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At Halton Stairlifts, one of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers is ‘are stairlifts noisy?’. 

When you’re adding a stairlift to your home, you want it to fit into daily life effortlessly. And if your stairlift makes a loud noise every time you use it, it’s going to frustrate you and anyone else living in your home. We understand how important it is to have a stairlift that works smoothly and quietly and doesn’t disrupt the peace.


Are Stairlifts Noisy?


Stairlifts run on a low voltage battery supply.  This makes them extra quiet when in use. Virtually soundless, the noise they make is equivalent to the hum of a kitchen microwave.

Before you start your journey on the stairs, your stairlift will emit a loud beep. This indicates that the lift is about to start moving. The beep is the loudest noise your stairlift will make.

Here we have some examples of different stairlifts installations. The videos below should give you some idea of how noisy your stairlift is likely to be.

What Do I Do If My Stairlift Starts Making a Noise?

From time to time, and depending on the age and condition of the model, you might notice your stairlift making unexpected noises. Here we take a look at the common sounds you might hear and what they might mean:


Your stairlift is designed to beep. Beeping noises from your stairlift are intended to draw your attention to something. Whether it’s that the stairlift is about to start or your battery charge is running low, a beep is a sign that you need to take action.

We take a closer look at ‘why is my stairlift beeping?‘ and guide you through the different possibilities for why your stairlift is beeping and how to fix it.



If your stairlift starts to make a loud noise or it sounds like something is grinding when you use it, it could indicate a mechanical issue. It might mean that some parts have become worn from everyday use, or that your stairlift is in need of stairlift servicing and repairs. If you’re unsure call our stairlift engineers who can discuss your concerns over the phone. Alternatively, we can arrange a 24-hour call out and one of our stairlift technicians can visit your home to assess and fix your unit.


Help for Noisy Stairlifts

If you have any more questions about how a stairlift works, call the stairlift experts at Halton Stairlifts. You can also call out an engineer to check your stairlift is it’s making an unusual noise. Speak to us on 0800 644 7766 and arrange an engineer call-out.

Straight Stairlifts

We offer a wide range of stairlifts suited to your home. If you have mobility issues and feel like you need that extra bit of support when using stairs, then our stairlifts are the solution.


Halton Stairlifts have fitted thousands of new & reconditioned straight & curved stairlifts across the UK, we are proud to show some of our installations and also how it has helped thousands of customers to stay independent in there much loved home.

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We provide all types of useful information, so that our customers can browse our website and collect the information they require. We are also available on 0800 644 7766 for any questions or free expert impartial advice.

Need any other information please contact us direct on 0800 644 7766

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Need any other information please contact us direct on 0800 644 7766

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