Articles by Jim Wheeler

The Advantages of Micro-Channel Coils

I have remained a staunch advocate of single-metal condenser and evaporator coils.
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Grow Parts Sales With A TPA Program

You should really want to give away as many tools as possible.
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2008 AHR Expo Part 2

There will be no drop-in replacements for R22 in residential air conditioners and heat pumps.
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50 Industry Changes That I Expect To See In My Lifetime

According to the results of a recent questionnaire that I received via e-mail, my expected life span will take me to the summer of the year 2023. And here are some things that I expect to see by then.
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R410A Charging & Metering

The use of TXVs changes the way technicians charge residential air conditioners.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: HVAC Minimum Efficiencies - How High Can They Go?

There are still some improvements on HVAC systems that can be made to reduce condenser sizes and further increase operating efficiencies.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: Are The “Green Building” People On The Right Track?

Why not try to improve what building inspectors do, so that all permitted construction and repairs bring some improvement in building efficiencies?
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HARDI: Facing the Forces of Change In HVAC/R Distribution

Improving profitability for HVAC/R wholesalers was addressed by several speakers at this year's HARDI fall conference.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: 0% Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Do We Want Them?

The earth has an amazing ability to provide its own solutions.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: Do You Know Who You Are?

Design your business around who and what you are, and by the size of your stores and warehouses.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

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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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

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 October

Our October 2014 issue features a look at the 2014 Supply House of the Year: Ferguson Enterprises.

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NAECA 2015 Water Heater Regulations

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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