In the United States, the average person uses between 80 to 100 gallons of water each day, and unfortunately, a lot of that water is completely wasted. While spending money on your water bill each month is unavoidable, there are ways to drastically cut down on water usage by using certain smart home products. From smart irrigation systems to water sensors, these are just some of the water-conserving devices you should incorporate into your smart home.
Conserving Water with Smart Home Technology
- Smart Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems. The average irrigation system uses two gallons of water per minute. For larger yards, this number rapidly increases. Smart sprinkler and irrigation systems save water and money by only using the water your yard actually needs. These smart devices actively keep an eye on the weather forecast, so water isn’t used when rain is coming. You can also control different zones of your yard based on different watering requirements. For example, you can distribute set amounts of water based on the plants in each zone — garden, grass, landscaping, etc.
- Smart Water Sensors. Smart water sensors are simple devices placed on the floor of easily accessible, yet vulnerable, areas, such as basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, etc. They monitor moisture around pipes and other fixtures and sound an alarm/send a notification as soon as water is detected. You can place as many as needed around your home.
- Smart Faucets and Showerheads. While not as popular as the other devices, smart faucets and showerheads can save a surprising amount of water. They allow you to set your ideal shower settings, distribute measured amounts of water and control the water pressure. Overall, they use around 20 percent less water than traditional faucets.
For more information on conserving water with smart home devices, contact IQ Home today.