Category: Indoor Air Quality

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. […]

Contractors: Gain an Edge on the Competition With FilterFetch™

We all know that timely filter changes almost always guarantee three things: a full and healthy life for a heating and cooling system, utility bills that stay “in check,” and better indoor air quality for homeowners. At a minimum, air filters should be changed at last every 2-3 months and for these three very good […]

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 […]

Belimo Takes the Guesswork Out of Economizers

There is a great new product on the market from Belimo. The ZIP Economizer makes installing an economizer in a new or retrofit application very simple. “ZIP” stands for “ZIP code” – 5 little numbers that the installer keys in to automatically set up the ZIP Economizer for maximum energy savings in a given climate […]

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.” […]

Honeywell® Lyric™ Is Here!

The Lyric thermostat from Honeywell is ideal for customers who are on the go and want optimal comfort and savings they don’t have to think about. The Lyric uses “geofencing” to determine occupancy. This technology uses the homeowner’s smartphone location to automatically adjust temperature as they come and go. The Fine Tune feature considers both […]

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 […]

Zoning Selling Tips

1. Look for finished basements, add-on rooms or other additions where comfort may be a problem 2. Ask homeowners if there are particular areas in the home that are too hot or too cold. 3. If the homeowner is seeking a second system for their home, zoning may be a more cost effective option. 4. […]

New E-Commerce Site Makes Ordering Easier

We recently updated the look and navigation of our Web site to make it easier to find the great products you are searching for. A large part of this upgrade was improvements to our online ordering system. The new E-commerce tool is easier to use and contains more information about your account. With the new […]

Smart Thermostat Sales on the Rise

The News recently reported that the smart thermostat market is projected to reach $1.4 billion dollars in annual revenue by 2020. With the increase in retailers selling these thermostats, there is clearly a huge opportunity for HVAC contractors to take their share. It can be a tough sell to some homeowners who really don’t understand […]

HVAC Business Boot Camp Open for Registration

If Greg McAfee can do it…in Dayton, Ohio, you can too! Greg made an investment of $274.00 and worked to become the leading HVAC service provider in an area that’s been deemed one of the ten worst places to do business in the United States, Dayton, Ohio. Learn how he went from his humbling beginnings […]

Performance Contracting

Energy savings is top-of-mind as we move into what could be a very harsh winter in some parts of the United States. This paired with the growing consumer demand for “green” products is driving many HVAC contractors to performance-based contracting. By viewing the house as a system, these contractors open up a new revenue stream […]