What are Smart Controllers? And How Can They Help You Save Water?
- July 17, 2017
In our last blog post, we let our readers know that July is Smart Irrigation Month. We discussed how Ryan Lawn & Tree practices Smart Irrigation all season long through providing the most efficient irrigation design, installation, and maintenance. We also perform irrigation audits for our customers, in order to help you irrigate your lawn and landscaping as resource-effectively as possible.
In this post, we’ll discuss another way that our customers can save water – by using Smart Controllers.
Smart Controllers are irrigation control systems that are connected to your home’s Wi-Fi, permitting you to control your irrigation system from your smartphone.
It’s as simple as this:
Smart Controllers can be programmed to automatically calculate watering cycles, delivering the right amount of water for the given environmental conditions. As the amount of watering is set according to conditions, the result is minimum runoff and waste of water.
Smart Controllers also check local weather stations to automatically adjust your irrigation schedule. This keeps your irrigation system from delivering water before, during and after rain, thus saving water. By adjusting the amount of water delivered according to weather conditions, the precise amount of water is delivered – not too much, not too little. This results in substantial water and cost savings over an entire season or year.
As Smart Controllers are really an investment in saving water, they typically pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time.
As part of Ryan’s broader water-efficiency strategy discussed in the last post, Smart Controllers play a part in helping our customers achieve complete ‘Smart Irrigation’ status!
Talk to us about Smart Controllers – and other ways Ryan Lawn & Tree’s irrigation systems can work for you!