Monthly Archives: September 2008

Introducting TrueSTEAM – the next generation of humidification systems from Honeywell

The world of heating and cooling equipment is vastly different today than it was even a few years ago, with the trend towards high-efficiency, variable speed, dual-fuel and heat pump systems.  Because of how these systems operate, yesterday’s humidifiers often fail to deliver the humidification that your homeowners desire.  You told us that you needed a humidification system that operated independently of equipment.

TrueSTEAM takes that best features from current steam humidifiers with their efficiency, performance and decreased water consumption, and combines it with the ease of installation, reliability and value of flow-through humidifiers.  TrueSTEAM is different from others because it operates independent of equipment operation.  And, with its near 1:1 humidification delivery rate, TrueSTEAM delivers the right amount of humidification to keep your customers satisfied.

To learn more check out the whole TrueSTEAM brochure Download truesteam_brochure.pdf .

To purchase this product or learn more about Jackson Systems visit www.jacksonsystems.com.

Pledge Allegiance to a Greener Home, Wallet This Fall

Pledge Allegiance to a Greener Home, Wallet This Fall
Taking the 2 Degree Pledge will help Americans reduce carbon footprint, energy bills

ARLINGTON, VA – While red, white and blue may reflect fall’s election season, it’s the color green that’s on the minds of homeowners across America — homeowners who are concerned about spending more money on energy bills and the negative effects of climate change. With average heating costs expected to increase by nearly 20 percent from last year, homeowners are looking for ways to put money back in their wallets while promoting a cleaner planet.

To help address these challenges, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), in collaboration with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the Edison Electric Institute, the U.S. Energy Association and North American Technician Excellence, has launched the 2 Degree Pledge initiative. The Pledge offers simple steps — installing a programmable thermostat, ensuring proper maintenance and a quality installation of heating and air conditioning equipment, and adjusting thermostats — all of which can help homeowners achieve lower energy bills through greater energy efficiency. 

"The 2 Degree Pledge urges consumers to think about their heating system efficiency now, before the winter heating season," said AHRI President Stephen Yurek. "With just a couple degrees of change, such as installing a programmable thermostat and setting the thermostat a few degrees higher when they leave the house for the day, homeowners can simply and significantly reduce their energy costs, without compromising their comfort."

Because residential heating and cooling can account for up to 50 percent of total energy bills during the winter months, the 2 Degree Pledge calls on homeowners to contact a heating professional today to have their heating system serviced and optimized for efficiency and comfort.

Central, forced-air systems that are improperly installed or maintained can be up to 50 percent less efficient than they should be. In fact, more than half of all heating systems in U.S. homes do not perform to their rated efficiency as a result of improper installation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

"It is time that we as a nation address the efficiency loss that occurs when heating and cooling equipment is not installed correctly, maintained properly, or used wisely," said Yurek. "The nation will never reap the energy savings more efficient equipment can deliver if we don’t address these three issues as soon as possible."

To further save energy, the campaign encourages consumers to change filters, seal ducts and windows, and insulate walls. These steps can result in savings of up to 20 percent on energy bills.

Consumers can learn more about the 2 Degree Pledge and make their commitment official by signing up at www.2degreepledge.org. The Web site includes tools and calculators to help homeowners determine if an upgrade to a more efficient heating or cooling system makes sense for them in an era of high energy bills. It also features maintenance and quality installation checklists to review with their heating and cooling system technician or contractor to make sure their system’s performance is being optimized for efficiency and comfort.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 350+ member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.

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To learn more about Jackson Systems visit www.jacksonsystems.com

IHACI HVAC/R/SM Product & Equipment Trade Show

The 29th Annual IHACI HVAC/R/SM Product & Equipement Trade Show will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Pasadena, California. 

The event will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street in Pasadena, CA.  Show hours will be from Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Learn more about this event by clicking here .  To register visit www.ihaci.org

To learn more about Jackson Systems, visist www.jacksonsystems.com

Honeywell World of Wireless (WOW) Tour

All eyes are on the Honeywell World of Wireless (WOW) TOUR as it comes to a city near you. Get ready to be WOWed at this fast-paced, fun-filled event for Forward Thinking Distributors and Contractors featuring the introduction of Honeywell’s new wireless portfolio. Join us for food, drinks and fun, and walk away with a hands-on experience with the new products – plus your chance to win free product and prizes! Don’t miss out. Register soon to reserve a seat. Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
Event Details*
  • Social Hour and Tradeshow: 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Event: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tradeshow: 6:00 p.m. – Beyond

The WOW Tour will be making stops in multiple cities.  To attend at a city near you visit http://www.forwardthinking.honeywell.com/wowtour for all the details and to register for this event. 

To learn more about Jackson Systems visit www.jacksonsystems.com.

Special Offer from Jackson Systems – Free Zone Control Panel

Mention this blog and get 1/2 off a new Green Zone panel.  Only one offer per customer.  Hurry! Offer ends September 30, 2008. 

To receive this special offer call us at 1.888.652.9663 or visit us online at www.jacksonsystems.com.

How The Green Zone Works
The Green Zone panel is the “heart” of the zone control system. It receives signals from the zone thermostats and directs the right amount of conditioned air to the proper zone at the right time.

Comfort System™ dampers regulate the air to each zone or area. The zone control panel tells the dampers whether they should be open or closed, making sure that conditioned air is only sent where needed.

Zone thermostats act as the “command center” for controlling the zone temperatures. The Green Zone system will work with most thermostats allowing for maximum flexibility.

Features

• Auto changeover
• First Call Priority- 20 Minute Time Share
• Independent Fan Mode
• Short Cycle Protection
• No Adjustments Required
• 10 Amp Heavy Duty Relay Contacts
• Fused Inputs and Outputs
• Electronic Discharge Air Sensor
• 10 Year Panel Warranty
• Single Stage (1H/1C)
• Multi-Stage (2H/2C)
• Heat Pump (2H/1C)

Learn more about the Z-200 The Green Zone at http://jacksonsystems.com/search/178.

Jackson Systems’ Warning Watchdog demo pieces now available

Jackson Systems now has Warning Watchdog demo pieces available for wholesalers to purchase.  The demo piece is a great way to help sell the Warning Watchog.

Warning Watchdog is the condensing unit security system that offers complete protection.

Theft of residential and commercial condensing units is on the rise. A hundred dollars worth of copper could cost your customer thousands of dollars to replace the outdoor condensing unit. The price of copper has more than doubled in the past year and thieves are out to steal or gut condensing units.

Jackson Systems is proud to announce the Warning Watchdog™, an alarm system that monitors individual condensing units and immediately detects voltage interruption, tampering or refrigerant loss. When activated, the Warning Watchdog™ sounds an extremely loud siren and can also be tied in with a phone dialer or any other security device. The Warning Watchdog™ works with split systems and packaged units.

Use the Warning Watchdog™ for retrofit or new installations and give your customers peace of mind by protecting their investment.

Warning Watchdog is Sold Exclusively Through HVAC Wholesale Distribution.  To locate this list you can visit http://jacksonsystems.com/search/161 to find the closest wholesalers to you.

Learn more about Jackson Systems, LLC at www.jacksonsystems.com.