Home Stairlift Review

Home Stairlift

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Home Stairlift Rental and Sales is a company founded by co-founders Gord Molnar and Peter Shaw, who already had a wealth of experience in the provision of care. The establishment of Home Stairlift Rental And Sales resulted from a desire to provide better, cheaper, and more convenient options for buyers.

Before the company’s establishment, virtually all of the existing companies that dealt in the production, supply, and distribution of mobility aids only provided stairlifts for sale with no option for short-term use. 

Also, because these companies were involved in the manufacture of many other mobility aids besides stairlifts, they were not all that focused on providing excellent consumer satisfaction regarding stairlifts. Finally, they were not able to provide efficient and timely maintenance and repair. Gord and Peter considered all these problems and came up with the solution that is Home Stairlift Rental and Sales.

Founded in 2011, Home Stairlift Rental And Sales is a local North American company (Toronto based) with a record of excellence in providing customers with stairlifts of the highest quality for rent and sale and extremely satisfactory follow-up and maintenance of stairlifts. The company offers stairlifts both for sale and for rental purposes. Home Stairlift Rental And Sales has also established a strong global partnership with highly reputable European stairlift manufacturer Platinum Stairlifts. 

Home Stairlift Rental And Sales is the only authorized North American reseller of stairlifts such as the Horizon Straight  Stairlift, The Custom Platinum Curved Stairlift, and the unique first step start, Ultimate Stairlift System.

Gord and Peter also designed the worm drive technology, a stairlift technology perfect for stairlifts on narrow staircases. The worm drive technology is only used in the Harmar Pinnacle SL600 stairlift due to its outstanding performance, named the Top Stairlift by Consumers Digest in 2014.

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Home Stairlift Rental And Sales offers both straight and curved stairlifts for sale and rental.

The Horizon Stairlift

In addition to having a slim design which makes it perfect for narrow staircases, the Horizon stairlift is comfortable, safe, and easy to operate. Platinum Stairlifts produce the Horizon stairlift, and it remains one of the best-selling models of Home Stairlift Rental And Sales. The Horizon Stairlift is available in two model options, the Standard and the Plus. The significant difference between the two models is their weight limits; The Plus has the ERGO seat, and the Plus model can also be upgraded with the available optional powered features.

Key Features

  • 308 lbs weight capacity (265 lbs for the standard version)
  • Smooth start and stop
  • Ergonomically designed joystick
  • Swivel seat feature
  • Slim, easy-fold design
  • Diagnostic display
  • Wireless remotes
  • Single Rail design
  • Safety sensors
  • Backup batteries
  • It is also available as an outdoor model.
  • Two-seat options (ERGO and Standard)

Optional features include the powered hinge, powered footrest, and powered swivel seat. The Horizon stairlift is also available in a variety of upholstery colors.

Pros

  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • Backup batteries guarantee the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • Its single-rail and Slim, easy-fold design makes it perfect for narrow staircases and ensures it will not be an obstacle to other people who also use the stairs
  • Wireless remote controls can be used to call the stairlift to where it is needed.
  • Diagnostic display promotes real-time monitoring of stairlift condition.
  • Stairlift tracks are fitted directly to the stairs and not the walls ensuring that your home decor is not affected.  
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • An outdoor model built with weather-resistant materials is also available.

Cons

  • It can only be used on straight staircases
  • The weight capacity is only standard. There are other stairlifts in the market that have a higher weight capacity
  • No continuous charge feature
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The Pinnacle SL600

The Pinnacle SL60O is a straight stairlift designed, manufactured, and supplied by Harmar Stairlifts. Its exceptional features make it one of the top-rated stairlifts in the whole of North America.

Key Features

  • Smooth start and stop
  • It is the narrowest stairlift available
  • Safety edges to prevent colliding with any obstruction
  • Swivel seat feature
  • Backup Battery
  • Easy fold design
  • Greaseless, self-lubricating drive system
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Wireless remotes
  • Safety sensors
  • Comes in two weight models: the Standard (350 lbs) and the Heavy duty (600lbs)

Pros

  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • The backup battery guarantees the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • The stairlift has a slim design (only 11 inches when folded), making it ideal for even the narrowest staircases.
  • Wireless remote controls can be used to call the stairlift to where it is needed.
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • The 600 lbs weight option offered by the Heavy-duty model is one of the highest in the market.

Cons

  • It can only be used on straight staircases
  • No continuous charge feature
  • No digital display
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The Savaria K2

The Savaria K2 is a simple, affordable, and functional stairlift that is also budget-friendly.

Key Features

  • Smooth start and stop
  • Safety sensors
  • Swivel seat feature
  • LED status indicator lights
  • Backup battery
  • Slim, easy-fold design
  • Wireless infrared remotes
  • 350 lbs weight capacity
  • Optional feature includes a continuous charge system 

Pros

  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • The backup battery guarantees the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • Its slim, easy-fold design makes it perfect for narrow staircases and ensures it will not be an obstacle to other people who also use the stairs
  • Wireless remote controls can be used to call the stairlift to where it is needed.
  • The continuous charge feature allows the lift to be parked and charged anywhere along the rail.

Cons

  • It can only be used on straight staircases
  • The 350 lbs capacity is only standard. There are other stairlifts in the market that have a higher weight capacity
  • No digital display
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The Ultimate

The Ultimate stairlift designed with a single rail is the ideal stairlift for narrow curved staircases. 

Key Features 

  • The stairlift system is easy to use.
  • Power swivel seats 
  • Safety sensors 
  • Vertical Start 
  • 264lbs weight capacity (352lbs for heavy-duty model)
  • Smooth start and stop mechanism 
  • Slim, easy-fold design 
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Digital diagnostic display
  • Backup batteries 
  • Remote controls 

Pros

  • Vertical start enables the rail to start on the first step, thereby avoiding doorways & hallways
  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • The backup battery guarantees the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • Its slim, easy-fold design makes it perfect for narrow staircases and ensures it will not be an obstacle to other people who also use the stairs
  • Wireless remote controls can be used to call the stairlift to where it is needed.
  • Diagnostic display promotes real-time monitoring of stairlift condition.

Cons

  • Maximum weight capacity of 352lbs is only standard compared to other higher weight capacity options available in the market
  • No continuous charge
  • No key lock
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The Platinum Curved Stairlift 

The Platinum Curved Stairlift has a lot of features and can be customized to fit any staircase.

Key Features 

  • Smooth start and stop mechanism 
  • Narrow turning radius
  • Safety sensors 
  • Swivel seat feature 
  • Remote controls 
  • 264 lbs weight capacity (350 lbs for heavy-duty models)
  • Backup batteries 
  • Slim, easy-fold design
  • Digital display panel
  • Optional features like powered swivel and footrest are also available.

Pros

  • The starlight is available in a variety of rail and upholstery colors
  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • The backup battery guarantees the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • Its slim, easy-fold design and narrow turning radius makes it perfect for use on narrow staircases and ensures it will not be an obstacle to other people who also use the stairs
  • Wireless remote controls can be used to call the stairlift to the level where it is needed.
  • Diagnostic display promotes real-time monitoring of stairlift condition.

Cons

  • The highest available weight capacity is 350lbs
  • No continuous charge feature 
  • No key lock
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The Stairfriend

The Stairfriend is a curved stairlift designed and manufactured by Savaria in their Brampton, Ontario facility.

Key Features

  • Smooth start and stop 
  • Dual rail system 
  • Safety sensors and edges
  • Swivel seat feature 
  • Backup batteries 
  • Easy fold design
  • Intermediate landing and out-of-the-way parking
  • Two remote controls
  • 350lb weight capacity 
  • Optional feature includes a key lock 

Pros

  • The stairlift is available in a variety of rail and upholstery colors
  • Rail is snug against the wall, making it unobtrusive.
  • Available in a variety of rail colors
  • Safety sensors help to detect the presence of obstacles on the staircase
  • The backup battery guarantees the use of the stairlift in case of power outage or interruption in power supply
  • The swivel seat feature promotes safety when getting on and off the stairlift
  • The remote control can be used to call the stairlift to the level where it is needed.
  • Optional key lock feature prevents unauthorized access and use of the stairlift 
  • The stairlift’s easy-fold design and out of the way parking prevents it from being an obstruction 

Cons

  • No diagnostic window feature 
  • The highest weight capacity available is 350lbs
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COSTS

In general, straight stairlifts are cheaper than curved and outdoor stairlifts. The inclusion of optional stairlift features will increase the overall price of the stairlift.

As earlier stated, Home Stairlift Rental And Sales also offers the cheaper option of rental stairlifts for short-term use. The company also buys your used stairlift to make them available for other users at a lower price compared to the purchase of a new stairlift. 

Home Stairlift Rental And Sales offers free quotations and also provides maintenance services for purchased stairlifts.

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