Monthly Archives: May 2013

The RedLINK Internet Gateway Rebate from Honeywell and Jackson Systems

THM6000RIG_LoresThe RedLINK™ Internet Gateway (RIG) allows your customers to remotely monitor and control their heating and cooling systems anytime, anywhere, from any device. Now here’s one more reason to buy: Contractor PRO members will earn 1250 points (equal to $25) for every RedLINK Internet Gateway invoice logged from now through December 2013. And even better, its free to enroll and Jackson Systems automatically reports your purchases to Honeywell.


The RedLINK Internet Gateway works with the all-new VisionPRO® 8000 and any Prestige® IAQ or Wireless FocusPRO™ thermostat. You can drive add-on sales with innovative wireless accessories that install in minutes and solve more comfort challenges for your customers. And you will stay in front of your customers with your logo and contact information imprinted right on the thermostat.


Below is additional information on the redesigned Honeywell Prestige and the new RedLINK capable VisionPRO thermostats. To become a Contractor PRO member, visit or give us a call at 888.652.9663.


The Redesigned Prestige IAQPrestige IAQ_EIM_New Design_LoRez

The Prestige IAQ comes in a choice of high-gloss acrylic frame colors, has a 60% smaller footprint and features a full-color display that can match the home’s décor. The interview-based programming wizard allows for ease of programming thermostat temperature and times. A USB port allows downloading of installer settings to quickly and accurately perform set-up and upload of a contractor logo and contact information. This RedLINK enabled thermostat will communicate with compatible wireless devices, including remote sensors, IAQ equipment and portable comfort controls. For more information click here.


The All-New VisionPRO 800VisionPRO8000_Low Res

The VisionPRO 8000 offers universal installation capabilities across the residential and light commercial markets. There are three flexible ways to install which helps solve a variety of wiring issues. This RedLINK enabled thermostat features plain language set-up and a micro SD port for quick installer set-up. On screen contractor information alerts your customers who to contact for service or repairs. And, with three models available, there is a Vision PRO to fit any application. For more information click here .


Jackson Systems is also able to provide imprinting on all models. Get your company logo, name and phone number professionally imprinted at no cost.


To learn more about thermostat imprinting, please visit

Court Puts Regional Standards on Ice – Article Courtesy of ACHR News

logoThe News recently published a great article about regional gas furnace efficiency standards. Here is an excerpt from the article:


A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has officially put regional furnace standards on ice — for now. The court granted an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to stay the standards which would’ve required residential nonweatherized natural gas furnaces installed in 30 Northern states to have an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent. Click here to read the full article: Court Puts Regional Standards on Ice

Branding Tip #36 from Greg McAfee

greg-mcafee-logo3I would run out of fingers counting the number of times a business owner contacts me for consulting, and when I go to search for their website; they are nowhere to be found.


I use to search and register website addresses for many HVAC companies. My advice-keep it simple and use the domain name .com. I’ve helped many start-up companies build a starter site for less than $500. People will not call you if they cannot find you!


Carry On!


To visit Greg’s Web site or to request a copy of his enews and Branding tips, click here.

New Line of Honeywell Thermostats Makes Having a Smart Heating and Cooling System Easier

Honeywell Prestige and VisionPROJackson Systems is pleased to announce the addition of the newly redesigned Prestige® and VisionPRO® thermostats. Both of these thermostats are RedLINK® capable, giving homeowners access to control their heating and cooling systems via the Internet from anywhere in the world.


The new Prestige is 60% smaller than the Prestige 2.0 and available in 4 colors. Delta T alerts and diagnostics inform customers when their system is not operating as expected. The user interaction log provides a searchable history of setting changes. Assignable outputs for indoor air quality allow the thermostat to control humidification, dehumidification and other IAQ equipment. Customizable service reminders allow the contractor to schedule alerts for routine maintenance on the HVAC system. A USB port on the thermostat allows for quick set-up and programming. The new Prestige will even allow the user to change the background color on the screen to match nearly any décor.

The new VisionPRO from Honeywell can be powered by batteries, hard-wired or powered by the equipment. This 7-day programmable thermostat features a micro SD port and plain language programming for easy installer set-up. The new VisionPRO works with the RedLINK Internet Gateway and can use all of the same accessories as the Prestige. Perfect for residential or light commercial use, this attractive, touchscreen thermostat is priced right for any budget.


We are excited about the opportunities this new offering affords our clients. With homeowners demanding “smart” products for their homes, the new Honeywell Prestige and VisionPRO thermostats offer contractors additional options to fill their customers’ needs.

Meet Rachel Cox

Rachel CoxRachel Cox is an account manager at Jackson Systems. She joined the sales team in 2012. Rachel is a native of Indiana with a degree from the University of Indianapolis. She brings more than 12 years of client service experience to our team. Rachel is our resident football fan and rarely misses a Sunday or Monday night game. Watch Rachel’s video here: RachelCox.

Meet Kurt Wessling, Director of Sales

As the director of sales at Jackson Systems, LLC, Kurt manages the company sales and business development efforts. A graduate of Ball State University in secondary education, Kurt started his professional career as a middle school teacher and baseball and basketball coach in the Perry Township school system in Indianapolis. Kurt then moved into various sales positions with major manufacturers before joining Jackson Systems in 2004. Kurt lives in Greenwood with his wife Amy Jo and Maddy, their daughter, and enjoys spending his free time playing sports, working outdoors and spending time with his family. Click the link to see Kurt’s introduction video – Kurt_JS.