WiFi for Your Smart Sprinkler System? It’s More Important Than You Think!
From cell phones to e-books to smart refrigerators, it seems nearly everything is online these days. And although the internet and the outdoors may feel like polar opposites, your landscape today is more reliant than ever on WiFi – especially when it comes to your sprinkler system!
Smart irrigation systems have grown in popularity as sprinkler technology advances and water conservation becomes a priority for many. And between their sustainability, cost savings, and ability to keep your lawn perfectly watered, it’s no wonder we’re installing more and more of these systems each year.
Considering making the switch? Here are the answers to all your questions about how sprinkler systems use WiFi and what you can expect with smart irrigation.
How do sprinkler systems use WiFi?
Your sprinklers can connect to the WiFi you already have in your house to give you all the perks of a smart irrigation system. Every system is different, but in most cases you will be able to set up your smart sprinkler system using an app. Once connected, you can control the system right from your phone. Set schedules, allow it to analyze your soil moisture, or let it sync with your local weather data to give your landscape exactly what it needs when it needs it. You’ll be surprised how smart your smart system actually is!
Is smart sprinkler tech easy to use?
Smart irrigation systems are designed to be intuitive and user friendly. In fact, many find smart sprinklers to be easier to use than traditional systems! Many smart sprinklers come with “plug-and-play” functionality for users who want an easy setup, then more advanced options to meet any specific needs. So whether you want to set a simple daily watering schedule or dive deeper into different zones of your yard to set up customized frequencies and amounts, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting started. And the best part? It’s all easily controllable from your smartphone, tablet, or smart home device.
Is smart irrigation cost effective?
Because smart irrigation systems adapt to your landscape and weather in real time, many users notice significant decreases in their water usage, which keeps bills low and saves cash. In fact, the EPA estimates that homes with smart irrigation save 15,000 gallons of water on average!
Systems will connect to the internet to get live weather forecasts, adjusting schedules so you don’t waste water (and money) watering a lawn moments before a storm rolls in. Some also come equipped with soil sensors, guaranteeing your yard gets the perfect amount of water every time to stay luscious and green without overdoing it.
On top of the smart water conservation, your sprinklers can also be turned on or off manually through the app in just a few taps, even on the go. Gone are the days of running out in the rain to turn them off or just letting them run because it’s easier!
How else can WiFi be used in your landscape?
Your irrigation system isn’t the only thing in your yard that uses WiFi. Landscape lighting can connect to your network as well, giving you full control over when lights go on and off, their brightness, even their color. Landscape speakers and water features have also gotten the smart treatment – both with WiFi-enabled options that can be controlled with just a few taps on your phone.
Trust the professionals to set it all up
The beauty of a smart irrigation system is the “set it and forget it” philosophy, so it’s critical to get everything installed correctly the first time. The experts at Rock Solid have decades of experience with irrigation technology and can help you get exactly what you need, set up in exactly the way you want. Contact our team our team today at 763-398-0739 for our professional advice and a free quote!