Don’t Let a Power Outage Put You Out
Protect Yourself and Your Home: Install a Garage Door Opener with Battery Backup regardless of what area of the country you live in, power outages are inevitably going to occur. Whether losing electricity is a frequent problem or a rare occurrence, it's important to be prepared in order to protect your home, possessions and (most importantly) your family. The following are interesting facts about power outages, as well as results from a recent survey conducted by The Chamberlain Group that highlight homeowners' perceptions on the topic.
Power Outage Facts
Power outages are unavoidable, and they occur in all areas of the country. In fact, nearly all homeowners (93%) have experienced at least one power outage in the last year alone while nearly half of them lasted between one and eight hours.
Today, more than half of homeowners (70%), rely on the garage door as the primary entrance into their home and the automatic garage door opener as a way to open or close it. When the power is out, so is your chance of getting in or out of the garage conveniently. Plus, it could even be dangerous in times of an emergency.
A nationally representative survey recently conducted by The Chamberlain Group, revealed that homeowners may be unaware of several key areas of preparation or potential safety and security issues that stem from a power outage.
Power Outage Perceptions
According to four out of five homeowners, the primary benefit of automatic garage door openers is convenience. To ensure this convenience is not lost during a power failure, install a garage door opener with Battery Backup, which automatically opens and closes the garage door even when the power is out for up to two days (40 up and down cycles!).
Only 1 in 10 homeowners is concerned about whether the largest, heaviest door in the house (the garage door) will open or close during a power failure. In fact, more people are concerned about whether or not they will be able to watch TV (22%) during an outage. However, the majority of homeowners (60%) consider having the ability to move their car in or out of the garage during a power outage to be important.