Looking to enhance your Preventive Maintenance program to your customers? FilterFetch may be the solution! Homeowners love the convenience of air filters delivered to their doorstep and regular filter change reminders. Contractors love the fact that they can get back into the filter sales business without stocking a single one…not to mention the profits from simply signing up their customers. For more information on FilterFetch and how it can enhance your PM offering, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/filterfetch-info.html
It’s a connected world. There’s no denying it.
The question is, will you be joining the 3 million people who will be buying a connected product this year? And, by “joining,” we mean selling, installing and profiting?
Add it up. Say, you have about 500 PMs. Half will be interested in replacing an old thermostat with a Wi-Fi version. And, for several reasons:
- The thermostat is old and needs to be replaced anyway;
- They want the convenience and control that a Wi-Fi thermostat offers; or,
- They’ll agree to any recommendation you make.
So, 250 x approximately $300 (for Wi-Fi stat + install) = $75,000 above and beyond what you’ll be making on PMs. In the two-month window that preventive maintenance is generally scheduled, that’s quite a haul.
So, what say you, Mr. Contractor? Do you want a piece of this? If so, check out our Wi-Fi smart thermostats https://jacksonsystems.com/category/thermostats-4.html.
The Jackson Systems catalog features a wide variety of products including zoning, thermostats, wireless solutions and specialty controls. All of the products include features and benefits, images or product diagrams, specifications and much more. You can download it instantly, view our online interactive catalog or fill out the form below to have your copy mailed to you. To request a catalog through the mail, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/cc/catalog_request
To view or download it immediately, choose one of these options:
PDF – Download a pdf version (9MB): https://jacksonsystems.com/web_files/jackson.pavintheway.com/files/Volume%2018%20Catalog_Interactive.pdf
Online – Instantly flip through our paper catalog: https://jacksonsystems.com/web_files/jackson.pavintheway.com/files/Volume%2018%20Catalog_Interactive.pdf
To order, call Jackson Systems at 888-652-9663.
Engineers Week promotes the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Founded by National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week (February 18–24, 2018) celebrates engineering professionals and raises public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life.
Today, we recognize and celebrate our own engineering team at Jackson Systems who develop and provide technical support for all of the products we build and distribute. If you’ve ever called Jackson Systems, you’ve spoken with our very knowledgeable and gifted team of engineers. Their forward-thinking and creative designs of HVAC energy products and outstanding contractor support is why we continue to succeed in zoning systems that beat all others for ease of operation and installation, reliability and affordability.
We honor our team of engineers this week and say “thank you” for your invaluable contribution and support at Jackson System. Meet many of our team of engineers at https://jacksonsystems.com/about/ise_team who are engineering our future!
DID YOU KNOW?
In the United States, National Engineers Week is always the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.
The results of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award are announced during the week. https://www.nspe.org/resources/interest-groups/government/federal-engineer-the-year
After a long and often times disappointing journey, #ACCA shares news of the budget deal headed to President Trump’s desk for his signature includes the restored tax credit for Geothermal. Once again, ACCA has transformed a priority of the members into another achievement.
Much like with the immediate expensing of equipment ACCA obtained in the tax reform package, we are proving that through hard work and shoe leather on Capitol Hill ACCA will produce victories for America’s HVACR Contractors that will positively impact their bottom-line and their customers.
The budget deal returns the Geothermal tax credit.
Specifically, the Bipartisan Budget Act would:
- Retroactively extended until December 31, 2021 Section 25or the 30% tax credit for the Residential Geothermal Tax Credit
- Retroactively extend for “property the construction of which begins before January 1, 2022” for Section 48or the 10% tax credit for Commercial Geothermal applications.
These tax credits expired at the end of 2016, and ACCA and our friends at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and American Gas Association have been hard at work to see these credits restored.
For the Bipartisan Budget Act as it relates to geothermal, visit https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Bipartisan%20Budget%20Act%20of%202018.pdf
Actual tweet from Nest Protect homeowner and retweet from @Nest:
“Today my Nest smoke detector alerted that there was smoke in my basement. The compressor of my basement fridge had caught fire. So glad I was home and had a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher. Without the detector we wouldn’t have known until it was much more serious.”
Nest Protect CO/Smoke Detector
Nest Protect is the carbon monoxide and smoke alarm that thinks, speaks and alerts your phone at the same time the alarm screams. Install more than one and when one speaks…they all speak!
Over 1,000,000 people will experience high levels of carbon monoxide this year. Those are sobering statistics that need to be taken seriously. Nest Protect monitors the home and checks for CO and smoke constantly. And, Nest Protect checks its batteries over 400 times a day…so you never have to. An alert to the phone will tell you when it’s time to change the batteries. (Nest long lasting batteries last on average two years.) And, it uses silent sound check once a month to test the alarm and speaker.
For the quickest protection against fire and carbon monoxide, Nest Protect is best option for equipment!
Are you offering your customers the option of Nest Protect? Offer Nest Protect and your are giving them the ultimate in safety, protection and peace of mind!
Learn more about Nest Protect here:
- In most cases, it will not be necessary to modify duct sizing when installing a zone system.
- It is a good practice to size the smallest zone to handle approximately 25% of the system CFM.
- Never undersize ductwork.
- Upsizing registers in the smallest zone to the next larger size should be considered.
- You can double the rated CFM of a register before it starts to become noisy.
- Two-stage equipment is always a better choice.
- It is always better to slightly undersize the HVAC equipment than to oversize it.
- Never locate a thermostat in a hallway.
- If bypass dampers are used they should be installed at least 2 feet away from the plenum, when possible.
- Always use a separate 24 volt transformer to power the one panel. (Do not use the equipment transformer).
- Always tag all wires, especially from dampers and thermostats.
- Some basements may require setting the zone thermostat in auto mode during the cooling season for the following reasons:
- Basement walls are cold as a result of being below the ground level
- Uninsulated ductwork located in the basement acts as a cooling radiator
- Ductwork leaking air
- Cold air falls, especially in homes with open stairways
For best viewing of the infographic, right click and save to your desktop.
For more information on iO zoning systems, including zone panels, dampers and specialty zoning, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/zoning.html
With a lot of options out there, it can be pretty confusing when trying to select a connected thermostat for a commercial project.
Jackson Systems prepared the following Connected Thermostats Comparison Chart to help contractors make the proper selection.
For more information and pricing on our extensive thermostats offering, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/thermostats.html or call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663 for questions and expert advice.
Note: for best viewing of the chart, please right click on the image and save to your desktop.
Joe Crisara ad Jackson Systems offer a webinar series for selling HVAC, including the following topics:
Feb 15th – The Power Of Personalizing Problems & Solutions
– 3 questions that reveal the client “code”
– The secret element that creates “liking”
– Real world examples of using this method to differentiate your services
March 1st – Pure Motive Pricing – The Science Of Options
– The evolution of service contracting pricing
– The science of how consumers choose
– Linear vs Branch thinkers
– Rules to creating premium, midrange & economy choices
March 15th Close The Deal – Eliminating Buyer Resistance
– 4 magic words that close 73% of all sales
– Getting clients to sell themselves
– The power of silence
– The mindset of the top service provider in the world
There are two ways watch. Join via Joe’s Zoom meeting room or on Facebook Live.
FACEBOOK LIVE: Login to Facebook and search @ContractorSelling
ZOOM WEBINAR: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8053691650
Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16699006833,,8053691650# or +14086380968,,8053691650#
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 805 369 1650
You won’t want to miss the Feb 21st edition of #SwagWednesday at #HVACShopTalk. Jackson Systems is providing the swag and we’re giving away a LeakSmart leak and freeze detection system. Not only does it detect a leak, it’ll shut off the water at the main within 5 seconds.
Follow HVAC Shop Talk’s Awag Wednesdays here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6tTysNtzkqo
To learn more about LeakSmart, watch this https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=HRA-V4UsCJo
eakSMART, LeakSmart Hub, LeakSmart Range Extender, LeakSmart Washing Machine Shut Off System, LeakSmart Water Tank Shut-Off System, LeakSmart Sensor, LeakSmart Pro Automatic Water Shut-Off Valve 2.0 – 3/4″, LeakSmart Pro Automatic Water Shut-Off Valve 2.0 – 1″,
Tom Jackson, president of Jackson Systems, returns to HVAC Shop Talk podcast. The talk? A little bit about Ralph’s dating life…and an introduction to our Web Comfort Energy Management System, Building Automation (BAS) and ZoneESP, zoning without a need for a bypass. To listen, visit http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/1/1/d114d31b310eab44/Tom_Jackson_WC_Zone_FINAL.mp3?c_id=18973717&expiration=1517933960&hwt=b3a1c323b9d06401b4da3cb65bad981a
For information on Web Comfort, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/web-comfort-energy-management-system.html for product. To view the “movie” Zack refers to, click here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/web-comfort-energy-management-system.html
Indiana HVAC Association’s Industry Update and Networking Expo
March 29, 2018 4-7 pm
Primo’s South, Indianapolis
2615 National Ave, Indianapolis IN 46227
Who Should Come?
All HVAC Association Members, Potential Members & Students
4:00pm – Registration and Networking – Appetizers with free beer and wine
4:30 pm – Welcome
4:35 pm – Legal Update from Faegre Baker Daniels
5:00 pm – Workforce Panel
5:30 pm – Guest Speaker: Mike Murphy, publisher of ACHR TheNEWS
6:00 pm – additional networking and expo
Exhibit spots available. Contact Tom Jackson at 317-440-6599 or Tom Sipes at 317-775-2078.
For more information on Indiana HVAC Association, visit https://www.hvacindiana.org/.