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So, You Want to Get an Elevator …

So, You Want to Get an Elevator …

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Homeelevators are becoming more popular in the last few decades.  Historically, a residential elevator was onlyfound in the upscale homes of the wealthy However, this is no longer the case.Of course, for those who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair having a homeelevator gives access to all floors of their home.  However, more homeowners are consideringinstalling elevators, especially when building multi-story dwellings. Homeelevators have become more mainstream.  Regardlessof the reason, one of the first questions, when a client is looking at a homeelevator is, “how much will it cost?” It’s not easy to give an outright answerto that question. There are so many aspects to consider, and each has an impacton the overall cost of the unit. Every residential elevator is customized tomeet the requirements of the home and the client. ...

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Ageing in Place – They’Re Your Golden Years

Ageing in Place – They’Re Your Golden Years

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There has been a lot of discussion aboutwhere one would like to live out their “golden years”.  One movement attractive to most people is “ageingin place”.  This term means people remainin their own homes and access the health and social supports and services theyrequire from their community.  The otheroptions available to consider are senior community housing or a long-term carefacility if needed.  Choices are drivenby a variety of factors, including the health of the individual, safety, his orher mobility needs, transportation, family finances, personal supports (likefamily and friends), or the proximity to community supports and services (smalltown vs. large urban centre).  Of course,it makes sense that most individuals prefer to stay in their own home for aslong as he/she is able.  Memories arethere, possessions are there, and the...

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Ascension Elevators Remains Open and Here for Our Customers

Ascension Elevators Remains Open and Here for Our Customers

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Themost common topic of conversation and the most searched term on the Internet isCOVID-19. This tiny little virus has gained global attention because it haspermeated the lives of everyone on the planet. As the world journeys forward through this unprecedented time, the AscensionElevator Team is trying our very best to maintain excellent customer service.  Our business continues to be an essentialservice, so we stay open and able to serve current and future clients.  At the same time, the safety and well beingof our customers and staff remains our top priority.  Ascension Elevators is aware that some of ourclientele may be at higher risk from COVID-19 because of age or due to having apre-existing health condition.  Wecontinue to monitor any changes published to ensure we comply with allstandards and practises available.  Oneof our newly...

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Pros and Cons of 5 Different Elevator Installations

Pros and Cons of 5 Different Elevator Installations

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When it comes to installing a residentialhome elevator, there are many different installationmethods to choose from depending on your personal needs. With homeelevators, there are, of course, pros and cons toeach installation. For your guidance, we’ve compiled a quick run-down of fiveelevator installations to help you make an informed decision about which onewill best suit your requirements.Roped hydraulicA roped hydraulic elevator uses a pulley system with a hydraulic pump and cables. It offers a smooth (though slow) ride and is a popular choice for residential elevators for several reasons. Firstly, its dual design makes it a cost-effective option compared to some other installations, and it’s easy to maintain. There’s no need to dig a well hole, and it doesn’t put a strain on the property’s top-level infrastructure. The major disadvantage is energy usage -...

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How to Budget for your Residential Elevator

How to Budget for your Residential Elevator

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In our last blog post, we looked at the different types of residential home elevator installations. This should have given you an idea of the residential elevators that are available and which is best suited to your home environment and personal needs. Next, you need to factor in all the other considerations that will affect your budget.Is it a new build or a retrofit?Ifyou’re in the early stages of new home construction and want to add anelevator, this is ideal. The elevator installation can be part of the buildingplan, which gives you and the builder more options and allows for seamlessintegration. An electrically-powered elevator installation would be more economicalfor undergoing constructions compared to a retrofit, where walls might needremoving and concrete excavating, which can get expensive. To counter some ofthe costs of retrofitting, consider an MRL...

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Why Elevators Require Maintenance During the Winter?

Why Elevators Require Maintenance During the Winter?

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Winter preparation is extremely importantfor elevators, and this is something most of us don’t know. As we enter thecold months, make sure your elevator is working perfectly fine. Keep an eye onthe elevator door sills, as ice and rock salt coming off your shoes can inhibitthe door operation and jam the sills. When the heating system of your home ison during winter days, the shaft may act as a chimney and pull warm air throughthe hoist way and up the shaft. The main issue with warm air rising up theelevator shaft is that it increases the hoist way pressure and forces the doorsof elevators to part a bit, which can shut down the elevator. Similarly, for traction elevators, winterseason can have an impact on the mechanical parts of the machine, including dryrails. Also, when the weather gets colder, the elevator may begin to make anoise due to lack of lubricant on the...

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How Much Time Does It Take to Install a New Elevator or Remodel an Existing One?

How Much Time Does It Take to Install a New Elevator or Remodel an Existing One?

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When youconsider getting an elevator installed or modernized for your commercial orresidential property, there are some serious concerns you may have. Is iteconomical? How long will be the installation process? Is it worthspending money on? How long is it going to last? These are all importantquestions and should definitely be answered before making a decision. If theinstallation time is what has got you hung up, then here you’ll get all theinformation you’re searching for. So let’s see what are the key upon which theinstallation time period depends: The StructuresInvolved If you’re getting an elevator installed in anexisting building, then you may have to make some improvements to thatbuilding. It is because in order to install an elevator, certain requirementshave to be met. So you have to ensure that those improvements are done. Depending on the...

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Elevator Safety Tips for Passengers, Workers and Building Owners

Elevator Safety Tips for Passengers, Workers and Building Owners

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Elevators are one of the safest modes oftransportation today, yet accidents involving elevators kill over 25 people andinjure another 10,000 every year. Although movies and television usually depicthighly dangerous elevator failures, in reality it is quite different. Elevatorsare supported by several steel cables, each of which can alone support a fullyloaded elevator cab. So a falling elevator with screaming passengers in filmsis more fiction than fact. However, it is true that elevator failures can bedangerous in some cases. Here we’re going to discuss the measuresthat should be taken and the best practices that should be followed by workers,riders, and owners to ensure their safety when working or using an elevator. Elevator Safety Tips for Workers andBuilding Owners Construction workers are at the highestrisk when it comes to elevator-related accidents....

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Benefits of Stair Lifts for Wheelchairs

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For many people, being restricted to awheelchair wasn’t a lifetime plan. However, because of some unexpected disease,tragedy, or aging years they found themselves thrust into a world they hadnever known before. As a wheelchair user, you have to face several challengesevery day, the most significant of which limited mobility. For example, yourschool or workplace corridors may be too tiny for the wheelchair to fit. Or theplaces you wish to visit may have uneven surfaces that are difficult tonavigate through. To get by, you need to make changes to yourlifestyle. But as time passes, the changes you make become a routine and helpyou live a happy life. One of the changes that you consider is installing astair lift for the wheelchair at your home. This way, you’ll be able to movefrom one floor to another with comfort. Another advantage of installing a stairlift is that you...

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When Should You Install a Cable-Driven Elevator in your Home?

When Should You Install a Cable-Driven Elevator in your Home?

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There are several reasons why people get elevators installed in their home. And once they decide they need an elevator, the next big decision they have to take is which elevator to buy. There are various types of elevators available in the market today: cable elevators, pneumatic elevators, hydraulic elevators, and glass elevators. Each of these elevators are popular, but for different reasons. Here we will be discussing why a cable-driven elevator might be the best choice for your home. But before that, let have a quick look at what cable-driven elevators basically are.A cable-driven lift is powered by electricity. The elevator moves up and down the glide rails, which keep it the elevator car from swaying and also enable an emergency brake system which locks the car in place in case of an emergency. The car is moved with the help of a number of steel cables that are prompted to...

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