Monthly Archives: February 2013

SureSwitch™ Relays Are Here!

SureSwitch™ Relay

Every contractor has seen it. Bugs invading air conditioner and heat pump relays. Corrosion pitting the contacts. Humming and buzzing. Damaged compressors. Our partners at Emerson Climate Technologies brought us a really cool new product today. The SureSwitch is a universal electronic upgrade for mechanical compressor contactors. It has proven to have 5X the life of traditional contactors. This relay is sealed, keeping out bugs and debris. It covers up to 40 amp, 1 or 1.5 pole applications and comes with a 5-year warranty. SureSwitch offers line voltage brownout protection and short cycle protection. This microprocessor controlled, sealed relay features easy 4-hole mounting which matches mechanical contactors. It also offers random start delay on power up and brownout recovery, as well as compressor test and cycle count by push-button. We are excited to introduce this contractor-friendly new product to our line-up.


The Joseph Groh Foundation – Giving Back to the HVAC & Construction Trades


The Joseph Groh Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to employees, former employees, family members of employees/former employees of the Construction and HVAC industries who have suffered permanent spinal cord injuries or other permanent and life altering disabilities. The Joseph Groh Foundation is a 501(c) 3 tax deductible foundation which operates to serve as a clearinghouse of information for those with spinal cord injuries, work with contractors to hire the disabled and financially assist those in the construction trades industry or their family members who have suffered a life altering injury or illness.

Joe Groh has been active in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry for the past 35 years. On Father’s Day of 2008, following a day spent with family, Joe decided to go for an aerobic bike ride along the trails of Lake Grapevine. At one point the trail turned sharply left and the front tire of Joe’s mountain bike slid on some sand and off the trail. Joe was thrown headfirst over the handlebars, breaking his neck and damaging his spinal cord at the C-4 vertebra. Knowing that life had suddenly and unalterably changed, Joe vowed to never look back, never give up and to remain positive.
To support this wonderful charity and continue Joe’s vision of service to the HVAC and construction industries, please go to

Drive Service Agreements By Offering Your Customers WiFi Thermostat Connectivity

We know service agreements can be a driver of repeat business for your business. With this in mind, we have developed 2 service agreement templates that we feel will help encourage your customers to purchase a 3-year service agreement for service with you. These agreements each offer varying levels of service, culminating in a Free Honeywell WiFi thermostat for your customers who register for the top agreement.


These new low cost WiFi thermostats from Honeywell will allow your customers to access their thermostats from anywhere in the world via the Internet, giving you an edge on your competition. Because they are lower cost than most other Internet-ready thermostats, offering them with your most profitable service agreements is a win for both you and your customers.


We have sample maintenance agreements available that you can customize for your business. There is also a sales flyer. Please contact us at 888.652.9663 if you would like these documents. Happy selling!

New WiFi Thermostats Won’t Break the Bank

The new WiFi thermostats from Honeywell are here! The WiFi FocusPRO 6000 and the WiFi VisionPRO 8000 offer the perfect blend of features, performance, energy savings and value. These programmable thermostats can be accessed from anywhere in the world from a computer or smart device, giving your customers ultimate control of their comfort. The new WiFi thermostats are available now from Jackson Systems. Click here for more information or to place an order.


Check Out Our Online Training Videos


We recently started an online training program. We stream our trainings live via the Internet then post them to our Web site for contractors to take advantage of on their time. Currently, there are modules for Honeywell, White-Rodgers, Air Products and Controls, ecobee and the VCS and T-32-TS from Jackson Systems. These training videos can be accessed at any time by going to Stay tuned for future online opportunities, as well as more training videos.

Economical Solution for Over-Heating and Over-Cooling Problems


Zone One™ from Jackson Systems is a modulating or two position stand-alone zone control damper assembly designed to solve these problems. The damper can be used to control a single room, or by using a number of dampers, multiple rooms. The Zone One system includes a duct sensor, auto changeover control and zone damper motor, all pre-wired at the factory. Simply run two wires to the 24 volt transformer and three wires to the thermostat and the problem is solved.


When the Zone One thermostat calls for conditioning of the space, the duct sensor in the damper assembly senses warm or cold air in the duct supply.  The thermostat then signals the damper to open or close, depending on the heating or cooling needs of the space. A slave damper can also be used to control a second duct run from the same thermostat. If multiple Zone One systems are installed, they can easily be converted to a full zoning system by adding a zone panel.


The Zone One is also available with the Comfort System ™ VAV Diffuser. The Comfort System VAV Diffuser is designed to maintain coanda effect (draft free) of discharge air along the ceiling, providing a sustained discharge velocity throughout the volume range. The VAV Diffuser is adjustable and is suitable for lay-in ceilings.


For more information, visit or call 888.652.9663.