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Acorn Stairlift FAQ of the Week—Will I Get Stuck on the Stairs if There’s a Power Outage?

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When it comes to our loved ones and important decisions concerning their health, well-being, and safety, you never want to be left in the dark.

We get it.

This is exactly why Acorn Stairlifts makes it a point to stay right by your side every step of the way in taking your life to the next level with one of our life-changing lifts.

We are here to light the way by answering any and all of your questions so that we will always leave you with the complete confidence that your loved ones are only receiving the best stairlifts and service.

Welcome back to our segment of Acorn Stairlift FAQ of the Week. This is the Acorn assurance that every customer deserves –answers to all of your most frequently asked questions –so that you never feel left in the dark again.

This week, we will dive into a common concern expressed by our customers: If the lights go out, is it also “lights out” for me and my stairlift?  

The Acorn Stairlift FAQ of the Week

Will I get stuck on my stairs in the event of a power outage?

Acorn stairlifts are battery-operated and will continue to work in the event of a power failure. In fact, Acorn pioneered the use of DC power supplies (batteries) in stairlifts.

When designing the original Acorn 130 Stairlift, its practical features were chosen because of the inherent safety benefits and ability to operate normally during a power failure.

All Acorn Stairlifts competitors have, of course, followed suit and are now also offering a battery-powered product. The advantages of this technology end your nightmares of being stuck on the stairs!

All About Acorn’s Reliable Backup Battery

Early stairlifts drew power directly from the main source, but Acorn pioneered the use of powerful rechargeable batteries located in the stairlift carriage. They are automatically recharged whenever your stairlift is ‘parked’ at the top or bottom of the stairs.

This means our stairlifts will still operate, even if there’s a power cut or if a safety ‘trip switch’ is activated in your fuse box. Because the power comes from the batteries and not the main supply, your Acorn stairlift will keep running, and you’ll never be stranded on the stairs. These batteries make our stairlifts very economical to run, only drawing main power to ‘top up’ the batteries as needed.

Why to Buy from Acorn—How Acorn Stairlifts Strives to be the Best Stairlift Company in the World

Acorn Stairlifts is currently the only stairlift company in the world to have earned the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation in all of its stairlift models. This award, given to us by a panel of arthritis experts, was earned through extensive testing with our simulation subjects being nonother than real people living with arthritis. From opening the packaging of our product to taking a ride in our lift, the Arthritis Foundation determined that every step of the product testing was not only manageable for people with Arthritis, but was easy-to-use, even for people suffering from a severe form of the disease.

This award not only proves that Acorn Stairlifts is a pioneer in the industry, striving to provide its customers with only the best stairlift experience, but it also demonstrates how hard we work to make our product user-friendly for all. With Acorn’s innovative engineering, our products are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest technology for all of our customers such as backup stair lift batteries, folding footrests, hinged rails, stair lift sensors, etc. Yes, Acorn stair lifts are for seniors, but they’re also for the disabled, people recovering from an injury, or really anyone that struggles with mobility issues.

Furthermore, Acorn’s stair lift installation is quick, and it is stress and mess-free. Acorn stairlifts are always attached directly to the stairs and never the wall so no messy modifications such as drilling or plastering are required. Because Acorn Stairlifts realises that each staircase is just as unique as the customer who buys it, our stair lift elevators are customisable and fit 99 percent of all staircases.

Claim Your Free No-Obligation Stairlift Quote Today

Do you or a loved one struggle to use the stairs or find yourselves avoiding them altogether?

Well, great news!  An Acorn stairlift will help you rise above these obstacles, granting you full access to the home you love in one seamless, sweeping motion.

Acorn Stairlifts strives to lift your life so that you will never have to sacrifice the things you love because of mobility issues.

Don’t miss out on giving your life a lift—Start enjoying freedom in your home and reclaiming your independence.

Click here to claim your free, no-obligation quote and learn how you can take the first step towards reaching new heights in your life today.

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