Ortho El Paso is a small private practice with “patient-centered” care. And, says the doctor who owns the practice, that doesn’t only include treatment and medical care, “we are always thinking about their comfort and patient experience!”
“We want our patients to come to our office and immediately feel comfortable to try to ease their anxiety and pain,” says Dr. Jason Vourazeris, orthopaedic surgeon at Ortho El Paso. “Giving them a waiting room and viewing spaces that are clean, comfortable and provide soothing music via the ecobee4 thermostat helps us achieve that,” he says.
Not just that, Ortho El Paso has enjoyed more comfort control and utility savings since installing their smart thermostats because of the indoor sensors that come with the ecobee4’s. The sensors allow them to adjust the temperature set-points in the office based on schedules. There are two days a week that the doctor is in surgery all day long at the hospital and doesn’t come in to his practice location. By programming the ecobee4’s and using the sensors for the temperature set-points on those days, Ortho El Paso keeps office staff comfortable while saving energy on unused spaces, like the viewing rooms or the doctor’s private office.
One of the coolest features of the ecobee4 is that it comes with built-in Amazon Alexa and can sinc to a playlist to play music right from the thermostat. “The patients love this feature…and so does the staff!” says Dr. V. “Most doctor offices don’t have streaming music in the viewing rooms, which make the patients a bit restless and nervous. By playing light music from the ecobee4, we have found patients are a bit less anxious,” says the doctor.
technologies have come a long way in recent years. This positive change has
mostly been driven to meet the demands of a savvier, more efficiency-hungry,
comfort-craving homeowner. Now, contractors must look beyond the HVAC equipment
itself when trying to satisfy this customer.
Zoning is a
solution that is winning new install business for contractors across the
country. Zoning goes beyond the traditional stop-start operation of forced air
heating and cooling to provide targeted, efficient air supply in a home when
and where it is needed most. But not just that, zoning helps keep utility costs
in check because it doesn’t “waste energy” by trying to heat and cool the
entire home to one temperature set point. Zoning targets areas of the home and
allows for varying temperatures. To put it simply, air is supplied at the
desired temperature when and where it is called for.
installed properly, zoning can provide the ultimate comfort system. But, zoning
does have to follow certain rules to deliver what is promised when installed.
The following 12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installation of Zoning provides
those guidelines for best practices of a zoning installation.
The 13th point of zoning may be to buy it when it’s on sale! For the month of February, Jackson Systems is offering a 10% discount on all purchases of iO zoning! Use promo code: 10ZONETR10 when ordering.
announces these PRO and FocusPRO thermostat models that have reached their end
of life. Both the standard and PLP versions are no longer available to order. T
Series model replacements are listed below.
NOTE: Additional obsolescences will be coming soon. Jackson Systems will keep you informed as they are announced.
A Thermostat Series Designed
with Contractors in Mind
an HVAC contractor, you need to maximize margins while controlling complexity.
More isn’t necessarily better. That’s why instead of adding to Honeywell’s
thermostat portfolio, they’re optimizing it.
T Series thermostat features on-screen menus with familiar installer setup
(ISU) steps, helping to eliminate the learning curve that can come with a new
product. Your techs will be T Series experts in no time. With the new UWP
mounting system, contactro’s can standardize your training program, install
process, and truck stock – helping your techs get in and out and on their way quickly
and more efficiently.
T Series has a snap-together design that enables you to easily move customers
from a non-connected to a connected thermostat without having to rip and
replace the connector and cover plate. C-wire required.
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more specific information on the T-series thermostats listed in this
All T-series thermostats offer imprinting of logo and phone
number on the thermostat. Thousands of HVAC contractors use Jackson
Systems imprinting service to put their logo and phone number on the
thermostats they install. Why do they do this? 1. Because it’s been said that
homeowners look at their thermostats at least 10 times a day. 2. Because it keeps you top-of-mind for future
repairs. And, 3. Because it’s FREE!
GLAS is a beautiful smart thermostat that helps you create a space that is efficient and comfortable. It offers a translucent, touchscreen interface that is the perfect blend of form and function. GLAS, by Johnson Controls, showcases simple adaptive technology that promotes delightful interactions with its clever user interface.
By adapting to your schedule, GLAS anticipates your needs
and keeps you in mind, so you can focus on what’s important to you – while at home
GLAS adapts to your schedule:
Easily set your own schedule
Integrated occupancy sensor enables it to detect
while you are home or not to ensure the highest efficiency settings
With the GLASS and JCI app, users can manage their home
while on the go. The app provides a visually consistent interface across smart
phones and tablets. Smart capabilities include:
Remote software updates
Control multiple thermostats in different
Grant/control access to your thermostat anytime
GLAS continuously tracks indoor and outdoor air quality to help
you create cleaner, more comfortable living spaces:
IAQ monitoring, including relative humidity,
VOC, carbon dioxide
Outdoor IAQ reporting, including allergens, UV
index and IAQ index
Outdoor weather forecadt
“OK Google, set my thermostat(s) to cool.” “Alexa, set the thermostats(s) to 70 degree.” “Hey Cortana, what does my schedule look like?” GLAS is enabled with the Cortana ® intelligent assistant by Microsoft and also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Other features include:
7 Day scheduling
Arrival anticipation: returns to a “home” state even if the user isn’t home yet, to ensure comfort when they return
Occupancy detection via integrated sensor to over ride schedule for comfort & energy savings
Safety temperatures to protect building against excessive heat or cold
Monitor and improve air quality through smart fan & ventilartor control
Informs user of current forcast, temperature, humidity, & windspeed (when connected to Wi-Fi)
Daily 24 hour run time in hours
History up to 7 days of energy saved
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant & Microsoft Cortana
Up to 10 thermostats per location; Up to 10 locations per user account
See Jackson Systems at these events this spring to learn more about iO zoning systems and specialty controls, imprinted thermostats, Wi-Fi and smart home automation products and FilterFetch, the ONLY contractor-to-homeowner filter fulfillment service.
Jackson Systems offers this post to share with your customers to prevent frozen pipes during the Polar Vortex:
6 ways to prevent pipes from freezing
Trickle hot or cold water. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
Set the thermostat in your house no lower than 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to pipes under sinks and appliances that are near exterior walls.
Disconnect garden hoses if you haven’t already. And, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
A recent call of distress about a wiring issue for a rooftop installation of a 2-stage HVAC system was received in our Customer Service department. The contractor was converting an evaporative cooler to a packaged air conditioning unit in Tucson. However, the conversion was going to be a wiring nightmare because of corroded and missing wires. The contractor hadn’t included a total rewire for this project in his original estimate and he was in need of a quick and easy solution.
“That solution,” said our engineer, “is the iO Wireless Relay! And, know you can use as many in one installation as you need!”
The iO Systems Wireless Relay is perfect for situations where you can’t run wire or the existing wire between two devices because they are missing, cut or damaged. With the iO Wireless Relay, two devices can communicate wirelessly–not by Wi-Fi or internet, but by RF satellite technology.
The iO Wireless Relay System consists of 2 units; a Transceiver Module and a Satellite Transceiver Module. The base WRSM transceiver is equipped with 3 digital input channels and 1 relay output channel. The satellite transceiver has 1 digital input and 3 relay output channels. The digital inputs are compatible with most HVAC systems.
The iO-WR communicates on the 915 z frequency band. Each transceiver module uses a redundant transmission protocol for fail-safe protection. If either module does not receive a valid “ON” or “OFF” transmission signal within 60 seconds, the output(s) will be turned off.
Contact Rating: 1 Amp per channel Frequency: 915
Operation MH Range: Up to 100 ft.
Dimensions: 2-5/8” W x 5-1/8” H x 1-1/8
Installation is Easy
Both the base and satellite transceivers require continuous 24 VAC iO- Base WRBM Transceiver Module
Mount the iO- Base WRBM Transceiver on a
non-metalic surface in a location that allows access to the thermostat wiring
at the indoor unit. Do not mount inside the unit cabinet or inside any metal
enclosure as this will greatly impede transmission distance.
Once the base transceiver is mounted, take the
access cover off by removing the two screws. Refer to the iO- wiring diagram.
Use only 18-gauge solid (not stranded)
thermostat wire. When connecting wires to the transceiver terminals, strip
approximately 1/4” of insulation and push wire into designated terminal. Do not
over-tighten the mounting screws.
The iO- Wireless Relay System has been tested and complies
with WR limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Rules
of the FCC. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
Preparation and prevention is the key to avoiding cold-related injuries.
As we experience the first major cold spell of the new year, much of the northern portion of our country finds itself in a deep freeze. Today, our immediate concern is for the service techs who are making repairs, in-out-under-around the house in the freezing temperatures. It will be important for #technicians to pay closer attention to changes they experience with their bodies while working in the extremely cold temperatures.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers these essential safety tips for all outdoor workers: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/coldstress/default.html
Zones close. Static pressure rises. Learn here
how to balance a barometric bypass damper.
On a recent episode of Field Engineering, host JD Brake talks with Jackson Systems Engineer, Phil Kimble, about the “Barometric Bypass Damper”.
In a constant volume HVAC system, you have a fixed static
pressure. Air moves at a designed velocity, a designed CFM, and a designed
static pressure rate. (Static pressure has everything to do with being able to
push air through the ductwork). When you add a zone control system, you need to
counter balance the static pressure by installing a bypass damper. Watch as Kimble talks about best practices, common
installation mistakes, and how to properly balance the bypass damper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSJUQ2qEb3w&feature=youtu.be
We all have to be sales and marketing minded in this very competitive HVAC industry…that’s for sure! With that, there’s no denying that maintaining existing customers is a lot less costly than marketing to find new ones. The lower cost of these leads gives you higher operating margins, which you can then invest in other parts of your business. So, why are we bringing this up to you? Because Jackson Systems is offering to help you with your marketing program to keep customers for life! Here’s how:
Imprinted thermostats with your logo and phone number on them offers a BEST marketing solution for your valuable repeat business. Jackson Systems imprints your logo and phone number on all thermostats (or backplates) FREE OF CHARGE with orders of 6 stats or more. Shipping on these is always FREE! And, we deliver in 3 days!!!! We provide highly competitive pricing on thermostats of all brands, makes and models. Customers will keep you top-of-mind for all HVAC sales and service when they see your name every time they look at their thermostat. (Research says that’s about 10 times a day)
You have to buy thermostats anyway, why not put your logo and phone number on them to keep those customers you worked so hard to get in the first place? And, we’re not just printing on thermostats, we’ll print on your CO detectors, water leak detectors, and some other products. For more information on this best marketing solution for repeat business, call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663 or watch this: https://jacksonsystems.com/services/imprinting
How are you supplying your customers with filters? We have an easier way! FilterFetch offers THE ONLY contractor-to-homeowner air filter fulfillment service in the market today. It’s simple because we do all of the work with no cost to you. And you NEVER have to stock a single filter. Here’s how it works:
During service calls, discuss air filter needs with homeowners. Your tech can show a FilterFetch video to homeowners from his app
Create a new customer account
Give homeowner the unique code for the filter they need
The app collects the payment and we regularly ship filters
You have a new FilterFetch customer until a time they opt out
We send you a monthly commission check
Here’s why you should offer FilterFetch in your marketing offering:
Keeps you top-of-mind with homeowners through regular
air filter deliveries and filter change reminders.
Your customers are regularly supplied with
filters…and you make money EACH TIME they are.
You NEVER have to stock a single filter.
An easy app helps your techs sell the program.
Homeowners watch a quick video…and then the tech places their order by clicking
a button at the app right then and there.
means that homeowner is a filter customer forever or until a time she opts out.
Customers want to know that there are solutions to their comfort than just a new thermostats, furnace and condensing unit. In order to provide a “Total Comfort Solution”, you should be installing more than just new HVAC system!
The absolute most impactful thing to come to our industry in
a long time is Smart Home Automation. Not only do smart Wi-Fi-connected products
help to provide customers with greater efficiency, control and energy savings,
it also provides contractors with the greatest upsell opportunity you’ve had in a very long time!
We also provide the best support for all of the products we sell, including our toll-free tech support line at 888-652-9663 or use our Jackson Systems app. This facetime-like app is called Virtual Technician. For EVERY product we sell, we have immediate technical support including mechanical engineers who can help with installation and IT engineering support for connectivity issues. For more information or to sign up for Virtual Technician, visit http://info.controlsintelligence.com/website-virtual-technician-app
We have sales and product specials so you can offer them in
your marketing campaigns, too!
Every month, Jackson Systems provides you, the contractor,
with products at special prices. We offer savings on the products that make the
most sense for you and your customers including seasonal specials, new product
launches, and much more.
January 1 is the birth date of Ron Jackson, Jackson Systems founder. We would not be the company we are without the vision, engineering and expertise that Ron brought to us. In fact, Ron holds 11 patents for his inventions that have made significant contributions to the HVAC industry. Today especially, we at Jackson Systems celebrate, honor and say thank you, Ron.
Here’s more about our founder:
Ron has been a full time inventor for over 50 years and also holds 10 U.S. patents. Jackson’s book shares many of his ideas that have made him a successful inventor. Ron’s patents have been developed under the Jackson Systems brand and have won (at last count) 21 awards.
Ron’s patents in the heating and cooling industry are known to to be the best quality and most contractor-friendly. Such products like the Jackson Systems’ programmable and non-programmable thermostats can perform with the best, like Honeywell, Braeburn and White Rodgers. https://jacksonsystems.com/category/jackson-systems-2.html
Jackson Systems zone dampers, designed by Ron, are the smartest and most effective in the industry! https://jacksonsystems.com/category/zoning.html
Because of his father’s early work, Tom Jackson, CEO of Jackson Systems says “for 15 years, Jackson Systems has had a simple mission; provide the best quality and most contractor-friendly control products and service in the industry. And while we have grown from my father working out of his garage to having nearly 40 employees, our commitment to the HVAC contractor has not changed. As we embark on our next 15 years, our passion and commitment to our clients is stronger than ever,” says Tom Jackson.
Founded in 1997, Jackson Systems today is celebrated as one of the fastest growing companies in Indiana. Jackson Systems serves customers worldwide as a leading direct-to-contractor zone control manufacturer and distributor.
Combining the skills of our founding father Ron Jackson, our talented technical engineers and the customer service support of our sales team, Jackson Systems will continue to set the standard from creating contractor-friendly products and available support teams to help our customers achieve success. Jackson Systems is the direct choice for simple controls. For formal quotes and/or design assistance, call 888-652-9663. For more about Ron Jackson visit https://jacksonsystems.com/about/executive/5
Grow Your Business with
the Connected Security Solution Homeowners Want
More than ever, homeowners are seeking security solutions that keep them connected to their homes. With Honeywell’s Smart Home Security System, you can expand your portfolio as a whole-home expert without needing to become a security expert. Installation is simple: just plug in the base station, mount the battery-operated cameras, place the door and window sensors, and help the homeowner connect it all through the app. That’s it. Monitoring is handled by the homeowner, so your job is complete.
Simply place the camera for a view of the area to be protected, then complete the setup through the app. No complicated wiring needed.
the camera senses motion and sound. Crisp 1080p HD video clips with full audio are sent to the homeowner via the app. Indoor/Outdoor MotionViewer™ accessories add more quality video options.
Once the system is installed, you’re done. The handy
Honeywell Home app gives homeowners complete and easy control for monitoring
their homes themselves. Accessories like the Indoor Access Sensor alerts when a
window or door is opened. Includes Free Storage: Homeowners will appreciate
that the system takes both their security and their privacy seriously. 24 hours
of free secure Cloud storage is included.
The variety of accessories lets you increase sales while meeting more customer needs. And, all operate off one app for easier install and sales!
Now available in 3 kit options for any security level: Each kit includes camera and app with smart home integration, plus a range of accessories to meet specific needs.
The ZP6 with ESP is a 6 zone, two-position forced air zone control panel that can be expanded to as many as 12 zones. The panel can be used with single-stage, multi-stage, heat pump or dual fuel equipment with up to 4 stages of heating and 2 stages of cooling. Slide switch configuration makes setup quick and easy. This zone control system comes with built in ESP static pressure control which eliminates the need for a bypass damper when used with the standard 3-wire MD damper series. A wide range of control options provides ultimate application flexibility.
Kit includes: Panel, static pressure sensor, 2 duct temperature sensors and 75VA transformer
Knock Knock. Who There’s? A better video doorbell camera!
Nest Hello lets you know who’s there with a live video of their arrival. Replaces existing wired doorbell and delivers HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night. It’s designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground. And with 24/7 streaming, you can check in anytime. Works on the Nest app with other connected devices from its ecosystem of smart home products.
More than ever, homeowners are seeking security solutions
that keep them connected to their homes at all times. This all-in-one system
includes camera and app with smart home integration plus a range of
accessories, like window and door sensors. Day or night, the camera senses
motion and sound and sends notification when it senses either. Works on the
Honeywell Home app with other connected devices from its ecosystem of smart
With Google Home Hub, customers can manage their compatible smart home devices, including Nest security cameras, the Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest thermostats. With the Google Assistant built in, Google Home Hub lets homeowners see and control compatible devices in a single dashboard. And it works seamlessly with Nest products to help make your customers’ homes secure and comfortable.
When your customers ductless controller sucks, we suggest the D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller with intuitive design, easy installation and operation. This controller is a great way to reduce post-install callbacks, Honeywell’s Ductless Controller and it’s wi-fi operation will delight your customers.
Braeburn BlueLink thermostats are universal wi-fi operation. The Wi-Fi app is available on virtually any smart phone, and the thermostat Wi-Fi works without a common wire when used on conventional HVAC equipment. Optional Wi-Fi control via smartphone, tablet or PC using the free BlueLink Smart Connect Application. Compatible with Braeburn wired remote sensors and our Share-A-Wire™ module for easy installation.
Thousands of contractors nationwide have found having their logo and company information not only helps them with brand awareness, it leads to years of service revenue and customer loyalty.
“We’ve been purchasing logo imprinted thermostats from Jackson Systems for almost two decades. They carry all name brands, quick turnaround, great support, and they stand behind their products. I would recommend Jackson for all your thermostat and control orders.” – Greg McAfee, McAfee Heating and Air
How does it work? We pay all setup, art and shipping charges. You can even mix and match models and manufacturers. Getting started is easy, too! Most orders ship the same day. Imprinting is in an elegant gray to match the factory printing. Order 6 thermostats of one style and imprinting is free. We can imprint any thermostat we sell including Aprilaire, Braeburn, Honeywell, iO HVAC Controls, LUXPRO, Robertshaw, ecobee, Nest, Peco, Pro1 IAQ and White-RodgersWe imprint more than just thermostats!
Tap into home comfort with Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi thermostat, and remotely access, change or program your home temperature – Anytime, Anywhere. With thoughtful design features like in-app installation instructions, HD touchscreen color display and smart home integration options, complete comfort control is right at your fingertips.
The INF165C Infrared Thermomoeter has an eight-point circle outlining the measuring spot. This ends all confusion about the target are being measured. The large high-contrast backlit display makes viewing test results easy in either dark or well-lit work environments. We’re giving it 5 swirls because of its many applications and use including:
Check register temperatures
Output on hanging furnace units
Hard to reach registers and appliances
Faulty breakers and electrical panels
Motors, fan motors and other moving parts •
Boilers, hanging heaters and radiators
Troubleshoot hydronic systems
Upright Snips – Left Handed Mode
You wouldn’t know how valuable these are unless
you are left-handed and don’t have a pair!
This snip significantly improves sheet
metal cutting. The ergonomic design allows for easier cutting in tight places,
improved safety by elevating hands above metal working surfaces, and increases
wrist range motion.
The DiversiTech Spotlight is a cordless work light solution with up to 1200 lumens of power (3 hours – full power) with a 4000 mAh lithium ion rechargable battery. It includes two adjustable joints on magnetic stand for different angles. It has three power modes including a dimmer.
FilterFetch, the ONLY Contractor-to-Homeowner Air Filter Fulfillment Service
How are you supplying your customers with filters? We have an easier way! FilterFetch offers THE ONLY contractor-to-homeowner air filter fulfillment service in the market. It’s simple because we do all of the work with no cost to you. Your customers are regularly supplied with filters…and you make money EACH TIME they are. You NEVER have to stock a single filter. And, an easy app helps your techs sell the program. Homeowners watch a quick video…and then the tech places their order by clicking a button at the app right then and there. Auto renewal means that homeowner is a filter customer forever or until a time she opts out.
We understand you don’t have time waiting on technician support. That’s why we have created an app to bring customer support to you WHERE YOU NEED IT; WHEN YOU NEED IT with our Virtual Technician. Here are some of the features and benefits: • Face-to-face interactive 2-way video • Technical support on all products we sell • Exclusive service for Jackson Systems customers • Available 8am- 5pm ET
Great Works Today by the Wishing Well Fund, Indianapolis
Founded in 1972, Wishing Well Fund, Inc. began as an informal group of caring individuals who wanted to help families in need. This not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization has proudly served over 7,500 families since. Jackson family members, Dave Jackson, is the current President, and Bette Jackson, is on the Board of Directors. See our pictures at Facebook of the many volunteers, including many from Jackson Systems, unloading and preparing the bounty to be delivered on Christmas Eve to more than 160 needy family in Indianapolis. https://www.facebook.com/jacksonsystems/ For more information on Wishing Well Fund, visit http://www.wishingwellfund.com/ /