Monthly Archives: May 2018

GET CONNECTED!

The contractor’s plan for success today MUST include home automation products. And, for many reasons. The biggest one is that if you don’t jump on board, someone else will!

Consider these statistics:

  • 42% of new homeowners are millennial–or the “connected generation”–and they are looking for convenience. And, how do they get it? With their smart devices and connected devices!
  • Today, and on average, one in every four homes has at least one connected product, whether it’s a Wi-Fi camera or thermostat or something else. By the end of this year, it is expected to be one in two homes.
  • Home Automation is growing in leaps every year as new products are constantly introduced. It is expected to be a $13 billion dollar market by the year 2020.

It’s hard to ignore statistics like this mostly because there hasn’t been a time before when the HVAC contractor has had a growth opportunity like he or she does today with home automated Wi-Fi connected products as part of their product and service portfolio.

But, we know you are hearing and watching this trend. The HVAC contractors has watched as the “teasing years” of 2015-2017 spoke to them. You know you should get on board, but you’re just not quite sure how. “Is it all too complicated?” you may ask. We assure you, it is not. And, we assure you that if you don’t hop on board, you’ll regret it.

So, how the contractor who only does heating and cooling get started? For an HVAC contractor, home automation can become a new profit center, providing more add-on products to your service calls than anything else. There were few upsells before connected products. Today, you can offer WiFi thermostats that talk to internet hubs (like Alexa or Google Home) that also manage home cameras, CO/smoke detectors, lighting, doors, windows and locks, water sensors and so much more. Opportunity for revenue growth using an “eco-system” of connected home products is boundless. And, consider this, if you don’t sell and install it, someone else will.

And, how is that the HVAC contractor is right person to sell home automation? The answer is simple…you are already in the home as a trusted contractor, you have the unique opportunity to simply ask the question, “do you want fries with that?” What we mean is that WiFi cameras, locks, sensors and other connected products are easy to sell to a homeowner when you are already discussing their safety and comfort. And, installations are even simpler. Most home automation products simply get plugged into an outlet (or already runs off long lasting battery), gets connected to the internet and the installation is complete.

From a consumer’s point of view, connected products make all of the home systems’ operation more convenient, safe and can help save on energy usage. With compatibility to — or already built-in — hubs like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, most operations can be done by the sound of your voice or the swipe of a finger on a smart device.

Home Automation is the biggest trend to hit the HVAC industry in a very long time. And, with continual innovations and affordable prices, connected products are only going to grow in popularity with homeowners. Every day, something new is being introduced…and if they are designed to make consumers home lives less complicated, you can bet your bottom line that they’ll be buying!

Jackson Systems provides more brands of home automation products than any other supplier in HVAC, including Nest, ecobee, Honeywell Home, LeakSmart and more. And, we’ve designed bundles to help you get started. We’ve made it as simple as this: we’ve bundled products that simply connect to power; connect to Wi-Fi; and, BAM! you’ve sold a Home Automation package!

For our comprehensive offering of WiFi thermostats, cameras, sensors, security systems, CO/smoke detectors, water leak detectors and so much more, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/home-automation-1.html.

Joseph S. Groh Foundation Gives Gift of Comfort and Prevention With a New Medical Bed

Stephany Golden’s Story

Stephany Golden lives with his wife Katrina in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Katrina’s brother own Quality Air Heating and Cooling.

In May, 2015, they decided to go to Florida on vacation and stopped in Georgia to visit family during the Memorial Day weekend. While there, Stephany and his brother decided to do some four wheeling.

On their way back to the house, an accident rendered Stephany a quadriplegic.

Specifically, he was diagnosed as a C7 quadriplegic, which means that he only has partial use of his hands and just two of his fingers. What followed for the Golden’s was the typical struggles that come with such a life altering disaster. Medical issues, economic issues, home rehab issues, insurance issues, knowledge issues…there seemed to be no end to the issues.

Katrina joined a Facebook support group in order to find answers to some of her many questions. It is where she met Steve and Keanna Krueger of Austin, Texas. The Joseph S. Groh Foundation had helped the Krueger’s with a bath remodel in 2013, following a tragedy with their family. They recommended that Katrina contact the foundation after learning of the HVAC connection.

Katrina contacted our foundation after they learned of their HVAC connection in 2018, but like many applicants had many needs and did not quite know how to go about sorting them out. The foundation helped her prioritize her needs in order to focus on the one that would do them the most good. As it turned out, Stephany had been sleeping on a lift chair because his insurance and denied a hospital bed with a mattress specially designed to alleviate pressure sores. They only offered a standard hospital bed, which means it would only be a matter of time before Stephany would end up with a pressure wound. The Goldens decided this would be the focus.

Stephanie slept on a lift chair for three years due to this situation.

As anyone who is bedridden for any length of time knows, pressure ulcers are enemy #1, as they are very easy to get and extremely difficult to cure. In addition, they can lead to bone infection and sepsis, which can be fatal.

Thanks to our many supporters, the foundation was able to provide the Goldens with a Hill Rom bed with a mattress specially designed to prevent pressure ulcers. After receiving the bed, Katrina wrote to the foundation saying, “I am so grateful and overwhelmed with joy. This bed will make a huge difference in Stephany’s life. Since he has come home from the hospital almost 3 years ago, he has not been able to sleep in a bed. This will change his life as well as mine. I am forever grateful for your generosity and support!”

 

Jackson Systems supports the incredibly generous efforts of The Joseph S. Groh Foundation to disabled contractors as a result of life-altering accidents. You can too! To learn more about the foundation and donate, visit http://josephgrohfoundation.org/recipients.html

Introducing iO’s New 6-Zone Universal Zone Control Panel with ESP: Electronic Static Pressure Controller

NO BYPASS REQUIRED!

The new ZP6-ESP is a 6 zone panel that integrates our award winning ESP technology to completely eliminate the need to install a bypass damper.

This 4H/2C zone panel comes with a static pressure sensor. The system works like any standard zone control system with one exception; a static pressure sensor continuously monitors the system static pressure. If the static pressure goes above setpoint, the ESP panel will power the non-calling zone dampers open just enough to relieve the excess pressure. Tests prove that bleeding a small amount of conditioned air for a short time into non-calling zones has little to no impact on the zone temperature.

The ZP6-ESP panel can be used with single-stage, multi-stage, heat pump and dual fuel equipment. Programmable LCD and slide switch configuration makes setup quick and easy. A wide range of control options provide ultimate application flexibility including adjustable high/low limits, adjustable high/low balance point, stage timing, capacity control and priority cooling control.

Designed to be used with any just about any thermostat: Honeywell, ecobee, Braeburn, Nest…you name it!

Features and benefits:

  • Up to 6 zones
  • Electronic static pressure relief option (No Bypass Required)
  • Adjustable high/low limit & high/low balace point control via LED interface
  • 2nd stage capacity control option
  • Auto changeover
  • Priority cooling or majority wins
  • 20-minute time share option
  • LED status indication
  • Humidification & dehumidification pass through terminals (Zone 1)
  • Staging by zone thermostat or staging timer
  • Purge cycle option
  • DS/BK variable speed fan control
  • 10-year warranty

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.  Commercial applications possible with expansion kits.

Watch this to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KpiJx_77GE

To order, visit: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/io-6zone-universal-zone-control-panel-esp-bypass-required.html

 

 

 

Jackson Systems Is Revolutionizing Technical Support

Leveraging technology and excellence in technical support, Jackson Systems is delivering our engineers to assist you on-site anywhere in the country within 15 seconds!

With our new Facetime-like app, The Jackson Systems Virtual Technician, our engineers are now able to see exactly what your technician is seeing in the field.  Your technician will also see what our engineers are doing to fix the issue.  This advancement in technology allows Jackson Systems to visually identify the problem and walk your technician through the solution 75% faster than traditional support by replacing telephone calls that are blindly taken over the phone.

The Jackson Systems Virtual Technician App is now available exclusively to our customers.

If you’ve ever dreaded making those technical support calls, now you don’t have too!  Download our groundbreaking new app and experience how easy it is to CONNECT with us.  No being placed on hold, no voicemail, no unanswered calls.  In 15 seconds, your technician is face-to-face with a Jackson Systems expert!

How it Works

If you are a customer, simply download the JACKSON SYSTEMS APP for iPhone or Android and you’ve got our technical support engineers in your back pocket.  To get started:

  1. Download the app from the App Store: JACKSON SYSTEMS APP
  2. Open the app and click REGISTER.
  3. Click the link in the activation email to verify your account.
  4. Open the app and click the LOGIN button.
  5. Click CONNECT whenever you need support!

Whether you are having issues installing zoning or wiring a Wi-Fi thermostat, we are just a touch of the CONNECT button away. Now you can virtually show our experts the issue and we are confident we’ll be able to troubleshoot it in a matter of minutes.

The Jackson Systems Virtual Technician is just another way we continue to strive to provide excellence in everything we do—from the products we supply and their high performance to excellence in customer service and technical support.

For more information on the Virtual Technician App for Jackson Systems customers or assistance in installing it, call us at 888-652-9663.

The All-New Honeywell Home App

Blog by Honeywell

We’ve listened to your feedback and we’ve changed the look and feel of your Lyric™ app. The latest version, coming on May 22, will replace your Lyric app with the all-new Honeywell Home app, improving your experience and security to connect you to your home in exciting new ways.

This will be a mandatory update for your app. On May 22, you’ll see a prompt within the app that will allow you to update to the new version. If you already have automatic updates enabled, this will happen automatically.

We’re excited to provide you with access to a simpler way to view and control your Honeywell connected home devices, and we need your help in ensuring you’re on the latest version.

Preview of what’s new:

The Icon
Look for a red Honeywell Home icon on your phone’s home screen, in place of the blue Lyric icon

Membership Plans
With the purchase of a Wi-Fi Security Camera, you will now be able to choose a Membership Plan for more control and access to great deals

The Dashboard
Easily control all of your devices seamlessly from one screen

Improved Stability
We’ve done extensive testing and created a simpler and easier to use app

More to come
Stay up to date on the latest features for your Honeywell Home app here

If you haven’t already, go ahead and set your app to update automatically. That way, you’ll get the latest version right away and you can trust that you’ll have the best in performance and reliability.

Our ever-growing family of smart devices—security cameras, thermostats, water leak detectors—work together through the new, intuitive app to help you keep your home and family comfortable and connected.

Learn more about the update and Honeywell Home here:
https://yourhome.honeywell.com/homeapp

T6 Pro Smart Thermostat

STOCK UP ON YOUR BRANDED THERMOSTATS FOR COOLING SEASON!
 
Consider the T6 Pro Smart Thermostat: Wi-Fi connectivity without the complexity!
ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Up to 3H/2C heat pump and 2H/2C conventional
  • 7-day, 5-2, 5-1-1, 1-week or non-programmable
  • Optional ventilation control for projects that need to meet the ASHRAE 62.2 standard
  • Setup and scheduling can be done at the wall on the thermostat, or using the Honeywell Home app
  • Integrates with smart home Apple® HomeKit™ and Amazon® Echo™ for customers who want to control their smart home devices from a single app
Custom imprinting available FREE with order of 6 or more! https://jacksonsystems.com/category/imprinting.html
 
5-year warranty
 

Get Started in Home Automation Sales

Our Home Automation bundles make it easy with easy to install connected homes products.

Connect to power. Connect to Internet. And, you’ve sold a Home Automation kit!
Get started here: https://lnkd.in/eqgswHu

Nest Home Automation kits offer Nest Learning Wi-Fi thermostat, Nest Protect CO/Smoke Detector and Nest Cameras

Honeywell Home Automation kits offer Wi-Fi thermostats, Cameras, and Water Leak Detector

ecobee Home Automation Kits offer Wi-Fi thermostats, cameras and more!

Is Your Favorite Thermostat Being Discontinued? ProIAQ Has You Covered.

Use the comparison chart to find a replacement for your favorite thermostats that are soon be discontinued by certain equipment manufacturers.

For best viewing of the ProIAQ cross reference chart, right click and save to your desktop computer.

Find your ProIAQ replacements here: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/pro1-iaq.html

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