A Buyer’s Guide for Home Elevators

by Mitsubishi Electric India Manufacturer and Supplier of electrical and electr
When thinking about a home elevator, many people envision a luxurious multi-story building that has an elevator to elegantly transport people to different floors, including the most coveted penthouse, while others just think of it as a means to offer convenience to people with limited mobility.

From necessity to luxury, there may be many reasons why people want to install elevators in their residential buildings. After all, elevators bring a certain amount of functionality to a building. However, this is subject to making the right choice when it comes to buying the right elevator, supported by proper planning and research.

If you are planning to buy a residential elevator in India, here is an easy guide to help you find the one that meets your requirements. Let us start by understanding the types of elevators that can be installed at your home and then move on to the factors you should consider when buying one.

Types of Home Elevators in India

1. Geared and Gearless Traction Elevators

  • Traction Elevators
  • Geared Traction Elevators
  • Gearless Traction Elevators

2. Hydraulic Elevators

  • Ropes Hydraulic Elevators
  • Conventional Hydraulic Elevators
  • Hole-less Hydraulic Elevators

3. Machine Room-Less Elevators

4. Vacuum (Air Driven) Elevators

How to Pick the Right Elevator for Your Home?

Once you have a potential list of elevators that may suit your needs and your home, consider the following to ensure that you make the right decision:

1. Choose the Location for Installation

When planning to buy an elevator for your house, start by analysing the building to find the perfect spot to install the elevator. It can be a critical decision as you need the elevator to be easily accessible while allowing for some space where you can hide the equipment required to run the elevator. Hence, carefully analyse the entire building and consider all notable factors before you make up your mind. Good locations to install an elevator in your home include the living area, garage, and near bedrooms.

2.Find the Right Manufacturer

Once you have a location in mind, you can start searching for the right elevator manufacturer in your city. Always ensure that you choose a reputed brand that you can put your trust in without worrying. Another factor that you can consider is the response time of their customer support and the quality of the after sales services they offer. Read reviews by previous customers or get in touch with their customer support with your queries to gauge their response time.

3. Look for the Desired Features

When you have found the right manufacturer, explore the range of elevators offered by them and see if they fit your needs perfectly. Additionally, you can also look into the design and features of the elevators, including cab style, shape, flooring, lighting, fixtures, among others, that add to its aesthetics and functionality.

While most elevators are designed in a typical fashion, some manufacturers allow buyers to customise them according to their preferences.

4. Affordability

Besides selecting the type of elevator and finding the right manufacturer, the price also plays an important role in the purchase decision. While it can be an essential part of a building, you do not want to end up spending more than expected or justified.

Carefully analyse the price of the selected models, include the installation, maintenance, repair, and customisation charges, and check if it is within your budget. Furthermore, compare if the features and functionality of the chosen elevator are worth the price to make a wise decision.

Considering that buying elevators in India is a huge long-term investment, one should carefully analyse the above factors to ensure that the purchase is worthwhile.

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