Monthly Archives: February 2019

Ecobee4 Enhances Patient Experience at This Doctor’s Office

Ortho El Paso is a small private practice with “patient-centered” care. And, says the doctor who owns the practice, that doesn’t only include treatment and medical care, “we are always thinking about their comfort and patient experience!”

“We want our patients to come to our office and immediately feel comfortable to try to ease their anxiety and pain,” says Dr. Jason Vourazeris, orthopaedic surgeon at Ortho El Paso. “Giving them a waiting room and viewing spaces that are clean, comfortable and provide soothing music via the ecobee4 thermostat helps us achieve that,” he says.

Not just that, Ortho El Paso has enjoyed more comfort control and utility savings since installing their smart thermostats because of the indoor sensors that come with the ecobee4’s. The sensors allow them to adjust the temperature set-points in the office based on schedules. There are two days a week that the doctor is in surgery all day long at the hospital and doesn’t come in to his practice location. By programming the ecobee4’s and using the sensors for the temperature set-points on those days, Ortho El Paso keeps office staff comfortable while saving energy on unused spaces, like the viewing rooms or the doctor’s private office.

One of the coolest features of the ecobee4 is that it comes with built-in Amazon Alexa and can sinc to a playlist to play music right from the thermostat. “The patients love this feature…and so does the staff!” says Dr. V. “Most doctor offices don’t have streaming music in the viewing rooms, which make the patients a bit restless and nervous. By playing light music from the ecobee4, we have found patients are a bit less anxious,” says the doctor.  

For more information on the ecobee4 for light commercial space and to enhance customer experience, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/ecobee4-wifi-smart-stat-builtin-amazon-echo-1-sensor-included.html or call Jackson Systems at 888-652-9663.

12 Rules of Thumb for Zoning Installations

HVAC technologies have come a long way in recent years. This positive change has mostly been driven to meet the demands of a savvier, more efficiency-hungry, comfort-craving homeowner. Now, contractors must look beyond the HVAC equipment itself when trying to satisfy this customer.

Zoning is a solution that is winning new install business for contractors across the country. Zoning goes beyond the traditional stop-start operation of forced air heating and cooling to provide targeted, efficient air supply in a home when and where it is needed most. But not just that, zoning helps keep utility costs in check because it doesn’t “waste energy” by trying to heat and cool the entire home to one temperature set point. Zoning targets areas of the home and allows for varying temperatures. To put it simply, air is supplied at the desired temperature when and where it is called for.

When installed properly, zoning can provide the ultimate comfort system. But, zoning does have to follow certain rules to deliver what is promised when installed. The following 12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installation of Zoning provides those guidelines for best practices of a zoning installation.

Zoning Systems Best Practices

The 13th point of zoning may be to buy it when it’s on sale! For the month of February, Jackson Systems is offering a 10% discount on all purchases of iO zoning! Use promo code: 10ZONETR10 when ordering.

For a look at iO zoning systems from one to 12+ zones, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/zoning.html.

PRO and FocusPRO Obsolescence Announcement from Resideo

Resideo announces these PRO and FocusPRO thermostat models that have reached their end of life. Both the standard and PLP versions are no longer available to order. T Series model replacements are listed below.

Obsoleted Model T Series Replacement
TH3110D1008  TH1110D2009
TH4110D1007  TH4110U2005
TH4210D1005  TH4210U2002
 

NOTE: Additional obsolescences will be coming soon. Jackson Systems will keep you informed as they are announced.  

A Thermostat Series Designed with Contractors in Mind

As an HVAC contractor, you need to maximize margins while controlling complexity. More isn’t necessarily better. That’s why instead of adding to Honeywell’s thermostat portfolio, they’re optimizing it.

Every T Series thermostat features on-screen menus with familiar installer setup (ISU) steps, helping to eliminate the learning curve that can come with a new product. Your techs will be T Series experts in no time. With the new UWP mounting system, contactro’s can standardize your training program, install process, and truck stock – helping your techs get in and out and on their way quickly and more efficiently.

Easy Upsell

The T Series has a snap-together design that enables you to easily move customers from a non-connected to a connected thermostat without having to rip and replace the connector and cover plate. C-wire required.

More About Your T-Series Replacements

Here’s more specific information on the T-series thermostats listed in this replacement announcement:

T1 Pro Non-Programmable Thermostat

T1 Pro Non-programmable Thermostat (TH1110D2009)
The non-progammable T1 thermostat is the new standard for simple! The T1 is for for 24 Vac systems, single stage heat and cool systems. Single stage heat pumps without aux heat. Learn more about the T1 here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/t1-pro-nonprogrammable-thermostat.html

T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat – 1H/1C

T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat with stages up to 1 Heat/1 Cool Heat Pumps or 1 Heat/1 Cool Conventional Systems (TH4110U2005)
With the programmable T4 lets users can program four time periods each day, with different settings for weekdays and weekends. We recommend the pre-sets since they can reduce heating/cooling expenses. Here’s some settings you can program with the T4 for utility savings and convenience:
Wake – Set to the time you wake up and the temperature you want during the morning, until you leave for the day.

Away – Set to the time you leave home and the temperature you want while you are away (usually an energy-saving level).

Home – Set to the time you return home and the temperature you want during the evening, until bedtime.

Sleep – Set to the time you go to bed and the temperature you want overnight (usually an energy-saving level).

Learn more about this T4 replacement here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/honeywell-t4-pro-programmable-thermostat-stages-1-heat1-cool-heat-pumps-conventional-systems.html

T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat – 2H/1C
T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat with stages up to 2 Heat/1 Cool Heat Pumps; up to 1 Heat/1 Cool Conventional Systems (TH4210U2002)

This programmable T4 thermostat offers all of the same great programming features above but serves the need for 2H/1C.

Learn more about this T4 replacement here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/t4-pro-programmable-thermostat-stages-2-heat1-cool-heat-pumps-1-conventional-systems.html

Logo/phone Imprinting

Imprinting in Elegant Gray

All T-series thermostats offer imprinting of logo and phone number on the thermostat. Thousands of HVAC contractors use Jackson Systems imprinting service to put their logo and phone number on the thermostats they install. Why do they do this? 1. Because it’s been said that homeowners look at their thermostats at least 10 times a day. 2.  Because it keeps you top-of-mind for future repairs. And, 3. Because it’s FREE!

Only purchase 6 thermostats at a time. No shipping charges. And, done and delivered in about 3 days! Learn more here: https://jacksonsystems.com/services/imprinting

For more information on all thermostats offered by Jackson Systems, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/thermostats.html

To order, call us at 888-652-9663.

Now Carrying the GLAS Thermostat

Features and Benefits

GLAS is a beautiful smart thermostat that helps you create a space that is efficient and comfortable. It offers a translucent, touchscreen interface that is the perfect blend of form and function. GLAS, by Johnson Controls, showcases simple adaptive technology that promotes delightful interactions with its clever user interface.

By adapting to your schedule, GLAS anticipates your needs and keeps you in mind, so you can focus on what’s important to you – while at home or not.

GLAS adapts to your schedule:

  • Easily set your own schedule
  • Integrated occupancy sensor enables it to detect while you are home or not to ensure the highest efficiency settings
  • Vacation mode

With the GLASS and JCI app, users can manage their home while on the go. The app provides a visually consistent interface across smart phones and tablets. Smart capabilities include:

  • Remote software updates
  • Control multiple thermostats in different locations
  • Grant/control access to your thermostat anytime from anywhere

GLAS continuously tracks indoor and outdoor air quality to help you create cleaner, more comfortable living spaces:

  • IAQ monitoring, including relative humidity, VOC, carbon dioxide
  • Outdoor IAQ reporting, including allergens, UV index and IAQ index
  • Outdoor weather forecadt

“OK Google, set my thermostat(s) to cool.” “Alexa, set the thermostats(s) to 70 degree.” “Hey Cortana, what does my schedule look like?” GLAS is enabled with the Cortana ® intelligent assistant by Microsoft and also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Other features include:

  • 7 Day scheduling
  • Arrival anticipation: returns to a “home” state even if the user isn’t home yet, to ensure comfort when they return
  • Occupancy detection via integrated sensor to over ride schedule for comfort & energy savings
  • Safety temperatures to protect building against excessive heat or cold
  • Monitor and improve air quality through smart fan & ventilartor control
  • Informs user of current forcast, temperature, humidity, & windspeed (when connected to Wi-Fi)
  • Daily 24 hour run time in hours
  • History up to 7 days of energy saved
  • Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant & Microsoft Cortana
  • Up to 10 thermostats per location; Up to 10 locations per user account
  • 2-year warranty

Learn more about GLAS Thermostat here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/glas-smart-thermostat.html

To order, call 888-652-9663.