Rail-Mounted Stairlift

A Bruno or an Acorn stairlift: Which one is better? It’s the question on many people’s minds when shopping for a stairlift. Both names are leading brands in the mobility solutions industry. Both brands have won awards and are known for their reliability. How can you make sure you’re choosing the right one?

At Able Care Group, we are certified dealers and installation experts for both Bruno and Acorn stairlifts. We’re happy to recommend either option for your home, and can install both with efficiency and expertise. But that being said, we’re also here to help you break down the similarities and differences between the two stairlifts so that you can make an informed decision. Learn more about the differences between both of these stairlifts, and contact Able Care Group in New York and New Jersey to get the best in mobility solutions!

Stairlift Type

Both Bruno and Acorn offer the same types of stairlifts. You can get a curved rail or straight rail stairlift, as well as an indoor or outdoor model from both of these dealers.

Stairlift Features

Both Bruno and Acorn have relatively similar features — it’s easy to see this just by comparing photos of the two. You can expect both to be battery-powered, you can fold both models up when they’re not in use, and both feature a swivel seat. The swivel seat makes it much easier to exit off of the stairlift so that you don’t have to awkwardly try to straighten yourself out on the top or bottom step.


This is where Acorn and Bruno stairlifts begin to differ slightly. Acorn stairlifts all come with a 12-month warranty. As stated on the Acorn site, “Our warranty includes a commitment that we will always try to attend your premises within 24 hours of a breakdown, 365 days a year, and any necessary repairs will be carried out by our own trained engineers using genuine replacement parts. If necessary, a new replacement stairlift will be installed at no extra cost.”

Bruno stairlifts offer a bit more of a comprehensive warranty plan. Their Elan straight stairlift model comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, and their Elite curved rail stairlift features a 5-year warranty.

Weight Capacity

This is another area where Bruno seemingly reigns supreme. Depending on the model, Bruno stairlifts can bear 300-400 lbs as their maximum weight capacity. Acorn is slightly behind, where their top weight limit is just under 280 lbs. It might not seem like a huge difference but it’s safe to say that Bruno is again more inclusive in this capacity.


Acorn and Bruno are both very similar stairlifts. Bruno offers some things that many might find more appealing, such as a better warranty structure and a higher weight capacity. But if you’re not worried about your stairlift breaking after a year and/or have no concerns about the higher weight capacity, then an Acorn stairlift might work just as well for you.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which stairlift is a better option for your needs. These leading brands are industry leaders for a reason — their reliability, ease of use, and functionality are both things that can be depended upon. However, if you’re looking for a safer and even more reliable option, Bruno, because of their warranties, is your best bet.

Technology is imperfect, and it can’t run forever without any hiccups. Having a more comprehensive warranty protects you in the long run, and can save you lots of money down the road if you run into issues. But whichever stairlift you decide on, you can rely on Able Care Group to provide the most thorough installation and inspection possible. Call us today!