With no preparation, the sweltering summer heat of Kansas City can do quite a number on your dazzling green lawn of spring. Although summer is now in full swing, it’s not too late to provide your lawn with a little “life insurance”. Whether you’re exploring an irrigation system installation for the first time, or just want to be certain your current system is running at peak performance, one thing’s for certain: your irrigation system is not complete without a Rachio 3 WiFi Sprinkler Controller!

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 connect with the nearest national weather service station, the Rachio Generation 3 is the only sprinkler controller equipped with hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus and a Rachio Wireless Flow Meter.

Weather Intelligence™ Plus is a brand-new feature that adds “hyperlocal” accuracy into the current and projected weather conditions – this means not just the weather in your local area, but the weather right 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.

Now exclusively with Rachio 3 is the Rachio Wireless Flow Meter. The flow meter automatically detects broken heads, ruptured pipes and even low-flow leaks. This is all possible thanks to the control system’s highly-sensitive, state-of-the-art “Vortex” technology. When leaks and other flow issues are detected, the Rachio 3 triggers an instant zone shut-off and alerts you through the Rachio App on your smartphone – even when your sprinklers are inactive!

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

And there’s more, the Rachio 3 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? 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.