Category: HVAC Tools

Jackson Systems’ 4 Channel Wireless Relay is Second to None!

Our contractor-friendly #WirelessRelayKit is a strong “finisher” for those HVAC projects where you need to wirelessly control hundreds of applications. The WR-400 Wireless Relay Kit can control or monitor heating and/or cooling equipment, condensing units, fan and pumps, lighting or other industrial equipment. The WR-400 Wireless Relay Kit can energize a relay up to 100′ […]

Room With a View…And High Utility Bills

They can’t help it…especially with that view!   Your vacation rental property visitors will be tempted to leave the windows or doors open especially when they have a view — whether it’s to hear the crashing of waves or get a clear shot of the snowcapped mountains. If they’re not paying for the extra utility […]

Jackson Systems Celebrates 20 Years of Quality People, Products & Performance

At Jackson Systems, our people are our greatest asset – we say this with good reason. The passion of our people to serve you is what has generated our long-term contractor relationships, some for over 20 years. At every step, our employees dedicate themselves to giving you the best buying experience and most support possible. […]

Indiana Soup- Story Courtesy of IE3 Business Intelligence for Professional Contractors

Posted by Dan Welklin Date: July 20, 2015 in: Building Performance, Residential Buildings I thought I knew all about this topic, but I did not really get a grip on this until a few years ago while preparing to teach the subject. If you’re looking for the ultimate motivator for learning, I highly recommend getting […]

AHRI Releases September 2014 US Heating and Cooling Shipment Data

AHRI recently released the September 2014 data on U.S. shipments of heating and cooling equipment. For September 2014, gas warm air furnaces increased 16.6% over September 2013. Oil furnace shipments increased 3.3% for this time period. Y-T-D gas warm air furnaces are up 4.9%. Y-T-D shipments of oil warm air furnaces are up 5.9%. Air […]

Videos On Your Web Site

Tons of studies have been done on how to increase Web site hits and usage. Of all of this research, one clear message stands out. Use of videos on your Web site (and with your social media posts), increase the rate of interaction with your site (and social posts.) You don’t need a high end […]

Universal Communications Protocols Urged by ACCA

ACCA, the nation’s largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, recently published a great article urging manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment and controls to adopt universal communication protocols for “equipment commissioning and on-going diagnosis for the purposes of ensuring that HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained.” Many manufacturers maintain proprietary protocols for communications, […]

Building an Effective Web Site

There are many factors that impact the usability of a Web site. From the look of the site to how easy it is to navigate, can impact a customers decision to do business with you. Also remember, effective Web design is judged by your customers, not you. When designing (or redesigning) your site, you first […]

Time Management in the Real World

There are so many systems developed to help you manage your time. Problem is these systems manage “clock time” – or the 24 hours in a day. Unless your job and life are so structured that you can actually plan the day around every minute, clock time management is not very useful. “Real Time” management […]

The Value of Maintenance Agreements – Submitted by Jaymie Hunckler, Account Manager at Jackson Systems

I’ll admit it – I used to be one of THOSE people. You know, the person who never bought the extended warranty or service agreement on anything. “Pssh,” I would tell my husband, defiantly. “It’s just another money-sucking mechanism. It’s another way to drain more money out of customers with no real return on investment.” […]

Women in HVACR Host Live Podcast with Steve Coscia

Steve Coscia, founder of Coscia Communication, has generously donated his time and expertise for a live online event hosted by the Women in HVACR organization. This live podcast will take place on Thursday, July 17 at 2pm ET. Steve will share “Extreme Customer Service Values and How-To’s”. No matter our position in this great industry, […]

Jackson Systems Offers Solution for “Zoning the Impossible”

Zoning is becoming more and more popular in the residential and commercial markets. In residential applications, accessing duct work can present a challenge in existing construction. When bonus rooms and room additions are considered, there may not be duct work running to these areas. The Motorized Zone Register (MZR™) from Jackson Systems is a low-cost, […]

Selling Comfort Through Controls

Selling zoning systems and smart thermostats is easier than you might think. Homeowners want to be comfortable and save energy. Zoning systems and smart thermostats provide both of these benefits. And just by observing and asking a few simple questions, you can easily sell comfort through controls. When speaking with homeowners, analogies to other familiar […]

New Honeywell Talking Thermostat

The new Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 universal thermostat with voice control features voice activated recognition and control, allowing the temperature setting to be adjusted in the home by talking to the thermostat. This thermostat uses “Far-Field Voice Technology”, so it recognizes voice commands from across the room, even in a busy home. With the same great […]

12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installing Zoning

1. In most cases, it will not be necessary to modify duct sizing when installing a zoning system. 2. It is a good practice to size the smallest zone to handle approximately 25% of the system CFM. 3. Never undersize the ductwork. 4. Upsizing registers in the smallest zone to the next larger size should […]