“One of the few tech gadgets my wife thinks is a necessity. If you have a sprinkler system, get the IRO.” Ralph W. (Apple)
With California’s serious drought problem finding ways to conserve water is more important now then ever. We found a company that wants to help you out. Rachio IRO has created an intelligent sprinkler with auto-scheduling, weather intelligence and analytics built in, and the controller runs itself, but feel free to take control of it at anytime, from anywhere.
Life can be demanding at times, so whether you’re busy working or relaxing with friends “It will automatically adjust for changes in weather and seasonality, using as little water as possible while keeping your landscape looking its best.” (Source) This will give you fewer things to stress about and less headaches worrying about the effect the California drought has on your beautiful lawn.
Getting started by following just 3 easy steps:
• Remove existing controller
• Install Iro.
• Connect to Wifi using the Rachio smartphone App
Starting with the brains of the beast…
The smart controller adjusts accordingly depending on seasonality and weather. It is in charge of opening and closing valves that allow water to travel to the spray heads. It also can learn the uniqueness about your yard, where it needs more water and where it needs less. With little effort on your part, the controller can:
• Auto Scheduling
• Quick Conserve
• Operate from Anywhere
• Weather Intelligence
• Smart Cycle
• Analytics and Reports
Rachio gives you the choice of 4 different types of nozzles to choose from depending on your yard and its needs. These nozzles allow for longer run times without wasting water and money.
• Rotary nozzle
• Rotor head
• Fixed spray head
• Manual sprinkler
These valves are safe, reliable and have a long service life. Operated by the controller, you’ll typically have one valve for each area of your yard. “The controller sends a low voltage electrical current to the valve, opening it, which allows water to flow to the zone associated with the valve.”
“We use 7.8 billion gallons a day, outdoors, in the US. As much as 50% of that is wasted.”
It’s time to change this. Rachio has figured out an intelligent way to prevent water from leaving your sprinkler system. This backflow preventer keeps the non-potable water from flowing back into the home to improve your sprinkler system maintenance.
If you get one, let us know what you think.
See also: California Drought