Do you think you may need a new garage door opener? Which kind should you install (there is more than one type)? Many homeowners want to know what the most energy-efficient garage door opener is. While that is a fair question, it’s not the most important one to ask when it comes to garage door openers.
Keep reading to learn more!
Energy-Efficient Garage Door Openers
There is no one type of garage door opener that is drastically more energy-efficient than the others. However, a screw-driven opener may not perform as well in regions that don’t have consistent temperatures year round (like here in southwestern Ohio).
But energy efficiency isn’t what you should be asking about when it comes to the opener. Better things to keep in mind include:
The best garage door opener in terms of quiet operation is belt-driven. The best garage door opener in terms of low maintenance is screw-driven. The best garage door opener in terms of price is chain-driven. All three are reliable.
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Generally, DC motors tend to be quieter, faster, smaller, lighter, smoother operating and more efficient than AC motors. But it’s a good idea to talk to a professional for a recommendation on the best opener and door for your home.
Consider Door Material
In terms of energy efficiency, you’ll want to look more at the material of the door. We offer insulated steel doors that score high in this category. Installing an energy-efficient garage door is especially important if:
- You use your garage for activities other than parking cars (gym, workshop, hobby room, etc.)
- Your garage is below another room or attached to an interior living space
Air can more easily leak into the garage and adjacent living spaces if the door isn’t insulated.
Cincinnati Area Garage Door Installers
Do you want to install an energy-efficient garage door and reliable opener? The team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ can help. We have been installing insulated garage doors and high-quality openers throughout southwestern Ohio for over nine decades.
Contact us to learn more about our services!