Keep Customers Safe When Changing Thermostats!

Know the dangers of changing and discarding old mercury thermostats. Here’s a great video to learn more about Thermostat Recycling Corporation, find a drop off center, and promote a safe way to get rid of old mercury thermostats:
 
Jackson Systems is proud to be a participating collection site for Thermostat Recycling Corporation.

The DL429: A True RMS Wireless HVAC/R Clamp Meter with Dual Temperature…and Many Applications

The DL429 has a dual display capable of showing two temperature input readings, T1 and T2. It also displays temperature differential, T1-T2. It accepts direct K-type thermocouple input, no adapter required. And finally, it has a temperature range of -22˚ to 752˚F.

In addition to the dual temperature function, The DL429 features HAVC functionality such as locked rotor amp inrush, capacitance, AC microamps, 600A AC, 750V DC, 1000V DC, resistance, and more. We’ve added all this while meeting the latest stringent safety standards.

A wireless link allows connection through compatible smart devices through a free app.

Applications:

  • Measure linear electrical loads
  • Control voltage or system board voltage checks
  • Circuit continuity or specified resistance
  • Motor run or start faults
  • Quick check of live wires
  • Diode test malfunctions/ unbroken paths
  • Motor inrush

Features:

  • Wireless to App
  • Direct function button access • Dual display
  • Differential temperature
  • Min/Max/Hold
  • Backlit display
  • Worklight
  • Magnetic mount
  • RF or Bluetooth® Wireless
  • iOS® and Android™ compatible
  • Input jack lockout
  • Low battery lockout
  • Visible high-voltage alert
  • 2-Year limited warranty

Functions:

  • True RMS
  • 600A AC
  • µA DC 0.1 to 2000
  • 1000V DC
  • 750V AC
  • Resistance
  • Capacitance
  • Differential temperature: -22° to 752°F (-30° to 400°C)
  • Frequency
  • Duty cycle
  • LRA Inrush measurement

Includes

  • Silicon test leads 2 (ATL57)
  • Alligator clips 2 (AAC)
  • Batteries 6 (AAA)
  • Thermocouples 2 (ATT29)
  • Free App for iOS® and Android™ (UEi Smart Data Logger)
  • Zippered case
  • Manual (10097)

To learn more, view this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5I46VEP4g0

To order, call 888-652-9663 or visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/uei-true-rms-clampon-meter-wireless.html

 

iO TWIN: Universal Twinning/Paralleling Kit

The iO TWIN is a universal Twinning/Paralleling Kit that is designed to allow a single thermostat to control multiple HVAC units. It represents a very affordable twinning solution that greatly reduces installation time for the contractor.

The iO TWIN  can be applied where multiple HVAC units are used to condition large spaces such as church sanctuaries, fellowship halls, recreation areas, warehouses and manufacturing facilities as well as other applications where large packaged RTUs cannot be applied due to roof pitch and load restrictions. The Twinning Kit can be applied to HVAC units sharing common or separate supply and return ducts.

The iO-TWIN was engineered to incorporate solid-state, diode relay logic with all components and wiring terminals mounted on a single, compact, printed circuit board. The PC board is mounted on a Snap Track base to facilitate ease of installation.

The Twinning Kit can be used with single stage (1 heat / 1 cool), multi-stage (2 heat / 2 cool) and heat pump (3 heat / 2 cool) equipment. Standard 18 gauge thermostat wire is required for the HVAC units and thermostat that can be located up to 300 feet from the panel. When used in a single panel array, the iO TWIN  can control two HVAC units. Two iO TWIN panels can be twinned together to control four units from a single thermostat.

Ease of Installation
The iO TWIN  saves hours of installation time by incorporating dedicated terminals for all system wiring. Only standard 18 gauge thermostat wire is required. The panel can be mounted in the most convenient location up to 300 feet from the HVAC units and controlling thermostat. LEDs provide visual confirmation of equipment mode of operation, fan, reversing valve (heat pump only) and staging status which simplifies servicing of the system. The panel does not require any system setup. A separate 24 volt, 40VA transformer provides power for the panel and controlling thermostat. When used with fossil fuel furnaces sharing a common supply duct, back draft dampers are required and the controlling thermostat must be equipment compatible.

Competitive Difference
The iO TWIN is compatible with both heat / cool and heat pump equipment with no special setup required. The iO TWIN can be expanded to control up to four HVAC units from a single thermostat. A separate 24 volt transformer provides power for the panel and thermostat which isolates the twinning kit from equipment transformers thus eliminating transformer phase problems. Status LEDs provide visual confirmation of system functions which simplifies service and diagnostics.

Installation & Service Benefits
The iO TWIN  has clearly labeled dedicated terminal blocks for HVAC equipment, thermostat and transformer wiring. Only standard 18 gauge thermostat wire is required. LED status indication simplifies test, check and startup as well as service diagnostics.

For more information or to order the iO TWIN, call 888-652-9663 or visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/io-universal-twinningparalleling-kit.html.

July and August Are the Most Popular Months for Break-Ins. Help Your Customers Protect Themselves with Nest.

Did you know that the risk of becoming victim of a break-in is greatest in the months of July and August, according to the FBI? Here’s why:

  • The most common ways burglars enter homes are through the front door, garage or first level windows; all of which tend to be left open most often in July and August due to the warm temperature.
  • More people choose these months to take vacations.
  • It’s hot. And, many people leave car windows down. Thieves can easily access garage door openers to easily enter the home. They’ll also steal things left in your automobile.
  • People are posting more about their away-from-home activities on social media. Don’t announce when you won’t be home!

People can still enjoy a summer vacation without worrying about their home’s security, especially with Nest!

Jackson Systems has the Nest products to keep homes, families, and valuables safe when your customers are away. Check out our indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi cameras, Nest Secure alarm system, Nest door and window sensors and other home automation products: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/nest-1.html

To order, call 888-652-9663.

 

 

ZoneESP: The Comfort Solution You’ve Been Waiting For!

Open Concept First Floors. Second Story Bedrooms. Finished Basements. Wall to Wall Windows. Bonus Rooms Over the Garage. Grand Foyers with Staircases That Seem to Disappear into the Sky…

Houses that don’t have specially designed spaces like these — with the heating and cooling challenges that accompanying them — are almost non-existent anymore. However, they’re still being equipped with traditional HVAC equipment “thinking”:  one system; one thermostat…lots of ductwork. For homes built like this, traditional equipment alone is never going to provide the kind of comfort these homeowners will want. Homes designed like these must be “zoned!”

Zoning systems provide comfort and control of each unique area in the home. Zoning doesn’t rely on one thermostat to control the temperature of the entire home. Each zone has its own temperature control so that the amount of heating and cooling required to satisfy each area is what is supplied. Motorized dampers (one for each zone) and a central control panel installed at the inside unit are also parts used in a zoning system. Static pressure is constantly monitored by the probes included in out kits.

Jackson Systems offers the iO HVAC Systems product line of zoning to now mitigate comfort issues created by unique layout and home designs. Our zoning solutions provide easier installation and more control … 1: because our zoning systems do not require a bypass, and 2: because we have engineering resources to help with every step of the installation. It’s like we are “virtually” there with how-to videos and support via app for an immediate Facetime connection with an engineer at Jackson Systems. Speak face-to-face or show our engineer your wiring challenge via camera app.  Learn more about our Virtual Technician App here: https://blog.jacksonsystems.com/jackson-systems-is-revolutionizing-technical-support/

Zoning is the only way to create comfort and supply the proper amounts of conditioned air to various areas of the home, especially those with unique layouts. iO HVAC zoning systems are the best in the industry for these challenges and are supported by a 10 year warranty. For more information on 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-…up to 12 zone systems with ESP (to eliminate the install of bypass dampers), visit https://jacksonsystems.com/search?search=esp.

For an estimate on a zoning system by iO HVAC, call Jackson Systems at 888-652-9663.

UEi Digital Air Flow Anemometer/Psychrometer

A ‘must-have’ for in-duct measurements of humidity, air temperature, and air volume.

UEi Test Instruments are the best in the HVAC business and depended upon by many HVAC contractors for accuracy and reliability. Designed with 6 HVAC/R parameters in one instrument, the DAFM4 Anemometer/Psychrometer is no exception!

The DAFM4 Anemometer/Psychrometer portable, battery-operated instrument, is used for measuring humidity, air temperature, dew point, wet bulb, air velocity and air volume. The small vane probe includes sensors for velocity, temperature and humidity all on a telescoping extension, making in-duct and surface measurements possible.

FEATURES

  • Measures air velocity, temperature, and relative humidity (RH%)
  • Calculates wet-bulb temperature, dew point, and air volume (CFM, CMM)
  • 7” Small diameter air vane on 39” long telescoping probe
  • Timed accumulative average for air volume with one hour maximum
  • Min/Max and Hold • English/Metric Scales
  • Fast response
  • Auto-power off (can be disabled) • Low battery indicator
  • UEi backed warranty

INCLUDED

  • DAFM4 Meter
  • Remote telescoping mini-vane probe
  • Battery (1 x 9V) • User manual
  • Hard carrying case

To learn more about the UEi Digital Air Flor Anemometer/Psychrometer, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/uei-induct-anemometer-psychrometer.html

Call 888-652-9663 to order.

The Calling of Home Automation

A calling…quite literally:

“Hey Google, turn the thermostat up 2 degrees”

“Alexa, show me the cam in ‘baby’s’ room”

“Play Jack Johnson radio on ‘hallway’ ecobee”

 

Only just a few years ago, a sophisticated few were using voice-activated connected products. But, today, 1 in 4 homes have at least one device with plans to add several more. For the contactor, there has never been a better accessory-selling opportunity.

“Home Automation is playing a major role in HVAC contracting with the availability of smart thermostats and sensors,” says Ben Hardwick, Director of Sales for Jackson Systems. “The ability to monitor and control a home’s heating and cooling system while away is another reason homeowners love Wi-Fi stats,” he concluded in a recent presentation on the subject you can view here on-demand http://info.controlsintelligence.com/on-demand-home-automation

Smart thermostats, sensors, cameras, CO/smoke detectors, oh my…

There are many smart products available for upselling opportunities to every home that is serviced. First, though, we report that almost half of all HVAC and electrical contractors are selling none at all. And, that’s a tragedy. Why? One: because you are in the home as the trusted contractor installing something else already. Two: because if you aren’t installing it; someone else will. And, three: by the end of this year, the number of homes that will add smart devices is 1 in 2. If that isn’t convincing enough, here’s another compelling statistic…42% of new home buyers are millennials (or the “connected generation,” as many call them) and they are buying over 75% of all smart products.

WINNING!

Early adopters of the trend are enjoying added value for customers, technicians and their businesses. It’s a Win Win Win for all. Homeowners are jumping on board and asking for these products by name because they want the convenience and efficiency they provide. Some contractors say home automation is what is making the phones ring more. Technicians are enjoying added installation skills and upselling (or bonus) opportunities. And, contracting businesses are winning because they have another business unit and revenue source. These smart accessory sales are estimated to grow to over $80 billion by the year 2022, according to EGIA.org.

Where to Start

Among the contractors that sell smart products, one product stands clear as the most installed: smart thermostats. For the HVAC contractor, that is the best place to start: installations are easy and many are compatible with the heating and cooling systems they are installing. Why not offer an option of a connected thermostat to every customer? And, while you’re asking, show the complementary smart products that make it a complete home automation system.

In a recent survey, again by EGIA.org, they asked their member contractors if they found Home Automation to be a necessary service. across the board in a resounding “yes,” 91% surveyed responded that they believe this is where the industry and equipment is going.

If you are a contractor and you want to start offering smart products to your customers, call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663. We’ve trained contractors extensively on the trend and can offer you the right advice, right products, and right support to help you get started.

For our comprehensive offering of Home Automation products, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/home-automation.html.

Jackson Systems Adds UEi Tools to Offering

In an effort to give our contractor customers what they need…when they need it…we’ve added the UEi tool line to our offering.

Now you can add on Static Pressure Kits, Folding Pocket and Infrared Thermometers, In-Duct Anemometer and Psychrometer and all of the tools you use everyday to your orders.

To view our entire offering of UEi tools, meters and thermometers, visit https://lnkd.in/e8RjDJr. To add one of these great tools to your order, call us at 888-652-9663.

“Shut the darn door. I’m not trying to cool the whole town!”

Funny things dads say really do have good meaning, especially when it comes to running the A/C. In fact, running the A/C can cost a single homeowner or apartment dweller up to $1,000 per year, which is a lot of money to keep a place cool.

So, imagine if you had more than one home or hundreds of apartments…or even thousands of properties you managed. Now, imagine if those residents didn’t shut their windows or left the doors opened. The costs for cooling those spaces in summer could potentially double or triple…and will probably be the greatest costs those property owners will experience all year.

Here is more on how leaving windows and doors open affects the A/C:

  • Efficiency promised with the sale of the system won’t be met either if windows aren’t shut. Efficiency of the air conditioning unit depends on the system of fans and ducting being carefully balanced at the time you installed the unit. Used properly, that means windows and doors remains shut, efficiency can be met but when your residents leave windows open, it alters these settings thus lowering the system’s efficiency.
  • Leaving a window or door open while running the air conditioning also greatly affects load. Condensers have to work harder and run longer to meet load. And, that may mean more repairs, premature failure and shorter life span of the system.
  • More dirt and dust enter the living spaces. A/Cs working with their right filters and/or air cleaners constantly clean the air. Leaving windows and doors open may compromise the indoor air quality especially in windier, dirtier days.

So, dad really does know best…and iO Lodge Watch Energy Management System is a solution to his problem.

The Lodge Watch Energy Management System is a wireless monitoring system designed to save money on energy costs by making sure your equipment isn’t running needlessly because a door or window has been left open. Lodge Watch detects when a door or window is left open for more than 2 minutes. This saves on energy costs, but also reduces short cycling of the HVAC equipment, reducing equipment icing, condensate pan overflow and wear in the equipment.

Features and benefits:

  • Locks out the HVAC equipment when doors and windows are left open for more than two minutes
  • Restores HVAC operation when doors and windows are closed
  • Prevents compressor short-cycling
  • Reduces energy consumption by as much as 40%
  • Reduces excessive wear on HVAC equipment
  • Reduces chances of equipment ice-up
  • Reduces condensate drip pan overflow
  • Easy to Install
  • Up to 4 transmitter models available
  • 5-year warranty

For more information on the iO Lodge Watch Energy Management System, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/lodge-watch-wireless-energy-management-system-1-transmitter.html

 

Custom Controls Division Posts Successful Projects

Spring 2018

 

Jacob Fenley, project manager for Custom Controls of Jackson Systems, lists recent projects that have been  completed or are nearing completion.

Jackson Systems Custom Controls division completes Distech installation project with Kindred Healthcare

Project Title: Kindred Hospital Greenwood Remodel
Info: Distech Building Management System; Distech LonWorks Boiler and Rooftop Control systems
Project Manager: Ryan Jackson
Customer: Comfort Systems USA

 

Jackson Systems Custom Controls division completes Distech installation project with Midtown Carmel

Project Manager: Trey Davidson
Project Title: Midtown Carmel (Midtown Carmel Project) Building Three
Info: Distech Building Management System using an EC-Bos 8; Four Story Building with roughly 50 Distech VAV Zones and integration of two Johnson Controls YPAL Rooftop Units; all BacNET Controllers
Customer: Freije RSC

Link: http://www.midtowncarmel.com/#midtown-carmel

 

Distech installation at Chase Bank in Shelbyville is complete with help of Jackson Systems Custom Controls division

Project Manager: Trey Davidson
Project Title: Chase Bank in Shelbyville, IN
Info: Distech Building Management System using an EC-Bos 8; Two Zoned VVT Rooftop Units with Distech Rooftop Controllers and 12 Distech VAV Controllers
Customer: Nading Mechanical

 

Distech installation at Guitar Center completed by Custom Controls division of Jackson Systems

Project Manager: Joe Jackson
Project: Guitar Center Call Center
Info: Distech Building Management System using an EC-Bos 8; Large Warehouse HVAC Control System with control of multiple constant volume rooftop units, as well as loading dock heaters and Big Ass Fans.
Customer: Freije RSC

 

Avondale Meadows DIstech Installation completed by Jackson Systems Custom Controls

Project Manager: Jacob Fenley
Project: Avondale Meadows Middle School
Info: Distech Building Management System using an EC-Bos 8 controller, Three Distech Bacnet Constant Volume Rooftop Unit Controls and Five Zoned VVT Rooftop Units with 23 Distech Bacnet VAV Controllers
Customer: Freije RSC
Link: http://avondalemeadowsms.org/about-amms/building-plans/

 

For more information on Custom Controls at Jackson Systems or for a Distech project evaluation and project estimate, contact:

Jacob Fenley
Project Manager
Office: 888.652.9663
Cell: 317.840.1901
Email: jacob.fenley@jacksonsystems.com

Jackson Systems Now Distributing Premium Honeywell Spinalcord Mini-split Wiring

Premium mini-split wiring now available from Jackson Systems

 

Honeywell Genesis 10750108 Spinalcord Jacketed Metal Clad Mini Split Cable

Description: 14 AWG 4 Stranded THHN/THWN Conductors, Metal Cladded with Jacket
Ratings Type: MC, Direct Burial, Sunlight Resistant, Oil Resistant I
Approvals: UL Listed

Construction:
Conductor Type: 14 AWG 7 Strand Bare Copper
Conductor Count: 4
Insulation Colors: Black, White, Red, Green
Insulation Type: PVC w/ Nylon
Insulation Thickness: PVC: 0.015″ nom.
Nylon: 0.005″ nom.
Armor Type: Aluminum interlocking armor
Armor Outer: Diameter 0.473″ nom.
Jacket Material: PVC
Jacket Thickness: 0.050″ nom.
Overall Outer Diameter: 0.574″ nom.
Flame Rating: UL 1569

Electrical & Environmental
Temperature: -20°C to 90°C Dry / 75°C Wet
Voltage: 600V max.
RoHS Compliant? Yes

Packaging & Colors
Standard Packaging: 250′ Reel or 5 x 50′ Coils in a box
Standard Color(s): Black

Warranty: 3 to 1. 3 rolls replace 1 in the event of failure resulting in product return.

How to order: 1 to 2 installations per month, suggested order qty: 50′ coil; 4 to 5 per month, suggested order qty: 250′ spool.

Contractor Pro points for awarded for purchases of Spinalcord wiring.

Call 888-652-9663 to order. Please let the customer service engineer know your equipment brand for best compatibility of Spinalcord product.

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Stock Up During Our Summer Thermostat Sale!

June brings you the lowest prices of the year on these exceptional models of thermostats. And, free custom imprinting brings you more business!*

Low-cost, universal, programmable thermostat

The iO System UT32 Titan Touchscreen Thermostat

BUY 6; GET 7TH ONE FREE!

https://jacksonsystems.com/products/io-system-ut32-titan-touchscreen-thermostat.html

The iO-UT32 Titan is a low cost, programmable, universal, touchscreen thermostat available exclusively from iO Systems. The iO-UT32 can be battery-powered or hardwired which makes it ideally suited for use in residential and light commercial applications. Additional features include:

  • Up to 2H/2C conventional
  • Up to 3H/2C heat pump or dual fuel
  • 7 day programmable, 4 events per day
  • High operating temperature makes it ideal for hot yoga rooms
  • Auto or manual changeover
  • Keypad lockout
  • Adjustable heating and cooling setpoint limits
  • 5-year warranty

Purchase using promo order code: 18TITANBUY6

 

Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself; then pays for itself!

Nest Learning Thermostat
$40 Off!

https://jacksonsystems.com/products/nest-learning-thermostat-silver.html

Customers love the new Nest Thermostat’s sleek design and its ability to learn and program itself…then pay for itself! Nest learns the temperature you like when you’re home. And turns itself down when you’re away. And it’s proven to help save energy. In independent studies, the Nest Thermostat saved an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. Nest thermostats qualify for many utility rebates around the country.

Additional features include:

  • Auto scheduling
  • Away from home features
  • Weather aware
  • Advanced fan control
  • Thermostat lock
  • Filter alerts
  • Heating: 1,2, and 3 stages. Cooling: 1 and 2 stages. Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat.
  • 5-year warranty with Nest Pro Contractor registration

Purchase using promo order code: 18NESTSUMMER

 

The Nest E’s design blends nicely into walls

Nest Thermostat E

$20 Off!

https://jacksonsystems.com/products/nest-thermostat.html

The Nest Thermostat E is also an energy-saving smart thermostat for your home that learns your heating and cooling preferences and adapts to them. It turns the heat/cooling off (or to a set minimum) when detecting that no one is home. Its simple design and new frosted display blend into the background.

The Nest Thermostat E works with most 24V heating and cooling systems, including gas, electric, forced air, heat pump, radiant, oil, hot water, solar and geothermal.

  • Heating and Cooling: 1 stage of heating and cooling, and a second stage or either heating or cooling.
  • Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat.
  • The Nest Thermostat E is designed to work even if your home doesn’t have a common (C) wire, but installing a new C wire may be required.
  • Energy history/monitoring
  • Wi-Fi remote operation
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Wall-mount design
  • Sensors: Temperature, Humidity, Proximity/Occupancy, Ambient light

Purchase using promo order code: 18NESTSUMMER

 

Voice activated ecobee4 can set the temperature to your voice, tell you the news, or play music

ecobee4 Wi-Fi Smart Stat with Built-In Amazon Echo (1 sensor included)

Only $189

https://jacksonsystems.com/products/ecobee4-wifi-smart-stat-builtin-amazon-echo-1-sensor-included.html

ecobee4 is more than a smart thermostat…room sensor to help manage hot and cold spots and it comes with built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Ask it to set the temperature, sest a timer, read the news, play music and more!

ecobee4 works with most HVAC systems including radiant heating systems, multistage, and dual fuel heat pumps. Learn more at www.ecobee.com/compatibility

Customers can easily control temperature and settings from anywhere with an Android, or iOS device, including Apple Watch. Other features include:

  • Gas, oil, electric, dual fuel Conventional (2H/2C) Heat Pump (4H/2C) Humidifier, Dehumidifier, Ventilator, HRV or ERV
  • Occupancy Detection
  • Built-in microphones
  • Built-in speaker
  • Far-field voice recognition
  • No common wire? No problem. Your ecobee comes with a Power Extender Kit so it doesn’t rely on other equipment to charge itself.
  • 5-Year Pro Install warranty

No promo order code needed for ecobee4 purchases.

 

This premium thermostat wire is superior to any other

And, Don’t Forget Thermostat Wire
10% OFF Your First Order!

https://jacksonsystems.com/search?search=thermostat+wire

All of your favorite Honeywell Genesis Premium thermostat wire products included.

Purchase using promo order code: 18WIRE10

 

To order, visit www.jacksonsystems.com or call us at 888-652-9663.

 

 

Logo printed thermostats ensure contractors repeat business

*on purchase of 6 or more of same model. Learn more about our thermostat imprinting service: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/imprinting.html

 

NOTE: Sale prices are good through June 29, 2018.

GET CONNECTED!

The contractor’s plan for success today MUST include home automation products. And, for many reasons. The biggest one is that if you don’t jump on board, someone else will!

Consider these statistics:

  • 42% of new homeowners are millennial–or the “connected generation”–and they are looking for convenience. And, how do they get it? With their smart devices and connected devices!
  • Today, and on average, one in every four homes has at least one connected product, whether it’s a Wi-Fi camera or thermostat or something else. By the end of this year, it is expected to be one in two homes.
  • Home Automation is growing in leaps every year as new products are constantly introduced. It is expected to be a $13 billion dollar market by the year 2020.

It’s hard to ignore statistics like this mostly because there hasn’t been a time before when the HVAC contractor has had a growth opportunity like he or she does today with home automated Wi-Fi connected products as part of their product and service portfolio.

But, we know you are hearing and watching this trend. The HVAC contractors has watched as the “teasing years” of 2015-2017 spoke to them. You know you should get on board, but you’re just not quite sure how. “Is it all too complicated?” you may ask. We assure you, it is not. And, we assure you that if you don’t hop on board, you’ll regret it.

So, how the contractor who only does heating and cooling get started? For an HVAC contractor, home automation can become a new profit center, providing more add-on products to your service calls than anything else. There were few upsells before connected products. Today, you can offer WiFi thermostats that talk to internet hubs (like Alexa or Google Home) that also manage home cameras, CO/smoke detectors, lighting, doors, windows and locks, water sensors and so much more. Opportunity for revenue growth using an “eco-system” of connected home products is boundless. And, consider this, if you don’t sell and install it, someone else will.

And, how is that the HVAC contractor is right person to sell home automation? The answer is simple…you are already in the home as a trusted contractor, you have the unique opportunity to simply ask the question, “do you want fries with that?” What we mean is that WiFi cameras, locks, sensors and other connected products are easy to sell to a homeowner when you are already discussing their safety and comfort. And, installations are even simpler. Most home automation products simply get plugged into an outlet (or already runs off long lasting battery), gets connected to the internet and the installation is complete.

From a consumer’s point of view, connected products make all of the home systems’ operation more convenient, safe and can help save on energy usage. With compatibility to — or already built-in — hubs like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, most operations can be done by the sound of your voice or the swipe of a finger on a smart device.

Home Automation is the biggest trend to hit the HVAC industry in a very long time. And, with continual innovations and affordable prices, connected products are only going to grow in popularity with homeowners. Every day, something new is being introduced…and if they are designed to make consumers home lives less complicated, you can bet your bottom line that they’ll be buying!

Jackson Systems provides more brands of home automation products than any other supplier in HVAC, including Nest, ecobee, Honeywell Home, LeakSmart and more. And, we’ve designed bundles to help you get started. We’ve made it as simple as this: we’ve bundled products that simply connect to power; connect to Wi-Fi; and, BAM! you’ve sold a Home Automation package!

For our comprehensive offering of WiFi thermostats, cameras, sensors, security systems, CO/smoke detectors, water leak detectors and so much more, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/home-automation-1.html.