Home Elevator Frequently Asked Questions

How much room does a home elevator require?

Self-supporting home elevators take up the least amount of area and need the least amount of construction. Depending on the Vacuum Elevator model and the type of application, different requirements are needed. Each Vacuum Elevator model has a distinct external diameter, and there are three to pick from. There are two types of Vacuum Elevator installations: through-floor and balcony mounted applications. The through-floor hole must be 2″ inches larger than the elevator’s outer diameter for through-floor applications where the elevator will travel through the floor. For balcony-mounted elevators, there must be enough free space to accommodate the elevator’s outer diameter, and a landing is frequently required to assure ease of entry on the top floor. Consult a Sales Representative to determine the amount of space required to accommodate your Vacuum Elevator.

What is the maximum capacity of a house elevator?

There is a Vacuum Elevator to satisfy all requirements, with three models to select from, ranging from a single passenger to a three-person wheelchair accessible model. The first model is a single passenger vehicle with a total outside diameter of 30″ inches. The variant for two passengers has a total outside diameter of 37″ inches. The third variant, with three passengers, has a total outside diameter of 52″ 11/16 inches.

What is the price of a home elevator?

The total cost of a residential elevator might vary depending on a number of criteria because each elevator is custom built for each project. Elevator model chosen, number of stops, total-floor-to-floor height, Upgrades chosen, Shipping, Complexity of Installation, and Taxes specific to your state are just a few of the aspects to consider. Because each Vacuum Elevator is custom constructed for the home, a site visit is frequently required, during which a local Sales Representative will assist in locating an installation place and gathering all of the information required to produce a formal quotation.

Is it possible to install a home elevator in my home?

Yes, you certainly can! Vacuum Elevators do not require a shaft, pit, or machine room, and instead rest on the existing ground floor, giving them more flexibility in where they can be installed inside the home and requiring less pre-construction than traditional elevators. These plug-and-play elevators are also space-saving alternatives for the house, with three sizes to choose from. Vacuum Elevators may be installed nearly anyplace inside the home thanks to these revolutionary characteristics, as long as there is adequate space to accept one of our three  variants. Homeowners can have a house elevator constructed in as little as 2 -3 days, avoiding all of the construction and tedious restrictions involved with traditional elevators. Vacuum Elevators are also transportable due to their self-supporting design, allowing them to be disassembled and placed in another residence if necessary.

What is the difference between an elevator and a lift?

When evaluating house lift solutions, it’s critical for homeowners to understand the differences between a lift and an elevator to determine which is best for their needs. While the names “elevators” and “lifts” are quite similar, certifying authorities around the world distinguish between the two and have various standards to be certified as either. Fully certified “Elevators” have a single-push automatic operation and require a fully enclosed passenger cabin as well as a fully enclosed shaft through which the cabin travels. With increased safety criteria to fulfill code, a “elevator” manufacturer and installer must build and supply their product worldwide to meet these strict safety requirements, which typically leads in a minor price increase. A “lift” is a continuous-pressure mechanism in which the passenger must maintain continual pressure on a button in order for the elevator to work. Because “lifts” do not require an enclosed cabin or shaft, there are more safety concerns because the passenger is exposed within the cabin while the lift is moving. Because “lifts” do not require a fully enclosed shaft, they also offer a risk to individuals outside the elevator, as a person could end up below or above the cabin while the elevator is in action. As a result, certification bodies demand fewer safety requirements to classify a vehicle as a “lift.” Some “lifts” on the internet falsely represent their product as a “elevator,” so homeowners should do their homework to figure out which option is best for them.

How much power does a house elevator consume?

Vacuum Elevators are plug-and-play home elevators that require only a 220 volt, single phase electrical supply to operate. These eco-friendly elevators, which do not require any toxic oils, gases, or lubricants, require 25 – 40 amp service, depending on the model. Because gravity is used for descent and electricity is only used to operate the elevator during ascent, your annual electric bill will be minimal. Operating costs are estimated. Our second model produces an estimated yearly energy cost of $28.21 for a household with 217 kwh of expected yearly electricity usage based on a study of 15 journeys per day (up and down) with an average electricity cost of 13 cents per kwh. Please keep in mind that the cost of electricity for a homeowner is determined by utility prices and the amount of time the elevator is used on a daily basis. Vacuum Elevators also offers a Solar Panel Package, which allows the elevator to run on solar energy. Integrating our Vacuum Elevators with solar panels allows them to operate completely off the grid, ensuring that your eco-friendly elevator remains functioning even if your home’s power goes out.

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators are made in the United States.

The global headquarters of Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators are in Miami, Florida, USA. Our lift part suppliers is honored to produce house elevators in the United States, satisfying the strongest production and safety standards while providing fully certified and reliable home elevators for usage globally.