Dan Holohan: Heating Help

10 things you should know about steam traps

Don’t get stuck!
July 11, 2014

Let’s get right to it with some steam-trap advice.

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These books will provide perspective on current events

Literary bonanza.
June 18, 2014

There’s a lot going on in the world right now and these events are affecting the price of fuel and the type of fuel we’ll be using in the days ahead. That’s going to have an impact on our businesses. Russian oil moves through Ukraine to Europe and this may change by the time you read this.

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A question to ponder

Do we really need to heat buildings?
May 13, 2014

The scientist in the TED video proposed a system where tracking heaters (think ray guns) would sense and follow people around a space, heating only them and not the air or objects around them. This made me smile because there is such technology already available.

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My worldwide adventures in the heating industry

Happy trails.
April 11, 2014

I’m in the last 20 months of doing seminars and that has me reflecting on the places I’ve been and the sometimes strange and always wonderful things I’ve seen when it comes to heating.

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And that’s the truth

These 12 lessons will make your job much easier.
March 13, 2014

Since I am now officially old, I get to pontificate on things that I have come to believe are always true in the hydronic-heating business, probably true in the rest of the heating business and certainly true when it comes to wet heat.

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Calendar of events

A quick lesson on the history of steam heating.
February 11, 2014

Not current events. Those are easy to find. These are more difficult to find, but worth the trip. I hope they fill you with wonder and make you appreciate how far we’ve come in this fascinating industry.

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Come fly with me

Airplane travel can teach us a heating lesson or two.
January 16, 2014

This goes back a bunch of years, but the horror remains as raw and smelly now as if did then, and I can’t blame the airlines. It was the alphabet’s fault. Before we get to that, let’s talk a bit about your body. If you’re sitting while reading me, this means you are currently alive.

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It’s a wonderful life

The Paul System has quite a story to tell.
December 16, 2013

So I walk into this loft apartment on Fifth Ave. in lower Manhattan and the first thing I see are three enormous video monitors spread across a semicircular desk. They’re attached to a film-editing system that would make Francis Ford Coppola smile, but instead the owner of that system smiles and says hello.

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Tips to effectively reach your audience

How to get read.
November 26, 2013

These days, anyone can be a publisher. All you have to do is start a blog, a Facebook page or a website. Build a following among your customers and then just tell your story.

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Want to be fascinating?

This reading list will do the trick.
October 1, 2013

Getting your technical ducks in a row is important in this business of ours. Hey, folks are going to ask questions and it’s good to have correct answers for them. It’s what adds value to our flesh and bones. 

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In the July issue of Supply House Times, find out who has been appointed as Southern Wholesalers Association's new president. Milwaukee Valve showcases its operations to the Newport News Shipbuilding, Robertson Heating Supply hits a milestone as they celebrate their 80th year in business. Read about the 12th annual training day led by Security Supply, find out who has acquired several Kohler store locations. Also check out the latest products and news for the distribution industry.
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