How reliable is a power recliner and what is the difference between Power and Manual recline?
Asher Power recliner with articulating head rest and USB
Are you shopping for a new recliner? You are not alone, many people are in the market for reclining furniture
and recliner chairs are the most popular.
If you shopped around or just starting out, you probably have heard of Power recliners and interested in
getting your very own.
Power recliners are a huge improvement of manual recliners, where you have to push back manually to
recline, and this option is a small upcharge to get power.
What features are available for your needs? What type of power recliner furniture will make
life more comfortable and easier to use? Is every power recliner the same?
What feature and benefits do power recliners offer me compared to manual recliners that I have been used to?
Read on and we will touch on the reliability of power and the features that are available today to you in what
may be the most important seat in the house.
Power Recliners are Stress-Less
The concept of a recliner chair is to be able to sit
back and relax from a hard day or enjoy your
Rather than needing a handle or having to push
back on the arms to recline, a simple touch of a
button performs the operation.
The latest in tech innovation meets the recliner to
allow features like Power seats, Power articulating
head rests Power Lumbar and Power USB for all
Below we will cover all the options that a custom power recliner can offer, which will make
you want to forget about that old manual push back version you may have had.
Power Seat Power Articulating Head Rest
Instead of the manual push back recliner, In addition to power seat ,an articulating power
an even more versatile addition, is the ability to head rest is available on many chairs. This is
push a button to recline the chair to your favorite position. a great option to an old problem. In years past
The benefits of this is you can basically start and stop the when you reclined in your chair, many times
recliner in any position you want. A manual recliner has 3 depending on design, you were staring at the
positions, closed, TV, and reclined. A power recliner functions ceiling. Well, now with a touch of a button the
through that same cycle, but can inch along anywhere in head rest articulates forward to allow a perfect
between and hold the spot where you are the most comfortable. viewing of the TV or media.
Power Lumbar Power Lift
If you have a bad back or a sore back after a long The Power Lift is a specialty option for
day at work, the power lumbar may just be what is anyone who had special needs or may or
needed. Lumbar supports can be a mechanical may not be elderly. It still functions as a
version where you turn a handle and it pushes the recliner but has an option with the touch
lumbar area out for additional support or the latest controls ( wand hand held) that you can
versions that are power. These have an internal utilize to have the chair stand you up from
lumbar pillow that inflates with a small compressor a seated position. If you have bad knees
filling the pillow to the comfort level you prefer. or hip this will be a life saver.
Wall Hugger Reclining Memory Features
If you like reclining furniture but have a limited Most people have a favorite position they
are on space then a wall hugger or wall away would like their chair to be in, well with memory
be for you. Wall huggers slide forward into the room it functions like your car seat. You can
rather than back which allows you to position the recliner memorize that favorite position when you
close to a wall. Great option for smaller spaces. finally get that chair to that sweet spot.
Massage Functions Heated Seats
This options is newer feature to furniture and after This feature usually is available with a mass-
a long day with stiff joints, this may be a perfect age function. This can give you the best of
relaxor. both worlds massage and heat, especially
on a cold day.
Storage, Cup Holders, USB, Speakers, and Tray Tables, Lighting, Tablet holders, Re-Chargeable Battery packs
etc. might be other options you can find for your chair. Most of these tend to be features found on Home Theater
seating. Talk about comforts at your finger tips!
Power Recliner Lets you Customize Your seating
We are not getting any younger, and the Power feature will allow you to start and stop the chair in any position
as you just inch it along . Many have touch controls on the outside of the arm or on the inside next to the thigh
Some have a hidden feature on the side of the seat cushion when you slide your fingers down between the seat
and inside the arm area .
Lift Power Recliners
If you, or a relative have any mobility
or a physical impairment that makes movement
difficult, then this type of recliner can be what
No one likes the idea of being stuck in a chair
when you cannot close it manually.
Manual recline chairs are harder to shut due to
the fact the chair is spring loaded to open, but
then the springs work against you when shutting,
making it harder to pull "In" with your legs.
Older type recliners had a outside handle also which
helped in this closure, but the newer chairs
do not use that type of mechanism due to
customer request for aesthetic reasons.
Power Recliners No Longer Require Cords
Power recliners require a 2 prong corded
connections to function. These have internal
motors that operate head, seat and lumbar
features. Limitations may occur if the recliners
does not sit near a plug or a wall.
Re-Chargeable battery packs are available for any
power recliner. This allows you to charge the
battery and use it over and over again without the need of cords being seen. Benefits of this, eliminates a
potential tripping hazard, and the freedom to flat that recliner anywhere in the room without being tethered to
a near by wall plug. Most of these on the market, when this article was written can be charged in 8 hours and
allow 200-300 opening and closing before a recharge. They will usually have a gentle sounding alarm to
remind you when it is time to re-charge. Some consumers buy two and rotate so one is always
available, especially if it stops when company comes .
What Other Type Of Power Recliners Are There?
Zero Gravity Recliners
One can experience the amazing zero gravity
position at the touch of a button and discover
convenient comfort right at home. This recliner
allows ease of movement to an upright or reclined
position. Fluidly recline to the health-enhancing zero
gravity position for reduced stress on the back and
increased circulation. For added support, the lumbar
back pillow and head pillow can be adjusted to help
you find the perfect position for complete relaxation
the options and benefits it may be hard to choose
just one. Keep in mind, power recliners are very
reliable and perform like you need. These chairs are
very customizable for color and other options.
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