Does Installing Rain Sensors for Irrigation Systems Help Lower Utility Bills?

Ever seen sprinklers going full blast during a rainstorm? It’s quite the sight! But worse, you become that neighbor. Rain sensors for irrigation systems are designed to stop this from happening. These handy gadgets automatically shut off your sprinklers when it starts raining, preventing unnecessary watering.

This saves water and keeps your lawn from turning into a puddle, which is perfect for the neighborhood ducks seeking a swim. Let’s dive into how these smart devices keep your yard and wallet happy!

sprinkler in rain on lawn automatically shutting off from rain sensor installed by a professional irrigation company

What are Rain Sensors and How Do They Work?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that about 20% of U.S. homes have irrigation systems—but not all of those systems are equipped with rain sensors. And just what are rain sensors, anyway?

Rain sensors, also called rain shutoff devices, are tools that help manage how much your yard (or garden) gets watered. They attach to your irrigation system and keep an eye on the weather for you. When it starts to rain, these sensors quickly tell your sprinklers to take a break, ensuring no extra water is wasted. 

How do they do this? Inside each sensor is a special disk that soaks up rainwater. As it absorbs water, it expands and triggers a switch that pauses your sprinklers. It’s a simple yet super-effective way to make sure your lawn gets just the right amount of water without any going to waste.

Environmental and Financial Benefits of Rain Sensors

Using rain sensors not only supports the environment but also lightens the load on your wallet. When your irrigation system stops overwatering, you’re not just saving water—you’re also reducing your water bills. The savings can vary, depending on your yard’s size and how often it rains in your area, but the financial benefit of using less water is a clear win for any homeowner.

To summarize, yes, installing rain sensors on your irrigation system will save money on your water bill.

Reduces Water Wastage: By halting your irrigation system during rain, rain sensors conserve a significant amount of water. 

– Promotes Healthier Plants and Soil: Overwatering can suffocate plant roots and encourage fungal diseases. Rain sensors prevent these issues by ensuring plants receive the optimal amount of water.

How Much Money Can You Save with Rain Sensors?

saving money on monthly water utility bill with coins coming out of shower head instead of wasted water

Excess water usage can quickly add up to your monthly bills. By installing rain sensors, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars a year. Reports show that households can save an average of 12,000 gallons of water per year by using a rain sensor on their irrigation system. For some families, this could translate to savings of up to $200 annually. This can vary based on factors such as the size of your yard, how often it rains in your area, and the cost of water in your region.

Install Rain Sensors for Your Sprinkler System for Your Home in Canton, MA, or Across the South Shore with Berardi Irrigation

Berardi Irrigation is dedicated to providing efficient and cost-effective irrigation solutions for homeowners across the South Shore. Based in Canton, MA, we serve the surrounding areas with high-quality sprinkler system installation, repair, and maintenance services. We also offer rain sensor features to help you save water and money while keeping your lawn healthy. To learn more and request a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 781-828-2029!


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Berardi Irrigation is a leading name in the lawn care industry based in Canton, Massachusetts. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch irrigation and landscape lighting services to homes across the surrounding areas. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and personalized customer service sets us apart from the rest. Whether you need a simple sprinkler repair or a complete irrigation system installation, we have the expertise to get the job done right.

Contact us today to learn more about our services, and find out if you live within the areas we serve.

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Allen M.
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I've been working with Berardi Irrigation for over two years now and I've been nothing but impressed by every single interaction! Their office staff are polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. Not to mention, most of my needs are handled in a single phone call! Not to be outdone, their service is unrivaled in both quality and value. Courteous, efficient technicians arrive on time and work diligently and even let me know about ways to save on the water bill! If you have any irrigation need, big or small, look no further. 11/10
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Their customer service sets the standard. From office personnel to field crews, I couldn’t be happier. My system has worked perfectly since they installed it about 6 years ago, and I needed a house call after an aerator mishap. My field tech showed up on time, was extremely personable and professional, and within 20 minutes I was again watering my lawn. Thanks Gabe!
Patricia T.
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Very professional from the owner to the technicians. The owner came out and provided a quote for my new install. Gabe was able to answer all my questions. The crew were very professional and got the job done quicker than expected. The materials used were top notch and the price was right. I highly recommend Berardi Irrigation.
Ralph D.
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Gabe and the team is extremely professional and efficient . I was impressed with how they minimized any disruption to the yard during the irrigation install - I highly recommend Berardi to anyone seeking quality work from quality people.
Brandon W.
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Owner was very responsive and transparent on the work to be done. When one section of my yard was not being fully covered they quickly came out and fixed it. The crew was professional, quick, made sure they didn't break out invisible fence, and took the time to walk through the system with me to make sure it was installed correctly. 10/10 would use again.

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