Your rise and recline armchair should help you stay mobile and keep comfortable. Since it’s responsible for keeping you well, you should return the favour by properly caring for its mechanical and electrical components.
This quick and easy guide will cover everything you need to know to ensure your rise and recline chair remains in good working condition for years to come.
Caring for Mechanical Components
Most people don’t ever think about the mechanics inside a rise and recline chair, and most will never need to. However, those components are actually pretty complex. You don’t need to know exactly how everything works but failing to use the chair as intended could damage the mechanism, potentially leading to expensive repairs.
Make sure you:
- Never lean or place excessive downward pressure on the back of the chair when it’s fully reclined. This can place unexpected strain on interior components or topple the chair over.
- Never sit on the footrest or use it to hold anything particularly heavy. This can damage the mechanism or cause it to malfunction.
- Never sit on the remote control. It’s easy enough to do when you’re tired at the end of a long day, but sitting on the remote can damage the device and cause the interior mechanism to work improperly.
Caring for Electrical Components
Your rise and recline armchair’s electronic components are usually easier and less expensive to fix than its mechanical components, but you should still take care to avoid damage.
Make sure you:
- Check all power cables regularly for signs of damage.
- Change your battery regularly if your rise and recline chair is equipped with a battery backup system.
- Protect all electronics from sources of moisture or extreme heat.
- Never move your rise and recline armchair outside – they are only intended for indoor use.