For some smart home devices, trying to decide if you need them is up to your personal preferences. This is true for smart sprinkler systems, too.
While this smart device may not be at the top of your list when it comes to home automation, if you have an in-ground sprinkler system, you should invest in one. Some of the reasons it is time to ditch your “dumb” sprinkler and upgrade to a smart one can be found here.
This should be obvious. With a smart sprinkler system, you will be able to control it from your phone, with the designated app. You can set when the sprinklers should turn on and off, change it to rain settings, and more. All this from your phone or another connected device.
Weather Awareness Features
Modern systems are designed with built-in sensors that can detect when it is raining. Rather than having to turn the system off and on automatically, you can set the sensors to ensure the system doesn’t turn on during these times.
This means your irrigation system will be on top of when it is raining and adapt your watering schedule according to this.
Your smart sprinkler will easily adapt your set schedule to the weather before you have to think about it. However, they can also be used to set up your entire watering schedule from scratch. Some of the top-of-the-line sprinkler options offer an array of scheduling options, including fully autonomous to predictable and moderate smarts, which allow you to handle everything Mother Nature may throw your way.
A System That’s Smarter Than You
It’s a good idea to listen to the advice provided by your smart sprinkler. This is the case even if you like to set your sprinkler schedule on your own. Smart sprinklers use an array of metrics to determine how quickly the water will evaporate out of the soil based on the information you give it about your yard.
The system can use the information to break up watering times into shorter segments automatically. This ensures the water has a chance to soak into the ground, which will help prevent run-off. All this can be automatically calculated before sunrise and adapt the schedule as the time changes during the season.
Water Savings Benefits
All the weather awareness, scheduling, and smarts add up to one of the main reasons you should upgrade to a smart sprinkler – it will help you save water, which helps you save money on your water costs. While you must make a higher initial investment to have a smart sprinkler installed, you will likely receive full payback over the course of the next few summers.
Contact the Professionals for More Information
If you are ready to have a smart sprinkler system installed, there are several things to consider. The best thing you can do is contact our team at The IDL Company. We are here to help you get the smart system you want and need.