Go Green with Smart Irrigation

Living in California, you can’t go five minutes without hearing some mention of the drought. Because of this, many Californians have pitched in to lessen their water use during drought, and that habit often sticks even when we aren’t on high alert. While this is a great habit to have and certainly contributes to a better California, we have busy lives, our old sprinkler systems are flawed, and often a sprinkler can be broken and release gushers of water for months until it’s discovered. This way of watering your lawn and/or garden is expensive, wasteful, and doesn’t give you the control you need to conserve water while maintaining a healthy lawn. Until now.

With your smart home control panel, smart home irrigation can help you save money, conserve water, and keep you updated on any repairs or malfunctions your irrigation system may be experiencing in real time.

Rachio and Control4

Rachio, a premier sprinkler controller and flow meter, turns your yard into a 21st-century smart yard. Rachio easily integrates with your existing Control4 system and its app allows you to monitor and adjust your watering from anywhere. Some of its features include:

  • Weather Intelligence™: The latest Rachio 3 gathers weather information from satellites, radar, and local weather stations to determine if rain is in your area and will appropriately apply a “Rain Skip” in your yard if it’s already wet out there.
  • Customized Zones: If you have a vegetable garden, flower beds, and a lawn, each section will need customized attention and different watering schedules and amounts of water. With the Rachio 3, programming these areas is simple and intuitive. The app will even recommend settings with just a few details input by you.
  • Wireless Leak Detection: At the first sign of a leak or sprinkler malfunction, the system will alert you through the app so you know exactly what the problem is so you can handle it immediately before your water bill soars or your lawn gets soggy and ruined from a leaky sprinkler.
  • Voice Activation: Whether you have a Google Assistant or Alexa, Rachio integrates seamlessly with either. If you’re at the kitchen sink and notice the northern end of your backyard could use some extra attention, a simple command into your voice assistant will take care of that dry spot in no time.
A Green Smart Yard

While integrating the Rachio 3 will certainly enhance your smart home, the cost and water savings alone make it well worth it. As a conscientious and tech-savvy Californian, having a smart irrigation system ensures that not a single drop of water is wasted. Not only will you have the most maintained yard on the block, but the water and cost savings will make it a truly “green” yard. Contact us today to bring your lawn into the 21st century.

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