Wish your lawn’s sprinkler system was smarter? Now it can be. Rachio has launched its Iro Smart Sprinkler controller in 990 Home Depot stores nationwide. Iro connects to your sprinkler system replacing your existing controller and is connected by an Android or iOS app. It’s Wi-Fi connected and it’ll adjust the schedule based on climate data. It’s fully automated and will work just fine without the app being present. Controlling the system by when the grass needs water rather than a fixed schedule will save money. According to the company up to 7.8 billion gallons of water are wasted a day on grass that doesn’t need it. Iro also gives you analytic data to track your usage.
The Iro controller is a very affordable $249 at Home Depot. The companion app is free.
Rachio Launches Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller at Home Depot Locations Nationwide
EPA Estimates nearly 3.9 Billion gallons of water are wasted per day by inefficient landscape irrigation systems
DENVER – June 04, 2014 – Rachio is excited to announce the launch of Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller at 990 Home Depot locations across the country. The Wi-Fi connected Iro acts as the brain of a landscape irrigation system, automatically adjusting to weather conditions and seasonality to use as little water as possible, while maintaining beautiful lawn.
The iOS and Android app powered Iro creates a watering schedule based on location, taking into account regional characteristics and restrictions. This includes adjusting watering patterns to best meet the needs of various soil types and adapting to unpredictable weather.
Iro’s ability to learn and automatically adjust to its environment helps address the country’s growing outdoor water waste issue. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 50% of the 7.8 billion gallons of water used daily for landscape irrigation is wasted. With Iro users can reduce their impact and track usage over time.
“Iro is the ultimate marriage of conservationism and convenience,” said Chris Klein CEO and Co- founder of Rachio. “Our smart sprinkler controller takes the hard work out of maintaining your yard so you can get back to enjoying it with the peace of mind you’re limiting water waste.”
Iro installs quickly and easily. Users begin by unplugging their old controller, detaching the low voltage zone wires and removing it from the wall. They then mount the smart controller to the wall and reconnect the low voltage zone wires and plug it in. Finally users are prompted to sync Iro through the Rachio smartphone app.
Once attached users can hold their Smartphone up to a sensor on the Iro and it will connect to their home wireless network. The app will then lead the user through a simple zone setup process that will create a localized watering schedule. The free Rachio app is available for download at Apple’s App Store and from Google Play.
The Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller is available immediately at www.rach.io and Home Depot stores for $249.
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Based in Denver Colorado, Rachio creates products that change the way consumers interact with their home and backyard, transforming them into a source of enjoyment and peace. The company’s mission is to design solutions that provide convenience through home automation while always considering the impact on our environment. For more information please visit www.rach.io.