Sprinkler climate sensors are now available for residential use, rather than only being available to professional landscapers and their commercial clients. The introduction of this new technology has changed the irrigation industry and how homeowners water their grass. We at Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting are proud to offer these climate sensors to help you upgrade your sprinkler system and get it running at its best.
We are an Austin sprinkler company that has been in business since 1987 in the great state of Texas. At Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting, we specialize in sprinkler repair, drip irrigation, drainage, and lighting for landscapes. You may be asking yourself, what are climate sensors and why do I need them? Let’s explore both of these questions one at a time.
Getting Technical (But Not Too Technical)
There are many climate and weather conditions that will make you do more work trying to predict the unpredictable instead of working to take care of your lawn. A climate sensor is a small device that can detect a heavy downpour, light rain blown onto property from strong winds, and extreme cold temperatures that lead to freezing. Inside the device, there are small disks that expand and contract and flip a switch to control the operation of your sprinkler system.
In the middle of a thunderstorm, these disks expand to shut off the system and make sure they stay off. Once the disks dry, they return to their original size and the system resumes normal operation without throwing off the timer.
Benefits of Climate Technology:
- Takes some of the work out of keeping up your yard
- Saves time and money
- Avoids overwatering, which leads to water waste and plant damage
- Protects from freezing
- Avoids fines in many Texas cities
How many times has your sprinkler system watered in the rain? Have you tried to stop this from happening by turning off the timer, but then forgetting to turn it back on? Climate technology takes the guesswork out of irrigation by allowing you to set the timer and forget it.
When your sprinkler system is running effectively and efficiently, you are saving not only time but money as well. Without watering in a thunderstorm, your system doesn’t use as much water, which lowers your bill. Too much water destroys planting beds and contributes to root rot. Watering your grass in below freezing temperatures creates ice on sensitive flowers, sidewalks, and roads. In some Texas cities, homeowners are being fined for not having climate upgrades.
Installing a sprinkler climate sensor is quick and easy, and our associates and technicians are highly-qualified experts in their field. Stop trying to predict the unpredictable and give Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting a call in the Austin area at 512-836-5100 to schedule an appointment.