Posted on September 4, 2020
If you’re a homeowner in Montgomery County, it is never too early to start to think about accessibility. Even if you do not choose to live there forever, increasingly accessibility has the potential also to increase your home’s value. Or perhaps your need for accessibility is more pressing. In any case, one of the best ways to improve accessibility in your Montgomery County home is with a pneumatic vacuum elevator. If you are seeking a state-of-the-art, safe, and aesthetically pleasing lift for your residence, look no further than a pneumatic vacuum elevator or PVE.
Pneumatic vacuum elevators may appear futuristic, but the way they work is not rocket science. The PVE consists of a vertical cylinder that moves a car up and down by means of air suction. The operative principle at play is atmospheric pressure. Turbines at the top of the cylinder are able to manipulate pressure by creating a vacuum within the cylinder that moves the car. When air pressure decreases, the car descends; when it increases, the car ascends. A PVE can do wonders to improve the accessibility of your Montgomery County home.
Investing in a pneumatic vacuum elevator for your Maryland residence has numerous not-so-obvious perks. Although more expensive upfront than a roped hydraulic or electric motor elevator, the benefits surely outweigh the drawbacks. Pneumatic vacuum elevators require minimal maintenance. Due to a naturally low-friction environment, no lubrication is necessary for the elevator to run smoothly. You can expect your PVE only to need the attention of an expert once every five years for main seal replacement.
Even if you live in an older Maryland home, a pneumatic vacuum elevator could be a good choice for you. These elevators require minimal alterations to your home to accommodate them, unlike traditional hoisting elevators. Furthermore, installing a PVE will only make a negligible impact on Montgomery County’s energy consumption. Not only does ascending require very little energy; descending uses no energy whatsoever. Riding a pneumatic vacuum elevator is practically as green as taking the stairs.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/
Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/
Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/
Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/