Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Perfect Thermostat for Hot Yoga Studios!

As you can imagine, maintaining the temperature in a hot yoga studio can be quite the heating challenge. Jackson Systems has a solution!

Our T-32-P 7-day Programmable Thermostat has become a favorite among hot yoga studio owners because it has an operating temperature of up to 122°F. This is one of the highest operating ranges available without incorporating more expensive and sophisticated digital direct control systems. A separate humidifier with its own controller to add relative humidity optimizes the hot yoga operation.

The Comfort (or in this case discomfort) System™ T-32-P universal thermostat is a perfect mix of aesthetics, intuitive operation and performance at an amazingly affordable price. The T-32-P is compatible with most commercial HVAC systems and is ideally suited for use with the Comfort System zoning panels.

Yogis interested in this product can contact their HVAC contractor for purchase and installation. We are a direct-to-contractor supplier of all things HVAC controls. Visit us at www.jacksonsystems.com or call 888-652-9663 for more information on Jackson Systems.

Joseph Groh Foundation Gives Gift of Wheelchair Lift to Amputee Industry Professional

Chris’ Story

Chris Grubisa is a 32 year old journeyman with IBEW local 1579 in Blythe, Georgia. He is a long-term employee of Marko Electric. His wife Amber is a stay at home mom to their three children ages eight, five and three.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, Chris complained about joint pain in his left arm. It progressed ot the point that he could not use it properly. He assumed it was a gym injury. By 10:30 pm that evening, he had a fever and chills and assumed he was getting the flu. By the next morning, the situation had progressed to the point where Chris decided to go to the ER.

10 hour later his organs began to shut down and he was on life support.

Doctors informed the family that Chris might not make it through the night. His official diagnosis was a form of meningitis, specifically Meningococcal Neisseria with septicemia. It is a rare but serious bacterial infection that cause the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Chris developed a rash known a purpura, which caused second, third and fourth degree burns to 80-90% of his body. Doctors put him on medications that constricted his blood vessels in an attempt to keep his blood pressure up. The restricted blood flow to his extremities resulted in amputation of both arms and both legs. Chris spent more than 120 days in the ICU, enduring 21 surgeries in the process.

The fact that Chris is still alive is nothing short of a miracle. He was on a ventilator and 100% dialysis after his kidneys completely failed. He was required to have a feeding tube for months while undergoing skin graft surgeries to replace the skin burned off by the purpura. For months, Chris had physical and occupational therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, learning to use his body again.

Chris returned home in May of 2018 to begin life in his new normal. One of the adjustments of this new normal includes moving into a handicapped accessible home, which was an effort spearheaded by the Burke County Sheriff’s office. Thus far, they have raised about $67,000 toward the initiative. Meanwhile, the family sought a wheelchair solution for a vehicle to transport Chris. His family learned about the Joseph Groh Foundation through The Walton Rehab Foundation and the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. They requested a wheelchair lift from Adaptive Driving Solutions, an expense they could not afford given the loss of Chris’ income coupled with the overwhelming medical expenses.

Your generous donations allowed us to grant the wish of Chris’ family.

After receiving the lift, Nick Grubisa, Chris’ father said, “Thank yo for your generosity. This means a lot to us. This is simply wonderful!”

Chris and his family have a long road ahead of them, but he has touched many lives through this unbelievable experience. His fight, strength, determination, endurance and his faith are lessons for all of us.

To give to this wonderful charity that provides medical supplies, equipment, automobiles and other life sustaining gifts to contracting professionals who suffer a life altering illness or accident, visit http://josephgrohfoundation.org.

To read more stories about Joseph Groh grant recipients, click here:

http://josephgrohfoundation.org/recipients.html

Maintain a Healthy Balance of Air in Homes and Buildings with iO’s Fresh Air Ventilation Systems

Fresh air controlled by proper ventilation is necessary for the good health of a building’s occupants and the health of the home. So, today’s energy efficiency standards call for a tighter home…so much so that fresh air ventilation cannot be assumed. ASHRAE 62.2 standards dictate the minimum air changes needed in newly constructed residences. With the standard that is now code in many states, a controlled Fresh Air Ventilation System is required.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems offered by Jackson Systems meets these requirements of ASHRAE 62.2 by delivering fresh air automatically and efficiently.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems (iO-FAV) delivers fresh air into a building through an intake damper controlled by a micro-processor logic panel. The iO-FAV has single adjustment setup, exhaust fan control option, outdoor temperature and/or humidity limit option and damper override capabilities. The iO-FAV comes with a 20VA transformer and 6” round damper. The control panel is available separately (iO-FAVPAN) and can be ordered with additional size dampers.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems are inexpensive and easy-to-install.

For more product information on our FAVs, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/fresh-air-controls.html. Need more assistance or information on the iO FAVs? Call 888-652-9663 to speak with one of our HVAC engineering specialists.

Ready or Not, Here They Come!

Smart home automation is all the rage right now, especially since millenials (or the connected generation) make up 42% of all new home buyers.

Convenient and affordable smart home products from Nest, ecobee, Honeywell, White-Rodgers and others are being asked for by name. Smart thermostats, with Wi-Fi connectivity and ‘away-from-home’ capabilities, are quickly becoming the most requested upgrade when a millennial homeowner buys a replacement system. Fewer are satisfied with a simple thermostat anymore.

And, not just that, these homeowners are buying more than smart thermostats. The upsell opportunities have never been better for HVAC contractors! Easy-to-install cameras, CO/smoke detectors, lighting switches, security sensors and alarms and more, are easy-sell options. Nest, for example, has Nest Hello, the doorbell cam and indoor or outdoor cameras, as well as Nest Protect, Nest Secure and much more coming in the near future. Ecobee has lighting controls that work from the same app as their smart stat. Honeywell has cameras and water leak detectors that can be controlled all from one smart device. The options are endless if you want to sell smart home automation as part of your contract service offering!

Jackson Systems has fully embraced the trend of smart home automation and we want you to do the same! In addition to the most comprehensive product offering in smart home automation, we also provide unmatched technical support…installation and IT connectivity support. Here’s how we help you:

  • Downloadable installation documents and product brochure for every product at our webite
  • Live and On-demand training videos of installation from our professional staff and from product manufacturers
  • Virtual Technician App, have a Jackson System engineer or IT pro on the job with you via  Facetime-like app
  • Engineering support by calling 888-652-9663, 8-5, M-F

So, ready or not…”here we come”, says the millennial homeowner requesting smart home automation and trusting you to provide it. It’s time to get on board and offer the options of Wi-Fi connected products. Do so and you’ll see your profits soar!

Want to know more? Call Jackson Systems and talk to one of our smart home experts. We’ll help you get started in upselling for more profits and customers.

Jackson Systems to Exhibit at a Number of Fall Industry Events

You’ll find Jackson Systems exhibiting at these fall industry events. Visit our booth to see the newest innovations in iO HVAC Controls zoning systems and specialty controls, Nest, Honeywell, ecobee and Sensi smart thermostats, Wi-Fi/connected homes products, and FilterFetch.

Sept 16-17, 2018
Dwyer Group Reunion
Grapevine, TX

Sept 26-28, 2018
Aeroseal Success Summit
Dayton, OH

Sept 19-20, 2018
SGI Partner Jam
New Orleans, LA

Sept 19-21, 2018
Women in HVACR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO

Oct 3, 2018
Nexstar Super Meeting
Marco Island, FL

Oct 3, 2018
Praxis S-10 Event
Houston, TX

Oct 10-11, 2018
PHCC/RSES National Convention
Albuquerque, NM

Oct 10-12, 2018
Service World Expo
Las Vegas, NV

Nov 6-9, 2018
Operations Managers & Service Managers Forum
Ft Worth , TX

Dec 4-7, 2018
CEO Warrior’s Evolution Event
Brunswick, NJ

FilterFetch:The ONLY Contractor-to-Homeowner Air Filter Fulfillment Program

Why FilterFetch?

  • You remain top-of-mind every month when filters and filter change reminders arrive to customers.
  • Contractors sell every major brand and size of filter without stocking or delivering a single one!
  • Provides you with a lifelong source of residual income. How? You make a profit fron every filter shipped to one of your customers!
  • It’s a great addition to your service contracts!
  • The FilterFetch app makes it easy to talk about the program and helps your technicians sell it!
  • We do all of the work after you sell the FilterFetch program…and you collect the profits!

How it Works?

  1. You log onto the FilterFetch website and set up an account https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch
  2. During service calls, discuss air filter needs with homeowners with our easy to use APP
  3. Provide homeowners with the unique code for the filter they will start receiving
  4. Techs sign homeowners up to start home delivery of air filters… or the homeowner logs into FilterFetch.com to purchase and start their air filter home deliveries
  5. We process homeowner’s credit card payment and start shipping the air filters
  6. You get a monthly commission check based on your filter sale profits

Contractors can visit https://jacksonsystems.com/services/filter_fetch
to get started.

Or, call 888.293.9488 for more information.