The month of April marks Earth Month: an annual event for driving action on climate and environmental issues around the world. April has been chosen as the wider awareness month as Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 every year since its inception in 1970.

Earth Month is the perfect time for people to reflect on what they as individuals can do to minimise their carbon footprint and increase their commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. As well as looking at the way they travel and what they choose to eat, this can be as simple as reviewing the choices of products they consume, energy suppliers they use, and appliances they install in the home.

At Lifton Home Lifts we put sustainability at the heart of our designs and everything we do. From start to finish of the design and build process we strive to be environmentally responsible in the way we run our operations and facilities, and in particular how we source, manufacture and market our range of domestic lifts.

Using state-of-the-art technology design to be compact yet spacious, our range of lifts are intended to fit neatly into smaller eco-homes, as well as take up less space in larger houses too.

With a footprint of under seven square feet, the neater and smaller proportions of our lifts also mean they require significantly less raw materials to manufacture than a standard industrial elevator might. As Lifton home lifts can, in most cases, be installed without the need for home remodelling, this reduces the need for further building materials, which helps to minimise the overall environmental footprint of the domestic lifts.

Focusing on energy consumption, Lifton home lifts use surprisingly little power and run on normal mains electricity, plugging into a standard 13 amp wall socket. Even the largest of Lifton models – a domestic lift built to carry a standard-sized wheelchair – only requires the same amount of power as you need to run a toaster, making the lifts both very green and economical.

Above all, a Lifton home lift has been crafted to be a quality addition to the home, made with top of the range parts and designed to stand the test of time, rather than being replaced. By making appliances that are built to last we are consciously joining the movement that believes in living in a sustainable way and rejecting ‘disposable living,’ which is a fundamental value of those looking towards a greener future.