Hot weather Auto adjusting?


#1

Hi all,

I am in NJ and we are expecting 90 degree weather for a few days. That got me thinking.
My current default is to water every 3 days. Will the rachio auto compensate with extra watering if it’s too hot?


#2

If you have water budgeting turned on then yes it will! This week our temps have also gone up and the Iro has automagically upped my watering times by a minute for each zone.


#3

@nehsmit

Thanks for reaching out. As @Striker169 mentioned our water budgeting feature will do this on a weekly basis. So we will either increase or decrease your durations accordingly.

With our 2.0 release we will have Flex Scheduling and this will be done a daily basis. So that will be a great new addition.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Cheers,
Kevin


#4

Thank you so much for the quick response. This is exactly why I chose Rachio.


#5

How do I turn on water budgeting?


#6

How to enable Water Budgeting…
http://support.rachio.com/article/282-water-budgeting-and-evapotranspiration-watersmart
John from the Jersey Shore!


#7

Awesome. Thank you so much


#8

Yes it is a hot one here in NJ this week. The Iro has been excellent for me and I cannot wait for 2.0.


#9

Any idea on release date for 2.0?


#10

i hope no sooner than when it is stable and solid. im over software companies getting something to market to meet some marketing requirement, only to end up holding a shinny turd.

not to mention, in my county, the government extorts us with teired pricing, so the difference between an extra 100 gallons of water adds $110 dollars to my bill, i cant have that, the account department will put my reproductive unit in a jar on the mantel in the den.


#11

Yes, at this point really nothing to gain by releasing early.

@nehsmit I can give you a status update.

We’ve received great feedback on our first beta build, second one going out today.

Depending how feedback/testing goes will determine when we officially submit to Apple.

Trust me, you wouldn’t have wanted the system (API, iOS) in the state it was last week :wink:

To me this is fantastic to get real feedback before the masses start using the app, we have not had this luxury before.


#12

Yes, get it right the first time. There is nothing like a new software release (MS Windows updates & Apple iOS updates) that needs an update a few days later because you did not test it properly and your customers complain and then you fix it! Again and again and again.

I am willing to wait because the flex scheduling is going to be so worth it!


#13

Agreed. With all the new technology, last thing anyone wants or needs is a buggy upgrade.