A garage door opener is used to open the garage door. The signal from the remote that is pointed at the door to open it, must be within a certain range. It can become frustrating when pulling into the the driveway at night and the garage door will not open because your remote is slightly out of range or the batteries are running low. Sometimes when the batteries are low, you have to get out of the car and get real close to the garage so that the door will open. That is the last thing I want to be doing at night when I am trying to go home after a long day. Moving the garage door opener around trying to get the door open can be stressful and annoying. There is a way to fix this. It is possible to make the range of the garage door bigger and make the remote work faster and more efficient.
If your garage door opener is not working correctly. There are a few ways to trouble shoot the problem very cost efficiently. It could possibly be that another electronic device is located in or near your garage. This device could be emitting its own electronic frequency that could be interfering with your garage door remote sensor. It is imperative that all other electronics are moved away from the sensor so they do not interfere with the frequency of the garage door opener. This happens often and it seems strange that an electronic device plugged in, in the garage could be affecting the sensor. However, if the two frequencies cross, it can become like a fuzzy phone call. Eliminating the extra frequency will allow the garage door opener to work faster and more efficiently. The ranges will expand.
Another easy and cost effective way to fix the the garage door opener ranges is by checking the batteries on the remote. This seems like such an easy fix. However, a lot of times, people don’t think to do so. When the batteries are low, the ranges of the garage door opener drops. The remote sensor is not strong enough to grab the attention of the garage door sensor. Such an easy fix of changing the batteries can make a world of difference. Even if the garage door sensor is new and the ranges seem not to be working well, it could be the batteries. When the Garage door openers sit at the warehouse, the batteries can become old and not work efficiently as they would if they were brand new batteries.
A new remote may also be needed to up the range of the garage door opener. Sometimes the remotes can become worn out and the buttons do not work well. When pushing the buttons on the remote, there is a metal piece inside that need to hit certain parts of the remote to make the sensor work. If the metal pieces are barely touching, the sensor will not work quickly and the range of the sensor will be very low. When you have a garage door opener remote that is all taped together with duct tape and you cannot see the red or green sensor light on the remote, it is time to buy a new remote for the garage door opener. The remote is not working as well at it should be because you need a new one. A new one will make the ranges of your garage door opener much larger.
There is also the antenna that hangs down at the top of the operating case. This antenna is what picks up signals that the remote is being used. This antenna is about ten inches long. It should be aimed at where the remote is usually clicked from to open the garage door. At the electronic store and online, they sell an antenna extension that can be attached to the garage door opener. The antenna extension can had between twenty-five and one hundred feet of ranges to the garage door opener. This extension enables the garage door remote to have a larger range to work with. The remote can be used further away so that driving up into the garage at night is no longer a hassle. With one click of the remote, and fully charged batteries, the garage door opener should work like a charm. It is fairly easy to install.
Another way to extend the ranges of the garage door opener would be to do a reboot of the system. Troubleshooting the box, like a cable box can work wonders. The box should be shut off, then unplugged. The circuit breaker that the main operating case is plugged into should be shut off. Check for other technical interference in the area of the garage door opener and remove them. The main box can then be plugged back in and put into place. This will do a reboot of the system and may make the garage door opener ranges larger and work more efficiently.
LED light fixtures that are so commonly placed on the top of garage doors can take a big toll of the effectiveness of garage door opener ranges. The LED lights give of a frequency that slows the garage door opener ranges down. When these lights are removed or shut off. The ranges that the garage door open has expands and begins working appropriately and more efficiently.
When it comes down to it. We all want our garage door opener ranges to be large and extensive. Of course it helps to buy a good one from the start. It would be so nice to be able to click the remote for the garage door sensor three hundred feet away and have the sensor open the door right away. There are many different ways to help the garage door opener ranges to expand. With the removal of frequencies from technology, changing of batteries, buying of a new garage remote, extension of the garage antenna, and possibly a reboot of the system the garage door opener ranges will expand greatly.