Automatic openers are supposed to make our lives safer and more convenient, which they do very well for the most part. But the biggest problem with any electronic equipment is that they all require power to operate at all. For this reason, many of proud owners of automatic systems have felt the frustration of being stuck with an inoperable opener when the power goes out. But fear not, there are measures in place on your system to help you work around this, and there are quite a number of additional features that you can have fitted to your system to ensure that no matter what happens, it will still keep opening and closing happily as if nothing were wrong.
When the power fails and the candles come out, there is no reason to believe that you are stuck in (or out) of your garage since there is no power. Garage door openers have been around for a very long time, and as you would imagine, their manufacturers have thought of everything.
Every brand and model of opener comes with a manual override switch which can be toggled to allow for your door to be opened the good old fashioned way, by hand. The switch can typically be found attached to, or near the garage door trolley. Pulling this downward will release your system from the control of the motor and let you open it yourself.
But let’s face it, when you had your opener installed, you paid good money for automation, and so you would be happy to know that there are ways to keep it doing its thing even when the power is out.
By calling for a garage door service in your area, you could have a technician install a backup battery to your opener. These handy additions will charge to capacity when there is power, storing it for when it is needed. This way, if the power should ever fail, your system will keep operating for hours. This is particularly helpful for businesses where there is plenty of movement in and out of the premises, where power outages will cause unwanted delays.
Going green seems to be the order of the day, but investing in solar panels to power your garage doors will give you more benefits than that. Take your opener off the grid by hooking it up to solar panels and let the sun do the work for you. Coupling your panels with a capacitator will allow it to operate off of solar power even at night, saving you power costs in the long run and eliminating the chance of it being inoperable during a power outage.
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