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Best HVAC Books You Should Read

Here is a list of the best Hvac books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

2. HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide (4th Edition) (2013)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadThis exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.   Instructor Supplements Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS at For more…
Author(s): NCCER

3. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1: Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers (2004)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadA reference you’ll warm up to From the background and basics of heating systems to the newest chip-based technology, this first volume of Audel’s HVAC Library gives you comprehensive information you need on the job. Whether you’re installing, servicing, repairing, or troubleshooting an old or new heating system, you’ll find what you’re looking for, from wood and coal furnace maintenance to new calculations and the latest environmental technologies and regulations. * Review the basics of installation, wiring, and troubleshooting for different HVAC systems * Choose the correct system for the space, climate, and needs * Compare the economy…
Author(s): James E. Brumbaugh

4. HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition (2018)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadFeaturing more than 800 accurate practice questions and answers, HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition, provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams. This highly-effective, career-building study resource is filled with essential calculations, troubleshooting tips for the job site, hundreds of detailed illustrations, and information on the latest codes and standards. You will get brand-new coverage of troubleshooting for small motors and electrical equipment for HVAC. This thoroughly revised study guide helps you:•Master the material most likely to appear on the ARI, NATE, ICE, RSES,…
Author(s): Rex Miller, Mark R. Miller

5. DEWALT HVAC/R Professional Reference Master Edition (Enhance Your HVAC Skills!) (2006)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadThe HVAC/R industry requires more specialized skills and information than any other trade, and this new book meets that demand head-on! With more than 500 pages of extensive information on such important topics as refrigeration systems, piping, ductwork, motors, compressors, fans, pumps and more, this “answer book” is one of the most complete HVAC/R professional references available. Practical troubleshooting techniques and service call procedures for understanding and maintaining all heating and cooling systems are featured. Ample safety coverage and the inclusion of plan symbols, materials,…
Author(s): Paul Rosenberg, American Contractors Educational Services

6. 101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician (2010)

 Best HVAC Books You Should Read101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician is a fun look back at years of mistakes, mishaps, and a few, just plain ridiculous short stories from the field. From planning a job, right down to when they finish and drive away, service techs are rarely boring. See how many of these stories might be about you, and how many "they" haven’t found out about yet….
Author(s): R J Schuster

7. Make More Money: 12 Profit Pillars for HVAC Contractor Success (2018)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadThis book is dedicated to every HVAC contractor who wants to run a successful business. The business and financial information outlined in this book are guaranteed to work for any size contractor.Author Scott Ritchey is on a mission to help contractors across the country. He focuses his career on providing sound financial training that will help any HVAC owner sustain a successful business. To date, Scott has worked with 395+ companies and thousands of individuals, enabling them to learn important financial principles that all but guarantee success in the HVAC contracting industry. Scott has nearly three decades of…
Author(s): Scott Ritchey, Gary Kerns

8. No Ducks in the Attic: & Other Basics of HVAC Installation (2009)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadNo Ducks in the Attic is a fun and easy look at residential HVAC installations. Professionals in the industry are often taught theory in the classroom, and the "just do it this way" method in the field without knowing how or why. From the owner of the company, right down to the newest apprentice, all can learn how to properly install a system, create a happy customer, and be profitable without the pitfalls of trial and error mechanics. No Ducks in the Attic discusses the dos and don?ts of load calculations, duct design, equipment specs,…
Author(s): RJ Schuster

9. HVAC and Refrigeration Six-Minute Problems (2017)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadGet your PE Mechanical HVAC Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at With an average of only six minutes to solve each problem on the PE Mechanical exam, speed and accuracy are vital to your success—and nothing gets you up to speed like solving problems.HVAC and Refrigeration Six-Minute Problems prepares you to answer even the most difficult morning and afternoon HVAC and refrigeration problems in just minutes. Learning important strategies to solve these problems quickly and efficiently is the key to passing the PE Mechanical exam….
Author(s): Elder PE, Keith E.

10. You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know HVAC: A No-Nonsense Guide to Asking the Right Questions (2019)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadIn this world we often find ourselves at the mercy of those who we assume know more than us. This can cost us time, money, energy, and even our health. Arm yourself with the information you need and the questions you should be asking to protect yourself and to make sure that you get exactly what you need when you need it. Heating and air conditioning systems run on simple principles and ignorance of those can cost you more than you can dream! This book gives you the tools to empower yourself so you will never again have to blindly trust what others are telling you and you can troubleshoot minor problems yourself….
Author(s): Thomas Platania

11. HVAC Level 2 Trainee Guide (4th Edition) (2013)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadCommercial Airside Systems, Chimneys, Vents, and Flues, Introduction to Hydronic Systems, Air Quality Equipment, Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging, Alternating Current, Basic Electronics, Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Gas Heating, Troubleshooting Cooling, Heat Pumps, Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices, Sheet Metal Duct Systems, and Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems.   Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS at For more information…
Author(s): NCCER

12. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3: Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems (2004)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadKeep it cool or heat things up This third volume of Audel’s HVAC Library gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction. You’ll also find complete coverage of specialized heating units-radiators, radiant heating systems, stoves, fireplaces, heat pumps, and indoor/outdoor pool heaters, plus fans, exhaust systems, air filters, and more. It’s what you need to complete your HVAC reference library. * Make accurate calculations for AC system output * Tailor AC systems for older…
Author(s): James E. Brumbaugh

13. Electricity and Controls for HVAC-R (2013)

 Best HVAC Books You Should ReadOffering the most up-to-date coverage available, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC-R, 7e emphasizes the basics as it equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Extremely reader friendly, the text reflects the current National Electrical Code and requires no prior knowledge of electricity. It begins with discussions of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts, while detailed schematic diagrams and step-by-step troubleshooting…
Author(s): Stephen L. Herman, Ron Sparkman

Best Hvac Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some hvac books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Audel HVAC Fundamentals : Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners, and Automatic Controls

Author(s): James E Brumbaugh
ID: 885465, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: Inc, Size: 20 Mb, Format: pdf

HVAC design sourcebook

Author(s): W. Larsen Angel
ID: 2782464, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 210 Mb, Format: pdf

HVAC Commissioning Guidebook

Author(s): Maija Virta
ID: 2873773, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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