Custom Made Gates

Custom Made Gates

Are you looking for the best driveway gate opener in the area? Well, you came to the right place. Our US Gate Repair Pasadena is the best company around. Why; because we care about our customers and the work that we do.

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Gate Opener

Gate Opener

When you are looking for a company to help you with your driveway needs, you need a company that you can count on to always be there for you when you need them. You need a company that will come to you as soon as possible not 2 or 3 days later.

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Swing Gate

Swing Gate

There are a lot of driveway gate companies. Many of these may even be good companies but if you are looking for the best then there is only one. We have reached the title of being the best because we have been in business long enough to know what it takes to make our customers happy.

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How To Keep Your Gate Opener Battery Warm In Winter

12/07/2013 Back To Blog

Especially if you live in a cold climate, you know by now the importance of keeping your electronics well-heated.  You wouldn’t leave your car outside in freezing temperatures for months, so why would you do the same to your gate opener?  Even if your system is connected to your home grid via a DC line, it does have a battery, and that battery can get drained if exposed to freezing conditions for too long.  Here’s how you can avoid that when you use a gate installation service.

Use a battery heater

A battery heater is just like it sounds – it’s a small device that you install (you can do this during your routine maintenance service) inside the battery casing that uses a small charge to keep the battery from freezing.  It has a small temperature sensor that starts heating the battery when the external temperature drops below 40 degrees.  The best part is you don’t have to worry about a battery for the battery heater – it uses the internal power of the main battery to power itself!  Remember to have 24/7 emergency service during the winter.

Disadvantage of solar power

If your gate opener is powered by solar energy, a battery heater won’t work for you.  Solar units have smaller, lower-capacity batteries, so using its own power to keep itself heated is too much of a drain – especially in the months you’re likely to need it, because the colder months tend to have less daylight hours anyway.  The best option for solar units is to bury the battery, creating a kind of natural insulation.  The ground has a warmer ambient temperature than an open-air box, and the insulation will help retain the heat that’s naturally given off during the recharging process.  You’ll want to contact your gate service professional for tips on where to bury the battery.  If your system has an intercom installation you’ll need to protect those batteries as well.

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