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Irrigation: Upgrading Irrigation Controller

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With the ever continuing drought conditions we need to do more to protect water and use it as efficiently as possible.  A good way to do this is to upgrade your old irrigation controller with a smart controller.

Recently, I purchased a new smart controller from Weathermatic along with their smart link aircard to replace my old Rainbird controller.  I will use this post to outline some of the advantages of upgrading.

 

 

This is a picture of the old Rainbird controller that was installed with my original irrigation system.  For its time it performed normal irrigation functions adequately but it would still require you to monitor it frequently.  If you did not know the water requirements of your landscape, more than likely you would set the controller and tend to over water the landscape.  Also, the controller would water the same throughout the year unless someone manually adjusted the individual zone run times or the global seasonal adjustment. 

 

The New and Improved


Below is the new Weathermatic smart controller with smart link aircard.

 

There are several distinctive differences between this controller and my old one:

  1. I can set run times based on soil type and plant requirements
  2. The controller through its weather station will adjust those run times based on daily site temperature
  3. With the smartlink aircard I can access the controller and adjust specific zones anywhere I have an internet connection
  4. With a flow sensor installed I can monitor how much water is going through the system and shut down zones that might not be functioning properly

All of these advancements in technology work together to use water more efficient and keep your landscape alive and well.

To find out more about weathermatic controllers look them up on the web at www.weathermatic.com

If you suspect you have an irrigation problem give us a call 979 245 5700. We would be glad to help.

 

" No one knows the value of water until the well goes dry" - Benjamin Franklin

Robert

 

 

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