09 Feb How To Keep Your Home Elevator Energy Efficient
Installing an elevator can go a long way towards improving the value of your home and lifestyle. Even better is one that offers the appeal of being environmentally friendly and easy on your pocket. An efficient elevator translates not only in reduced energy costs but is a reliable indicator that your elevator is in optimal operating condition. Ensuring the elevator in your residence is functioning the way it should is easier than you think. Experience the next level in elevator energy efficiency with these top tips.
Three ways to maintain an energy-efficient elevator
- Regular maintenance and inspection
The first golden rule to keeping a mechanical piece of equipment, such as a residential lift, in excellent condition is to have it serviced and inspected regularly according to manufacturer instructions or a suggested schedule. This is the best way to keep an eye out for any signs of wear and tear or minor repairs that need to be made before they become major repairs with a heavier price tag.
- Opt for energy efficient upgrades
Depending on the elevator model you have installed, there are a number of parts or features that can be upgraded to make your model more cost effective to run. These upgrades include using LED light bulbs for all lighting functions including buttons, inspecting and replacing an old starter with a new one if necessary and switching the controller to standby mode. The latter will only initiate lighting when the lift is in use.
- Keep an eye on performance
Certain home elevator models come available with new generation sophisticated monitoring systems that allow you to keep a check on performance. The GeckoOS system offers great benefits such as remote access through the use of a smartphone and enabling expert technicians to monitor the performance of GeckoOS smart elevators. Instant access and control by technicians saves time and eliminates the need for call outs that can be expensive.
Taking the above steps will lengthen the service life and efficiency of your residential elevator. For more advice on how to maintain an efficient elevator in your home or want to install one, speak to one of our knowledgeable consultants at Easy Living Home Elevators. Contact us to learn more about our home elevators.