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The Weathermatic Smartline series of controllers have two distinct modes. Standard and Auto Adjust. Here we will discuss the Standard mode functions and operation.Standard mode is just as it sounds, standard. Or you can think of it as basic, simple, or even dumb. (Since we are discussing smart controllers, I had to throw that one in). The standard mode operates just like every controller on the market. What you see is what you get. This mode is what I refer to as a "good soldier".

The Smartline controller asks for a number of items to operate in AUTO ADJUST. The first on the dial position for AUTO ADJUST and topic of this update is ZIP CODE. It means more than you think. The Smartline controller uses real-time, on site weather information from the Smartline Weather Stations (SLW1 and SLW5 or SLW15) to calculate the daily ETo and apply that to the programming in auto adjust to accurately calculate the run times for each individual zones that is needed to replace the water that was lost that day.

Occasionally, customers will ask me why they should choose Weathermatic Smart controllers over the competition.   There's a lot to that question, but I usually respond with "Why not?"

Saving water is a way of life for me.  As a water management solution provider, every day I speak to professional landscape and property management companies responsible for billions of gallons of water about progressive methods of saving our most precious resource.  For what purpose?  The obvious – saving water saves money and creates a more sustainable environment for our health, safety, economy, landscape, and bottom line.

Here at Weathermatic, we know the importance of saving our customers water. However, we are immeasurably fortunate to have water for irrigation and drinking. Worldwide, nearly one billion people cannot access clean drinking water, and it keeps them sick, impoverished, uneducated, and oppressed.

Nationwide, commercial and residential properties commit up to 30-70% of their water use to landscape irrigation. Unfortunately, according to the EPA, 50% of this outdoor water use simply runs off the property and down the street due to overwatering.


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