Here at Elevators Ltd, we like to cover every angle when it comes to the health of your elevator, especially when it comes to drastic temperature changes during summer and winter. With the nights drawing in and scarves cementing themselves as essential outdoor wear, it is easy to see that the cold season is in full swing. Read on to find out how you can prepare your elevator for winter…

Rails

The dry air that comes with winter can affect the efficiency of an elevator, so it is important that you ensure that all the components are well lubricated. This will help reduce the friction between the rails and ensure that the elevator can operate as smoothly as possible. In addition to this, if you use a hydraulic elevator then the oil should be kept between 30°C and 35°C.

Draughts

Sudden gusts of wind can affect the movement of elevator doors and stop them from closing properly, which can put passengers at risk. After all, experts say that an elevator shaft is a giant equivalent of a chimney flue and the air that runs through it causes resistance. In order to prevent any draught related issues, you should ensure that there are no gaps around the circumference of your elevator doors.

Temperature

With the temperatures falling below zero during winter, it is important that you ensure that the temperature of your elevator is consistent, especially when it comes to the machine room. After all, if the temperature is shifting between hot and cold all the time, it can cause condensation to develop and this may lead to an electrical breakdown.

It may seem strange to put preventive measures in place for an elevator as they are often indoors and therefore protected from the low temperatures, but they can be affected by the cold season more than people think. After all, an elevator is a piece of machinery that needs high-quality lift maintenance all year round to keep it in tip-top condition. Get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team to find out more information today!