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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′  (depending on the construction of the building). And, a limitless number of WR-400 Wireless Relay Kits can be installed in the same building. The kit can be mounted outdoors in its weatherproof covering so no enclosure is needed.

The WR-40 Wireless Relay Kit has built-in signal strength indicator and contains 2 four-channel transceivers. The base module has 3 transmitting channels and 1 receiving channel. The satellite module has 3 receiving channels and 1 transmitting channel. Each transceiver module uses a redundant transmission protocol for failsafe protection.

For more information on Jackson Systems’ Wireless Relay Kit, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/jackson-systems-4channel-wireless-relay-kit.html or call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663 to order.

 

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 usage, they’re not even thinking about it!
 
But, it is costing property owners hundreds – maybe thousands – of dollars extra every year. Did you know YOU CAN LOCK OUT THE HVAC EQUIPMENT WHEN DOOR OR WINDOWS ARE LEFT OPEN? You can with Lodge Watch by Jackson Systems.
 
#LodgeWatch is a heating and cooling monitoring system designed to reduce wasted energy by as much as 40% in vacation rental properties. This is achieved by turning off HVAC equipment when doors or windows are left open. The opening of a door or window will trigger a transmitter to send out a signal to a control module. After 2 minutes, the control module will turn off the HVAC equipment. The small, wireless magnetic contact can be installed on any door or window. Heating or cooling operation is restored once the doors or windows are closed.
 
The obvious benefits of this is it saves lots of money on heating and cooling costs, but it also prevents compressor short cycling and extends the life of your system. The greatest benefit…they’ll get to enjoy that room with the view!
 
For more information, send your contractor to https://jacksonsystems.com/products/lodge-watch-wireless-energy-management-system-4-transmitters.html or call Jackson Systems at 888-652-9663.
 

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. Jackson Systems invests in its employees to expand their knowledge in the industry of HVAC, zoning and home comfort by conducting continuous education and professional development. In return, our employees are able to sell with knowledge and authority, and contribute significantly to our goals and to those of our customers. Read more here:
https://jacksonsystems.com/about/testimonials

Jackson Systems knows that the right products win – with contractors, homeowners, and building owners – and for us! “Highest quality possible” are not just words we use to describe our products, we believe it is the only acceptable solution for our customers. At our facility, we closely manage every aspect of product development from concept to production to shipping, assuring you are always getting the highest quality thermostats, dampers and zoning products you and your customers expect and deserve…on time!

The performance of our products has earned Jackson Systems many awards, moreover, it has earned us trust from the contractors who use them. All across America, Jackson Systems products have provided maximum comfort and helped create more efficiency for difficult to heat and cool living and work spaces. “Dependable, easy-to-install and long lasting” best describe our products. Whether it’s a single thermostat you need or a complete zoning system, you won’t be disappointed with the performance of Jackson Systems products!

#20years doesn’t happen by accident…it takes a commitment to total customer satisfaction. If Jackson Systems sounds like the kind of supplier you desire for your thermostats, zoning systems, and other HVAC solutions, call us and we’ll answer…with quality people, products and performance!

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 reasons. But, like they say…out of sight many times is out of mind!

#FilterFetch™ is a contractor filter home delivery program for its customers to ensure they always have the filters they need on hand so that they NEVER miss a scheduled filter change. FilterFetch will help you add more value, remain more competitive, and increase your profits with your HVAC preventive maintenance program. Best of all, FilterFetch costs contractors NOTHING!

In addition to providing the filters and filter change reminders, FilterFetch will keep you top of mind with your homeowners by branding the program as your own. A FilterFetch link can be added to your website, which will link to a landing page at the FilterFetch website with your logo and branding. Your customers will appreciate this extra service and recognize it as one YOU provide them…not us for you!

Participating contractors also name the price for filters. Add whatever margin you want and we’ll put your prices on our filters. You’ll enjoy rebates direct to contractor as part of your participation. (Call and we can explain this further).

Give your Jackson Systems representative a call to learn how you can start offering this air filter home delivery service to your homeowners and boost your profits!

Call 888-359-0366 and START TODAY! Learn more at https://www.filterfetch.com/

Videos On Your Web Site

YouTube-Video-EditorTons 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 studio to produce great videos. From instructional to testimonial, videos are easier to create than you might think. A simple Webcam or even a quality cell phone camera can create videos to share with your clients. There are many online (free) tools to help with video editing. YouTube offers a simple tool called Video Editor. One of the benefits of this is you can edit and post all in one spot. Videos should show your personality while engaging your clients. Keep them short, 2 – 5 minutes, and informative. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Humor is one of the best ways to engage your audience. We use a great online tool called Powtoon to create presentations, training videos, informational videos and more. There is free version available and it is easy to learn. So don’t be afraid to spend a little time creating some short clips about your company or team members. Even the most basic videos can go a long way to increase your Web presence.

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 is the key to making the most of your day. And possibly relieving some of the stress of feeling like you have to manage every minute of clock time.

Real time is a mental process. We create real time. Real time drags or flies by. The good news is we can control real time because it is in our heads. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, there are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions.

Here is a link to the full article with 10 tips on how to manage your time. It’s worth your time to read it!

Indy BackPack Attack Kick Off

The annual Indy BackPack Attack kicked off on June 23 here in our hometown of Indianapolis. This initiative started in 1999 as a strategic community collaboration with Central Indiana organizations and businesses. The mission of the BackPack Attack is to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. According the their Web site, “It’s reported that 88% of the families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system need help with basic school supplies.” Since 1999, BackPack Attack has collected more than 3 million school supplies. In 2013, this organization was able to help more than 45,000 students.

If you are in the Indy area, we encourage you to donate to this very worthy cause. You can learn more at Indy BackPack Attack, including items needed and drop off locations.

Service Leaders Make a Difference by Steve Coscia

It happened slowly. The service, which used to be terrific, was showing signs of degradation.

For me, it’s the little things that count. It’s a welcome smile, an invitation to be seated, a quick request for my beverage order and frequent visits to my table just to make sure everything was OK. The restaurant owner, who was almost always present in the past, had been absent during my last few visits.

She was a lovely woman with a pleasant disposition and boundless energy. Her entire demeanor just exuded and attitude of “welcome to my place.” It was as though “her place” was her house and she meant to show off just how comfortable and relaxed you could become by just being there. I’d say she held the bar high and encouraged those around her to stretch their capabilities and step outside their comfort zones so that visitors to her place would feel welcome, relaxed and well-served. She demonstrated her role as a leader and in any service industry good leadership is essential. Read more at http://www.coscia.com/service-leaders-make-a-difference.

Jackson Systems’ expands product line to include technology in gas detection

Jackson Systems has expanded their product line to include technology in gas detection.  Some of the more common air quality hazards that need monitoring include carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), NO2, O2, CL2, and refrigerants.  Whether you require a fully engineered gas detection network or a more modest detection solution, we can customize a solution to meet your needs.  Gas detection can be a critical component of ensuring clean air in parking garages, mechanical rooms, computer server rooms, or in refrigerant systems. 

One common gas detection application is monitoring CO in parking garages.  These monitoring systems can activate ventilation through relays on multiple levels and at varying speeds depending on the concentration of gas measured.  Cars produce carbon monoxide (CO) as a result of incomplete combustion.  When a large number of vehicles are within an enclosed area such as a parking garage, the concentrations of CO can reach harmful levels.  Large reductions in energy and maintenance costs can be had by activating fans only when CO levels reach a certain hazardous level instead of running them all the time.

A gas detection system typically includes a main control panel, sensors, and audible/visual alarm devices that can be linked to a controller or a building automation system (BAS).   The system can be either hardwired or wireless.  Many people think that wireless mesh networking is the wave of the future.

To learn more about Jackson Systems visit www.jacksonsystems.com.