What’s the Difference Between Electric Recliners and Manual Recliners?

Reclining chairs and sofas allow you to enjoy the appearance of a traditional couch, but with the comfort of a recliner. Reclining chairs are ideal for elderly people while reclining sofas are useful for large families or gatherings, since it’s not necessary for anyone to take up several seats if they want to lie down.

The Difference

Standard reclining sofa seats can be difficult for some people to operate and offer a limited number of positions, while power seats recline at the touch of a button and can be manipulated into many different positions. The individual parts of many power reclining sofas adjust independently.

electric power recliners and chairs difference

For example, the headrest can be moved separately from the footrest. Manual reclining sofas generally operate as a single unit. The downside of a power sofa is that it must be powered by either an electrical cord or a battery pack.

An electrical cord limits where the sofa can be placed, while a battery pack must be charged regularly. In addition, power reclining sofas cost on average 30 percent more than standard ones.

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