Articles by Jim Wheeler

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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Wheeler On HVACR: The Unusual R-123 Story

Although the EPA found that use of this refrigerant would contribute to virtually zero damage to the earth's ozone layer, it has scheduled R-123 for phaseout in 2015.
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Wheeler On HVACR: New HVACR Technology - Other Products

Here is the final installment of products seen at the 2004 AHR Expo.
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Wheeler On HVACR: New HVACR Technology - Compressors

Here are some interesting innovations in compressor technology seen at the 2004 AHR Exposition.
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Wheeler On HVACR: New Technology - HVAC Equipment

A first look at innovations from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition.
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Wheeler On HVACR: The Ionic Breeze: Their Success, Our Failure

Whole-house electronic air filters and humidifiers are a better deal for our customers.
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Wheeler On HVACR: Nitrogen Gas - The Vital Service And Installation Tool

If you aren't selling nitrogen, you should be.
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Wheeler On HVACR: Who Should We Sell HFCs To?

Isn't anyone worried about Joe Blow buying a 25-pound drum of the stuff and harming or killing himself or anyone else?
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BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!


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