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Rachio Gen 3 – A Game Changer in Irrigation Control

By July 18, 2019 March 20th, 2020 No Comments


Without preparation, the summer heat of Kansas City can do quite a number on your lawn dazzling green lawn of spring. Although summer is now full swing, it’s still not too late to provide your lawn a little “life insurance” against the scorching summer – and even fall – months in KC. Whether you’re exploring a first-time irrigation system installation, or just want to be certain your current automatic sprinkler system is running at peak performance, one thing’s for certain: Your irrigation system is not complete without a Rachio 3 WiFi Sprinkler Controller!

The Turf Pros at Heinen Landscape and Irrigation can design and install a custom irrigation system that ensures your yard gets exactly the amount of water it needs to stay healthy this summer and all year round. By adding a Rachio WiFi-enabled irrigation controller, all zones in your yard will get just the right amount of water to always look their very best – no matter what blend of scorching dryness and mercury-popping temperatures the local TV weather teams predict!

While Rachio Generations 1 and 2 will connect with the nearest national weather service station, the Rachio Generation 3 WiFi Sprinkler Controller is the only controller equipped with hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus and a Rachio Wireless Flow Meter.

Weather Intelligence™ Plus is a brand-new feature available that adds “hyper-local” accuracy into the current and projected weather conditions – this means not just the weather your area,  but even the weather just outside your front door. No other smart sprinkler controller offers weather monitoring this precise – or reliable. This new Rachio feature allows for more accurate rain skips, better seasonal shifts, and saturation skips when the soil moisture is balanced.

The Rachio Gen 3 also includes Rachio’s newest feature: Wind Skip. This is a feature that reduces water-waste by avoiding watering when high winds are likely to interfere with water-spray that’s intended for your lawn and plants. This all new Rachio smart controller saves water when it rains, when seasons shifts, when soil saturation increases, or when your home is experiencing high winds!

Another feature available exclusively with Rachio 3 is the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter. The Flow Meter helps your system to avoid the effects of catastrophic leaks and provides even more valuable insights about your outdoor water use. The flow meter automatically detects broken heads, ruptured pipes, and even low-flow leaks thanks to the control system’s highly-sensitive, state-of-the-art “Vortex” technology. It also issues notifications through the Rachio App on you smartphone alerting you of leaks and blockages (it even triggers instant zone shut-off when leaks and other flow issues are detected).Yet another feature – Inactive Leak Detection – allows the Wireless Flow Meter to even check and detect leaks when your sprinklers are not running.

Irrigation_RachioAnd there’s more, all of this smart watering technology also connects to Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Nest, IFTTT and SmartThings, making Rachio 3 the most connected outdoor watering controller on the market!

Already have a Rachio 1 or 2 WiFi Sprinkler Controller installed? Not to worry, Heinen can retrofit your existing system with a Rachio WiFi Gen 3 Sprinkler Controller! Whether you’re ready to install a new irrigation system or just looking to upgrade control systems, just give Debbie at Heinen a call at (913) 432-5011.