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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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more specific information on the T-series thermostats listed in this
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!
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
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
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
Grant/control access to your thermostat anytime
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