every time.   

  • Find a stairlift that won't run up your electric bill after it's purchased. All Acorn Stairlifts run using a rechargeable battery. The battery only needs to be charging when the chair is not and use and folded away. There is no need to worry about costly annual energy costs; the lift, on average, only uses about as much energy as a small TV on standby mode. Plus, you can know if there are any errors with your stairlift right away, save money on potentially costly repairs with the diagnostic display.   

  • Believe it or not, all stairlifts are not created the same. Some lifts can be difficult to control or maneuver alone. Acorn Stairlifts makes sure the stairlifts are accessible to all. Whether your mobility is impacted by age or loss of motion, our stairlifts are here to help. As the only stairlift brand with Arthritis Foundation's Ease of Use Certification, our lifts were designed from the beginning to include easy-to-use controls and reliability.  

  • Aftercare and regular maintenance are significant points to think about when considering adding a stairlift to your home. We recommend an annual maintenance checkup after purchasing an Acorn Stairlift. With preventative maintenance, you could avoid unplanned costly repairs. If unforeseen issues are resolved fast and identified by our trusted technicians, you can worry less about the unexpected.    


Many thoughts can go into purchasing a stairlift for you or a loved one. We understand it is not one to be taken lightly. You want reliability, safety, and accessibility in the home you love. Acorn Stairlifts intends to provide you with the best possible service from beginning to end; if you have any more questions about finding out which stairlift is best for you or purchasing a stairlift, head to our 'Contact Us' page.  

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The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation

We are proud to be the very FIRST stairlift company to earn the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation. It is yet another effort that continues to prove that Acorn Stairlifts is a pioneer in the industry, always striving to stay ahead of the game, and to help our customers by providing the absolute best solution for their needs.

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