Posted on December 30, 2019
The health of the planet has always been a concern, especially in recent years, and there are a lot of ways to do your part, even when it comes to selecting a home elevator. Especially in the Maryland, DC area, finding an elevator model that is environmentally friendly will also benefit your home because it will be energy-efficient and waste less money. Here are some things that make pneumatic vacuum elevators an environmentally-friendly choice.
As you can imagine, it requires a lot of energy to power an elevator, which can take a toll on the environment and your energy bill. Pneumatic vacuum elevators use gravity to naturally lower the cab, and fan turbines to create lifting suction. This, combined with LED lighting that can come with an automatic shut off, means that you will save a significant amount of electricity.
Traditional home elevators come with a pulley system that is operated by an engine in the machine room. When you have a pneumatic vacuum elevator, you eliminate the need for machines and pulleys. You won’t have to set aside additional space for a machine room in your house. Also, you will run into fewer complications and repairs when you don’t have a machine room. The lack of hydraulic fluid will also benefit the environment by eliminating the risk of exposed chemicals.
Regardless of the type of elevator you choose, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional about using eco-friendly materials. Recyclable, sustainable, or locally-sourced materials can be used to make nearly any component of an elevator cab. It is a small, unnoticeable change that will mean a lot for the planet in the years to come.
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/