Residential elevator question
Would you knowledgeable folks kindly help me out with a residential elevator decision? I am trying to choose by Monday so as not to further delay the building schedule.
We are selecting a 2-stop elevator, the question is whether we use a hydraulic or traction system.
The hydraulic elevator would allow us to keep our current plan. On the other hand, I'd prefer not to worry about a leak with a hydraulic system.
With a traction system, we will have to do some redesign of the floor plan. The redesign is not the end of the world but might cause a short delay, and we do prefer the current design.
Our preference would have been to use the traction elevator originally designed in by the architect but the builder can't get it (please disregard the issue of who's responsible for this problem).
Any thoughts on the elevator selection would be appreciated (brickeye? Renovator8?) I looked through the old threads but could not find any on this particular question. My general understanding from online info is that the hydraulic is cheaper up front but the traction is more energy efficient. My main concerns, however, are safety, service, and leaks. We're not considering a pneumatic elevator for various reasons.
Thanks in advance for any opinions.