The only disadvantage is that a smart irrigation system is a bit more expensive than traditional standard clock-based controllers systems. Of course, when you consider the water savings, environmental benefits, and overall cost of running the system, your investment will quickly pay off.
Are there any disadvantages of smart lawn sprinkler systems I should consider?
What notifications will the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter send?
The Rachio Wireless Flow Meter can alert you of high or low flow rates through email and the Rachio app. These notifications are available for both the Home screen and individual zones.
How will I know if the flow meter is working at installation?
Once you activate your Rachio Wireless Flow Meter, your Rachio app’s home screen will display water usage in gallons or liters instead of minutes. You will receive an error message if the flow meter cannot read your system’s flow rate or detect leaks. You will also receive a notification via email or the Rachio app if the flow meter fails to work.
What is the warranty for my new water flow meter?
You get a 2-year limited warranty with the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter as part of the Rachio Smart Watering System. For details, click here.
How many water flow meters do I need?
The Rachio Lawn Sprinkler system supports up to two backflow preventers and one Rachio 3 controller. We recommend installing one flow meter per backflow preventer to ensure optimal function. Please note that the maximum number of backflow preventers allowed is two, with two Wireless Flow Meters and one Rachio 3.
What Does an Irrigation Water Flow Meter Do?
With the help of flow sensor irrigation technology, you can efficiently monitor your irrigation system and identify any necessary adjustments or issues that need to be addressed.
- How much water have I used since the last irrigation?
- Is the system applying the right amount of water?
- Are there any changes in the flow rate during the season that I need to adjust to?
- Is the system flagging issues like clogs, leaks, or other problems?
What Is a Sprinkler Flow Meter?
A lawn sprinkler flow meter maintains specific environmental conditions for residential lawns and other grassy areas. Sprinkler flow meters can also be used in smart home applications to automate routines based on system flow rate requirements. By installing sprinkler flow sensors, water usage can be monitored and runoff reduced.
Upon installation, the sprinkler flow sensor measures irrigation flow to determine water speed through the system. The meter then sends this information to an irrigation controller, which can detect issues and conserve water. Suppose the water flow rate is too high. In that case, the flow meter sends a signal to the irrigation controller to take corrective measures, such as stopping the water flow, sounding an alarm, or sending an alert message.
How long does it take for me to receive my Lawn Sprinkler Rebate?
Your rebate arrives by mail within 60 days of installation confirmation.
After I am approved, how long do I have to get my lawn sprinkler system upgraded?
A licensed vendor must perform Lawn Sprinkler System upgrades within 60 days of the initial system evaluation. For best results, before initiating upgrades, submit a copy of any work proposal to NIS staff to confirm that parts and design meet your rebate option requirements.
Is Green Planet Sprinkler & Irrigation a Broward County-recommended vendor?
Yes, our company has been a long-time licensed and recommended lawn sprinkler contractor by the Lawn Sprinkler Rebate Program of Lawn Sprinkler, Florida. As a licensed lawn sprinkler contractor, we fully comprehend the process. We can expertly design and deliver all required documents to document your lawn sprinkler system and meet your lawn sprinkler system rebate option requirements.
Must I be present during the Lawn Sprinkler Eligibility Test?
You must attend the initial system evaluation to ensure that you receive all the necessary information. The assessment provides vital information and guides the steps you must take. Being present during this evaluation is crucial for moving forward smoothly with timely release and maximizing your benefits.
What are the qualifications to be eligible for the lawn sprinkler rebate program?
Before starting the program, the first step is to evaluate your current system. This evaluation will determine the type, size, and overall “fitness” of your system. To proceed with the program, it is required that you score 70% or better on the Fitness Test. Suppose you are aware that your system is in extreme disrepair. In that case, it is recommended that you perform some light maintenance before applying to the program.
Will I have difficulty operating my new lawn sprinkler system?
No — Rachio Smart Lawn Sprinkler Systems can be controlled from any smart phone using the Rachio app or smart assistants like, Google, Alexa or Siri.
How much will a good lawn sprinkler system cost?
The price of a lawn sprinkler system depends upon many factors such as property size, type of landscaping, number of zones, products used and special needs.
Will a new lawn sprinkler system do a better job at watering my landscape than me?
An automatic sprinkler system would do a more efficient job because it will be designed based on your lawns diverse watering needs, using specific products designed to water grass, trees, shrubs or garden plants.
Will a new lawn sprinkler system save me time?
Yes. — You won’t have to worry about wasting your leisurely minutes on the lawn watering – your new system will look after it all for you even when you are away on vacation.
Will a new lawn sprinkler system save me money?
Yes. — This is because automatic sprinkler systems are water efficient – they will only apply the exact amount of water needed by your landscape. Plus, our Rachio Smart Smart Systems take into consideration local weather and adjust your schedule when needed.
Why won’t my lawn Sprinkler pump not turn on?
The first thing you should do is check your breaker to make sure it’s not in the “off” position or if it has been tripped. If that doesn’t work, try resetting the breaker. If you keep tripping the pump breaker after resetting, it may be because of something wrong with the wires to your pump or the motor itself.
Either way, you may want to go ahead and contact us for a free evaluation.
Why is my lawn sprinkler pump making noise?
The suction lift is the vertical distance between the water surface and the pump inlet. When this suction lift is too high, the pump will start to sound like it has rocks in it. This noise is caused by cavitation, which can harm the pump’s internal components. Sometimes, relocating the pump closer to the water source solves the problem — at least temporarily.
Give us a call today for a free evaluation of your sprinkler pump.
Why is my lawn sprinkler timer not turning on?
First, make sure your lawn sprinkler is set to run. Next check your schedule to ensure it is set to run. If there is no power to your sprinkler timer there may be a wiring or electricity issue. To troubleshoot a field wiring short, first, make sure to check the condition of the circuit breaker or fuse. If it has been blown, this typically means a field wiring short.
If these steps do not help, give us a call to schedule a free sprinkler timer evaluation.
How long do lawn sprinkler water timers last?
When it comes to wires and other components, you may have to replace them regularly due to improper installation and corrosion. Valves can provide 10-15 years of service, while controllers give 5-10 years under normal conditions.
If this does not help, give us a call to schedule a free sprinkler timer evaluation.
Why is my lawn sprinkler timer not working?
Check manually if your duration settings are set up properly. Turn on the lawn sprinkler for a period of time and let it run, then turn on your temporary program to turn off the lawn sprinklers. Quickly check how long it took for them to be turned off.
If this does not help, give us a call to schedule a free sprinkler timer evaluation.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, Zelle, Checks and Cash. Give us a call today to schedule your free quote.
Do you install new lawn sprinkler systems?
Green Planet Sprinkler & Irrigations specializes in installing new sprinkler systems. Whether you utilize city water, well water or lake water we design and install the right sprinkler system that enhances your yards beauty and also can save you money .
How soon can I get on the schedule to service my lawn sprinkler system?
It really depends on our current schedule and your location. If our team is already in your area then chances are we will try to fit you in. We always try our best to work you in, but if we can’t, we will communicate early and frequent to keep you updated.
What’s it going to cost me to fix my lawn sprinkler system?
We provide a free, thorough evaluation of your complete lawn sprinkler system and provide you with an estimate of what we find. We won’t proceed until we walk you through the issue and get your approval.
Will a new smart lawn sprinkler system water all the different areas of my yard?
Your smart lawn sprinkler system will be designed to accommodate all areas of your yard.
For Your Lawn Areas
In lawn areas, we want to ensure sprinkler heads are placed out of the way, and evenly dispersed to ensure proper coverage.
The sprinkler heads are then grouped in zones to allow for proper water distribution and account for sun exposure.
For Your Plant Bed Areas
For your plant bed areas, shrubs or trees, we install drip systems to keep the roots properly moist. Drip systems are 90% efficient and are extremely beneficial for plantings.
Will my smart lawn sprinkler system know to stop when it rains?
Not only will a smart lawn sprinkler system NOT run when the forecast calls for rain, but it will also automatically adjust the upcoming schedule to accommodate for the rainfall in your area.
How much water can I expect a smart lawn sprinkler controller to save?
Replacing a standard clock-based controller with a smart lawn sprinkler controller can save an average home up to 15,000 gallons of water annually, which translates to helping save more than 30 billion gallons of water globally.
Do smart lawn sprinkler systems help to save water?
Yes. Our smart lawn sprinkler systems leverage problem-solving, proprietary watering algorithms that use climate data, soil temperature, root depth data, and more to assess your soil’s moisture & save water where it makes sense. So you never see your irrigation system running while it’s raining outside.
What are the benefits of a smart automatic lawn sprinkler system?
A smart automatic lawn sprinkler system not only lets you control and automate your complete system, but it also allows you to control it from anywhere, from your smartphone.
Our smart automatic irrigation systems create tailored schedules based on your lawn’s specific needs, including plant type, soil type, sun exposure, and more, for custom and worry-free watering.
A smart automatic irrigation system also provides cost savings, our customers see up to 30-50% savings on their monthly watering bills and have helped save more than 30 billion gallons of water.