Does your sprinkler system’s controller have a brain? It may seem like a silly question, but does your sprinkler system controller have smart capabilities, such as adjusting the scheduled watering duration due to current weather conditions? Can you access and operate your controller from your smartphone or tablet? If not, your irrigation system isn’t state-of-the-art. Additionally, do you have a rain sensor to keep your system from running during a rainstorm? If not, your sprinkler system is not a smart irrigation system.
Through smart irrigation technology, you can rest assured knowing your lawn will only be watered when it’s necessary and for the correct duration. If you have to manually set the run times for each zone in your system for changes in the season, then you’re utilizing older technology. We utilize the Hunter® Pro-HC smart controller. This controller uses predictive watering™ technology that will adjust your system’s schedule based on local weather data. Think of all the times you’ve witnessed an irrigation system running during a rainstorm. You probably thought to yourself, “what a waste”, and you are correct.
If your sprinkler system is running during or directly after a rainstorm, then you’re wasting hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water. Your home’s irrigation system uses more water than all of your household’s water appliances combined. By upgrading your sprinkler system’s controller, rain sensor and rotors and spray nozzles, you can expect a decrease in water usage for irrigation by up to 60% while keeping your lawn looking lush and green all year long.
Rain sensors are integral to smart irrigation. What’s more impressive is that smart controllers can communicate with rain sensors wirelessly. For example, if it’s recently rained or is currently raining, your rain sensor will wirelessly communicate to your controller that conditions are not optimal for watering and your controller will halt the scheduled watering. This is extremely important to ensuring you don’t waste massive amounts of water. Remember, overwatering your lawn can be just as detrimental to your lawn, if not more detrimental, than underwatering your lawn.
Make the smart choice and consider smart irrigation technology when looking for irrigation repairs. Call the smart irrigation experts in Avon, Ohio. You can reach us by calling us at (440) 510-3462 or by filling out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.