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Liftmaster 825LM: Remote Control Light in Plano, TX

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What does the Remote Light Control do?

Liftmaster has come up with a way convenient way for you to control the lights in your home. It can be programmed with a remote control, MyQ Internet Gateway Accessory or a garage door opener. It is able to work with up to 8 security+ 2.0 remote controls or up to 8 MyQ enabled garage door openers or internet gateway accessories.

Modes of Operation

There are 3 different modes of operation that you can use with this device.

  1. Remote Control Operation- This allows you to activate the light control from your remote control.
  2. Garage door operation- This allows you to synchronize the light control with your garage door opener light bulbs. For example: The garage door light bulbs are set to automatically turn off after 4 ½ mins, so the light control will also turn off after 4 ½ mins.
  3. MyQ gateway operation- This allows you to activate your light control from a web browser or your smart phone. This does require the MyQ Internet Gateway accessory.

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Installation

This is device is not hard to install yourself. There are 4 easy steps to follow in order to install

  1. First plug your lamp into the light control and then plug it into an electrical outlet (the LED on the control will flash. Just make sure that your lamp is switched on).
  2. Then if the lamp is not on, just press and release the power button on the control to turn it on.
  3. Then you simply press and release the learn button on the light control. The LED on the light control will light up.
  4. Depending on which device you use this is the next step

-if you are using a remote control, you press the button on the remote control

-Or you can press the learn button on the garage door opener

-If you are using the MyQ technology you need to go to “manage devices” then “learn device” to program the MyQ Internet Gateway accessory.

It also comes with a 1 year warranty on the device so if something happens within that first year of having the device Liftmaster will replace it for you.

How do I get one?

We sell the 825LM Remote Light Control in our showroom located in Plano. They are $40 dollars plus tax and you can install yourself. Or if you have a technician already scheduled to come out, they will be more than happy to give you one as well and might also be able to help you install if you are having problems. So just come see us today to get your 825LM Remote Light Control!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Custom Order Carriage House Garage Doors in Plano, TX

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Carriage House Collection

Carriage house doors are a perfect choice when a garage door makes up a substantial portion of a home’s facade and the homeowners are looking to make a huge impression on the appearance of their home. This new line of garage doors offer the classic styling of a carriage house style door, but with the added benefit of steel and insulation so that the homeowners won’t have to choose from over purpose.

Different Options

These specific doors are available in a wide array of standard widths and heights and offer both three-panel and four-panel styles. Three-panel doors offer large window options for greater “curb-appeal”, while four-panel doors have a standard size window option that is available. With each design, homeowners can choose from different stained finishes, all featuring an embossed wood-grain texture that guarantees the look of a carriage house garage door.

Make-up of a Carriage House

Each door is manufactured from hot-dipped, galvanized steel and twice-finished in paint or stain, which is baked on to resist fading and weathering. They are engineered for long-term performance that carries a limited time warranty. For additional protection against elements, a polyurethane insulation core is sandwiched between each steel door panel. This delivers both strength to the door and a higher R-value of 10.

Ideal Customization

For greater customization, homeowners can choose from various styles of decorative hardware, including faux hinges, lift handles and door pulls, angle cornered brackets, and door studs.  Each carriage house collection garage door also features a white, embossed steel-back interior, which delivers a clean, finished look inside the garage.

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Envision your new customized Carriage House Garage Door

To see how your new carriage house collection door will look on your home, print out a photo of your home and feel free to stop by Plano Overhead Garage Door and check out our showroom and you can visualize different options to help you choose the ideal garage door that you have always wanted for your home.  We can take care of all your custom order garage door needs in the Dallas and Plano area!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

 

Plano, TX, Maintenance Tips

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When you start thinking about how long your garage door opener should last, you may be wondering because your opener may have started “acting up” or parts on the operator started failing. Based on responses from many manufactures, trade associations, and product researchers the average life expectancy of a garage door operator is roughly 10 years.

How well does you opener really work?

There are a lot of factors that determine how well an opener works; such as the quality of the operator, how the opener was ultimately maintained, how often the garage door opener is used, etc. The most important factor though in determining how long an opener might last is how well the garage door actually works.  This can depend on brand, model, and other factors.

Extending or shortening the life span on your opener

You can expect to shorten the life of your opener faster than anything else if it is poorly maintained. The springs on the garage door are engineered to do most of the lifting of the door not the actual garage door operator. The garage door opener basically is used to put the door in motion so if the springs are not doing their job then the operator is going to be doing more than it was designed to do. And with a poorly balanced door the garage opener is going to wear out much faster and parts in the opener are going to need to be replaced much sooner.

Tips to maintain

There are two great tips to help you keep your door in shape and to help extend the life of your operator. First, a properly balanced door will reduce a lot of the strain on the opener. So make sure that the door is properly balanced at all times. Second, lubrication of all moving parts on the garage door will make the door work smoother, so make sure to lube the door! Lubricate hinges, rollers, springs and pulleys (if your door had pulleys) using 3-in-One Garage Door Lubricant.  Just as a reminder; if you DO NOT feel comfortable or you are unable to do service to your garage door then call your local service company, Plano Overhead Garage Door, and have them do the preventative maintenance for you.

Maintenance! Maintenance! Maintenance!

An annual maintenance should be done to extend the life of the operator and garage door. By showing a little attention to the door and opener you’ll not only get a few more years out of them but you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your garage door and opener are operating at peak efficiency.

 

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Plano Overhead Garage Door

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Plano, Texas 75074

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