Signs You Need a New Garage Door Opener
One of the little modern conveniences that are all too easy to take for granted is your automatic garage door opener. That is until you hit your little button and nothing happens. Garage door openers are more than a simple device that helps to ease our daily load. They increase our home’s security and keep us out of the weather as well.
There are many reasons a garage door opener might stop functioning properly and most will give you some warning signs before they ultimately fail. So, in the interest of avoiding problems before they occur here are five signs you may need to replace your garage door opener.
- Noisy When Opening and Closing
Undue noise can be a sign that your opener is wearing out and having to struggle to do its job. Overstressing the electrical components of your opener can cause overheating and a fire hazard you should have it thoroughly checked by an expert.
- Opener is Unreliable
If your opener is functioning but is not reliable, it could be something as simple as a bad sensor, or as severe as the motor overheating and shutting itself down.
- Door Shaking
Your Garage door should move smoothly up and down. If it is shaking and vibrating, then it is very likely that something has worn out or broke.
- Higher Utility Bills
Your garage door opener, on its own, shouldn’t have a great impact on your utility bills but a sudden rise in heating and cooling cost can indicate that the door is not sealing properly and should be checked.
- Flicker lights, Tripping Breakers
This is a definite danger sign. Your lights dimming and flickering or your breakers tripping while the door opener is running can be a sign of a short in its electrical components or it seriously overloading the electrical system in your home.
We Can Help
These are just 5 of the most common sign that your garage door opener is in need of serious repair or a full replacement. If any of them sound familiar to you, or if you have other questions about your garage door opener, contact Absolute Overhead in the Louisville, Lexington, Elizabethtown and Southern Indiana areas. With our guaranteed same day service on calls before 1 pm, you can be sure your garage door will be fixed in a timley manner. To request an appointment, call us today at (502) 221-7241