If you’ve ever watched the Jetsons and wished you had their technology, you’re in luck. We may not be able to replicate all of the imagined futuristic technologies, but the Jetsons’ famous elevator where you travel up through a tube is now possible for residential elevators in Delaware and surrounding areas.
These air-tight elevators use a similar standard that’s employed to transport cash and checks through a vacuum tube at a drive-through bank. A series of exhaust fans at the top of the unit create pressure depression, which sucks the elevator car upward for a distance of up to 30 feet on a series of tracks within the tube. The car then simply glides downward using gravity. This makes pneumatic vacuum elevators more eco-friendly than their counter part, the traditional elevator.
Adapted for a residential home, pneumatic elevators are cost-effective, quicker, and a cleaner solution. The upfront cost is almost double the cost of a traditional elevator, but when you add the costs of renovations to create the elevator shafts, the machine room and electrical cables for the traditional elevator, the fees are within reason of each other. A vacuum elevator comes with its own shaft and there’s no need for a separate machine room. All that is really needed is an extra-wide opening for the door, as vacuum elevators by their nature require more space for entry and exit.
No matter the appearance and style of your home, the pneumatic elevators’ translucent tube will add an appealing touch unparalleled by any other type of lift. It looks even better from inside the cab, where passengers will enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of their home – something no typical elevator can offer.