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When it comes to underground irrigation products, Orbit Irrigation is recognized as the leader in the Do-It-Yourself industry. Customers look for the "Orbit" name.

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
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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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Nov 17
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Introducing Orbit Clear Comfort Thermostats

At Orbit, we’re committed to being a leader in many areas of home improvement.  Sure, we’re known primarily as an irrigation company, but over the years we’ve made serious efforts to branch out and bring our design and engineering expertise to different products.  We’ve made the best snow shovels in the world, with industry leading durability and function.  We’ve also branched into beautiful and energy efficient outdoor lighting, bringing a whole new way to showcase your yard.

But over the last two years we’ve entered a whole new arena, this time … Read More

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Oct 23
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Fall Prep Part 3: Inside the Home

Now that the weather is starting to change, there are a lot of changes you should make as a homeowner as well.  Most of your time will probably be outside your home, but there are plenty of items inside your home that should be adjusted as well.

First thing is switching from cold to hot.  Now that it’s cooler outside, you’ll want to ensure your furnace is turned on and working properly.  This is especially important because of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.  There are likely many companies that can … Read More

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Oct 16
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Fall Prep Part 2: Cleanup Outside Your Home

The winter is a harsh time for your home, but by spending a few hours in preparation you can prevent expensive damage and make sure winter storms don’t cause damage.  Here are some tips on getting the outside of your home and outdoor yard tools ready for the season.

Getting your summer tools stored properly is key.  A power tool that will be sitting all winter has a specific way it needs to be prepped for the long rest.  Make sure all power tools are either drained of gasoline or have long term … Read More

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Oct 09
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Fall Prep Series, Part 1: Around the Yard

Getting your yard ready for winter takes more than just shutting off the sprinklers.  If you live in an area that typically gets snow or below freezing, there are a number of things you’ll want to do to make sure your yard is prepped for the harsh season ahead.  And that all starts in the fall before any of the really bad weather comes.

All around the yard there’s some general, end-of-season clean up you’ll want to perform.  Starting with the lawn, aeration is recommended in the spring and the fall … Read More

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Aug 24
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Secrets of an Efficient Sprinkler Timer

At Orbit we’re always trying to develop and integrate new technologies into our timers. This assures you get the most versatile control over your sprinkler system.
But we find that many of our customers are unaware of the immense potential their timers posses, and thus rely only on simple watering schedules that waste water and don’t provide the greenest lawn or prettiest flower beds possible.

One of the key features almost all our timers provide is the ability to schedule interval watering. Interval watering is when a timer waters for multiple cycles, … Read More

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Aug 07
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DIY Shout-Out

We here at Orbit love getting feedback. We love when customers share their good experiences and well as their poor experiences and where we can improve. It’s great to see people using our products and helping others maximum their efficiency.

Here’s a great video from the Sparky Channel, who has many great DIY videos. This one covers installing a new Orbit Easy Set Logic outdoor timer:

Another great product is our preassembled manifolds. Here’s and installation video by AdamDIY:

What about our hose end timers? … Read More

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Jul 30
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The Amazing Cooling Power of Mist

Right now, much of the country is in the dog days of summer, where temps might hit triple digits.  But instead of retreating to the comfort of the indoors, Orbit’s misting products let you enjoy the garden, all while staying cool and saving water.

Our very own Orbit Expert, Brad Wardle, stopped by a local news station to demonstrate the real and wonderful cooling power of mist.

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