Why You Should Start Thinking About a New Garage Door Opener
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. It’s an old saying that is true most of the time. Very often the ‘fix’ ends up making things worse.
But there are times when, even if something works perfectly, you should consider a new solution. An old car might start every time and run like a charm, but the extra gas it burns could be costing you a bundle.
If you haven’t replaced your garage door opener in a long time, there are a number of compelling reasons to start thinking about a new one.
Lower Costs, Increased Safety and Added Convenience
Recent advances in garage door opener technology offers benefits that many people don’t realize are available; benefits that make a new opener worth thinking about.
1. Mobile Connectivity
Ever leave home and wonder if you left the garage door open? Some newer openers feature internet connectivity that lets you check on the status and operate your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
2. Backup Power
The days of coming home during a power outage and not being able to open your garage door are over. Battery backups are standard on many new openers.
3. Increased Security
That numeric touchpad seemed fairly high-tech when you first installed it. But burglars soon found out how easy it was to get past it. Some current garage door openers come with a feature that changes the security code every time you use it – so it’s impossible for anyone but you to use the right code.
4. Motion-Sensitive Lighting
How many times have you scraped a shin on something in your garage while trying to find the light switch? Motion-activated lighting makes every visit to the garage painless – and it discourages thieves too.
5. Save on Energy Bills
New energy-efficient openers use up to 75% less power in standby mode than older models.
A new garage door opener might look similar to your old one, but it can make your home more secure, offer practical convenience and save you money.
For more information on the complete range of garage door opener options or repairs provided, call the specialists from Whitby Garage Doors today at 905-441-1512 to schedule a service call from one of our skilled technicians.