Using a smart irrigation system may sound intimidating. But, the truth is that many irrigation systems already have smart components. Additional devices help your system to perform at its optimal setting. Often times, they are ridiculously easy to use. Today, we’re exploring the topic of using a smart irrigation system.
Imagine watering your lawn with just the push of a button. It’s not so hard is it? Modern irrigation systems have come far. Most systems operate on their own through the use of a timer. But, even standard timers are becoming outdated. We are now in the age of the smart irrigation system. Additional devices can be applied to your existing irrigation system to help it function more efficiently. In this article, we’ll be listing the top three devices for smart irrigation systems.
Purpose of Smart Irrigation
Smart irrigation systems are key to helping both homeowners and the environment. By using these devices your system can conserve water, lower water bills, reduce runoff and eliminate waste. The state of Florida even has a smart irrigation month dedicated to educating homeowners about how they can improve their irrigation efficiency. For more information, read more here.
Rain sensors in Florida have several important uses that make them necessary to smart irrigation systems. The purpose of an automatic shut-off device, like a rain sensor, is to control water flow to your sprinkle system. If rain is already watering the lawn, you obviously don’t need to. To be sure, your rain sensor turns off your sprinklers for a period of time so that you don’t need to do it yourself. Over time, rain sensors can conserve water and save you money on your power or water bill. This device can be installed by your local irrigation experts in less than an hour.
Backflow controllers are installed at the head of your irrigation system. These devices stop possibly contaminated water from your irrigation system from leeching back into your household water and drinking water.
Soil Moisture Controllers
Soil moisture controllers are typically part of your smart irrigation system when you have flowerbeds. These sensors our place underground so that they can sense the amount of moisture at the root of your plants. As a smart controller, they can prevent overwatering of your plants. Also, they can save your plants during a drought when you are unsure of your plants moisture levels.
Each of these three devices can communicate with one another in order to make your system more efficient. Smart irrigation systems are not only necessary, many times they are required by law. At Accurate Drilling Solutions, our team of expert technicians can inform you of the necessary components you need for your irrigation system. To schedule installation or services, contact our office today.