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Articles by Jim Wheeler

HVAC Quality Installation Specification

April 1, 2007
The HVAC Quality Installation Specification (ANSI/ACCA 5 Q1-2007) that has been developed and published by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as part of an Approved American National Standards
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WHEELER ON HVACR: 2007 AHR Expo - Part 2

April 1, 2007
Part 2 of Jim Wheeler's AHR Expo coverage.
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March 1, 2007
In Part I of Jim Wheeler’s coverage of the show, he discusses refrigerants and plumbing and bath products. More of his observations will follow in Jim Wheeler’s regular monthly HVACR columns published in SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES. You can contact Jim Wheeler, a 25+ year HVACR industry veteran, at
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WHEELER ON HVACR: When Is A Good Time To Sell Cheap?

February 1, 2007
I was shocked and appalled at the state of our industry when I read the news item in the December 2006 issue of Supply House Times (page 24) “Emerson Survey Shows Most Of 10 SEER Inventory Installed,” for it told of how supply houses and contractors alike had stocked up on 10-SEER residential air-conditioning units so they would have something cheap to sell.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: The New Cold Climate Heat Pump

January 1, 2007
This heat pump creates more heat on extra-cold days with a second compressor and a special heat exchanger.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: A Good Vacuum Gage

December 1, 2006
Don''t risk the customer''s compressor with sloppy measurements.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: The Value Of Someone Who

October 1, 2006
It's good for business to have at least one person behind your parts counter who really knows the business and can give good advice.
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WHEELER ON HVACR: The Evolving Minisplit

September 1, 2006
Just a little trivia for you: It was sometime in the 1960s, I believe, that a few of the first residential air conditioners were shipped from the USA to Japan.
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The Advent Of Higher Efficiency Air Conditioners

August 14, 2006
I had a call from a marketing lady last October (I often get such calls) who wanted to pick my brain as to what would happen when our industry had to provide residential air-conditioning units with a minimum of 13-SEER efficiency. She didn't tell me who she represented or why she was asking. I thought you might be interested in my reply.
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WHEELER ON HVAC: Controlling Humidity

July 1, 2006
Because many of my articles in SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES can be found by Internet search engines, scarcely a week goes by when I don't receive a question from a consumer asking an HVACR question that he or she has taken the time to research on the Web.
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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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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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