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Vacuum Elevators Requiring No Shaft

The Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator (PVE) offers a fully transparent panoramic view without any obstructing cables, pistons, or shaft. Learn more about panoramic glass elevator benefits.This shaftless elevator is a self-supporting structure that simply rests on the floor with no pit required. Learn more about pitless home elevators.

Installing a PVE is much easier and faster (usually 2 days) than a traditional hydraulic elevator or residential traction elevator because there is no need for excavation of your foundation, construction of a hoistway shaft, or building out a machine room.

The PVE has a minimal footprint, requires less construction dust, creates less interruption in your life, and leaves more space in your home for living and storage.

Innovative PVE Machinery Upgrades

Our vacuum elevators continue to innovate to ensure that each custom-designed home elevator installation meets the needs of your home’s architecture and family.

Eco Friendly Elevator

The PVE is the greenest elevator in the industry requiring less energy that other types of elevators. Home Elevator of Houston offers three versatile sizes of PVE ranging from a single passenger 30” elevator,  two-passenger 37” elevator with optional fold-down seat, and a 52” elevator with three passenger capacity and wheelchair accessibility.

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Why Choose a Vacuum Elevator?

  • Compact Design: PVE can be placed virtually anywhere within a climate-controlled area utilizing a 360-degree panoramic view. With no shaft, pit, or machine room, these stand-alone self-supporting elevators do not significantly reduce living or storage space. You can even install vacuum elevators on a yacht! Learn more about small elevator solutions.
  • Safe: Vacuum elevators cannot free-fall. During a power outage, the vacuum elevator will either sit where it is, if empty, or if you are in it, will automatically descend to the bottom floor. Here’s more about what happens when vacuum elevators lose power. Explore other elevator myths.
  • Energy Efficient: Zero energy consumption during descent. Highly efficient pneumatic pump. So efficient, PVE come in solar-powered elevator models. Here is how a vacuum elevator works.
  • Flexible Installation Locations: Because they are compact and free-standing units, there are many possibilities of installation location for vacuum elevators.
  • Fast Installation: Depending on your home’s architecture, a vacuum elevator can take as few as 2 days to install and pre-construction is minimized. See more about the PVE installation process.
  • Price and Value: No need for excavation or shaft construction. No expensive elevator maintenance required. Elevators add resale value to your home.

Talk to Our Vacuum Elevators Experts

Visit our elevator showroom centrally located in the Spring Branch area of Houston to experience for yourself riding in a Vacuum Elevator. Call us at (713) 360-7353 with questions or to schedule your free in-home elevator consultation with our Certified Aging-in-Place (CAPS) specialists.

Adding a vacuum elevator to your home

Adding a home elevator to your existing home or including it in your new home construction plans can be a difficult task.  The professionals at Home Elevator of Houston can simplify the whole process.  With our years of experience and resources, we work with you and your construction contractors to ensure that installing your home elevator is a pleasant experience and one you will enjoy for years to come. Want complete turnkey elevator installation? After helping you select the elevator that right for your mobility needs and home architecture, we offer elevator planning and design, shaft and pit construction (for traditional elevators), and installation of top quality elevators. We also help you repair and maintain your elevator, though PVE elevators require the least maintenance of any elevator type.

Vacuum Elevator Elevator Media Gallery

Note some of our images of PVE vacuum elevators on our website are older models that have the grid bars across the elevator doors. Newer models have no bars and appear as one sheet of curved glass.

The major advantages other than the obvious, is being able to get heavy loads up and down with minimal effort. Luggage, ladders, small pieces of furniture, etc., can now be moved together with my bulk, which has been a problem with bad knees. It can be considered a boon for my wife, who with her COPD and Osteo- arthritis, who can take advantage of the seat.

John Parente