FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions


My stairs seem narrow, are my stairs wide enough for a stairlift?

  • Our stairlifts are designed to be very compact and can be installed on stairs that are as narrow as 29”.


Will the stairlift block the stairs for other people that are using the stairs?

  • No. The stairlift folds up out of the way when not in use and takes up as little as 12” from the wall.


My stairs have a landing in the middle or is a curved staircase, will a stairlift work on my stairs?

  • Yes. We custom design stairlifts that will make turns and wrap around corners. As a matter of fact, the Stannah 260 can make a tighter inside turn than the Bruno or Acorn curved rail lifts.


Is a stairlift safe?

  • Yes, our stairlifts are very safe. We only sell two brands of stairlifts, both of which are very safe. These stairlifts comply with the strict standards ASME Standards and all local building codes. Our stairlifts have safety sensors on all edges and limit switches that monitor speed, obstacles, and whether or not the chair is in a safe riding position.


What happens if the power goes out?

  • Our stairlifts are battery powered with constant trickle chargers that plug into your existing household outlet so that even in the event of a power failure, your stairlift keeps working.


How much does a stairlift cost?

  • Stairlifts can range in price depending on whether it is for a straight set of stairs or whether it is being custom designed for a curved staircase. There are also options and features that can be added for comfort and style that will affect the price. Please call us and we would be happy to come out and assess your stairs and give you a free written quote on what your stairlift will cost. Don’t be fooled by internet discounters who quote a low price. With Access to Freedom we will give you a guaranteed price for everything from the lift to installation with no hidden surprises.

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