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Here are a Few Facts About MRLs

MRLs Facts from Preferred Elevator

MRLs Are Ideal If You Have Limited Space

Today we will discuss facts about machine-room-less elevators, also known as MRLs. If you’re wondering if an MRL is suitable for your home, there are many factors to consider. You can call our professionals for a free estimate and detailed information on what we can offer you. Until then, here are some valuable facts about MRLs. 

MRLs Are Ideal If You Have Limited Space

The benefit of hiring Preferred Elevator is that our products are compatible in many homes, regardless of size. Do you wish to own a residential elevator, but you fear that you don’t have enough space? There’s good news! MRLs don’t require a machine room. Therefore, they take up less space in a home. 

A Machine-Room-less-Elevator Won’t Cause Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket. 

No homeowner likes a high energy bill. You may be concerned that adding a home elevator to your residence may cause your energy bills to skyrocket due to power consumption. However, MRLs consume less power while running than many other types of elevator systems. Also, MRLs don’t use any oil to operate. No oil means no chance of oil leaking, making this type of elevator less of a safety risk and minimizes environmental concerns. 

Machine-Room-Less Elevators Are Safe and Low-Maintenance

The elevator industry has come such a long way since Elisha Otis replaced the steam-powered elevator. Technological advances, coupled with backup safety features, mean that there is less of a chance that your home elevator will need maintenance, especially compared to older elevator systems. Still, we offer residential elevator service agreements, which include an annual checkup and maintenance as required. 

The First MRL Emerged in 1996

The Kone MonoSpace was the world’s first MRL, engineered in 1996 by Kone, an international engineering and service company that provided moving walkways, automatic doors and gates, and more. It took such a long time for this type of elevator to come out because engineers had concerns that a machine-room-less elevator would not be as durable as its conventional geared traction countertop. However, today gearless MRLs are rising in popularity as that theory has been proved incorrect.  

Does This Mean That An Elevator With a Machine Room is Harmful or Obsolete?

No. Every home elevator has its advantages. It all depends on your budget, the size of your home, and your mobility needs. The point is that we want to make potential customers well aware of the many options they have. If you’re on the fence about which drive system to chose, our professionals will guide you in the right direction. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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      Essex, MD 21221
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