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Are Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chairs Worth It?

Are Dual Motor Riser Recliner Chairs Worth It?
August 23, 2018

An electric riser recliner can provide excellent comfort and support to those who use them.

But it’s important to make sure you get the right one for you. In this article, we explore the features of dual motor riser recliner chairs, compare them to single motor versions, and talk through the options available to you.

What’s a dual motor riser recliner chair?

A dual motor riser recliner is a chair controlled by two separate motors. One controls the backrest, while the other controls the footrest and riser function. You operate the two motors separately, through its own set of buttons; this is why the handset on a dual-motor recliner features a number of buttons.
The dual motor, which operates different parts of the chair independently, gives you greater flexibility to create a seating position that works for you.

And what about single motors?

A single motor riser recliner comes with one motor, which controls all the chair’s electric functions. The backrest, footrest and riser functions are all operated with a single set of buttons.

You can fully recline this type of chair simply by pressing the recline button. Press the rise button and you’ll raise the chair to your sit-to-stand position; the backrest starts to rise once the footrest had dropped fully, and then the whole chair will rise. Again, all this is powered by a single motor.

This simpler functionality means that single motor riser recliner chairs tend to cost less than dual motor versions. But on the other hand, you don’t get as much freedom of movement.


So, why choose a dual motor riser recliner?

Both dual motor and single motor riser recliners carefully and safely raise you from a sitting to a standing position. They’re designed to help ease pressure in your back, joints, and neck, and both options are great for people who struggle to get up and out of a chair.

But one of the main attractions of the dual motor version is that is gives you much greater functionality. The extra motor, which operates different parts of the chair independently, gives you more flexibility. This makes them a popular option for elderly and disabled users and often selected as one of the best riser recliners.

Unlike with single motor chairs, you’re free to play around with various different seating positions in order to find the right level or comfort and support for your body. For example, you could choose to sit upright without having your legs elevated – or the other way around.

What about style? Will I have lots of options?

Yes, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, including different fabrics. You can take your pick from a wide range materials and colours, so it’s really easy to find one that fits in with your decor and your budget. Here are a few examples of what’s available:

Some chairs also come with additional features – like heat and massage, cup holders, pockets, and battery backup functions. And generally speaking, the more you spend, the more features your chair will include.

And what about size?

All our riser recliner chairs include a specifications section. That means you can get the right size for you, and you’ll know for sure whether it’ll fit into your space before you buy. If you currently have a chair that gives you the right level of comfort and support, it’s a good idea to measure that first, and buy one of the same or similar size.

Feel free to explore our full range of riser recliner chairs here. And if any information you need isn’t available for whatever reason, feel free to give us a call.

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