Category: thermostats

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

12 Technical Rules of Thumb for Installing Zoning

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

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Our Newest Product Line – BACnet® Thermostats

The JS Series BACnet thermostat combines the power of a space-mounted equipment controller with the convenience of built-in temperature and humidity. The thermostats include a wide range of factory supplied programs for the following applications: Two-pipe and four-pipe fan coil units Roof top units Heat pump units Packaged and split unitary systems No special programming, […]

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 […]