Commercial elevators are a great choice if you are looking for a means to access the topmost floors of a multi-storied building. It is a safe and highly secure alternative to stairs. These devices facilitate the movement of groceries, luggage, furniture, office equipment and other goods between various levels of the building. Commercial elevators have become indispensable in small scale and large scale industries, MNCs, shopping malls, multiplexes, healthcare centers, airports, hotels, metro stations, museums and parking garages.
Considering the huge convenience offered by commercial elevators, their cost is reasonable. There are so many factors that affect the cost of elevators. In general, size, basic design, the number of floors it can access, and safety features influence the cost of commercial elevators. Apart from this, installation charges, maintenance fees and the options you choose to make your elevator unique are the other aspects that affect their price.
Normally, commercial elevators that can move up to two or three stories of a building can cost around $20,000 to $28,000, including installation. For larger buildings, you might require large commercial elevators which may cost around $75,000 to $150,000 including installation.
Here is an overview of some of the factors that affect the cost of commercial elevators.
The operating mechanism and the powering system used in commercial elevator system are crucial factors that determine the cost of the elevators. Certain models are operated using hydraulic, AC and DC powering system. Compared to other powering systems, hydraulic elevators are the most expensive but they are the smoothest when it comes to lifting motion.
The cost of installation of commercial elevators in new and existing buildings varies significantly. Commercial elevators that are fitted to suit your house after it is built turn out to be more expensive than the elevator which was installed at the time of construction of the house.
Custom specification of elevators can increase or decrease commercial elevator cost. The materials used, the capacity, interior decoration and such other factors have an impact on the cost of the elevator.