Illinois is known for its unpredictable weather. During the spring and summer large thunderstorms often see power outages that impact large areas, often for an extended period of time.
While your garage might not be the first thing you worry about when your power goes out, it’s important to remember that any electric-run object is dependent–including electronic garage door systems. No one wants to get stuck locked out of their garage during a power outage simply because the door is unable to open without electricity, especially if you use your garage door as your main point of entry into your home.
Power Out? No Problem!
The solution to this problem is simple: a battery-powered backup garage door system. Fueled by battery power instead of electricity, these garage door systems are reliable when you need them most. Garage door systems can range in price depending on brand and quality. However, these gadgets are ultimately worth the minor expense. In the event of a power outage, a battery-operated garage door system could mean the difference between you and entrance to your home.
There are a number of different brands of battery-powered garage door openers, but here at Childers Door Service of Central Illinois we recommend LiftMaster. Some basic features of LiftMaster’s battery-powered garage door openers include:
- LED lighting for your garage
- Enhanced security features (for example: closing your garage door for you if you forget!)
- Notification when batteries need to be replaced and when system is charging
- Ability to operate for 10-20 cycles after the electricity fails (a cycle is one up and down)
- Extended product warranty
Don’t get caught locked out of your garage or home altogether during a power outage, call us and purchase a battery-operated back-up garage door system today! And as always, if you have any further questions or concerns about your garage door or garage door system, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 309-827-3222
P.S. After summer thunderstorms comes fall wind, followed by winter snow/ice storms. Better to purchase a battery-powered backup garage system before it’s too late!