2 January, 2015
Environmentally Friendly Residential Elevator
In these modern days of green energy, solar panels and energy efficient appliances, homeowners are more conscious than ever of the environmental impact of their homes. No one wants to use more energy than they need to use, and many modern homes are looking for more and more ways to go green as they work to bring their daily habits into a more modern and environmentally aware age.
If you live in a home and require a residential elevator , you may be struggling with the idea that traditional elevators aren’t necessarily environment friendly. They can consume copious amounts of energy during operation and require a significant amount of construction materials.
Luckily, there is a more modern solution for the eco-friendly consumer: Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators.
The Low-Energy Solution
In a traditional elevator, a series of weights and pulleys are utilized by an electric engine to lift and lower the car in the shaft. This process requires an intense amount of energy for both the ascent and descent. With the pneumatic residential elevator, however, the car is lifted entirely through the manipulation of air pressure in the shaft, and the descent is controlled by gravity.
So what does this mean in terms of the environmental advantage? A residential elevator that uses vacuum technology requires less energy on the ascent, and uses almost none on the descent (a valve releases the pressure, allowing gravity to do all the work). When you multiply these energy savings times a few thousand lifts, it’s easy to see how pneumatic elevators provide a more eco-friendly solution. The vacuum design also offers a safety bonus—since descent is controlled by air pressure, if your power goes out the car will descend gently to the bottom of the shaft, no electricity required.
Vacuum elevators are the best and most energy efficient solution for anyone looking for a residential elevator.
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