5 taboo mistakes everyone can make when buying a home elevator

Home elevators can be the device that will live in our homes all our lives. Therefore, nobody want to be slightness and reckless in choosing the products. However, in fact many customers still carelessly make mistakes.

1. Selecting an improper lift load

The load capacity of a home elevator should correspond to the actual demand

The first mistake of many people when choosing a home elevator is to determine the load limit too large or too small compared to the actual use. If the product does not meet the desired shipping volume, you will not be able to use it for a long time. Continuously putting too much pressure on the mini elevator system is likely to cause the machinery failure quickly. To avoid this situation, many families have chosen the heavier elevator load. This is a fairly costly service. On the contrary, in case the load is too large compared to the demand, you not only waste electricity but also make the house more cramped, because the manholes occupy too much area. Currently, home elevators usually have three main load levels: 250kg, 300kg or 450kg. You should calculate and consider carefully to make an appropriate decision.

2. Calculating wrong size of pit

If the 2 leafs centre opening door is 0.6m wide, the width of the pit must be at least 1.3m

Due to inadequate investigation, many people tend to mistakenly believe that the cabin and the pit will be similar in size. In fact, the elevator has a guide rail system, counterbalance and space for the door so the cabin is always smaller than the pit. For example, to make a 2 leafs centre opening door which is 0.6m wide, the smallest size of the pit width should be 1.3m. The misunderstanding of dimensions will lead to the mistakes in design and construction that is costly and time consuming for users.

3. Prejudices about joint venture elevators

Currently, there are 2 types of elevators in the market, including: imported elevator and joint venture elevator. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, due to the doubt, many customers often default to imported that the Completely Built-Up (CBU) elevators have better quality. In fact, up to 95% of equipment (tractors; control cabinets …) of joint venture products are imported from well-known brands. Only cabin parts and mechanical process are done domestically. Thus, the problem is just about less sophisticated design, the rest is that the joint venture elevator is very reliable in terms of technical aspects.

Customers should have a proper view of the value of the joint venture products

In terms of price, the joint venture product has the advantage because consumers will not be subject to large import duties and shipping costs. In addition, the maintenance and replacement of equipment also becomes faster and more economical.

4. Price priority over quality

Price is one of the factors that every customer is interested in when they go shopping. Of course, the more preferential the price, the more attractive the product. But you will get what you pay for, consumers should keep themselves alert enough to avoid falling into the trap of “cheap”. Basically the price of the product will be commensurate with the quality that you receive.

Consumers need to be alert when standing between price and quality

In order to increase competitiveness, many suppliers have mixed low-quality materials into products and lower costs. This may not have a consequence in the short term but there will certainly be many dangers for elevator users. Therefore, instead of choosing cheap price, it is good for you to prioritize quality issues.

5. Selecting a poor ability and irresponsible supplier

The last one is the most unfortunate mistake that we easily make when choosing to buy a mini elevator. There is nothing worse than accidentally leaving the safety of your family in a poor ability and irresponsible supplier. These are usually just business companies, they do not directly produce and install the products. So, they cannot control the quality nor handle the incidents. Some signs of weakness supplier you should pay attention to, such as: no skilled technical team, incapable of technical advice, non-transparent maintenance mode …

Thus, we have reviewed 5 serious mistakes that many consumers often make when choosing a home elevator. We hope this article will bring you useful and practical experiences to make the right decisions.

Having more than 15 years of experience in the field of elevator distribution and assembly, HTC Ele is always confident to provide customers the quality, safe and durable equipment. Please contact us today to receive the most enthusiastic advice and support!


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