ENERGY REBATES CLOSE SYSTEM SALES!

To help reduce power consumption for tasked energy grids, government agencies and power companies often offer incentives. These are usually seen in the form of instant rebates and/or tax incentives for the use of higher SEER-higher efficiency equipment, programmable thermostats or smart thermostats, and other energy efficient measures like insulating or air duct sealing. Sometimes, these rebates can total more than $1,000 per new system. While it depends on your location or utility company, the service and/or the type of system or equipment purchased, this is something your customers NEED TO KNOW!

Educating customers on the rebates available in your area can serve you well and help you close more system sales. But, not just that, doing so means you’ve done your part as a contractor to help protect our precious energy resources.

Check with your local government and utility company and let your customers know how they can do their part and SAVE MONEY! #consumereducation #energyefficiency #utilitysavings

Jackson Systems is Your Smart Homes Partner

Smart Homes offer your customers more security, comfort, efficiency and sell-ability! Are you offering smart home automation to your homeowners? If not, give them that option and we will help!
 
Jackson Systems can help with products, trainings, and support! Visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/home-automation.html for our comprehensive product offering in smart home automation.
 
Visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/contractor-training.html for our on-demand trainings in smart home automation.
 
And, learn about our support via Virtual Tech for all the products we sell, including installation and connectivity for smart home products, here: http://info.controlsintelligence.com/website-virtual-technician-app
 
We want to be the contractor’s smart home products’ partner! Call us at 888-652-9663 to learn more.

Fall 2018 Training Season is Here!

You can join any of our training classes free via live streaming.
We will send reminders and webinar log in information as each class date approaches:

Flame Rectification
Presented by White-Rodgers
September 27th • 6:00pm (EST) ASK FOR IT ON-DEMAND!

SmartBuildings
Presented by ecobee
October 11th • 6:00pm (EST)

LeakSmart SNAP
Presented by LeakSmart
October 25th • 6:00pm (EST)

And, more! Visit https://jacksonsystems.com/services/training_schedule to register or see more of our free training sessions.

NEW! T6 Pro Hydronic Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell has expanded their portfolio of T6 series thermostats. Contractors who need a handsome, reliable and efficient solution for hydronic heating applications will love the newest addition from Honeywell!

The T6 Pro Hydronic Progammable Thermostat can be used to control hot water heat systems by sensing the ambient ari temperature, floor temperature…or both!

Features and benefits include:

  • Programmable or Non-programmable
  • Hot water & steam, up to 1H only
  • Can operate in one of 3 different control modes (A, F, and AF)
  • Floor sensor included
  • Remote indoor air optional
  • Uses UWP mounting system
  • Simple push botton fuctionality
  • 5-year warranty

T6 Pro Hydronic thermostat is compatible with Honeywell 10K ohm floor temperature sensors.

For more information, including installation document, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/t6-pro-hydronic-programmable-thermostat.html. To order, call your Jackson Systems representative or 888-652-9663.

C’mon Baby Light My Fire

Enjoy the convenience of a fireplace remote control for your gas fireplace.

Skytech FiresideFriend Remote Control (1001-A)

The 1001-A remote control system was developed to provide a safe, reliable and user-friendly remote-control system for gas fireplaces. This all battery system operates independently of household current. The system operates on radio frequencies with non-directional signals.

Skytech FiresideFriend Touchscreen Remote Control (5301P)

The 5301P touchscreen remote control system was developed to provide a safe, reliable and user-friendly remote-control system for gas fireplaces. The system can be operated thermostatically or manually from the transmitter. The system operates on radio frequencies (RF) within a 20′ range using non-directional signals.

Skytech FiresideFriend Wireless Remote Control (TM/R-2A)

The TM/R-2A wireless remote wall mount timer system was developed to provide a safe, reliable and user-friendly wireless remote wall mount timer for gas fireplaces. Its battery operation allows the system to operate independently of household current. The system operates on radio frequencies with non-directional signals. This wall mount timer features Off/120 minutes/60 minutes/30 minutes intervals.

Life expectancy of the alkaline batteries in these transmitters should be at least 12 months.

10% OFF All Combustion Products. Spend $500+ And Get 15% Off!

Heating season is right around the corner for some. Time to stock up on combustion products for fall preventive maintenance repairs!

Download line card of combustion products or shop here: http://info.controlsintelligence.com/combustion-stock-up-sale-2018?jujrtyghfud28135a1744626a294a6192a7420a3839

Sale ends 10/31/18.

 

For best viewing of line card, download and save to your desktop.

Custom Controls Division ‘Performs’ at The Fillmore

When some jobs are groovier than others, they are worth mentioning!

Recently, Custom Controls Division of Jackson Systems completed a project with TCS-Michigan in Detroit at The Fillmore. Project managers Joe Jackson and Ryan Jackson put controls — includng Distech BACnet controllers with Tridium graphics — on a very old air handler (installed in 1925) at the theatre. The system is accessible via the Distech smartphone app for use by both the owner and maintenance personnel.

At the time of the installation, American Idol auditions were being held at The Fillmore.

For more information on Custom Controls at Jackson Systems, call 317-788-6800

For more information on TCS-Michigan, visit
https://www.facebook.com/TCS-Michigan-583812534966989/

For more information on The Fillmore, visit http://www.thefillmoredetroit.com/

Sync Your Music Playlist to Your ecobee Thermostat!

“Dancing queen…feel the beat from the tambourine…”

You can ask Alexa to play music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more on your ecobee4. When you link your Amazon.com account to your ecobee4, you will automatically have access to any music available in your Amazon Music Library and any audiobooks available in your Audible Library. The ecobee4 currently supports Amazon Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio. Amazon Prime members can also listen to music playlists and radio stations.

To upload your music, open Amazon Music for PC and Mac and use one of the following methods:

  • Drag and drop files from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions.
  • Select My Music at the top of the screen. Next, select Songs, and choose the Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar. Click the upload icon next to the music you want to upload.
  • Select the Upload button under Actions in the right navigation sidebar, and select files or folders to upload.
  • You can choose to automatically add music to the Amazon Music app from your computer. Click the arrow next to your Amazon ID in the top right of the application window, and select Preferences. Next, choose your preferred folder or location under the Automatically import music from option.

To purchase or learn more about the ecobee4 here: https://jacksonsystems.com/products/ecobee4-wifi-smart-stat-builtin-amazon-echo-1-sensor-included.html

 

LeakSmart, the Revolutionary Smart Home Product That Stops Water Leaks In Seconds

Great article in recent issues of Plumbing and Mechanical e-zine on LeakSmart, the revolutionary smart home leak detection system that stops leaks in seconds! Full article

“With homes in the U.S. continuing to age, and with the Internet of Things continuing to infiltrate the home services and products market, it is not surprising that leak detection has exploded in popularity this past year.

From the Consumer Electronics Show to KBIS to the AHR Expo and more, manufacturers are proudly displaying these new devices that measure water pressure, temperature, and flow rate; shut off water to the home in the event of a catastrophic leak; and even remotely alert the homeowner to leaks of any and all sizes. Outside the home, detection of leaks in underground piping has also improved drastically in recent years.

The result of this revolution in leak-detection technology is a new breed of intelligent devices that are not just readily available to the contractors who have the knowledge and skills to install them, but also extremely appealing to tech-savvy homeowners — and, in some cases, insurance and utility companies, too.”

Get the rest of the story here: https://www.pmmag.com/articles/101313-the-leak-detection-revolution?ajs_uid=4569J4138245H2Y&oly_enc_id=4569J4138245H2Y&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

 

To order or for more information, contact Jackson Systems at 888-652-9663. Or, visit us at https://jacksonsystems.com/search?search=leaksmart.

 

 

 

Wireless Relay Systems

Broken or missing wires? No problem. We have a quick, easy, and most affordable solution for that!
 
The iO Wireless Relay System offers wireless communication between two devices. No internet connection needed…operates via RF transmission.
 
The iO- wireless relay system consists of 2 units; an iO- -B Base WR WRBM Transceiver Module and an iO- Satellite Transceiver Module. Although the iO- wireless relay system has a line-of-site transmission distance of up to 100 feet, unimpeded WR communication between the two devices can vary depending on barriers created by interior and exterior walls and their material composition. Outdoor unit is sealed and protected against rain and extreme weather events.
 
Installation is easy! Downloadinstallation instructions here.

Previously Recorded Training Webinars Are Available On-Demand for Your Viewing Convenience

Jackson Systems University hosts an array of free, training webinars on the latest technologies in HVACR controls throughout the year. And, we record every one of them so if you are unable to participate live, you can watch the recordings at your convenience.

Choose your webinar based on the title (most current ones listed below). Webinars vary in length from 30 minutes to a little over an hour. Simply click the title link, register and your previously recorded on-demand webinar will begin immediately.

Topics include:

Smart Home Water Detection 5-31-18

Nest Products 5-24-18

Home Automation 5-15-18

Lux Wi-Fi Thermostats 5-10-18

Diagnosing Zoning Issues 5-3-18

ecobee Smart Thermostats 4-26-18

Honeywell New Products 4-19-18

Zoning 101 4-5-18

Honeywell RedLink 3-22-18

LeakSmart 1-18-18

FilterFetch 12-12-17

White-Rodgers Combustion 12-5-17  *Nate Certified

Honeywell Humidification 11-14-17

Gas Detection 11-7-17

Honeywell Fall Overview 10-10-17

Honeywell Combustion 9-28-17

Honeywell T6 & Home Automation 4-26-17

Nest 4-12-17

Honeywell IAQ 2-22-17

Belimo Products 2-15-17

Braeburn Thermostats 12-14-16

Basic DDC Controls 12-7-16

Web Comfort 11-9-16

Watch them anytime, anywhere On-Demand here: https://jacksonsystems.com/category/ondemand-trainings.html

Want more resources? On individual landing pages for many of the products we offer we post videos, articles, specifications, and other documents that provide the most comprehensive understanding of how to operate and install that specific product. Here’s a typical landing page to illustrate what we mean https://jacksonsystems.com/products/jackson-systems-zone-control-panel.html. Click on DOCUMENTS. Notice there are 3 Documents (Product Brochure, Installation Manual and Zoning Brochure) available just for this one Zone Control Panel. That’s typical of every product page!

And, that’s not all…our blog http://blog.jacksonsystems.com offers you even more dynamic information on what’s up at Jackson Systems, new products and what’s happening in our industry.

Jackson Systems is committed to provided you the most learning when it comes to the products and solutions we provide. If you don’t find the information or the answers to your questions at our website in Contractor Trainings or on a product page, call our Customer Service Engineers at 888-652-9663. 8-to-5 Eastern, we are standing by to help you!

The Perfect Thermostat for Hot Yoga Studios!

As you can imagine, maintaining the temperature in a hot yoga studio can be quite the heating challenge. Jackson Systems has a solution!

Our T-32-P 7-day Programmable Thermostat has become a favorite among hot yoga studio owners because it has an operating temperature of up to 122°F. This is one of the highest operating ranges available without incorporating more expensive and sophisticated digital direct control systems. A separate humidifier with its own controller to add relative humidity optimizes the hot yoga operation.

The Comfort (or in this case discomfort) System™ T-32-P universal thermostat is a perfect mix of aesthetics, intuitive operation and performance at an amazingly affordable price. The T-32-P is compatible with most commercial HVAC systems and is ideally suited for use with the Comfort System zoning panels.

Yogis interested in this product can contact their HVAC contractor for purchase and installation. We are a direct-to-contractor supplier of all things HVAC controls. Visit us at www.jacksonsystems.com or call 888-652-9663 for more information on Jackson Systems.

Joseph Groh Foundation Gives Gift of Wheelchair Lift to Amputee Industry Professional

Chris’ Story

Chris Grubisa is a 32 year old journeyman with IBEW local 1579 in Blythe, Georgia. He is a long-term employee of Marko Electric. His wife Amber is a stay at home mom to their three children ages eight, five and three.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, Chris complained about joint pain in his left arm. It progressed ot the point that he could not use it properly. He assumed it was a gym injury. By 10:30 pm that evening, he had a fever and chills and assumed he was getting the flu. By the next morning, the situation had progressed to the point where Chris decided to go to the ER.

10 hour later his organs began to shut down and he was on life support.

Doctors informed the family that Chris might not make it through the night. His official diagnosis was a form of meningitis, specifically Meningococcal Neisseria with septicemia. It is a rare but serious bacterial infection that cause the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord to become inflamed. Chris developed a rash known a purpura, which caused second, third and fourth degree burns to 80-90% of his body. Doctors put him on medications that constricted his blood vessels in an attempt to keep his blood pressure up. The restricted blood flow to his extremities resulted in amputation of both arms and both legs. Chris spent more than 120 days in the ICU, enduring 21 surgeries in the process.

The fact that Chris is still alive is nothing short of a miracle. He was on a ventilator and 100% dialysis after his kidneys completely failed. He was required to have a feeding tube for months while undergoing skin graft surgeries to replace the skin burned off by the purpura. For months, Chris had physical and occupational therapy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, learning to use his body again.

Chris returned home in May of 2018 to begin life in his new normal. One of the adjustments of this new normal includes moving into a handicapped accessible home, which was an effort spearheaded by the Burke County Sheriff’s office. Thus far, they have raised about $67,000 toward the initiative. Meanwhile, the family sought a wheelchair solution for a vehicle to transport Chris. His family learned about the Joseph Groh Foundation through The Walton Rehab Foundation and the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. They requested a wheelchair lift from Adaptive Driving Solutions, an expense they could not afford given the loss of Chris’ income coupled with the overwhelming medical expenses.

Your generous donations allowed us to grant the wish of Chris’ family.

After receiving the lift, Nick Grubisa, Chris’ father said, “Thank yo for your generosity. This means a lot to us. This is simply wonderful!”

Chris and his family have a long road ahead of them, but he has touched many lives through this unbelievable experience. His fight, strength, determination, endurance and his faith are lessons for all of us.

To give to this wonderful charity that provides medical supplies, equipment, automobiles and other life sustaining gifts to contracting professionals who suffer a life altering illness or accident, visit http://josephgrohfoundation.org.

To read more stories about Joseph Groh grant recipients, click here:

http://josephgrohfoundation.org/recipients.html

Maintain a Healthy Balance of Air in Homes and Buildings with iO’s Fresh Air Ventilation Systems

Fresh air controlled by proper ventilation is necessary for the good health of a building’s occupants and the health of the home. So, today’s energy efficiency standards call for a tighter home…so much so that fresh air ventilation cannot be assumed. ASHRAE 62.2 standards dictate the minimum air changes needed in newly constructed residences. With the standard that is now code in many states, a controlled Fresh Air Ventilation System is required.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems offered by Jackson Systems meets these requirements of ASHRAE 62.2 by delivering fresh air automatically and efficiently.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems (iO-FAV) delivers fresh air into a building through an intake damper controlled by a micro-processor logic panel. The iO-FAV has single adjustment setup, exhaust fan control option, outdoor temperature and/or humidity limit option and damper override capabilities. The iO-FAV comes with a 20VA transformer and 6” round damper. The control panel is available separately (iO-FAVPAN) and can be ordered with additional size dampers.

The iO Fresh Air Ventilation Systems are inexpensive and easy-to-install.

For more product information on our FAVs, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/fresh-air-controls.html. Need more assistance or information on the iO FAVs? Call 888-652-9663 to speak with one of our HVAC engineering specialists.

Ready or Not, Here They Come!

Smart home automation is all the rage right now, especially since millenials (or the connected generation) make up 42% of all new home buyers.

Convenient and affordable smart home products from Nest, ecobee, Honeywell, White-Rodgers and others are being asked for by name. Smart thermostats, with Wi-Fi connectivity and ‘away-from-home’ capabilities, are quickly becoming the most requested upgrade when a millennial homeowner buys a replacement system. Fewer are satisfied with a simple thermostat anymore.

And, not just that, these homeowners are buying more than smart thermostats. The upsell opportunities have never been better for HVAC contractors! Easy-to-install cameras, CO/smoke detectors, lighting switches, security sensors and alarms and more, are easy-sell options. Nest, for example, has Nest Hello, the doorbell cam and indoor or outdoor cameras, as well as Nest Protect, Nest Secure and much more coming in the near future. Ecobee has lighting controls that work from the same app as their smart stat. Honeywell has cameras and water leak detectors that can be controlled all from one smart device. The options are endless if you want to sell smart home automation as part of your contract service offering!

Jackson Systems has fully embraced the trend of smart home automation and we want you to do the same! In addition to the most comprehensive product offering in smart home automation, we also provide unmatched technical support…installation and IT connectivity support. Here’s how we help you:

  • Downloadable installation documents and product brochure for every product at our webite
  • Live and On-demand training videos of installation from our professional staff and from product manufacturers
  • Virtual Technician App, have a Jackson System engineer or IT pro on the job with you via  Facetime-like app
  • Engineering support by calling 888-652-9663, 8-5, M-F

So, ready or not…”here we come”, says the millennial homeowner requesting smart home automation and trusting you to provide it. It’s time to get on board and offer the options of Wi-Fi connected products. Do so and you’ll see your profits soar!

Want to know more? Call Jackson Systems and talk to one of our smart home experts. We’ll help you get started in upselling for more profits and customers.

Jackson Systems to Exhibit at a Number of Fall Industry Events

You’ll find Jackson Systems exhibiting at these fall industry events. Visit our booth to see the newest innovations in iO HVAC Controls zoning systems and specialty controls, Nest, Honeywell, ecobee and Sensi smart thermostats, Wi-Fi/connected homes products, and FilterFetch.

Sept 16-17, 2018
Dwyer Group Reunion
Grapevine, TX

Sept 26-28, 2018
Aeroseal Success Summit
Dayton, OH

Sept 19-20, 2018
SGI Partner Jam
New Orleans, LA

Sept 19-21, 2018
Women in HVACR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO

Oct 3, 2018
Nexstar Super Meeting
Marco Island, FL

Oct 3, 2018
Praxis S-10 Event
Houston, TX

Oct 10-11, 2018
PHCC/RSES National Convention
Albuquerque, NM

Oct 10-12, 2018
Service World Expo
Las Vegas, NV

Nov 6-9, 2018
Operations Managers & Service Managers Forum
Ft Worth , TX

Dec 4-7, 2018
CEO Warrior’s Evolution Event
Brunswick, NJ