Does your sprinkler system come on even after it’s rained heavily the day before? Chances are you need a Rain Sensor added to your system. Already have one? It may be time for a new one.
Rain sensors are typically included on a newly installed irrigation system or they can be added to any existing system. Rain sensors are designed to shut the system down when a certain amount of rainfall has occurred. They do this by interrupting the electrical flow from the controller that activates the valve on the sprinkler system.
Sprinkalawn Rain Sensors are wireless. Rain Sensors use sophisticated sensors that use an expansion disk to measure rainfall. The most important aspect of the rain sensor is placement. Rain sensors should be placed in areas that rainfall can be measured unobstructed. This location can be either on a fence or roof line free from overhanging trees or roof overhangs or anywhere else that the rainfall measure will not be interfered with.
One of the biggest benefits of a rain sensor is the money savings. Rain sensors do not allow the system to come on when it has been raining. Not only does this save our natural resources – sometimes in low supply in our area – but cuts down on your water, sewer (this costs more than water) and electricity bill.
Installing a rain sensor also saves on wear and tear on your sprinkler system. A sprinkler system is made up of moving parts. If it’s not needed due to rainfall, then it does extend the life of the system.
A well maintained, working sprinkler system with a rain sensor adds value to your home. Contact Sprinkalawn today to install a rain sensor or to make sure your rain sensor is providing the value you should expect for your home.