On one hand, it is superb to have a gigantic house with several storeys, yet on the other, it might not be that good if you are getting on in years or having physical trouble in climbing stairs. The alternatives needn't be as drastic as leaving your long time home to move on to a single level one. A stair chair lift, essentially the electric stair lift would probably be the less extreme solution to that might help you to climb steps again. The step chair lift is composed of features like a seat pan, arm rests, foot rests, seat belt, movement control, and soft stop and start function which moves up or down a custom fitted railing. If you're suffering from lumbar discomfort, you would like a smoother ride as jerks and abrupt stops would cause discomfort to the back.
In these instances, a smooth ride with the soft start and stop function is vital to your choice. Electric stairlift are driven either by the ordinary home electricity supply or the battery powered power pack. Both have their pros and cons. Using the home electricity will make your device as trusty as your electricity supply. So if you reside in an area whereby electricity supply is commonly subject to power blackout, and is exceedingly unreliable, it is advised that you pick the battery operated power pack version.
The actual reason is simple enough. Imagine yourself strapped into your electric step lift and are moving 1/2 way up the stairs when your home electrical supply abruptly stopped. You'd be literally stuck in the middle of the stairs. On the other hand, should you be living in an area which seldom experiences power blackout, a battery backup system for the lift might not be mandatory.
In addition, the electricity consumption is minuscule to say the least. The price of owning one could run up to above 7,000 bucks and is often the key obstacle to owning one. But this is just a fraction when compared to installing a home lift which would set one back by at least 35,000 to 45,000 greenbacks.
Otherwise you might also want to explore recycled or used electrical stairlift which could cost less.