I am interested in automating my sprinkler system, but I would like some hard evidence if possible.
I live in Denver. We have 12 zones (2 drip system for garden, 10 zones for yard). Total lot is 7600sqft. We run our 10-zone yard sprinklers 3-4 times per week at 12 min. Our drip system we run every day for 6 minutes once our garden is planted.
During summer months, our bill is usually $150-$200 per mo. I’m very happy with our lawn and garden - we live in an old neighborhood but happen to get a lot of sun without big trees. I think we could probably save money by running less time, not running when raining that week, watering at different times, etc., which is why I am interested in Rachio. I’m looking at $200+ for the 16-zone unit ($275 less up to $75 Denver Water rebate). If I could prove data of why it would be worth switching, I’d buy it right away. If, at the end of the day, I’m just getting a great gadget that makes my lawn look the same and costs me about the same amount per month, I probably wouldn’t switch.