About Stairlifts

A Stairlift, also called a Chairlift, is a lift that that travels on a track along the edge of a staircase. Because stairlifts carry riders over the existing stairs, they are very easy to install and don’t interfere with regular use of the stairs. Stairlifts/Chairlifts are a GREAT way to make stairs safe and easy.

Straight Stairlifts: Because the majority of staircases are straight, the industry standard is straight with the following features:

  • Battery Powered: Most chairlifts are battery powered to ensure that the lift will still work in a power outage. The lift is plugged into a standard outlet and trickle charges the batteries when the lift is not in use. The batteries will support 25+ round trips without a problem before being re-charged.
  • Track: Lifts typically come with 16 feet of track which is plenty for a standard staircase. A┬álonger track is available for taller staircases.
  • Installation: A stairlift can be installed quickly and easily without any changes to your home. The lift track is supported entirely by the treads of the stairs and does not touch adjacent walls. Our experienced, factory trained technicians can usually complete an installation in an afternoon.

Curved Stairlifts: More complex stairways, with landings and curved stairs, can be fitted with a custom-made curved stairlift. A curved stairlift will be precisely measured and when installed will fit the stairs like a glove. Curved chairlifts are more costly than a straight stairlift because they are custom-made, but are still far less expensive than the alternatives of moving or adding a first-floor addition on a house.

Indoors/Outdoors: Chairlifts are also designed and manufactured for outdoor staircases. Outdoor chair lifts are designed with marine components to function in inclement weather.

Don’t let a flight of stairs drive you from the home you love. Call us and we’ll be happy to schedule a free no-obligation site visit by one of our stairlift specialists. We’ll analyze your stairs, answer your questions and recommend the right stairlift for your home and needs.


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I love the stairlift and am glad I can get around my home again. The installer and sales people were especially nice and informative.

The stair lift from EHLS has made life better for me. It is easy to go up and down the stairs now.

We highly recommend EHLS’ consulting and contracting services to make your home or place of work accessible. EHLS is qualified, professional and creative. Without exaggeration, EHLS is one of the best companies we have had the opportunity to work with.

I would like to thank EHLS and Mike for the wonderful stair lift and the great experience with all of you. Mike was so kind and helpful in deciding on what lift would work best as well as providing other suggestions for home equipment. My father, Robert, is doing great with his mobility, but relies on the lift and grab bars in the bathroom. Thanks again!

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