5 Benefits of Installing a Wi-Fi-Based Irrigation Controller
Nowadays, everything is getting SMART; our phones, our TVs, even our fridges. It was only a matter of time before the technology made its way to our irrigation systems. Now, with the power of the internet, it has become much easier to make our systems more efficient and SMART. Especially in these times of drought, it has become necessary to find a solution to our water usage and conservation issues.
That’s why converting to a Wi-Fi-based/internet SMART irrigation system can make all the difference. But first, let’s give you a little intro to SMART irrigation and how they are different from your traditional systems.
Traditional irrigation systems work with a network of pipes, valves, and sprinklers that connect to a water source and are wired up electronically into a controller. You can schedule when and how long the sprinklers will water regardless of weather conditions. This type of system needs your physical presence to make any adjustments. SMART, Wi-Fi-controlled systems take data from the internet about the weather and use that information to make educated adjustments and recommendations for your watering program. So, your system will automatically readjust the time and amount of water your zones need according to the information. Best part? Everything can be done remotely without the physical presence of a technician.
Automatic Weather Adjustments
The greatest thing about having a Wi-Fi-based irrigation system is that it can automatically adjust based on weather information. No more worrying about watering your yard during a rainstorm! The SMART controller will automatically delay watering or even shut down the system during actual or anticipated rain, saving you water and money.
Remote Water Management
With a SMART system, your water managers and/or contractor will be able to control the system remotely through an app or computer. So even if you’re away from home, or your contractor needs to make any adjustments, the system can still be accessed and controlled remotely.
If there are any electrical issues with the system, they can be addressed instantly. You can set alerts on the app to get quick system reviews by technicians and solve your electrical issues quickly. With this kind of alert, not only will your system be diagnosed quickly, but technicians will get an idea of what needs to be done and come prepared for any necessary electrical repairs.
Increased Water Efficiency
On average, about 40% of the water used in traditional systems is wasted due to leaks, breaks, and/or incorrect water scheduling. A SMART system can help solve this issue.
By getting watering adjustments and weather information based on your location, you can get the right amount of water scheduled, the system can be programmed to adjust watering times based on the weather automatically, even delay watering due to rain automatically.
Good for the environment
Converting to a Wi-Fi-based irrigation system not only saves you water but also helps protect the environment! By reducing waste, you’re doing your part in conserving our most precious resource.
By using less water, you’re also using less energy to pump and distribute it to your yard. So not only will you be saving water, but you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win!
Do yourself, and your plants, a favor and install a SMART irrigation controller. It will not only help your wallet, but also make irrigation reviews and water management a breeze.
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