Do you want to be able to control your lawn sprinklers from anywhere? If so, you need a WiFi sprinkler controller! These controllers allow you to manage your watering schedule using your smartphone or computer. Below, Spartan Irrigation discusses how WiFi sprinkler controllers work, as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of watering system. We will also provide tips for choosing the right controller for your needs.
How WiFi Sprinkler Controllers Work
A WiFi sprinkler controller is a device that automatically controls the watering of your lawn or garden. The controller connects to a water supply and your home WiFi network. You can use the app on your phone or tablet to set a schedule for when you want the sprinklers to turn on and off, and monitor the system’s status. Additionally, the manufacturer usually provides the specific sprinkler app you use, and some can even integrate with Alexa or other smart home management systems.
The Benefits of a WiFi Sprinkler Controller
The main advantage of using a WiFi controller is that it can water your plants even when you’re not at home. This means saving water and money while giving your plants enough water. Another advantage of WiFi controllers is that they often come with built-in weather information, adjusting the watering schedule based on the current weather conditions. This helps to prevent overwatering, which can damage your plants. Furthermore, using a WiFi controller does not affect the sprinkler system installation, and it can be retrofitted to most electrically-controlled systems.
The Challenges of Using this System
WiFi sprinkler systems are a great way to automate your lawn watering, but they come with a few challenges. First of all, you need to have a strong and reliable signal to use most of them. Some systems do come with Bluetooth capabilities, but if you live in an area with spotty coverage, you may find that these controllers aren’t always reliable. Additionally, some systems can be expensive and not meet all your needs. Finally, some controllers rely on electricity to function, so if your power goes out, so does your WiFi and your sprinkler system.
Choosing the Right System for Your Needs
When choosing the right WiFi sprinkler system for your needs, do plenty of research. Some models are great and have many features, while others aren’t so compatible and more difficult to use. Some of the best models on the market include:
Control the Sprinklers with Ease
Spartan Irrigation proudly serves residents throughout Lansing, MI. We install, repair, and maintain sprinkler systems throughout the area, helping homeowners achieve a stunning landscape. In addition to smart home applications, people often look for sprinkler controllers and landscape lighting controllers they can easily integrate with. So, they turn to our team, and you should, too! Contact us today at (517) 882-1826.