Signature Elevators & Accessible Design installed its first Pneumatic Vacuum Home Elevator in 2008 for a retired couple relocating from New York, NY to Annapolis, MD.. That home elevator installed for the Duryea family has had two service calls in that 8 year period of time. Over this time frame Signature Elevators & Accessible Design has installed more Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia then any other elevator company. We are now installing outside of the Washington Metropolitan area precisely because this elevator is so dependable.
There are three sizes to choose from, named for their outside diameter, 52″, 37″, and 30″ each able to serve two, three, four and now five floors (stops). A 50 foot maximum rise. There are 6 possible colors, standard dark gray, light gray, white, black, taupe, and anodized silver. All come with an interior telephone and can be supplied with a key lock so children do not play on the elevator.
Speaking of children. Signature Elevators & Accessible Design shares showroom space with its sister company Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. The joint showroom opened the first week of January 2010. For the last 6 years, 6 days a week, the children of both companies customers routinely take our pneumatic vacuum 37″ model for rides. To date they have been unable to break it and every once in a while they really try!
The only scheduled maintenance under the ASME A17.7 certification standard is that every five years or approximately 15,000 lifts, the main seal needs to be replaced. Guess what? It’s been 8 years and our first install the Duryea’s have not had to replace their seal. Actually, we have never had to replace the seal for any of our customers. That is a significant cost savings vs a standard elevator; where you must have regular maintenance. Otherwise like a car without an oil change there is going to be serious consequences.