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Advice for Newbies

Ray Wohlfarth is a dear friend of many years and his advice about commercial boilers often appears in this magazine. He’s the best big-boiler guy I’ve ever met and he als...

Published on 08/21/2023 4:13 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
It's Just What I Do

Some years ago, a wholesaler hired me to do a seminar in a New England hotel for about 100 of his contractor customers. After the seminar, the owner of the company invite...

Published on 08/03/2022 1:09 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
Why It's So Hard to Find Workers

I went to high school in the mid-1960s. All of the students had to take a “shop” class during the course of our time there. The Lovely Marianne, being female, was guided ...

Published on 07/20/2022 2:09 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
Good Help Is Hard To Find

My neighbor, Tony, loves his house. We live in a low-crime neighborhood on Long Island but Tony is always on guard against miscreants. He has a Ring camera on every side ...

Published on 05/05/2022 1:10 PM
Posted in The HVAC Business
The Right Person For The Job

A young guy who was about the size of Bruno Mars came to my seminar once, and we were chatting during a break. I asked him how long he had been in the business. It’s good...

Published on 12/29/2021 10:46 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
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Who Gets To Work on Steam?

How’s that for a title? I’ll give you the answer right up front: Everyone! And the best part is you don’t have to know what you’re doing; you just have to show up.

Published on 11/03/2021 1:04 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business

We’re only human, and most humans like to put off things until they absolutely have to be done. I asked some heating professionals what they’ve been procrastinating about...

Published on 04/07/2021 3:41 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
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The Hiring Blues

A heating contractor friend sent me this text exchange between himself and a potential employee: Potential employee: “Did you receive my application?” My friend: “Yes.” P...

Published on 05/15/2020 2:55 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in The HVAC Business
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Published on 04/06/2020 12:55 PM
Posted in The HVAC Business