Explore the massive benefits of Irrigation Smart Controllers:
1. You can save money by reducing water waste.
Depending on the smart irrigation controller you select, it can adjust for the daily weather, the plant type you are watering, the soil type, and slope. Controllers can be adjusted from your phone and can help you identify leaks that are otherwise very difficult to find with a low-tech controller.
Did you know that up to 70% of water usage occurs outside for irrigation? Even more alarming is this statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency: As much as 50% of irrigation water is wasted. Think about your water bill. That is a huge amount of water that is being wasted! Smart irrigation controllers significantly reduce waste and allow you to save money and the environment.
Click here to learn more about how to conserve water.
2. Enhanced landscape health and beauty.
Many people are concerned that making the switch to a smart irrigation controller will hurt their landscape because their plants won’t get enough water. But, the number 1 cause of landscape loss is overwatering, not underwatering. This proves that an adjustment just might take your landscape to the next level.
Smart irrigation controllers can be adjusted to water your plants the right amount so they can thrive. Some controllers adjust for the soil type as well which cycles and soak your irrigation in the perfect increments of time, so water is absorbed and doesn’t run off.
They adjust for rain by a rain sensor or local weather station. Weather stations are usually by zip code so Houston zip codes are big and do not work as well. Rain Sensor can really be helpful. That is why we use the Rain Bird ME3 with LNK 2 Wifi module with a rain sensor option. In Texas, they require a rain sensor on any new system we install.
3. Water in Texas is regulated so the price will not drop.
One-third of the U.S. now pays more for water than electricity. Water rates are continuing to rise and water is generally a top operation cost. The cost of water is rising faster than all other utility costs. Those rates will continue to rise to pay for infrastructure improvements.
4. Smart controllers can help reduce hardscape damage.
A smart irrigation controller can help you get ahead of the water cost curve and help the planet by conserving your water resources.
Hardscapes are the non-living parts of your landscape such as your rock walls and patios. Watering exactly where your plants are, helps you reduce hardscape loss. Replacing and maintaining hardscapes that are cracking and eroding from irrigation is costly, not to mention the water that is wasted.
Watering with a smart irrigation controller can help prevent cracking pavement and sidewalks by reducing runoff.
5. Avoiding fines with your smart controller.
Some areas like Katy have issued fines but most areas are voluntary presently. Recent rains are helping the drought this year.
Smart irrigation controllers let you easily adjust how much you’re watering your landscape. This allows you to always be compliant with Homeowner Associations and government water restrictions.
Would you like to easily control your sprinkler system from your phone? Feel free to call 284-494-3700 or click here to set up an appointment to have a technician come install one for you.