How to Select Electric Openers11/28/2014 Back To Blog
We invest in electric operators to get rid of the hassle of manual garage door operation but choosing a motor randomly does not suffice. Actually, the proper selection of openers will have an immediate and daily impact on our lives and will either make them comfortable and safe or it will turn them into a nightmare. Let's choose the first option and see how we can make the right choice.
Give priority to your safety
It is vital that your selection will follow your needs and not the other way around. When you choose new garage door parts, the first thing you should consider is the weight of the door. This is the main determinant in choosing all parts including an opener. Most definitely, choosing the right motors is crucial. This is the soul of the whole system and it must have sufficient horsepower to activate motion. The power of the motor will also determine the pace of the door.
You can get openers which make the door travel up to 12 inches per second. The motor will also determine whether the door will open and close softly and the levels of its noise. Of course, if you choose a chain drive which will have a plain chain without a belt rubber camouflaging the noise, the noise levels will be higher. On the other hand, such choices make a perfect option for heavy doors.
Openers will come with an access control system, and that is the clicker. This is definitely the most significant accessory and although there are plenty more accessories to choose from, the choices must be confined to your own needs. There are devices to operate the system from any part of the world through the internet and your smartphone and there are backup batteries so that the door will keep working automatically even when the power is out.
Though, the most important thing is to check and ensure the safety of openers. Although new opener systems made by good brands all have inherit sensing entrapment systems, it is prudent to check what you buy. The new opener must have a label saying that it is approved by UL 325 and it complies with all safety guidelines. This is perhaps the most critical part when you are selecting new garage door openers because there is nothing more important than your safety.
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