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!
1. Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (2013)
This book is meant for students as well as young engineers and serviceman in the field of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. The text is presented in a simple language with the basic principles of Refrigeration and Air Condition and also how these principles can be intelligently applied in the working field….
2. HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide (4th Edition) (2013)
This 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 http://oasis.pearson.com. For more…
A 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…
Featuring 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,…
The 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,…
6. 101 Ways To Suck As An HVAC Technician (2010)
101 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….
This 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…
No 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,…
Get your PE Mechanical HVAC Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads. 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….
10. You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know HVAC: A No-Nonsense Guide to Asking the Right Questions (2019)
In 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….
11. HVAC Level 2 Trainee Guide (4th Edition) (2013)
Commercial 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 http://oasis.pearson.com. For more information…
Keep 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…
13. Electricity and Controls for HVAC-R (2013)
Offering 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…
Best Hvac Books You Should Read
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Audel HVAC Fundamentals : Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners, and Automatic Controls
Author(s): James E Brumbaugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: Inc, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates
Author(s): Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, Åsa Wahlström
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
Advanced Decision Making for HVAC Engineers: Creating Energy Efficient Smart Buildings
Author(s): Javad Khazaii
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ASHRAE Handbook 2016: HVAC Systems and Equipment (IP)
Publisher: ASHRAE, Year: 2016, Size: 58 Mb, Download: pdf
ASHRAE Handbook 2016: HVAC Systems and Equipment (SI)
Publisher: ASHRAE, Year: 2016, Size: 58 Mb, Download: pdf
Method of Testing HVAC Air Ducts
Author(s): the American National Standards Institute
Publisher: ASHRAE, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
2015 ASHRAE Handbook -- HVAC Applications Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Applications (I-P) - (includes CD in I-P and SI editions) (Ashrae Applications Handbook Inch/Pound
Publisher: ASHRAE, Year: 2015, Size: 43 Mb, Download: pdf
2015 ASHRAE Handbook -- HVAC Applications Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Applications (SI) - (includes CD in I-P and SI editions) (Ashrae Handbook: Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Applications Si
Publisher: ASHRAE, Year: 2015, Size: 51 Mb, Download: pdf
Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Volume 2: HVAC&R Component and Energy System
Author(s): Chen Zhang, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Rasmus Lund Jensen , Angui Li, Yingxin Zhu, Yuguo Li (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2014, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
Energy-Efficient HVAC Design: An Essential Guide for Sustainable Building
Author(s): Javad Khazaii
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: 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.