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Articles by Jim Wheeler

2012 AHR Expo: Part 2

Some observations on air quality, solar and energy conservation.
April 1, 2012

After walking miles and miles through Chicago’s McCormick Place at the 2012 AHR Expo and hitting virtually every HVACR-related booth over a continuous eight hours to the point where I could hardly stand, I welcomed the opportunity on the second day to sit through several programs put on by manufacturers - but I was one of the few. Later in the day, there were only two of us in the room to listen to a couple of very interesting presentations on products that I had missed on my walk the day before.


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2012 AHR Expo: Part 1

Food for thought on refrigerants, coils and high-efficiency systems.
March 1, 2012
Last year, at this same time I wrote that experts at the 2011 AHR Expo warned there might be severe refrigerant shortages and price increases due to the lack of a key ingredient, fluorspar from China. Although there have indeed been some drastic price increases, especially when it comes to R22, the shortages simply didn’t happen. Why not? Well, according to one source, everything became available for the right price. Need I say more?
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Go with the flow

January 1, 2012
Some tips to help with air distribution and heating/cooling efficiency.
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Winter Indoor Humidity

December 1, 2011
When the temperature plummets, regulating air quality can prevent major headaches.
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Time To Promote Accessories

November 1, 2011
Someone needs to fill ‘Doc’ Rusk’s shoes.
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A Safe Harbor in the Supply House Business

October 1, 2011
You have STUFF that other people need.
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Dual-Fuel Heat Pumps

September 1, 2011
Reduce the use of a more expensive fuel source while still maintaining a warm home.
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A Changing World Requires a Changed Business Model

August 1, 2011
Get your company set up for online ordering...today!
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Business-Killing Decisions

July 1, 2011
Make it easier for customers to do business with you.
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“Scientific” Myths

June 17, 2011
What happened to the teaching that “the contaminants aren’t in the refrigerant, they’re in the oil”?
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