Welcome to the Pacific Northwest where we can expect rain 156 days per year, averaging 42.8 inches which is 4.7 inches higher than other areas of the United States. So why water when you do not have to?
There are many types of sensors. Rain sensors are one of the most commonly used methods and do exactly as their name describes, senses the rain. They are designed to interrupt an irrigation cycle during a rain event. Rain sensors have a series of porous cork discs that when wet, they expand and force the sensor to prevent/shut off the controller from
SOLAR SYNC® Weather Sensors detect the weather conditions and include variables like,
wind, soil type, incline, and what type of turf, plants, and shrubs are growing in the area and adjust irrigation according to on-site conditions. The Solar Sync sensor is an advanced weather sensor that calculates evapotranspiration (ET) and adjusts your Hunter controller daily based on your local weather conditions. Solar Sync measures sunlight and temperature, and uses ET to determine the correct seasonal adjustment percentage value (see image below) to send to the controller. The controller then uses its programmed run time and adjusts to Solar Sync’s seasonal adjustment value to modify the actual irrigation run time for that day.
Go With Your Local Pro
Whatever kind of landscape you have, watering wisely is the way to go for your wallet and to help the environment. Hiring a licensed, bonded and insured irrigation professional to install, inspect and maintain your system ensures a properly- irrigated landscape with years of trouble free operation. Give your professionals at Lawn & Irrigation Technologies NW a call to schedule an appointment to see how you can maximize your systems performance and save both water and money!