Your Garage Door Opener – Effect on Global Warming

Concerned about the effects your garage door opener has on global warming? Little need to worry…

Notable amounts of electricity are only consumed while the garage door is in motion – a period which consists of around 10 to 15 seconds. The majority of motors take as little energy as 100 Watts. Just how much energy are we talking? 100 Watts is less than or equal to your modern home computer.

The amount of power consumed while the door is in motion is of little consequence as the motor runs for a short cycle, the important figure here is how much energy the unit consumes during the remaining 99.9% of the time while the unit is in standby. Operators with low energy type transformers offer considerable savings in running costs. This can amount to a considerable saving over the lifetime of the operator and ensures that your carbon footprint is minimal.


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