Does the power go out frequently where you live? As if that isn’t bad enough, then you realize that your garage door opener doesn’t work until it comes back on! Now, it is not the end of the world to open and close your garage door manually, but it is a hassle. It might be one that you aren’t capable of doing if you are a senior or have a disability. So, how do you handle such a situation? You could purchase an overly expensive generator for your house in general. Those tend to run on costly gasoline, though. The most obvious and the most affordable solution is a backup battery for your garage door opener.
What Exactly Is That?
A battery backup for your garage door opener is exactly what it sounds like. It is extra power for your garage door opener that doesn’t rely solely on the electricity being on. Of course, it will need to be recharged after use while the electricity is out. That means you will still need to call the power and light company if the electricity goes out for no apparent reason. Though, you might anyways, because opening your garage door won’t likely be your only problem. Regardless, this battery will allow you to operate your garage door as long as nothing is wrong with it or the door.
How Long Can That Last For?
This is a real shocker considering how much power it takes to raise that heavy old garage door. Unless you have a new glass garage door or full view steel garage door, it really takes a lot. Most backup batteries for garage door openers can last up to forty-eight hours. This depends on how conservative you are with them. In a nutshell, though they are good for up to twenty garage door cycles. Twenty opens and twenty closes. That is impressive in its own right. Then add in the fact that it recharges in less than five hours. So, if you are expecting more bad weather right after the power comes back on… You should be okay.