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    Learn More About Energy-Efficient Elevators With These Online Resources

    Last updated 6 years ago

    An elevator can be a valuable upgrade to both residences and businesses. With modern designs, elevators are energy-efficient and fast-moving. All-Ways Accessible offers several solutions to fit the design of any building. See how we can help you by visiting our website or calling (800) 684-0270.

    • This page explains some common problems with old elevators and why you should install a new one.
    • Get familiar with ADA guidelines for buildings and elevators in this article.

    How Installing an Elevator Now Can Save You Big Time in the End

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Homes where residential elevators are particularly useful are those where senior citizens reside. If you are anticipating that an elderly or disabled relative may soon live with you or you are concerned about the in-home dangers of living independently as a senior, then installing an elevator can help alleviate your worries.

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    Increase Home Value

    One universal benefit of having an elevator in the home is an increased home value. Much like any other upgrade to the home, an elevator can distinguish your house from others on the market and increase its worth.

    Decrease Safety Concerns

    Slip-and-fall accidents are the biggest cause for injury of senior citizens, and stairs can greatly increase the risk for a fall. Additionally, around-the-house chores like laundry are made easier with an elevator, because there is no need to struggle with a large laundry basket going up and down the stairs. Putting an elevator in the home before mobility issues are a large concern can make the process much easier.

    Additional Benefits

    • Access to the Whole Home: If you were to lose the ability to utilize the stairs, then your access to at least half of your house would be limited until you have an elevator installed.
    • Eliminate Potential Danger for Visitors: You may have people temporarily visiting your home who have difficulties with mobility. Having an elevator in the home will allow you to always be prepared for any guest, relieving you of liability that may be caused by an injury.

    All-Ways Accessible can greatly improve the safety of your home with our residential elevator solutions. We offer a wide variety of designs to complement the style of any house. Check us out online or call (800) 684-0270 to learn more.

    Jeff Lavoie Makes Presentation to the Concord Area Home Builders & Remodelers Association on Residential Elevators

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Wednesday evening Jeff made a presentation to the Concord Area Home Builders & Remodelers Association at the Red Blazer in Concord. There were approximately 20 people in attendance for the presentation. Besides the presentation there was networking and a nice dinner. A good time was had by all!

    Veterans of Foreign Wars - Merrimack, New Hampshire

    Last updated 6 years ago

    The VFW in Merrimack NH decided several years ago that they needed to gain access to their post. The only way to access the function room or the canteen was by the stairs. It was obvious they needed to find a solution to their access problem. A committee was started and they formed a campaign called "give a vet a lift."

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    This campaign raised the money to build a shaftway and install a new Symmetry Elevating Solutions VPC-SL, three stop lift. On 11-11-11 (Veterans Day) the ribbon cutting ceremony took place. Everyone in the organization where thrilled by the new addition. Many of the members who rode the new Symmetry Lift were all smiles from ear to ear. For many of those vets it was the first time in a long time they had been in the building. The All-Ways Accessible team was praised for the work they did in getting this project completed on time and with such expertise!

    When Should a Business's Elevators Be Updated?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Much like an automobile, the performance of an elevator will decline over time and lack efficiency. A new elevator for your building will allow better accessibility for your employees and clients while saving you money over time. The money you save in frequent repair costs will make the initial cost of the upgrade well worth the investment.

    Here are some of the signs that you should consider an update for your building’s elevator:

    • Non-compliance with ADA regulations: The American Disabilities Act lays out guidelines for buildings to follow so that any individual can access your building. Any building over three stories must have a cab large enough for a wheelchair to move 360 degrees with easily reachable illuminated buttons that have braille plates. Equipping your building with an elevator fit to these standards will not only give you ADA approval, but will also boost your business because more people can access it.
    • Slow-moving cars: If it takes longer to take the elevator than the stairs, then your elevator is likely in need of improvement. Modern lift systems are designed to move quickly, smoothly, and quietly for optimum passenger comfort.
    • High-energy use: An aging elevator can consume a large amount of energy and drive your utility costs up. Through time, elevators have been designed with efficiency in mind, so they use less electricity and produce less heat that will need to be regulated by your building’s cooling system.
    • Frequent breakdowns: An out-of-order elevator is simply not going to do any good for your building and repeated repair costs will add up quickly. With a new elevator installed by an experienced team, you can ensure that your building will have consistent accessibility.

    To see some commercial elevator options, contact All-Ways Accessible. Located in Concord, NH, we can update your building to give you a safe, efficient, and comfortable elevator. Visit us online or call (800) 684-0270 for more information.

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