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Why a stairlift is an energy-efficient, low-cost addition to your home

18th January 2023

The rising cost of living is a concern for many people across the UK; surging food and drink prices, higher interest rates and rapidly increasing energy bills are resulting in many people tightening their purse strings and taking the time to reevaluate their spending.

With this in mind, it's understandable that some people may feel that now is not the right time to consider installing a stairlift at home, even if it's a solution that could be life-enhancing. But a stairlift doesn't have to significantly add to these rising costs and can be a cost-effective way to help you maintain your independence in your home.

A common misconception is that stairlifts will hugely impact your energy bills due to their day-to-day usage, however, a stairlift can actually be an energy-efficient, low-cost addition to your home – with a wealth of benefits for your health and lifestyle.

A Handicare Stairlift could actually cost as little as 52p per month*, based on expected average use. In fact, one whole month of stairlift usage is equivalent to just one hour of using your dishwasher at home! In fact, a Handicare Stairlift only uses around 0.06 kWh a day - much less energy than everyday items including a kettle, toaster or laptop charger. 

So, adding a stairlift to your home can help you continue to live comfortably at home, whilst making a difference to your quality of life, without adding too much to your bills. With both straight and curved stairlifts available, which can be created bespoke to suit your staircase, there is a safe yet comfortable solution for you – that won’t rack up your energy bills.

Want to know more? Our dedicated team will be happy to answer any questions over the phone or conduct a free, in-person consultation at your home. Contact us today.

*Based on expected average usage and energy cost of 29p/kWh (Feb 2024).

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