Stairlifts are designed for people who have limited mobility or disability which means they struggle getting up or down the stairs. So, having a stairlift fitted at home, could for those people potentially mean the difference between continuing to live at home independently, or living in a specialist accommodation.

We know money is tight and everyone is living within their means, but if your means are prohibiting you from getting up the stairs in your own home – a refurbished stairlift may be just the perfect option for you.

For a lot of people, stairlift jargon can go over your head and be overwhelming. So, we thought we’d break down the key questions we get asked all the time – if you are considering purchasing a reconditioned stairlift you fully understand the ins and outs.

Firstly, what is a reconditioned stairlift?
A refurbished or reconditioned stairlift is a model that has been used or pre-loved for a better word. They are considered cheaper than new stairlifts, so are great for those on a budget and are looking for a lower price point.
How long will a reconditioned stairlift last compared to buying a new one?
This all depends on the age of the stairlift at the time of purchase and the current use of the stairlift. While it’s impossible to say how long a stairlift will operate, depending on the make and model – the life expectancy ranges between 7-10 years when bought new, however, they do exceed.
Are there any potential safety issues when purchasing reconditioned stairlifts?
There are no issues, reconditioned stairlifts are tested throughout, when removed and re-installed, they have any essential parts replaced before they are re-installed. This ensures the performance is up to standard.

See our post ‘How Much Does it Cost to Run a Stairlift?’

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