Products Manufactured to Fit Your Projects
From concept to finished product, Whalen’s integrated product development team brings a higher level of industry knowledge and innovation. Whalen’s flexibility as a company is a key element in remaining an innovator in the industry. Whether it’s building codes, energy efficiency mandates, refrigerant choices, or simply project schedules, Whalen adapts to the changing demands of our customers.
A New Way of Fan Coil Thinking
James Whalen, our founder, established The Whalen Company in 1962 when he invented, patented and began manufacturing vertical riser heat-exchanger fan coil units for residential and commercial applications.
It was James Whalen’s philosophy that customers benefit from lower project costs when field labor is transferred into a controlled factory setting. Since the riser heat-exchanger concept was new and many contractors did not want to experiment with the system, Whalen began to bid on projects as a mechanical contractor and subcontract the installation labor. After only a few jobs, contractors realized the cost savings available in providing Whalen equipment and began redesigning projects to incorporate the Whalen system.
Orders soon came in from the field for hotels, apartments, condominiums and other multi-story buildings. A field sales force was established to handle inquires received from territories outside the plant's home region.
Product Line Expansion with Heat Pumps
The success of the Whalen fan coil product led to the development of the vertical water-source heat pump in 1972. The water source heat pump provided product line diversity by offering engineers and owners an option for air conditioning and heating without the requirement of a central plant.
More recently, Whalen has expanded into other equipment categories such as horizontal heat pump/air conditioners and console fan coil units. Over the years, we have participated in projects and applications worldwide including lodging facilities, condominiums, apartments, eldercare facilities, offices, schools and dormitories.
Replacement Parts to Save Your Time and Money
Dating back to the early 1970's, Whalen's technical expertise has also focused on providing you with true replacement parts or replacement units regardless of your heating and cooling system's age. Read more about our aftermarket HVAC parts.