If you want to save money, then it can make sense to only replace something when it stops working properly. But there are so many other reasons for you to change your old electric garage door opener, even if it is still functioning. Buying a new electric garage door opener could make using your garage safer, more efficient, and less of an inconvenience. Let’s look at five key reasons why you should change your old garage door opener.
For the new safety features
Automatic reversal and photo eye technology massively reduce the risk of using an overhead garage door. Garage doors are heavy and powerful. If you get in the way of it while it’s closing, then serious damage can be done. These advanced safety features effectively prevent collisions with people or objects beneath a closing door.
And security features
New features have also made garage doors much more secure, helping to prevent people from breaking in. Old electric door openers were susceptible to thieves essentially hacking their signal and learning the unlock code. Now, rolling code features make this impossible, keeping your home and garage secure.
To make your garage smarter
There are so many new smart features that have been added to garage door openers. You can’t control your 20-year-old garage door opener via your smartphone or receive alerts when it is opened. Other handy features include temperature control, ideal if you store perishable or sensitive items in your garage, and motion sensor lights, so you don’t have to fumble around in the garage for the light switch.
To reduce the noise
This should especially be a priority if you have an attached garage. A noisy garage door and opener can be really annoying, especially for anyone who has to sleep in the room above the garage. Modern electric garage door openers, those that work with a belt rather than a chain, are much quieter and smoother than older ones while they are in operation.
To benefit from a backup battery
In the event of a power outage, it is still possible to open your garage door manually, but it’s not particularly easy or convenient. Most modern garage door openers come with a backup battery so you can still open your garage door with ease when the power goes out. You don’t have to worry about being late for work if there’s a power outage at the most inconvenient moment.
There are so many benefits to upgrading your electric garage door opener. If you’re looking for a replacement or a garage door tune-up anywhere around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, then contact us today.