Monday, September 24, 2012

Charlotte Holiday Lighting Services Help You Enjoy the Holiday Season

Charlotte Holiday Lighting
Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner. In fact, Christmas is only 91 days away! With Halloween and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it will be Christmas day before you know it!

That's why now is the perfect time to begin planning your holiday decorations! Start by calling the Charlotte holiday lighting experts at Irrigation & Lighting Specialist and schedule your free holiday design consultation.

"Everyone loves holiday decorations, especially Christmas lights," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "The problem is that people don't think about them until the last minute. By then, it feels like too much trouble to pull all of last year's lights out and hang them."

Professional Holiday Lighting Installation & Take Down

Charlotte Holiday Lighting
During the holiday season, people look forward to spending time with their families. Time spent pulling out old lights and untangling them, dragging out the ladder, and hanging the lights is time not spent enjoying your family and loved ones.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist is here to help! Our professional lighting technicians are trained to install and maintain your holiday lighting. They will replace bulbs, repair any damage, and do all necessary wiring to ensure a safe and lasting display.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist will also take down your holiday lighting for you. After the holidays, our lighting technicians will take down, wrap and safely package your lights for storage. We take care of everything!

Charlotte Holiday Lighting
"As one of the top Charlotte holiday and Christmas light installation companies, we are able to draw from more than 26 years of experience. We can take care of everything so that all you have to do is spend time celebrating the holidays and enjoying your beautiful holiday lighting and decorations," says Minor.

Holiday Lighting Process

Once you schedule your free holiday decorating consultation, we begin the following process:
  • A professional design consultant will meet with you to determine what will  best suit your design needs.
  • Our professional lighting technicians will install your holiday lights and decorations.
  • Our lighting technicians will also complete any maintenance needed to ensure your display is safely working.
  • After the holidays, we take the lights and decorations down and prepare them for storage.
To learn more about having a professional take care of your holiday outdoor lighting or to schedule a free holiday decorating consultation, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you create a gorgeous holiday lighting display and still be able to enjoy the holidays!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Charlotte Irrigation Company Offers Water-Saving Solutions for Homeowners

Charlotte Irrigation
Did you know that Charlotte has a long history of high water pressure problems? Today, most Charlotte homes have higher water pressure than needed for optimal appliance function. Unfortunately, the problems caused by this high water pressure don’t stop at your home appliances. Most Charlotte irrigation systems also suffer the consequences of this excess pressure.

Have you ever watched a sprinkler running and noticed a “mist” being produced? That mist is an indication of high water pressure. Irrigation heads are designed to use 30 to 40 psi of pressure, but most Charlotte homes maintain at least 60 psi of pressure. In fact, it’s not uncommon to find a Charlotte home with 120 psi or higher!

While this misting may produce what appear to be small rainbows in the sunlight, it’s more accurate to imagine your hard-earned dollars floating away in that mist. As the excess water pressure causes increased flow and velocity, large amounts of water are being released in the form of a mist rather than reaching the intended irrigation target. With the prevalence of droughts and increasing water costs, the costs associated with this wasted water can be substantial.

Pressure Regulating Systems

Pressure Regulating Head
The solution to this high water pressure problem is to use a Pressure Regulating System (PRS) irrigation head, such as a Rain Bird® 1800-PRS Series Spray Head. These irrigation heads have patented PRS pressure regulators built into their stems that maintain optimum water pressure for ideal spray nozzle performance.

By regulating the high water pressure at the head, PRS irrigation heads can help you save approximately one gallon per minute per rotor or spray. This could result in the average homeowner saving thousands of gallons of water each season.

The Rain Bird® 1800-PRS Series Spray Head, for examples, ensures optimal nozzle performance at 45 psi. When you consider that it has been estimated that every 5 psi reduction in pressure reduces water usage by 6-8%, you could be looking at an 18% reduction in your water usage. That reduction means more money in your wallet!

“Given the recent increases in droughts and high water prices, cutting back on water usage is an easy way to save money,” says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. “Using PRS heads is one of the best ways to reduce your water bill and maintain a healthy lawn."

Additional Benefits

Rain Bird Spray Head
Saving water is not the only benefit that PRS heads can provide. Below are a few of the additional benefits offered:
  • Eliminates head to head pressure variation.
  • Improves distribution uniformity.
  • Extends system life by minimizing wear and tear caused by excess pressure.
For more information about PRS heads and other water-saving methods, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you reduce your water usage and water bill, while still maintaining a beautiful lawn!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Charlotte Irrigation Company Provides Smart Control Systems for Homeowners

Charlotte Irrigation Installation
With mounting water-use regulations and the Charlotte area having recently recorded the worst drought in its history, the days when Charlotte homeowners could overlook water inefficiency are long gone. With more droughts and restrictions likely in the future, now is the time to start using water conservation methods.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist, Charlotte’s premier irrigation installation company, offers installation of Rain Bird® ESP-SMT Smart Control Systems. These systems combine the proven simplicity of the Extra Simple Programming (ESP) controller with the accuracy of weather-based control, creating an innovative system that is engineered to save valuable time, money, and water. With concerns over water conservation on the rise, this can provide an invaluable tool for Charlotte homeowners.

“The ease and speed with which you can program your specific lawn is remarkable,” says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. “You simply put in a few key variables, like your zip code, allowed watering days, and the plant or soil type for your lawn, and the ESP-SMT system does the rest.”

Instant Rainfall Shut-Off

Charlotte Irrigation System
The ESP-SMT system outsmarts other Smart Controllers. Most Smart Controllers simply suspend irrigation when it rains, regardless of the amount of the rainfall. ESP-SMT systems, on the other hand, are smart enough to account for rainfall. These systems measure instantaneous rainfall data, determining effective rainfall and calculating a net replacement value. Unlike other Smart Controllers, the ESP-SMT system knows exactly how to adjust your watering schedule, preventing under or over watering your lawn.

“With the ESP-SMT systems, you’re able to achieve maximum water conservation because the system accounts for actual rainfall rather than simply suspending the system if it detects any rainfall at all,” says Minor.

Other Weather Sensor Features

The smart, weather sensor features don’t stop there. Below are a few of the other weather sensor features offered by the ESP-SMT system:

  • Removable debris screen ensures accurate rainfall measurement.
  • Adjustable, heavy-duty mounting bracket allows for easy leveling.
  • Solar shield protects temperature sensor from reflective heat.
  • Removable tipping rain bucket measures effective rainfall.

To learn more about how a Rain Bird® ESP-SMT Smart Control System can save you time, money, and water, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you achieve the most efficient use of water resources while ensuring you have a green lawn that you can be proud of for years to come!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Charlotte Irrigation Company Offers Fertigation

Charlotte Irrigation Installation
Let’s face it, Charlotte homeowners are proud of their lawns. Many of them have worked with irrigation professionals like Irrigation & Lighting Specialist to design and install custom irrigation systems. However, they’re not stopping there. Charlotte homeowners are also taking advantage of the hot new trend of “fertigation.”

“We have seen a recent increase in our requests for fertigation systems,” says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. “We’ve been helping more and more homeowners utilize fertigation to truly get the most out of their irrigation system investments.”

What Is Fertigation?

Fertigation, as the name implies, is the combination of fertilization and irrigation. It’s the process of dissolving fertilizer and applying it to your lawn through an irrigation system. While the practice of fertigation has been used in agricultural settings for over 50 years, recent advances in injector systems and fertilizers have allowed it to become much more cost-effective. As a result, fertigation has become one of the newest trends in residential irrigation. 

Why Use Fertigation?

Fertigation is widely considered to be superior to traditional fertilizing techniques. Below are a few of the benefits that fertigation provides:
  • Costs less.
  • Reduces water consumption.
  • Reduces labor requirements because the irrigation system does the work for you.
  • Overfeeding and underfeeding is eliminated.
  • Provides continuous rather than intermittent fertilization.
  • Reduces fertilizer runoff and loss.
  • Improves plant leaf tissue absorption.
To learn more about fertigation and how it can increase the effectiveness of your irrigation system, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a green lawn and ensuring that you get the most out of your irrigation system investment.