Dan Holohan began his career working with his father at a NY-based manufacturers representative. Big Ed Holohan encouraged him to join the heating industry saying, “Kid, this is the best business to be in because people are always going to need heat, especially in the winter.” Dan couldn’t help but agree and so he got to work.
While Dan worked he’d listen to the old-timers who stopped by and they became teachers of a lost art. They’d tell stories about old heating systems they’d come across. They’d also pepper in tips and tricks they’d learned on the job. Dan wanted to learn even more, so he went to the library and poured over books about how heating systems were invented and how they’d evolved over time. Those long-gone authors, whom Dan fondly refers to as the Dead Men, told him the story of the industry.
Dan worked at that company for 19 years and spent a lot of time in the field working with contractors. He would figure out what mysterious older systems were and research how to make them work better. Dan knew that while these older heating systems weren’t going away anytime soon, the stories behind them were in danger of slipping away. So he preserved this knowledge and shared it through his seminars, his books, magazine articles, and HeatingHelp.com.
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