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Why a Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator Could Be Perfect for Your Howard County Home

a staircase leading to a second story with a home elevator

From Columbia to Fulton, Ellicott City, and beyond, there are many lovely homes in Howard County that could benefit from a residential elevator. If you live in Howard County and have considered investing in a residential elevator, then you might have seen the many options that companies like Signature Elevators & Accessible Design have to offer. Let’s look at a few reasons why the pneumatic vacuum elevator in particular could be a great choice for your Howard County home.

How it Works

A pneumatic vacuum elevator functions differently than a traditional residential elevator at a fundamental level. That is because, instead of using a pulley system, a pneumatic vacuum elevator gets its lift air pressure. Inside of the vacuum tube chamber turbines which are responsible for altering the air pressure. By decreasing the air pressure above the elevator, it causes it to rise. And to safely lower the elevator, a control valve adjusts this air flow to gently release the air inside.


Perhaps the biggest benefit of a pneumatic vacuum elevator is how much easier it is to maintain as opposed to traditional residential elevators. Without a pulley system, you will have no need to worry about monitoring fluid levels, or getting inspections for ropes and pulleys, and there is nothing to grease and almost no repairs. All you need to take care of for the pneumatic vacuum elevator is to have the turbines and filters cleaned on a regular basis. You won’t have to keep track of constant maintenance to trust that your elevator will run smoothly for years.

Saves Energy

Lastly, the way the pneumatic vacuum elevator operates means that it requires very little power. By relying mostly on gravity and air pressure, with very little aid of the turbines, a pneumatic vacuum elevator won’t need as much electricity to run as would a traditional elevator system. This allows you to save energy, which will save money and minimize your carbon footprint. Moreover, pneumatic vacuum elevators won’t get stuck during a power outage because of their built-in locking mechanism. Whatever type of elevator you’re considering for your Howard County home, don’t forget the many benefits of the pneumatic vacuum elevator.

Contact Signature Elevators Today!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD, 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/




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