Buying A New Or Reconditioned Stairlift?

Many families have aged relatives living with them. Others have relatives who may have been involved in an unfortunate accident. Whatever their reason, for some families, a stairlift is a must. It enables a family member who is old or has special needs to be able to live in their own house and have their own independence.  Otherwise, they would have to live in a care home.

If you are planning to buy a stairlift for your family, you are probably weighing up which type of stairlift you want and if it is feasible getting a new or old one. There is a large variety of new stairlifts to choose from in the market. Contrary to popular belief, some of the leading suppliers of stairlifts in the UK especially in places such as Eastbourne sell reconditioned stairlifts. The latter is a substantially more reasonable option than a new one.

The single biggest factor to consider is the cost

Almost always, reconditioned stairlifts have all the features and attributes that you are likely to find in new models. These include directional paddle switches, remote attendant control, safety sensors and comfortably padded backrest or seat. If you are on the budget, a reconditioned stairlift is ideal for you. Usually, you will get it for a third of the cost of a new one.

If you have opted to buy a reconditioned one, you will be happy to know that suppliers typically sell them with a one year warranty that covers any and all form of stairlift breakdowns. This also includes the services of a maintenance engineer who will visit at least once every year to undertake routine care and safety inspections.

Always go for bespoke services

Fortunately, most of the companies who deal in stairlift products in the UK offer excellent, reliable and robust products. The price of a reconditioned stairlift will wholly depend on the features that you want to be incorporated. For instance, you may ask for the perch-seat feature that enables individuals who cannot bend their knees to sit down. Similarly, if you are looking for a stairlift that is large in size, there are heavy-duty stairlifts that are available for purchase.