As you wander outside into the scorching heat of summer to turn on your sprinklers and keep your grass from turning brown, you’ve probably wished on more than one occasion that you were rich enough to install automatic sprinklers in your yard. Stop wishing. Automatic sprinkler systems are more affordable than you might think. This article delves into the average cost of installing an automatic sprinkler system, which may make it easier to find a way to fit it into your budge this year.
The average automatic sprinkler system installed in a typical homeowner’s property is slightly under $2500, with most homeowners paying somewhere between $1850 and $3300.
But, before you decide that spending $2500 to water your lawn is out of your reach, there are some additional things you should know when it comes to estimating the cost of installing an automatic sprinkler system on your property.
Size of your Property
Of course, the main consideration when it comes to the cost of installing an automatic sprinkler system at your home is the size of the property you need to irrigate. The larger the area to be covered, the more the system will cost. This is because it takes more piping and more nozzles to adequately cover the area that needs to be irrigated.
But all hope is not yet lost. There isn’t a proportional relationship between the size of your property and the cost of your system. This is because automatic sprinkler systems are set up in zones. Each zone in your system will consist up to 5 sprinkler heads and piping to get the water to each of those heads. This set up not only helps you save money on the cost of installation, it also helps you save money during the operation of the sprinklers because water is delivered to where it is needed and nowhere it isn’t. The best part of the zone system is that you don’t have to install all of the zones at once. Once the initial piping is laid, you can add zones to your system one at a time, which can help you spread the cost out over time.
Quality of the Parts
The second consideration when it comes to cost is the quality of the elements that you use. Sprinkler systems are made up of many different moving parts: the piping, the sprinkler heads, the control panel, various sensors, etc. It pays to use better quality materials as they will last longer and cost you less to maintain. However, if cost is s factor for installation, you can save a few dollars by choosing lesser quality equipment. However, it is never a good idea to skimp on the quality of your sprinkler heads as these devices get the most use.
Of course, whatever you spend out for the cost of installing an automatic sprinkler system, you can expect to get it back through your system’s ability to conserve water. The less water you use, the less your utility bill will be. This effect can be magnified by adding rain sensors and other extras as well.
It is important to also remember that installing an automatic sprinkler system will incur peripheral costs. Unfortunately, technology hasn’t made it possible to install a sprinkler system without digging up your yard. So, you should also spend some time figuring in the cost of reseeding.
The Sprinkler Repair Guy can help you get a more accurate cost evaluation of installing a new sprinkler system at your home. Call or click today to learn more.
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