If your irrigation system is several years old, you might not be taking advantage of newer features such as built-in rain sensors, water budgeting features or a multiple schedule option.
Updating your sprinkler system controller could save you a significant amount of water and money each season.
Smart controllers act like a thermostat for your sprinkler system, telling it when to turn on and off. Using local weather and landscape conditions, a smart controller will adjust watering schedules to actual conditions on the site.
They also automatically update your watering schedule to allow for changes in water needs throughout the year. A smart controller will automatically reduce the watering times as the weather gets cooler and less water is needed. Then as the weather begins to warm up, the controller will add more watering time.
Rain sensors temporarily shut off the irrigation system so it doesn’t run when it’s raining. These products are also referred to as rain shut-off devices or rain switches. Rain sensors can be retrofitted on installed sprinkler systems.
A comparison of smart vs. traditional systems shows the advantages of smart controllers.
* Automated watering: Both traditional & smart controllers
* Auto-shutoff when raining: Only the smart controllers
* Uses weather to schedule watering: Only smart controllers
* Seasonal monitoring/changes: Only smart controllers
* Uses 25% less water: Only smart controllers
* EPA WaterSense endorsed: Only smart controllers
If homeowners with irrigation systems use a certified irrigation professional to perform regular maintenance, they can reduce irrigation water use by 15 percent or nearly 8,800 gallons of water annually. That’s the equal to the amount of water used to take 500 showers.
Contact us to schedule a free estimate on a system install or to find out what you can do to make your existing system more efficient. We welcome commercial and residential clients. We are always more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and to provide you with all of the information you need to make a decision when purchasing your new system.
Digital Rain Sprinkler Service 11055 I St. Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: (402) 934-7900