Lift Myths Debunked

Home lifts have come a long way in recent years, both in terms of technological advancements and their integration into the home. However, there are still a number of common misconceptions that create certain apprehensions among Melbourne homeowners. Let’s take a look at the facts and debunk the prevailing misconceptions in today’s discussions around residential elevators.

An Expensive Affair? Not Anymore

lift in home

The stereotype of home lifts being an unaffordable luxury is presumably one of the biggest myths. Modern lift companies such as Platinum Elevators offer stylish and high-quality products such as the Classic Lift, starting from $44,000 + GST, making them much more affordable than many people imagine. Not only are there numerous practical benefits to installing a home lift, but it also significantly increases your property value. In the long run, this is far more cost-effective than selling and downsizing after retirement.

Energy Efficiency Is Not Restricted To Traction Lifts

Although traction lifts are known for their energy efficiency, the belief that they are the only energy-efficient option is misguided. The energy consumption of a lift largely depends on its frequency of use. The average home lift is not used more than 15 times per day, making a hydraulic lift, which uses less power when idle, a perfectly energy-efficient option. 

The Lifeline Of Home Elevators Isn’t Just One Cable 

elevator in modern apartment

Contrary to a common misconception, home lifts are not held up by a single cable that could potentially break. Rather, each lift is supported by multiple strong cables, each capable of holding the weight of the lift. Even in the remote possibility of a cable break, there are several others to ensure the lift’s suspension. Moreover, modern lifts can detect overspeed and automatically halt the elevator for safety. 

Power Failure: You’re Not Trapped

Residential elevators are now designed with cutting-edge safety features for emergencies. A common fear is being stuck between floors during a power failure. However, modern residential lifts come with battery backup systems that send the lift safely to the ground floor and open the door, allowing passengers to exit safely. 

Not All Lift Issues Require a Technician 


Thanks to advancing technology, lift users no longer have to wait for a technician for minor lift issues. Platinum Elevators, a pioneer in elevator innovation, has introduced iNVER-iQ, a lift system that has the functionality to connect remotely to a technician, enabling speedy diagnosis. Real-time fault logs can be accessed, system resets can be performed and the lift can be returned to normal operation, all without accruing travel or call-out fees.

Lifts: The Epitome of Modern Elegance

Modern, sleek and compact lifts are now available in a plethora of designs, colours, and models. They can be customised to seamlessly blend with the home’s interior, making them a stunning design feature that can be a talking point of a home, rather than an eyesore. 

Space: No Longer a Constraint

Installing a home lift does not necessarily require ample space. With professional consultation from knowledgeable and experienced lift companies, such as Platinum Elevators, customisable lift designs can perfectly accommodate the space constraints within an existing home.

Navigating the myriad of lift options can be daunting, but that’s where Platinum Elevators steps in. We debunk lift myths and directly address any concerns you may have. By offering customised home lifts supported by real-time technical help, we are committed to making your lift experience as smooth and efficient as possible. Contact our friendly team of lift experts today to find out more.

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