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 I have a landing in between two straight flights of stairs, what is the solution to this? Can I take the arms off of the stair lift to make the seat wider? Are stair lifts expensive? Is a stair lift difficult to operate?