Take Advantage Of The Affordable Price Of Used Stairlifts – by Michelle Bery

0 Comments 28 December 2009

Most of us have never given much thought to a stairlift; for those who are able bodied, climbing and descending the stairs is just something that we do throughout the day. But for those who are physically challenged, managing stairs can be something to which they give quite a bit of thought. Luckily, advancements in technology has given way to a variety of products designed to help physically challenged consumers live a life of greater independence; one such product is the stairlift – an electric or battery powered device that moves users up and down stairs. While the purchase of new stairlift systems can come at a hefty price, the availability of used stairlifts offer consumers the technology that they need at a cost-effective price.

Used stairlifts – like their newer counterparts – come in a variety of models. While some provide a swivel stool on which users can sit, others offer a shelf on which users can perch or stand. With the activation of the unit, the user is moved up or down the stairs along a track that is mounted into the wall along the stairs. For those in wheelchairs, a wheelchair stairlift offers a platform onto which the user can position their chair before activating the mobility of the unit. Electric stairlifts utilize electric power while battery operated units run on rechargeable batteries.

New stairlifts of any variety are often expensive to install, in part because you are paying for the parts. Used stairlifts are available at much lower prices than newer units because the equipment is not new. Often consumers have the opportunity purchase used stairlifts that have been rented by other customers for temporary use. And even though the time in which they used the unit was short, the unit depreciates considerably in price.

You can often purchase used stairlifts through those companies that sell them new. Do some online research to find companies that will sell and install stairlifts and you will undoubtedly find an option to purchase used stairlifts. Company representatives will take measurements in your home and help you determine the services that will be most beneficial to your needs – after which they will install the unit and instruct you on the proper operation. Shop around for prices that are within your budget restrictions and you will surely find a unit that fits your needs – offering you a much greater level of independence.

For easy to understand, in depth information about used stairlifts visit our ezGuide 2 Wheel Chair Lifts.

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