What’s the first thing that you think about when you think about a “smart home”? You may be thinking about a bluetooth speaker that can respond to voice command. After all, some of the world’s most powerful and influential tech companies such as Google and Amazon are heavily invested in these types of products.
You might also consider the idea of a smart oven, or a “smart” thermostat or home security system. There’s a good chance that you might not have thought about a smart home sprinkler, but that might be changing in the next several years. Here are a couple of reasons why you might want to consider an upgrade from that old lawn sprinkler that you’ve had for years. After all, lawn irrigation is extremely important to maintaining your lawn’s appearance.
Convenient When Weather Changes
One of the most inconvenient aspects of a lawn sprinkler is something that we all have probably been through. It’s a beautiful day, and the lawn sprinkler is on. Out of nowhere, it starts raining! You have to go run in the rain now to turn off your lawn sprinkler since the rain will take care of your lawn.
This is where a smart home sprinkler can really come in handy. You can literally switch off the smart home sprinkler from inside your house, and continue to enjoy your day.
Smart home sprinklers are definitely a bit of an investment. While there are certainly cheaper lawn sprinklers, you might find that smart home sprinklers will cost up to several hundred dollars, and that doesn’t take into consideration any smart sprinkler repair or maintenance that may have to occur down the line.
However, you might find that the product ends up paying for itself. Since there is so much more data to take into consideration; the smart lawn sprinkler might end up saving you water costs. Of course, you may have to take a proactive approach and monitor the scheduling in order for the most money to be saved. This is also great for those who are concerned about water conservation, as well.
With a smart sprinkler system, you can actually create “zones” of your lawn or yard to water in certain ways. This is especially beneficial to those with large amounts of land, but can be convenient to homeowners and business owners of all kinds.
The fact that you can adjust the “zones” of how your sprinkler system operates is incredible, considering that this can be done anywhere. As long as you can connect to the app, or have Wi-Fi, you can ensure that zone control is achieved.