Articles by Jim Wheeler

Wheeler On HVACR: The AHR Expo In Orlando - Part 2: The Equipment

I know that most of you don't sell Carrier equipment and that you consider them a competitor, but I want to tell you about a new system that I saw at the AHR Expo last February, because it is definitely the future of the residential HVAC business.
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Wheeler On HVACR: The AHR Expo In Orlando - Part 1: The News

I don't know if you've ever attended an International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, but I think everyone in this business should, because there's just so much to see and learn.
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Wheeler On HVACR: Do Gas Furnaces Create A Significant Carbon Monoxide Threat?

Most problems can be prevented by following basic gas codes.
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Wheeler On HVACR: The Problem With 80+ AFUE Gas Furnaces

Perhaps the better choice for customers is 90+ AFUE furnaces that are properly installed with new plastic venting and a drain for the acidic condensate that is formed.
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Wheeler On HVACR: How To Succeed At Failure

Greed and lack of appreciation for customers, stockholders and employees can lead to serious problems.
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Wheeler On HVACR: Autopsy Of A Failed Supply-House Chain

Happy and motivated employees combined with reliable suppliers make for a successful company.
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Wheeler On HVACR: An Industry Unready For Change

Those who embrace new ideas and technology will survive and thrive.
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Wheeler On HVACR: Have You Looked At Your Showroom Lately?

I had the opportunity to visit a local HVACR supply house branch lately.
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Wheeler On HVAC/R: The Chicken Little Effect - Or, Don't Worry, It's Not Their Money

History has proven that wholesalers serve a valuable and irreplaceable niche in the industry.
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Wheeler On HVACR: The Role Of Fan Motors In HVACR

Here's information about some of the types of fans and fan motors used in the HVACR industry that a supply-house person will most commonly see and sell.
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