Service Technicians: The Superheroes of HVAC

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

Thank you service techs and be safe!

4 Myths with Forced Air Zoning (And How to Fix Them)

On this episode of Field Engineering Live, we sit down with over 100 contractors from across the Americas to dispel common myths with forced air zoning.

JD Brake and Phil Kimble tackle common topics our team gets asked all the time when it comes to zoning. Some of those include:

When do you need a bypass?

How to repair a broken zoning system?

What type of dampers works best?

In what situations will Zoning not work?

Pneumatic Vs. Electronic

If you missed the training, or would like to watch it again, simply sign in using this link: http://bit.ly/fezoning

Field Engineering

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

For more Field Engineering videos on HVAC best practices, subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksonsystems.

5 Marketing Essentials for Contractors in 2019

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:

Custom Imprinting

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

FilterFetch, 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 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:

  1. During service calls, discuss air filter needs with homeowners. Your tech can show a FilterFetch video to homeowners from his app
  2. Create a new customer account
  3. Give homeowner the unique code for the filter they need
  4. The app collects the payment and we regularly ship filters
  5. You have a new FilterFetch customer until a time they opt out
  6. 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.  
  • Auto renewal means that homeowner is a filter customer forever or until a time she opts out.

To learn more about FilterFetch or to get started with this awesome marketing program, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch

Expanded Offering to Fill More Comfort Needs

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!

Enhancements to comfort include zoning systems, programmable or Wi-Fi thermostats, humidification systems, indoor air cleaners and much more. That’s why Jackson Systems is here to provide you the specialty controls and products to help you meet every comfort need for every customer. And, if you aren’t sure what that solution is, we have engineers standing by to help you with a best recommendation.

For a look at our comprehensive product offering, visit www.jacksonsystems.com

Smart Home Products…with FREE Training and Support

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!

It usually starts with the thermostat — Honeywell, ecobee, Nest, White-Rodgers Sensi, Braeburn Bluelink, and others – and continues throughout the house for more safety, security and monitoring. Cameras, CO/smoke detectors, door locks, all kinds of sensors…the eco-system of connected products is huge.

And, we aren’t going to just help you get them, we’re going to teach you how to install and connect them! We have an entire video library of On-demand trainings for smart home automation—and are adding to it all of the time. Learn more here: https://jacksonsystems.com/services/on_demand_training

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

Monthly Specials and Offerings

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.

There’s always “something special” for you at Jackson Systems. Currently, we’re offering the following specials: https://jacksonsystems.com/content/monthly_special

Take a closer look at Jackson Systems…we’re not just another wholesaler. We are a contractor’s best friend for marketing, training and support. Visit us at www.jacksonsystems.com to learn more!

Honoring Ron Jackson, founder of Jackson Systems, on his 80th Birthday

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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

Easy-to-Install ‘Smart Home’ Security Systems: NEW FROM HONEYWELL!

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.

Easy Installation

Simply place the camera for a view of the area to be protected, then complete the setup through the app. No complicated wiring needed.

High-Quality Video…Day or Night

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.

Self-Monitoring Solution

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.

Upsell Opportunities Options

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.

For more product information and to read about our special offer for first time buyers, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/content/monthly_special

Jackson Systems’ Best Products of 2018

Jackson Systems brought the contractor many innovations and upgrades in zoning, smart home automation, tools and specialty controls in 2018. Some, especially, were standouts!

Here’s are our top picks for 2018 based on our own testing and experiences, sales, and feedback from our customers.

Ranked by Jackson swirls . 5 swirls being our best!

Zoning 

iO 6-Zone Universal Zone ESP Panel Kit

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

Smart Home Automation

Nest Hello Doorbell Camera

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.

Honeywell Smart Home Security Kit

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 home products.

Google Home Hub

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.

Leaksmart SNAP

The LeakSmart Snap On Valve is part of the Leaksmart eco system of water detection products. Helps to prevent disasters by shutting off the water as soon as a leak is detected. It works on any kind of ball, gate, or globe valve and installs on any angle — no tools required for intelligent leak detection. Must be used it with Leaksmart hub and sensors. The Snap On Valve controller is perfect for any HVAC contractor. No need to cut pipes.

D6 Pro Wi-Fi Ductless Controller

DC6000WF Ductless Controller – Color

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.

Imprinting available on top of back stand.

Thermostats

Braeburn Bluelink Thermostats

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.

Custom Imprinting

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-Rodgers We imprint more than just thermostats! 

White-Rodgers Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat

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.

Imprinting of logo and phone number available.

Tools

UEi 12:1 Infrared Thermometer

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
DiversiTech 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.

UEi Static Pressure Kit

This Static Pressure Kit is a digital, time saving electronic manometer static pressure reader. Many features and benefits including:

  • Dynamic Min/Max value capture
  • Data hold
  • Backlit display
  • Ruggedized, including rubber boot with integral magnet
  • Auto power off

Applications:

  • Test gas and static pressure on HVAC systems
  • Test pressure switches
DiversiTech Spotlight, 15W COB

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.

Virtual Technician

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

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

Do you have your favorites from 2018 that you don’t see here? If so, let us know by commenting on our blog of the Best of 2018.

The Wishing Well Fund, Indianapolis

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/ /

White-Rodgers Issues Recall Notice for Sensi Thermostats Purchased April 2014 to Dec 2015

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

White-Rodgers Announces Voluntary Corrective Action on
Emerson-Branded Sensi WiFi Thermostats

Published December 12, 2018

 In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, White-Rodgers is implementing a corrective action plan that affects a limited number of those thermostats.

The affected thermostats are vulnerable to damage during service or replacement of your heating or cooling system. Accidental contact between the thermostat wires and line voltage by a service person can damage the thermostat and create a potential fire hazard, which can occur several days later.

Identifying an Affected Thermostat

Potentially affected thermostats have “Emerson” printed on the front. Thermostats with “Sensi” printed on the front are not affected. This corrective action involves model 1F86U-42WF and UP500W thermostats that have date codes from 1416 to 1536 AND are powered by a wire connected to the C terminal on the thermostat base plate.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to determine if your thermostat is affected.

  • Step 1: Remove your thermostat from the wall by pulling the thermostat straight toward you; the back plate will remain attached to the wall.
  • Step 2: Check the product label located in the upper left of the backside of the thermostat for the model number and date code. Model numbers 1F86U-42WF and UP500W with date codes from 1416 to 1536 might be impacted.

If the product label indicates a different model number or date code outside of this range, no further action is required.

If the product label indicates either of these model numbers AND a date code within this range, please proceed to the next step.

  • Step 3: Check to see if you have a wire connected to the terminal labeled “C” on base plate on the wall. If there is no wire connected to the terminal labeled “C”, no further action is required.

If there is a wire connected to the terminal labeled “C”, please proceed to the next step.

  • Step 4: Register your thermostat with White-Rodgers by visiting www.recallrtr.com/emersonthermostat or by calling 1-888-847-8742 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.
  • Step 5: Locate the pin labeled C at the bottom right on the backside of the thermostat. Bend the pin down to a 90-degree angle. For additional guidance and a demo, please watch a video at bit.ly/pinremedy.
  • Step 6: Place the thermostat back on the base plate on the wall and continue to use your thermostat.

If you have any questions, please call 1-888-847-8742 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

This completes the corrective action for most customers. In most installations, a connection to the C terminal is not necessary because your Sensi thermostat will still receive power from the heating/cooling system using the patented “power-sharing” feature in the Sensi. The function of your thermostat should not be impacted, and there is no need to reprogram it.

If your thermostat is connected to Wi-Fi and your system has only heating or only cooling, or if you begin to experience shortened battery life, please contact White-Rodgers for assistance.

This corrective action will disable the continuous backlight feature of the Sensi thermostat. If you use this feature and wish to continue doing so, please contact White-Rodgers for further information.

To contact White-Rodgers, call 1-888-847-8742 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday or visit www.recallrtr.com/emersonthermostat.

If you have already registered and completed the corrective action, no further action on your part is required

Braeburn Wi-Fi Thermostats on Sale Now!

Here’s the deal…

Buy 3 Braeburn BlueLink Thermostats, Get the 4th One Free!

Thermostats included:

Braeburn 3 Heat / 2 Cool Heat Pump, 2 Heat / 2 Cool Conventional Smart Wi-Fi Universal Thermostat

7205: The Braeburn BlueLink 7205 is a unversal wi-fi thermostat.  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.  Features include:

  • 7 Day, 5-2 Day or Non-Programmable
  • Large 3 sq. in. Back Display
  • Bright Blue Backlight
  • Auto or Manual Changover
  • User and Installer Lock Modes
  • SmartLimit Temperature Limit
  • Ausiliary Heat Fossil Fuel Option
  • Hardwire or Battery Powered
  • Circulating Fan Mode

Braeburn 3H/2C Heat Pump, 2H/2C Conventional, Smart Wi-Fi Universal Thermostat

7305: This affordable multi-stage model is compatible with conventional and heat pump systems up to 3H / 2C. Use the free BlueLink Smart Connect Application for optional Wi-Fi control via smartphone, tablet or PC. Compatible with Braeburn wired remote sensors and Share-A-Wire™ module. Features include:

  •  7 Day, 5-2 Day or Non-Programmable
  • Large 5 sq. in. Backlit Display
  • Bright Blue Backlight Display
  • Auto or Manual Changeover
  • Residential or Commercial Modes
  • Adjustable Temperature Limits
  • Wired Remote Sensing
  • Auxiliary Heat Fossil Fuel Option
  • Hardwire or Battery Powered
  • Programmable and Circulating Fan Modes
  • Auxiliary “A” Terminal for Economizer, Fresh Air or Output Control
  • Common “C” wire required to use Wi-Fi

Braeburn Smart Wi-Fi Universal Thermostat

7320: The Braeburn Smart Wi-Fi Universal Thermostat is compatible with conventional and heat pump systems up to 3H/2C. Optional Wi-Fi control via smartphone, tablet or PC using free BlueLink Smart Connect Application. This thermostat is also compatible with Braeburn wireless or wired remote sensors. Features include:

  • Up to 3H/2C heat pump and 2H/2C conventional systems
  • 7 day, 5-2 day or non-programmable
  • Large 6.5 sq in display with bright blue backlight
  • Auto or manual changeover
  • Residential or commercial modes
  • Adjustable temperature limits
  • Wireless or wired remote sensing
  • User selectable service monitors
  • Auxilary heat fossil fuel option
  • Hardwire or battery powered
  • Humidification and dehumidification control with wireless sensor model 7330
  • Auxiliary “A” terminal for economizer, fresh air or output control
  • 5-year warranty

Universal Wireless Thermostat Kit

7500: The Braeburn Universal Wireless Thermostat Kit with BlueLink comes with 7, 5-2 day or Non-Programmable 3H/2C features. The Kit includes Thermostat, Control Module and Supply Air sensor. Up to 3H/2C Heat Pump or up to 2H/2C Conventional. Features include:

  • Up to 3H/2C Heat Pump and 2H/2C Conventional
  • 7 Day, 5-2 Day or Non-Programmable
  • Large 5 Sq. In. Backlit Display
  • Auto or Manual Changeover
  • Residential or Commercial Modes
  • Battery Operated for Total Installation Flexibility
  • Compatible with 2 or 3 Wire Hydronic Zone Systems
  • Auxiliary Heat Fossil Fuel Option
  • Programmable Fan Control
  • R and C Terminals for Optional 24 Volt Operation
  • Adjustable Temperature Limits
  • Multi-Level Keypad Lockout
  • Superior Wireless Range
  • Battery Life Exceeds Virtually All Competitive Models
  • Includes Supply Air Sensor for Default Temperature Control Even if Batteries are Drained
  • Connect up to 4 Optional Wireless Indoor Sensors for Remote Temperature Sensing
  • Optional Wireless Outdoor Sensing for Outdoor Temperature Display or Balance Point Control
  • Optional Wireless Humidity Plenum Sensor for Whole-House Humidification Control
  • Affordable Solution for Most Thermostat Applications

See them here: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/braeburn.html

Promotion valid through 12/31/18. Call 888-652-9663 to order (mention promo code 18BB1FREE when ordering).

Learn what makes Braeburn different at this On-demand webinar: http://info.controlsintelligence.com/on-demand-braeburn-thermostats

Topics Include:

  • Braeburn Bluelink Smart Wi-Fi Thermostats
  • General Overview-Product Offering
  • Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat Obstacles
  • Competitive Overview

To order, call 888-652-9663

Winter’s Dry Air and It’s Awful Side Effects

Are your customers complaining of any of the following dry air symptoms:

  • Crepey, Dry Skin?
  • Nose Bleeds?
  • Chronic SoreThroat?
  • Excessive Static Electricity & Shocks?
  • Dry or Extra Stuffy Nose?
  • Bleeding Fingers and/or Cuticle Tears?

Tell them not to worry…they probably don’t have a problematic medical condition. They’re more likely to simply suffering from poor humidification control in their home. The solution? A Honeywell TrueEASE furnace-mounted humidifier.

There are many options for humidification with portable systems – from the warm mist ones to ultrasonic versions to evaporative models. While these will do the trick, they are very inconvenient to operate, clean and change. Worst of all, they need constant attention to maintain. That’s why we recommend a Honeywell TrueEASE furnace-mounted system. Unlike portable humidifiers that are only effective in the rooms they’re in, a TrueEASE whole-house humidification system is installed out of sight with the central heating and cooling system in the furnace closet but covers the entire home with warm, humid air, as needed.

What makes this system even more convenient and effective is that a whole-house humidification system only runs water and air through the system when humidity is needed, cutting water waste up to 30% and saving energy by eliminating the constant cycling of air.

The whole house TrueEASE humidifiers by Honeywell are loaded with homeowner-friendly features that set it apart from most others. A TrueEASE humidifier automatically fills itself, and the replacement pads can be easily accessed for a quick “slide-out” pad replacement…no disassembling the humidifier or calling the contractor in order to change it. The “Change Pad” indicator light on the front alerts exactly when replacement is needed.

If you hear that your customers are suffering from symptoms of winter’s dry air, install a Honeywell TrueEASE humidification system and you’ll have one happy, healthier customer.

For more information on Honeywell TrueEASE humidification systems, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/humidifiers.html or call our Customer Service Engineers at 888-652-9663 for your best recommendation.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

There is never a good time for a damaging water leak, but homes are especially vulnerable around the holidays because so many are left alone.

When homeowners leave “over the river and through the woods” for holiday visits, they should be able to leave with peace of mind that the home is protected from unexpected incidents of frozen pipes, broken water heaters or washing machines, leaking HVAC,  or other sources. You can pray it never happens, but why not make sure it doesn’t…with LeakSmart!

How it Works

LeakSmart is the world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system for a home or business. Not only does it detect a leak as soon as it starts, it stops it in less than 5 seconds!

LeakSMART provides complete protection from water leaks. LeakSmart works by first installing a valve on your water main. The LeakSmart Valve connects directly to the water main supply and automatically shuts off the water in less than five seconds in the event of a leak.

Sensors around the home are connected to the LeakSmart Hub and receive alerts via LeakSmart App. The sensors detect leaks and monitor temperatures in the home. Up to 32 sensors can be added. For the best protection, sensors should be installed at the most high-risk areas, including washing machines, water heaters, basement, bathrooms and HVAC system.

Powered by ZigBee, protection is guaranteed 100% of the time—even if the Internet and power are down. A LeakSmart Range Extender is available to boosts signal strength of the sensors. Simple plug and play operation of the range extender is all that is needed. It’s perfect for those homes or offices larger than 6,000 square feet.

The LeakSmart Hub communicates between the sensors, valve and homeowner. Again, the hub continues to work even if the power is out. Installation is so simple: simply plugs into your router and an electrical outlet.

Install Outdoors

LeakSmart can be used indoors or out. An outdoor valve enclosure is 100% waterproof and completely tamper-proof. It’s properly vented to handle temperature fluctuations and extreme heat. It may be installed horizontally or vertically and fits ¾, 1, 1-1/4, and 2-inch installations.

Smart Home Integration

LeakSmart works on its own or with other smart home platforms including Nest, SmartThings, Wink and Iris and coming soon, it’ll integrate with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Comcast and Google. What this means for the homeowner is better protection when away from home. They’ll be prompted immediately via all Apps if a leak occurs. In that case, they’ll also be able to turn off the heating and cooling system through the connected thermostat.

 

LeakSMART is the single, best solution for leak and flood protection. It’s capacity to detect leaks as soon as they start and shut the water main off immediately, makes them a ‘must-have’ for every home or business owner who wants to avoid the costly disasters that a frozen pipe or malfunctioning home system can create.

Want to learn more about LeakSMART? View this on-demand webinar…watch when it is most convenient for you! http://info.controlsintelligence.com/leaksmart-webinar-ondemand and http://info.controlsintelligence.com/on-demand-leaksmart-snap

To order LeakSMART technology for your customers, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/leak-detection.html

 

 

America’s Recycles Day

November 15th is America’s Recyles Day. But, for Jackson Systems, every day is #AmericaRecyclesDay! We’re a thermostat recycling collection site as part of #ThermostatRecyclingCorporation (TRC), a national nonprofit network of over 3,600 mercury thermostat collection sites. TRC has recovered more than 10 tons of mercury since its inception in 1998.
 
 
Read more about the good works of National Recycle Day (Nov. 15) here: americarecyclesday.org

GEN 3 NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT ON SALE NOW!

Tested ’til perfected! GEN 3 NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT ON SALE NOW!

The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself to help save energy–then pays for itself. It can  be controlled from anywhere with the Nest app. With seven different ring colors, there is a model that fits in with any home’s decor. And, it works with the Nest Temperature Sensor to provide the right temperature, right where it’s wanted (sold separately).

Customers love the new Nest Thermostat’s sleek design and its ability to learn and program itself. You’ll love it because you only need to carry one model on your truck. Nest automatically adapts to most HVAC systems and turns on system-specific features.

Only $174 for Nest Pro Contractors. Call 888-652-9663 to order. Sales ends 11/30/2018. Limit: 40

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

 

Good to Go!

Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled weeks of the year. In fact, AAA estimates that nearly 45 million people will travel during this holiday. With that, it puts many homes at risk to break-in’s, system failures and other vulnerabilities. So how can you help your customers? Smart home product sales and installation to start!

Smart home Wi-Fi products, including security systems and cameras, learning thermostats, and water leak and CO/smoke detectors are giving homeowners more peace of mind when they must be away from home. Here are some of the smart products that you can provide your customers to better protect themselves from home invasions or potential disasters due to water or fire:

Nest Protect Home Security System & Outdoor Cams

When it comes to home security, the best defense is a good offense. Thanks to smart security systems like the Nest Protect Home Security System, you can continuously monitor your home when away. This security system, combined with outdoor cameras, provides homeowners a comprehensive live stream of their home on any smart device and will alarm and send notifications anytime it detects touch, motion or sound, as they have programmed it to. And, with built-in recording functionality, if something does happen, you’ll have it all on tape.

LeakSmart & Honeywell Water Leak/Freeze Detectors

Unoccupied homes and frozen pipes are a recipe for water disasters. Pipes freeze for a number of reasons: unexpected quick drops in the temperature, thermostats that are set too low, poor insulation, old age, and other unforeseen reasons. Water disasters can cause a huge and costly amount of damage in a home. But, today, many of these disasters are preventable with the Wi-Fi smart water products that are available.

LeakSmart is hands-down the best protection against home water disasters. LeakSmart valves actually shut off water at the main within seconds when a leak is detected. Its smart app monitors the entire situation, sending notifications at the immediate moment of a leak. Sensors placed in vulnerable areas, like the basement, water heater or washing machine, can help detect smaller leaks at the moment they begin so minor repairs can be ordered before they become major problems.

While the Honeywell Leak and Freeze Detector can’t shut off the water, it will notify the homeowner to a potential water disaster via the Honeywell Home smart app. Getting remote notifications allows a homeowner to call for immediate help.

Wi-Fi Smat Thermostats

Nest, ecobee, White-Rodgers, Honeywell all offer great Wi-Fi smart thermostats with awesome away-from-home features. Apps downloaded to smart phones that can remotely control these thermostats give homeowners access to the HVAC while on vacation or at work…or any time they want it. At the app, homeowners can set, change or program the thermostat from any smart device. That unexpected dip in temperature while away that we mentioned above?…it’s no longer a worry when a homeowner can turn up the thermostat to keep the home warmer and protect against frozen pipes. Smart thermostats can even shut off the HVAC system in the event it needs to—Nest does it automatically should CO be detected via the Nest Protect.

Nest Protect CO/Smoke Detector

Nest Protect is the safest CO/Smoke detector available today! Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm looks for smoke, fast-burning fires, and carbon monoxide. It alarms and “speaks up” from all Nest Protects in the house when there’s a problem. It also sends an alert to your smartphone in case you’re not home. But, not just that, if gas is suspected, it tells the Nest Learning Thermostat to shut off the furnace immediately. They work together to provide the most protection possible.

 

In addition to the smart product mentioned above, there are ways a homeowner can protect themselves while away from home during the holidays. AAA offers this home security checklist for vacationers. While they all don’t apply, there are some really good tips in here that you can advise to your homeowners: https://www.texas.aaa.com/content/dam/ace/publications/pub-sales/ca/simplisafe/SimpliSafeChecklistACSC.pdf/subassets/page1.pdf

 

Are your customers good to go? If not, offer these easy-to-install, affordable Wi-Fi smart options. Jackson Systems wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

“Take 5” Minutes to Go Above and Beyond

A cool concept one of our sales representatives learned about while visiting a contracting business this week was a program they call “Take 5.” Take 5, in this contracting business, means that technicians are to take five minutes away from their task at hand to go “above and beyond” before, during or after a call and do something special for the homeowner they aren’t expecting.

An example of a Take 5 would be to carry a shovel on the truck and shovel a pathway from the driveway to the front door. Another example provided was if it is trash day and the bin is still curbside, bring it up from the street. Some techs have helped disconnect hoses if they see that it hasn’t been done yet this late in the season. And, some check the CO/smoke detectors batteries for their Take 5.

Other examples were given, but the one we liked best was that some of these techs are spending five minutes talking to the homeowner about the importance of furnace filter changes and offering them air filter home delivery. Yes, they are suggesting FilterFetch in their Take 5s!

Technicians like FilterFetch because it better serves their customers and they know the filter change reminders and home delivery will help make the systems run smoother and last longer. Homeowners like FilterFetch for the same reasons! Contractors love it for it’s recurring revenue.

To learn more about FilterFetch, we invite you to “Take 5” (minutes) and visit https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch.