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As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, we are all searching for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Whether switching to reusable water bottles or conserving electricity, every small action counts. So if you are wondering if a home lift is a viable option from a sustainability perspective, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover it is far more energy efficient than you may think.

Energy Efficiency

The first thing to consider when assessing the sustainability of a home lift is the energy it consumes. Home lifts typically use electricity to power the motors, so it’s important to consider just how much energy will actually be used.

Our Home Lifts operate by way of a normal residential 220V plug and uses roughly the same amount of power as your kettle, toaster, or microwave. The lifts also feature energy-efficient LED lighting, which uses up to 85% less electricity than halogen lights and lasts ten times longer.

And, of course, while loadshedding is top of mind here in South Africa, it isn’t a cause of concern: in the case of inevitable loadshedding or a power failure occurring while your Home Lift is in operation, the battery backup will allow the lift to safely travel down to the lowest level to allow you to easily exit the unit.

Environmental Impact

For those who may not know, Lifta SA is the exclusive distributor of the Stiltz Home Lift in Southern Africa. Stiltz is an established and award-winning UK-based lift company that not only considers the impact on energy usage within your home but is mindful of their overall environmental impact too.

From the beginning to the end of the design and build process, they aim to be environmentally conscious throughout. Sustainability is central to their operational approach, and they take care to be environmentally responsible throughout their process, from sourcing through to manufacturing. Here at Lifta, we are proud to channel that same ethos as we help our fellow South Africans gain greater independence in their homes.

Eco-Friendly Design

Our Home Lifts offer the smallest footprints in the residential lift market: the Duo Home Lift has a footprint of just 0.8 square metres and our wheelchair-ready Trio’s footprint is only 1.3 square meters. These compact but user-friendly designs ensure that major renovations are a thing of the past, and as a result, far fewer raw materials are required.


A home lift is a great option for those of you who want to reap the multitude of benefits while looking to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only is it more energy efficient than most might think, but the designs are also eco-friendly, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking to be environmentally responsible.

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