WiFi Thermostats Help Homeowners Save Up to 15% on Heating and Cooling Costs

Here’s are some interesting facts from a study conducted by Energy Research & Social Science journal:
73% of homeowners who have a programmable thermostat,
DO NOT use the scheduling features.
94% of homeowners who have a WiFi thermostat, DO!
Those homeowners who do program the thermostat or use the smart features in their WiFi or learning thermostats for scheduling with their lifestyle, save an average of 10-15% on heating and on cooling costs.
To browse our comprehensive offering of WiFi thermostat brands, visit Jackson Systems at https://jacksonsystems.com/category/brand-1.html

Honeywell Lyric App Upgrade for iOS 11

Apple will be releasing iOS 11 shortly. One of the feature enhancements may affect the way you use your Lyric™ thermostats or Lyric cameras in geofence mode.

With iOS 11, you will now have to choose between three Location Services settings for your Lyric app. Previously you were shown the choice of “Always” or “Never.” You will now be shown the option for “While using app.”

The geofencing feature of your Lyric thermostats or camera will only work if your mobile device Location Services are set to “Always.”

If you are currently using geofencing for your Lyric products, you won’t need to take any action – your geofencing will work as normal. If you are currently using a time-based schedule for your Lyric thermostat, however, and you choose to change to geofence-based scheduling, you’ll need to ensure you modify Location Services settings.

To verify or modify your Location Services settings for your Lyric app, open your iOS settings, and within the Privacy section, select Location Services. Scroll to the Lyric app and change your Location Services to “Always.” Doing so will allow the Lyric app to trigger location-based actions like turning your heating and cooling system to “Home” mode or turning your camera to “Privacy Mode.”

Thank you for your patience.

—The Honeywell Home team

Helping Contractors Set Their Businesses Apart With ‘Connected Homes’ Automation

Home automation is ‘knocking at the door’ of every contractor!

Exhibitors at just about every HVAC fall tradeshow this year are showing what is currently available in “connected homes’ automation and letting contractors know, if you don’t answer, you may be left behind.
Jackson Systems is still focused on the products that HVAC contractors need most to create the ultimate in comfort, efficiency and smart home controls, like zoning controls, energy management systems, combustion solutions and others, but we’re also keeping pace with changes in our industry as they relate to home automation. We remain a one-stop supplier for all HVAC controls, including connected homes products.

Making the contractors more successful and meeting home and business owner requests is what drives us and our product offering.

For a complete look at our connected homes products — from Nest learning thermostats, indoor/outdoor cameras and Nest Protect CO/smoke detector to Honeywell, Ecobee, White-Rodgers and Lux WiFi thermostats, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/home-automation.html.

To learn how these great products can help improve your bottom line, call 888-652-9663 and speak with one of our HVAC specialists.



This Truck Stock-up Sale of Combustion Products is Setting the Industry on Fire!

Save 10% on Your First Order of These Combustion Products and Better Prepare Your Techs for the Winter Furnace Season. PLUS, Jackson Systems and Honeywell are giving you a FREE Contractor Bag when you spend $250 or more!

Glowfly Ignitors Q3200U1004, Q3200U200
The latest technology, true “universal” installation, OEM quality – Glowfly brings it all together in one easy-to-use solution.

Integrated Ignition Controls S9200U1000
Integrated control of gas appliance operating sequence and safety. Replaces over 195 furnace controls with it’s universal application. Wiring harnesses are designed for simple installation of most single stage HSI IFCs. Board comes installed inside of a plastic tray for easy installation and protection against dust and flexing of the board. Robust diagnostics for easy troubleshooting. EnviraCOM™ communications enabled.

Gas Ignition Controls S8610U3009, S8910U300
Safety component ignition controllers light and prove gas burners. Intermittent pilot, direct spark and direct hot surface ignition models available.

Electric Fan Control ST9120U1011
Circulator and inducer controls for warm air furnaces. Provides blower delay on and off timing, limit and thermostat interface, and central appliance wiring hub. The New Universal platform that will not only integrate control of all combustion blower and circulating fan operations in a gas warm air appliance but also replace all other existing Honeywell fan timer boards. It now has a replaceable fuse and DIP switch with selectable heat and cool delay for added flexibility. This new fan timer will also save you time and money with its diagnostic LED and continuous EAC and HUM terminal connections. These new options and features make it the best fan timer for your needs.

Thermocouple Q340A1090
Generate thermoelectric current that sense pilot flame for gas systems. uilt for long service life, the Honeywell Q340A will work for nearly all pilot generated millivolt applications. This 30mV open circuit thermocouple is 36″ in length.

Universal Gas Valves VR8345M4302, VR8345K4809
Universal electronic ignition combination gas control for use with direct spark ignition, hot surface ignition or intermittent pilot ignition in 24 Vac, gas-fired appliances. Gas valves for applications under 400k BTUs

Use promo code 17COMBUST10 when ordering. One time use only. Expires 10/31/17.


Jackson Systems’ Innovative, Flexible and Easy-to-Install Combustion Solutions

Advanced Electrode Humidifier

Proper humidity levels help buildings feel warmer and allow for thermostats to be set lower for maximum efficiency, without sacrificing comfort. However, finding a product that helps to constantly maintain ideal humidity levels can be a challenge. Until now!

The Advanced Electrode Humidifier by Honeywell helps to easily set ideal humidity levels with on-demand, intuitive system operation.

The Advanced Electrode Humidifier provides optimized humidifier performance from a conveniently-sized, premineralized canister. This compact solution allows for flexible placement (and replacement) with ease of installation. This flexible solution can be remote or duct-mounted, meaning you can decide what is easiest for servicing!

The Advanced Electrode Humidifier is controlled via a connected thermostat and the Lyric™ app.

Peace of mind protection for homeowners and simplified maintenance for contractors makes the Advanced Electrode Humidifier a ‘must-have’ solution for achieving ideal humidity levels. To keep any building in perfect balance while enjoying maximum comfort, learn more about the Advanced Electrode Humidifier from Honeywell here: https://forwardthinking.honeywell.com/products/humidification/ehumidifier/ehumidifier_feature.html

Glowfly Universal Hot Surface Igniter

Finding the right part to make any repair can be difficult at times. That’s why when a universal solution for contractor replacements comes to market, you just have to be told about it!

Honeywell’s Glowfly Universal Hot Surface Igniter is the first universal igniter that is truly, well… “universal!” There is no longer a need to carry any other burner igniters on the truck. Every Glowfly comes fully equipped with six custom mount brackets that are optimized to replace over 110 igniter applications from nearly every furnace manufacturer including Carrier/Bryant/Payne, Rheem, White-Rodgers, York, Goodman, Heil, Ducane and so many more. And, Glowfly has a solution for even the oldest furnaces.

Quicker, easier service calls for replacements is what drives all Honeywell products…and the Glowfly Universal Hot Service Igniter meets that challenge. To learn more about this product, visit: https://forwardthinking.honeywell.com/products/combustion/glowfly/glowfly_feature.html

To inquire about other needed combustion products, call your Jackson Systems representative. Those mentioned here are just a couple of our solutions from comprehensive line of combustion products.

For ordering, call 888-652-9663 or visit www.jacksonsystems.com

Jackson Systems Heads to Nexstar’s Super Meeting With a Great Deal for Members

Are you attending #Nexstar‘s Super Meeting in Washington DC this week? Jackson Systems will be there!

We’re bringing our display of all new “Connected Homes” products, zoning systems, FilterFetch and so much more. Come by our booth during exhibit hours to see what’s new and learn how you can get a FREE #Honeywell #Lyric C1 Indoor Camera, exclusively for Nexstar members!


Foobot™ Works with the HVAC to Improve Indoor Air Quality

ASHRAE reports that Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, and 65 percent of that time is spent in their homes. Consequently, indoor air quality has a significant influence on human health and well-being with impact that can very bad for some. Why? Because when indoors, pollutant levels have been proven to be two to five times higher than outdoors, and in dire cases they can be over 100 times higher. (US Environmental Protection Agency)

Indoor pollutants can fall into 3 main categories:

Combustion By-Products are the flue gases and particles released by heating or cooking appliances that rely on combustion, as implied by their name. Carbon monoxide can be particularly dangerous because it is very poisonous for humans, despite being a colorless and odorless gas.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a very broad category of substances found in construction materials, cleaning products and personal care products, among other sources. A simple and effective way to control VOCs is getting familiarized with them, and avoiding any products that mention them in their label. Indoor plants are also effective VOC filters, removing them from the air while producing oxygen and pleasant odors!

Allergens and Asthma Triggers include humidity, dust, pollen, mites, pet dander and mold. The susceptibility to these compounds tends to vary by person. Reactions to allergen triggers may range from mild discomfort to severe respiratory ailments.

When multiple members of a family or company experience health issues simultaneously, IAQ issues are highly likely. This is especially true if symptoms worsen after the affected individuals have spent plenty of time indoors, but improve when they are away from the home or building.

Improvement to indoor air quality (IAQ) is increasingly in demand by home and building owners, challenging HVAC professionals to provide solutions. If this is the case with your customers, Jackson Systems can help with a solution: Meet Footbot, the Indoor Air Quality Monitor.

Footbot Indoor Air Quality Monitor has been designed to work with the heating and cooling system to improve indoor air. It monitors the air in a home and communicates to the HVAC system’s air cleaner or dehumidifier to clean it when it detects combustible gases, CO, VOCs or allergen-triggering particles.

When Foobot sees a danger from something as simple as of over-using room sprays which is a particulate matter and volatile compound to unacceptable levels of CO, the app responds by sending you a message with the data in red. Quality air readings are in blue. This way, you can immediately distinguish whether or not there is a problem that needs attention.

Foobot works with Alexa, Nest, Ecobee, Lux and IFTTT to provide automatic reactions to bad air readings. While you can manually deal with a lot of problems of bad air, the Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor has a full IFTTT channel so that it can trigger the home systems like air purifier or dehumidifier to come on based on readings.  Using these automations can keep your air pure without having to do a thing. Even if you don’t have any suitable smart devices to use, it’s still handy to be know when your air is compromised so that you can open a window or turn on the HVAC fan to easily fix the problem.

To order Foobot, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/foobot-indoor-air-quality-monitor-works-alexa-nest-ecobee-lux-ifttt.html or call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663.

To learn more about allo f the ways to improve the air quality in homes and buildings, Foobot offers this ebook for download: https://foobot.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/How-to-Improve-Air-Quality-In-Homes-And-Officesebook.pdf

Honeywell Lyric Leads Charge With Demand Response Thermostats

ACHR The NEWS recently published a great article on

The Emergence of Demand Response Programs in HVAC

Thermostats are leading the charge as an economical response option for consumers

“Demand response programs are helping savvy homeowners save energy, avoid brownouts and blackouts, and manage overall energy consumption.

These programs, which allow local energy and utility companies to make adjustments to a home’s temperature during peak-usage periods, create more efficient usage of whatever power is available.

At first glance, homeowners may be hesitant to turn over control of their thermostats to someone else, but the economic and environmental benefits are often worthwhile, and consumers retain a great level of control when needed.”…

Read the rest of this great article from ACHR The NEWS here:

For Jackson Systems comprehensive offering of Honeywell Lyric thermostats, click here https://jacksonsystems.com/search?search=lyric or call your sales representative at 888-652-9663.

Look for our Trade Show Special on Lyric thermostats at Nexstar, SGI, Aeroseal Success Summit, Dwyer Group Reunion, and MTCAZ, just to mention a few, scheduled this fall:


Not going to any shows? Call your Jackson Systems representative for more information: 888-652-9663.

Jackson Systems to Exhibit at the Upcoming HVACR Industry Events

Jackson Systems continues to support our HVACR customers and partnerships with new and innovative product exhibitions. This fall, you’ll find us at these industry events:

Nexstar Super Meeting      Washington DC       Sept 13-15

Dwyer Group Reunion (Aire Serv)        Orlando, FL       Sept 23-27

Women in HVACR      Ft Worth, TX       Sept 27-29

Aeroseal/Comfort Institute Success Summit        Lincolnshire, IL       Sept 27

Florida ACCPA       Tampa FL       Oct 12

Praxis S10 Ignite Summit        Orlando, FL       Oct 13-14

SGI Successful Contractor Expo       Orlando, FL       Oct 23-27

MTCAZ       Phoenix, AZ       Nov 14

This list is subject to change and may not be all inclusive. Talk with your Jackson Systems representative to see if we’ll be exhibiting at an industry conference you’ll be attending.

New Nest Thermostat E. “E” stands for EVERYONE!

When​ ​Nest​ ​started​ ,​ ​they​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​help​ ​the​ ​world​ ​save​ ​energy​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Nest​ ​Learning Thermostat.​ ​Since​ ​then,​ ​Nest​ ​customers​ ​have​ ​saved​ ​more​ ​than​ ​14​ ​billion​ ​kilowatt-hours​ ​of energy. To put that in perspective, that’s ​enough​ ​to​ ​power​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​for​ ​more​ ​than​ ​two​ ​years.

Nest’s next challenge…to​ ​make​ ​these​ ​energy​ ​savings​ ​available​ ​to​ ​more​ ​homes​ ​and​ ​more​ ​people. So​ ​they​ ​set​ ​out​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​simpler,​ ​more​ ​affordable​ ​thermostat.​ Meet​ ​the​ ​easy-to-use,​ ​energy-efficient,​ ​control-it-from-everywhere​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E.​ ​It’s​ ​for everyone.

Inspired, Thoughtful Design

New Nest E offers ​a​ ​friendlier,​ ​streamlined design​ ​that​ ​fits​ ​into​ ​any​ ​home. Instead​ ​of​ ​a​ ​bold​ ​design​ ​piece​ ​for​ ​your​ ​wall,​ ​the​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E​ ​and​ ​its​ ​frosted​ ​display quietly​ ​blend​ ​into​ ​your​ ​home.​ ​This​ ​new​ ​display​ ​diffuses​ ​the​ ​light​ ​from​ ​the​ ​screen,​ ​so​ ​you​ ​see softly​ ​glowing​ ​text​ ​and​ ​graphics​ ​–​ ​along​ ​with​ ​a​ ​simplified​ ​interface​ ​–​ ​that​ ​are​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​read.​ ​And when​ ​it’s​ ​off,​ ​the​ ​frosted​ ​display​ ​takes​ ​on​ ​a​ ​glacier-gray​ ​color​ ​and​ ​fades​ ​into​ ​the​ ​background.

View what inspired the new design here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSkHhk7-oOc&feature=youtu.be

Inspired, Thoughtful Design

The​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E​ ​puts​ ​proven​ ​energy-saving​ ​features​ ​front​ ​and​ ​center.​ ​It’s​ ​ENERGY​ ​STAR​ certified,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​schedule​ ​so​ ​you​ ​can​ ​begin​ ​saving​ ​energy​ ​right​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the box.​ ​Like​ ​the​ ​Nest​ ​Learning​ ​Thermostat,​ ​it​ ​turns​ ​itself​ ​down​ ​when​ ​you’re​ ​away,​ ​so​ ​you​ ​don’t waste​ ​energy​ ​heating​ ​or​ ​cooling​ ​an​ ​empty​ ​home.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​control​ ​it​ ​from​ ​anywhere​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Nest app.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​typical​ ​energy​ ​costs,​ ​we’ve​ ​estimated​ ​average​ ​savings​ ​of​ ​$131​ ​to​ ​$145​ ​a​ ​year, which​ ​is​ ​great​ ​for​ ​a​ ​thermostat​ ​with​ ​a​ ​suggested​ ​retail​ ​price​ ​of​ ​$169.*

More​ ​than​ ​half​ ​of​ ​U.S.​ ​households​ may be ​eligible​ ​for​ ​a​ ​rebate​ ​from​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​ ​energy​ ​partners,​ ​so Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E​ ​can​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​itself​ ​even​ ​faster.​ ​(Check out the rebates programs with your utility company in your area).

The​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E​ ​looks​ ​very​ ​different​ ​from​ ​any​ ​thermostat​ ​they’ve​ ​made​ ​before.​ ​But​ ​what hasn’t​ ​changed​ ​are​ ​the​ ​core​ ​features​ ​that​ ​define​ ​a​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​–​ ​simplicity,​ ​energy​ ​savings and​ ​remote​ ​control.​ ​Now​ ​there’s​ ​a​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​that​ ​can​ ​fit​ ​into​ ​any​ ​home…something for EVERYONE!

Want to compare the new Nest E to the original Nest, visit https://nest.com/thermostats/compare/

* Independent​ ​studies​ ​showed​ ​that​ ​Nest​ ​saved​ ​people​ ​an​ ​average​ ​of​ ​10%​ ​to​ ​12%​ ​on​ ​heating​ ​and 15%​ ​on​ ​cooling.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​typical​ ​energy​ ​costs,​ ​we’ve​ ​estimated​ ​average​ ​savings​ ​of​ ​$131​ ​to $145​ ​a​ ​year.​ ​That​ ​means​ ​the​ ​Nest​ ​Thermostat​ ​E​ ​can​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​itself​ ​in​ ​under​ ​two​ ​years.​ ​Individual savings​ ​are​ ​not​ ​guaranteed.

To order the new Nest Thermostat E, give your Jackson Systems representative a call at 888-652-9663. Or visit us at www.jacksonsystems.com



Get a Sneak Peek at WHVACR Conference Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth McCormick

As a former US Army Black Hawk pilot, Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. Her stories will keep you on the edge of your seat, and provide relatable lessons that you can put into immediate action.

Meet Elizabeth McCormick at WHVACR Conference September 27-29, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX.

2017 Service World Expo, Sept. 7-8, Las Vegas

The NEWS Interviews Tom Jackson About 2017 Service World Expo

Tom Jackson offers his opinions in an interview with The NEWS on the upcoming 2017 Service World Expo saying, “attendees have two main sources of excitement: First, the incredible speakers will motivate you, and second, the event offers a unique trade show with manufacturers that are committed to the contractor base,” he said.

Read more about what you can expect at this exciting event taking place Sept. 7-8 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas here:

We’ll see you there!

ecobee Has Just Released the New ecobee plus skill!

Do even more with your ecobee and all Amazon Alexa enabled devices! Now you can take advantage of all the features your ecobee thermostat offers using your voice.

The original ecobee Smart Home skill and the new ecobee plus skill work together to give you total control of your ecobee using your voice. To enable the skill, search for ecobee plus in the Alexa App. Once selected and enabled, try some of these new commands on your ecobee:

Set Away, Home and Sleep comfort settings: “Alexa, ask ecobee to set my thermostat to home mode.”
“Alexa, tell ecobee I’m going out.”  

Resume your schedule: “Alexa, tell ecobee to return to my schedule.”
“Alexa, ask ecobee to cancel hold.”   

Find out even more about enabling the new ecobee plus skill, and take a look at the full list of voice commands you can now use. https://support.ecobee.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001177152-Using-the-ecobee-plus-Alexa-skill?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0LEARN%20MORE%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0&utm_campaign=ecobee%20plus%20Athena

To order ecobee stats, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/category/ecobee-1.html or call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663.

The Lyric WiFi Water Leak Detector Helps Homeowners Save on Energy Costs Due to Water Leaks

Like they say…”out of sight; out of mind.” That is certainly true of the water heater.

But, did you know that even the smallest leak in the water heater costs homeowners hundreds of dollars per year in wasted energy and water bills? It’s true and it’s happening every day in many home!

Most homeowners don’t give their hot water heater a second thought. Many times, it can leak for years before they even realize it. With that, many will pay hundreds in wasted energy and water bills until they realize they have a problem.
Help your customers keep a constant eye on the home systems that cost them money. 
The Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector keeps your customers connected to the water heater to help protect against leaks and water damage. The easily installed, connected device alerts homeowners to water leaks before they become costly problems.
  • Battery operated
  • Smart alerts
  • Easy setup
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Use as standalone product or as complete system
  • Connects through Lyric app for any smart device: phone, tablet or computer
  • Contractor logo imprinting available for FREE!

It’s not just to monitor leaks in the water heater, the Lyric WiFi Water Leak Detector can be used with washing machines, HVAC drip pans, under sinks and toilets and any other home system that runs by flowing water.

The Lyric WiFi Water Leak Detector is a great product for plumbers, HVAC technicians, electrician and home remodelers to add to their arsenal of preventive maintenance products to help homeowners maintain and healthy, efficient and comfortable home.

To order, visit https://jacksonsystems.com/products/lyric-wifi-water-leak-freeze-detector.html or call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663.

Introducing the Honeywell Lyric™ C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera

Honeywell has released the Lyric C2 WiFi Security Camera to further expand the ability to monitor and automate a home from afar.

The Lyric C2s integrate with GoogleHome and are HomeKit compatible like many other Honeywell connected home products. Not only can you have security cameras watching over things, you can also configure sensors, water leak detectors, thermostats and other Honeywell connected devices to work alongside it to provide alarms when something wrong is detected.

The Lyric C2 WiFi Security Camera provides local storage (on an included 8GB SD card), free cloud storage, or an optional cloud storage upgrade, as well as optional professional monitoring. It installs quickly on a wall, tabletop or ceiling, and offers everything from ultra-wide-angle, 1080p viewing to sound analytics. Pair with the Lyric app to access live streaming for recorded events that will alert when something is seen or analyzed like a smoke/CO detector going off or even a baby crying, giving peace of mind to homeowners.

More Product Benefits Include:

  • Remote Self-Monitoring — Homeowners can keep a constant eye on their home, no matter where they are
  • High-Quality Viewing — Ultra-wide angle (145-degree), high-definition viewing (1080p HD)
  • On-Device & Cloud Storage — Clips are stored on the included 8 GB SD card. Plus, secure cloud storage of the past 24 hours is free
  • Easy, Flexible Installation — The camera can be mounted on a wall, table top, or ceiling, and installed quickly with the Honeywell Lyric app
  • Motion Detection With Audio Analytics — Intelligent sound detection identifies smoke and carbon monoxide alarms — and even a baby crying — and sends out real-time alerts
  • Automatic Privacy Mode — Using geofencing technology, the system can tell when homeowners are leaving the premises, and when the camera should go into recording mode
  • Detection Zones — Customers can set up to four detections zones for extra sensitivity or to ignore background motion like a ceiling fan
  • Two-Way Talk — Talk through the cameras when communication is necessary
  • Night Vision — Clear video footage throughout the day
  • HomeKit compatible
  • 5-Year Warranty

So how is this different than the newly released Honeywell Lyric C1 Security Cam? The Lyric C1 has a lot of the same features as the Lyric C2, but it’s a more pared-down version with a 135-degree field of view and just two detection zones.

To order the new Honeywell Lyric C2 Security Camera, call your Jackson Systems representative at 888-652-9663. We will soon be featuring it at our website for online ordering.