How can we help you? Is the stair lift noisy? 0 out of 1 found this helpful Stair lifts run off electricity so all are relatively quiet. Stair lifts with a rack and pinion or cable drive motor are a bit louder than the helical worm drive systems. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0) Category: General Related Questions Are stair lifts expensive? Will a stair lift block my staircase? What are the safety features on a stair lift? What happens if my stair lift breaks down?