The Perfect Thermostat for Hot Yoga Studios!

As you can imagine, maintaining the temperature in a hot yoga studio can be quite the heating challenge. Jackson Systems has a solution!

Our T-32-P 7-day Programmable Thermostat has become a favorite among hot yoga studio owners because it has an operating temperature of up to 122°F. This is one of the highest operating ranges available without incorporating more expensive and sophisticated digital direct control systems. A separate humidifier with its own controller to add relative humidity optimizes the hot yoga operation.

The Comfort (or in this case discomfort) System™ T-32-P universal thermostat is a perfect mix of aesthetics, intuitive operation and performance at an amazingly affordable price. The T-32-P is compatible with most commercial HVAC systems and is ideally suited for use with the Comfort System zoning panels.

Yogis interested in this product can contact their HVAC contractor for purchase and installation. We are a direct-to-contractor supplier of all things HVAC controls. Visit us at www.jacksonsystems.com or call 888-652-9663 for more information on Jackson Systems.

Joseph Groh Foundation Gives Gift of Wheelchair Lift to Amputee Industry Professional

Chris’ Story

Chris Grubisa is a 32 year old journeyman with IBEW local 1579 in Blythe, Georgia. He is a long-term employee of Marko Electric. His wife Amber is a stay at home mom to their three children ages eight, five and three.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, Chris complained about joint pain in his left arm. It progressed ot the point that he could not use it properly. He assumed it was a gym injury. By 10:30 pm that evening, he had a fever and chills and assumed he was getting the flu. By the next morning, the situation had progressed to the point where Chris decided to go to the ER.

10 hour later his organs began to shut down and he was on life support.

Doctors informed the family that Chris might not make it through the night. His official diagnosis was a form of meningitis, specifically Meningococcal Neisseria with septicemia. It is a rare but serious bacterial infection that cause the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Chris developed a rash known a purpura, which caused second, third and fourth degree burns to 80-90% of his body. Doctors put him on medications that constricted his blood vessels in an attempt to keep his blood pressure up. The restricted blood flow to his extremities resulted in amputation of both arms and both legs. Chris spent more than 120 days in the ICU, enduring 21 surgeries in the process.

The fact that Chris is still alive is nothing short of a miracle. He was on a ventilator and 100% dialysis after his kidneys completely failed. He was required to have a feeding tube for months while undergoing skin graft surgeries to replace the skin burned off by the purpura. For months, Chris had physical and occupational therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, learning to use his body again.

Chris returned home in May of 2018 to begin life in his new normal. One of the adjustments of this new normal includes moving into a handicapped accessible home, which was an effort spearheaded by the Burke County Sheriff’s office. Thus far, they have raised about $67,000 toward the initiative. Meanwhile, the family sought a wheelchair solution for a vehicle to transport Chris. His family learned about the Joseph Groh Foundation through The Walton Rehab Foundation and the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. They requested a wheelchair lift from Adaptive Driving Solutions, an expense they could not afford given the loss of Chris’ income coupled with the overwhelming medical expenses.

Your generous donations allowed us to grant the wish of Chris’ family.

After receiving the lift, Nick Grubisa, Chris’ father said, “Thank yo for your generosity. This means a lot to us. This is simply wonderful!”

Chris and his family have a long road ahead of them, but he has touched many lives through this unbelievable experience. His fight, strength, determination, endurance and his faith are lessons for all of us.

To give to this wonderful charity that provides medical supplies, equipment, automobiles and other life sustaining gifts to contracting professionals who suffer a life altering illness or accident, visit http://josephgrohfoundation.org.

To read more stories about Joseph Groh grant recipients, click here:

http://josephgrohfoundation.org/recipients.html

Maintain a Healthy Balance of Air in Homes and Buildings with iO’s Fresh Air Ventilation Systems

Fresh air controlled by proper ventilation is necessary for the good health of a building’s occupants and the health of the home. So, today’s energy efficiency standards call for a tighter home…so much so that fresh air ventilation cannot be assumed. ASHRAE 62.2 standards dictate the minimum air changes needed in newly constructed residences. With the standard that is now code in many states, a controlled Fresh Air Ventilation System is required.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems offered by Jackson Systems meets these requirements of ASHRAE 62.2 by delivering fresh air automatically and efficiently.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems (iO-FAV) delivers fresh air into a building through an intake damper controlled by a micro-processor logic panel. The iO-FAV has single adjustment setup, exhaust fan control option, outdoor temperature and/or humidity limit option and damper override capabilities. The iO-FAV comes with a 20VA transformer and 6” round damper. The control panel is available separately (iO-FAVPAN) and can be ordered with additional size dampers.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems are inexpensive and easy-to-install.

For more product information on our FAVs, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/fresh-air-controls.html. Need more assistance or information on the iO FAVs? Call 888-652-9663 to speak with one of our HVAC engineering specialists.

Ready or Not, Here They Come!

Smart home automation is all the rage right now, especially since millenials (or the connected generation) make up 42% of all new home buyers.

Convenient and affordable smart home products from Nest, ecobee, Honeywell, White-Rodgers and others are being asked for by name. Smart thermostats, with Wi-Fi connectivity and ‘away-from-home’ capabilities, are quickly becoming the most requested upgrade when a millennial homeowner buys a replacement system. Fewer are satisfied with a simple thermostat anymore.

And, not just that, these homeowners are buying more than smart thermostats. The upsell opportunities have never been better for HVAC contractors! Easy-to-install cameras, CO/smoke detectors, lighting switches, security sensors and alarms and more, are easy-sell options. Nest, for example, has Nest Hello, the doorbell cam and indoor or outdoor cameras, as well as Nest Protect, Nest Secure and much more coming in the near future. Ecobee has lighting controls that work from the same app as their smart stat. Honeywell has cameras and water leak detectors that can be controlled all from one smart device. The options are endless if you want to sell smart home automation as part of your contract service offering!

Jackson Systems has fully embraced the trend of smart home automation and we want you to do the same! In addition to the most comprehensive product offering in smart home automation, we also provide unmatched technical support…installation and IT connectivity support. Here’s how we help you:

  • Downloadable installation documents and product brochure for every product at our webite
  • Live and On-demand training videos of installation from our professional staff and from product manufacturers
  • Virtual Technician App, have a Jackson System engineer or IT pro on the job with you via  Facetime-like app
  • Engineering support by calling 888-652-9663, 8-5, M-F

So, ready or not…”here we come”, says the millennial homeowner requesting smart home automation and trusting you to provide it. It’s time to get on board and offer the options of Wi-Fi connected products. Do so and you’ll see your profits soar!

Want to know more? Call Jackson Systems and talk to one of our smart home experts. We’ll help you get started in upselling for more profits and customers.

Jackson Systems to Exhibit at a Number of Fall Industry Events

You’ll find Jackson Systems exhibiting at these fall industry events. Visit our booth to see the newest innovations in iO HVAC Controls zoning systems and specialty controls, Nest, Honeywell, ecobee and Sensi smart thermostats, Wi-Fi/connected homes products, and FilterFetch.

Sept 16-17, 2018
Dwyer Group Reunion
Grapevine, TX

Sept 26-28, 2018
Aeroseal Success Summit
Dayton, OH

Sept 19-20, 2018
SGI Partner Jam
New Orleans, LA

Sept 19-21, 2018
Women in HVACR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO

Oct 3, 2018
Nexstar Super Meeting
Marco Island, FL

Oct 3, 2018
Praxis S-10 Event
Houston, TX

Oct 10-11, 2018
PHCC/RSES National Convention
Albuquerque, NM

Oct 10-12, 2018
Service World Expo
Las Vegas, NV

Nov 6-9, 2018
Operations Managers & Service Managers Forum
Ft Worth , TX

Dec 4-7, 2018
CEO Warrior’s Evolution Event
Brunswick, NJ

FilterFetch:The ONLY Contractor-to-Homeowner Air Filter Fulfillment Program

Why FilterFetch?

  • You remain top-of-mind every month when filters and filter change reminders arrive to customers.
  • Contractors sell every major brand and size of filter without stocking or delivering a single one!
  • Provides you with a lifelong source of residual income. How? You make a profit fron every filter shipped to one of your customers!
  • It’s a great addition to your service contracts!
  • The FilterFetch app makes it easy to talk about the program and helps your technicians sell it!
  • We do all of the work after you sell the FilterFetch program…and you collect the profits!

How it Works?

  1. You log onto the FilterFetch website and set up an account https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch
  2. During service calls, discuss air filter needs with homeowners with our easy to use APP
  3. Provide homeowners with the unique code for the filter they will start receiving
  4. Techs sign homeowners up to start home delivery of air filters… or the homeowner logs into FilterFetch.com to purchase and start their air filter home deliveries
  5. We process homeowner’s credit card payment and start shipping the air filters
  6. You get a monthly commission check based on your filter sale profits

Contractors can visit https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch
to get started.

Or, call 888.293.9488 for more information.

Jackson Systems Wins Gold Award in ACHR News 2018 Dealer Design Awards

(Indianapolis, IN, July 24, 2018) – Jackson Systems was recognized for excellence in product design in the 15th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 98 entries. The company’s Virtual Technician App was the Gold winner in the Contractor Services & Software category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.

Tom Jackson states “At Jackson Systems we are focused on new ways we can service our contractor clients.  We understand that providing super-fast and highly technical support is one of the most important services we can provide.  Our new Virtual Technician accomplishes this goal.  We hope contractors will download the app and give it a shot.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 23, 2018 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit www.achrnews.com.

To learn more about the Jackson Systems Virtual Technician App, visit

http://info.controlsintelligence.com/website-virtual-technician-app

 

Jackson Systems New Website is LIVE!

A New Look for an Old Friend

Jackson Systems invites you to browse our new website at www.jacksonsystems.com.

Included in the new look are special features to make your browsing experience a new one every time you visit!

New Products: Nearly every week something cool is introduced to make the contractor’s life easier. See ‘what’s new’ here!

Monthly Specials: Don’t miss out on a good deal! Browse the Monthly Specials every time you come to our new website and get the best deals in town!

Online Support: Get the help you need when you need it! Download our Virtual Technician. It’s like having one of our engineers with you to help on an install or troubleshoot one of our products from the field.

Contractor Tools: See videos and trainings on our products and their applications. We’re also offering tips and techniques that contractors can benefit from to make their daily work lives easier!

Blog: We’re talking about everything in our industry, not just product news. Keep up-to-date by visiting our blogspot every time you visit the website!

Everything we do has the contractor in mind and our website is no exception. Take a look at our new website now and provide us feedback. We look forward to your comments and suggestions. Email us at info@jacksonsystems.com.

To get your personal Contractor Log-in for immediate pricing and online ordering, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/login.

 

ecobee EMS: An Easy-to-Install, Even Easier-to-Manage, Cost-effective Energy Management System

On average, heating and cooling account for up to 63% of light-commercial building’s energy usage, making it the perfect target to reduce costs for any business. To do that, however, one needs a good EMS, energy management system. ecobee offers a perfect solution!

With ecobee EMS, you can monitor and control your commercial building’s HVAC system and automate ancillary devices—all at a fraction of the price of a Building Automation System.

ecobee EMS makes managing a number of thermostats, individually or as groups, across various locations with multiple users, all from a single web portal or smart phone app easy. It’s a best way to reduce costs related to heating and cooling these space, as well as the doing one’s part to reduce the environmental footprint that energy management solutions provide.

Consider this success story featuring 80 Texas Taco Bells who installed ecobee EMS to manage their HVAC:

Thinking Outside the Box

When Dwayne Kostiha, VP of Operational Services at Austaco Ltd, a franchisee of Taco Bell, started investigating ways he could more easily manage the energy consumption of his 80 Taco Bell restaurants across Central Texas, he felt a bit overwhelmed. It certainly wasn’t an easy feat.

That’s what Taco Bell does. And they do it deliciously well! The company is always finding smart ways to reduce their restaurant’s environmental footprint. When Dwayne Kostiha, VP of Operational Services at Austaco Ltd, a franchisee of Taco Bell, started investigating ways he could more easily manage the energy consumption of his 80 Taco Bell restaurants across Central Texas, he felt a bit overwhelmed. It certainly wasn’t an easy feat. Well aware that 40% of the energy consumption at his Taco Bell locations was directly related to his heating and cooling equipment, Dwayne was eager to identify a solution that would reduce his HVAC footprint, all while helping the company save on operation costs.

“A tremendous amount of profit has been lost over the years due to the mismanagement of the thermostats.” So, Dwayne installed ecobee Energy Management System (EMS) into his Taco Bell locations.

Significant energy and cost savings Dwayne now has visibility to all his thermostats and HVAC performance via his personalized web portal—from anywhere! And he can configure settings so that personnel can adjust the thermostat by no more than plus or minus three degrees. Having these parameters has resulted in huge energy and cost savings. For example, in Texas, raising the thermostat by 1 degree adds approximately 4% to your energy bill! One of Dwayne’s Taco Bell stores has demonstrated energy savings of 8-12% since the installation 10 months ago. It goes beyond just savings and comfort… For added control of his stores, Dwayne has installed Remote Sensor Modules in his walk-in fridges and freezers. Now whenever the temperature rises to a level where food will be spoiled, Dwayne receives automatic alerts via email. In fact, he’s already saved his food supply on two separate occasions! And he found the sweet spot! For each restaurant location, Dwayne says he has found the ‘sweet spot’. The sweet spot is the temperature that’s saving the most energy possible while ensuring his customers and employees are comfortable too. What’s next? In the next year, Dwayne plans to install ecobee thermostats in the remainder of his stores. And he’s really looking forward to his bragging rights at the next management meeting when his colleagues see how much he’s saved in energy costs.

“Many of the competitive products we examined just weren’t as intuitive as the ecobee EMS. . . the ecobee seemed to have it all—it was the perfect solution for our needs.” –Dwayne Kostiha, VP Operational Services

Do you have a light commercial project you want quoted? Jackson Systems offers the ecobee EMS solution in our product offering. For a quote, call us at 888-652-9663. For more information on ecobee EMS product, to watch a video and read installation instructions in consideration of your next energy management project, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/ecobee-programmable-3h2c-wifi-thermostat-energy-management-system.html

 

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.