Here in Orlando as well as throughout the State of Florida we receive a lot of calls for garage door service and repair. A call we have been receiving a lot more of here lately due to the increased storm activity this summer, is….
”HELP…The power is out at my house and my remotes won’t work! Can you please send out a technician to open my garage door for me??”
As much as we would love to help them it is impossible for us to open your garage door if there is no power.
Living in Florida the chances of losing power at least once during hurricane season is very likely. Some years certain areas may lose power 2 or 3 times. We always recommend upgrading older garage door openers to LiftMaster 8550 with battery back-up. The battery back-up will work up to 20 times before having to be recharged.
When you live in Florida with all the afternoon storms, tropical storms and possible hurricanes this really is a great investment. For example, lets say the power goes off momentarily as you are pulling into the driveway, who wants to sit in their car waiting for the electricity to come back on. Or have to get out in the rain and enter through the front door. Only to find the power back on in an hour. Not us! Had you been equipped with a battery back up operator your garage door would still be functional.
The 8550 also has many other features. It has built in MyQ technology. This allows you to operate your garage door or turn on & off your house lights from anywhere with the convenience of your smartphone or computer. The 8550 also uses a new code every time the remote is used. This is the ultimate protection from code theft and keeping you and your family safe.