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May 20

B-hyve Smart Timer Making Headlines

We’re excited by all the attention Orbit’s new B-hyve timer has been getting. Recently, a local news station stopped by to see what all the bustle was about.  Check out the video below:

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Apr 22

Orbit Celebrates Earth Day and Encourages Water Conservation

SALT LAKE CITY–Orbit Irrigation Products proudly celebrates Earth Day, a day intended to inspire and motivate people the world over to take actions which will build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. One of the Earth’s increasingly scarce resources is the availability of fresh water. In association with Earth Day and in support of conserving water, Orbit announced today it has received notice that its new B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer has passed rigorous EPA WaterSense testing.

The EPA estimates that landscape irrigation … Read More

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Apr 20
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Smart Watering Removes the Guesswork From Irrigation

Orbit’s new B-hyve timer has many amazing features.  One that we’re particularly proud of is Smart Watering.  This technology allows the user to set the timer only once after which the timer will figure out how much water is needed, adjusting throughout the year to the perfect watering.  This not only keeps your lawn and garden looking great, it saves water and money.

The B-hyve uses WaterSense technology, linking up with NOAA real-time weather data to give your timer the most up-to-date forecast possible.  This allows the timer to determine if … Read More

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Apr 01

Pro Flo Timer Get’s the Job Done Without Fuss

Every year Orbit introduces a whole host of new products.  Some are brand new concepts which take a more innovative approach to irrigation.  And sometimes we find ways to make our best selling products even better.  In relation to the latter, we are improving a number of our lines and introducing the professional version of already popular products.

One such product is our new Pro-Flow Mechanical Timer.  This takes the already great Mechanical Hose Faucet Timer and gives it a boost in performance and durability.  The Pro-Flow timer works just like … Read More

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Mar 18

B-hyve App Makes Programming a Breeze

The new B-hyve Wifi Smart Timer is making waves and customers are discovering the ease of setup and use.  We love hearing from them about their experiences and thoughts.  One commonality of many users is that they are barely scratching the surface of what the app and timer can do.  So, what can you do with the app?

Most importantly, you can set up zones.  Within the app you’ll be able to tell the B-hyve about each of the zones within your yard.  Apart from giving the zone a picture and … Read More

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Mar 03
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Announcing Orbit B-Hyve Wifi Smart Timer

Spring is almost here, and that means the watering season is fast approaching.  And what better way to kick off the season than by launching new, cutting edge products?  Orbit is excited to announce the new b-hyve Wifi Smart Timer with WeatherSense Technology.

This timer has too many features to cover here, but we wanted to highlight some of the most impressive ones, all of which we’ll be covering in further detail over the coming weeks.

The b-hyve is a new timer, built from the ground up by our engineers, to use … Read More

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Feb 02
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Car Stuck in the Snow? Get Unstuck.

Many parts of the country are getting hit with heavy snow (while others have avoided it so far).  If you live in one of these heavy snow areas, you know how quickly it can come on and how it affects your commute.  If you’ve ever had the experience of being stuck in the snow, you know how frustrating it can be.  Your wheels just spin and spin, not gripping the road.  Well, here are some tips to remember if you ever find yourself in that situation.

Don’t overreact

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Jan 08
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Some Helpful Hints for Thermostat Install

Once you’ve purchased your new Orbit Clear Comfort thermostat, and confirmed it works (which we covered in our last blog post), how do you get it installed?  Our thermostat is similar to almost any other thermostat in terms of wiring, and the instructions are clear and simple, so we don’t expect you’ll have any problems.  But there are a few tips we want to emphasize, just to make sure you don’t run into any problems.

First, before removing your old thermostat from the wiring, take a picture with your smartphone.  This … Read More

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Dec 31

Does and Orbit Thermostat Work With Your System?

Launching our new thermostats has been an adventure, to say the least.  We’re learning a lot about a new industry, but also bringing our unique expertise to usher in new improvements.  One of the most common questions we get is how a customer can tell if their HVAC system is compatible with our thermostats.

To begin with, Orbit thermostats are currently compatible with single stage heating and cooling systems.  This tends to be the most common setup in most homes in North America.  But how do you know if that’s what you’ve … Read More

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Dec 04
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Find the Optimal Temperature to Maximize Savings

Conservation can be great.  Not only is it great for the environment, but it can save you a lot of money if done correctly.  For example, most of our sprinkler timers come standard with a rain delay function, as well as water budgeting, to let you save water.

We’ve expanded our efforts at conservation into other arenas as well.  With the launch of our new line of thermostats, we let you take greater control over your home’s heating and cooling to reduce energy bills and live in comfort.

But just what temperature … Read More

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