Best Home Heating & Air Conditioning Books
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1. Refrigerant Charging and Service Procedures for Air Conditioning
Author: by Craig Migliaccio
This Paperback is dedicated to those who are eager to learn the HVACR Trade and Refrigerant Charging/Troubleshooting Practices. In this book, you will find Step by Step Procedures for preparing an air conditioning and heat pump system for refrigerant, reading the manifold gauge set, measuring the refrigerants charge level, and troubleshooting problems with the system’s refrigerant flow.
This book differs from others as it gives key insights into each procedure along with tool use from a technician’s perspective, in language that the technician can understand. This book explains the refrigeration cycle of air conditioners and heat pumps, refrigerant properties, heat transfer, the components included in the system, the roles of each component, airflow requirements, and common problems.
Procedures Included: Pump Down, Vacuum and Standing Vacuum Test, Recovery and Recovery Bottle Use, Refrigerant Manifold Gauge Set and Hose Connections, Service Valve Positions and Port Access, Preparation of the System for Refrigerant, Refrigerant Charging and Recovery on an Active System, Troubleshooting the Refrigerant Charge and System Operation
2. Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
The most complete home improvement manual on the market, this book offers more than 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and understandable, practical text. 600 page ultimate home improvement manual 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photos, tools, and materials lists Essential information on tools, materials, and basic skills Comprehensive wiring and plumbing sections Includes a remodeling guide, a special photo-illustrated section on contracts, contractors, and managing your remodeling projects Tech-reviewed by more than 20 industry experts Thorough index and glossary Inside this book, you will find essential instruction on plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets and countertops, and more.
Information is also provided on tools, materials, and basic skills, plus 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences. The Ultimate Guide to Home Repair & Improvement also includes a remodeling guide and a resource guide. Top to bottom, inside and out, this is the single, ultimate resource book for DIY projects and repairs to save you money when remodeling, renovating, repairing, and maintaining your home.
3. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Author: by Andrew D. Althouse
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is focused on closing the gap from students to technicians with our commitment to top-quality coverage of fundamentals and the latest technology. This classic is an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service techniques to help you learn how to install and service refrigeration and HVAC systems.
Technical content has never been more up-to-date. A logical and progressive organization, rich learning pedagogy and features, a superior art program, and readability contribute to Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning’s highly accessible nature. This edition has been revised with improved instructional design to help teach and retain students.
Included are improved assessments and enhanced content on fundamentals such as electrical theory and troubleshooting. Relevant career and workplace readiness content prepares students for a successful career in the HVACR industry.
4. Fundamentals of HVACR
Author: by Carter Stanfield
For courses in HVACR Comprehensively introduces the fundamentals of HVACR in digestible units, supported by hundreds of colorful visual aids Written in a style thatis easy to understand, this Third Edition of Fundamentals of HVACR introduces the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
The book is comprehensive enough to be used as the basis not only for HVACR courses, but for entire HVACR programs. Units are short and digestible, presenting complex material in a concise, straightforward manner without ever dumbing down its topics.
Compared to other, similar texts, Fundamentals of HVACR is visually stunning, featuring 2900 supporting photographs, illustrations, drawings, and diagramsmost of them in full color. The Third Edition has been revised to reflect expanded coverage of electricity, motor controls, motor applications, new technologies, regulations, and changes in the HVACR market, and remains the most up-to-date HVACR text available.
5. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology (MindTap Course List)
Author: by Eugene Silberstein
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot todays complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, Ninth Edition. This best-selling, easy-to-understand resource provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to understand modern HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions.
Focused on sustainable technology and emphasizing new technologies and green awareness, the Ninth Edition features the latest advances in the HVAC/R industry, including updated content throughout the text and more than 400 new and revised figures and images. Drawing on decades of industry experience, the authors also cover the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that today’s professionals need to master for career success.
Memorable real-world examples, hundreds of vibrant photos, and unique Service Call features bring key concepts to life and help you develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s dynamic industry.
6. Manual D – Residential Duct Systems
Author: by Hank Rutkowski
The ANSI-recognized national standard for residential HVAC duct design will help you design a duct system in less time. The popular and accurate procedure has been revised to include updated and expanded VAV guidance, with detailed examples; impacts of excess length, sag and compression in flexible ducts; and new equivalent length values for flex duct junction boxes.
Manual D, from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), provides a single set of ANSI-recognized duct sizing principles and calculations that apply to all duct materials. The newly released Manual D has been significantly revised to include: -Updated and expanded VAV guidance, with detailed examples.
Impacts of excess length, sag and compression in flexible ducts. New equivalent length values for flex duct junction boxes. Manual D provides: -A single set of ANSI-recognized duct sizing principles and calculations that apply to all duct materials -System operating point (supply Cfm and external static pressure), and airway sizing for single-speed and multi-speed (ECM) blowers -A method for determining the impact of duct friction and fitting pressure drop on blower performance and air delivery -The most comprehensive equivalent length data ever published.
7. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology
Author: by John Tomczyk
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot todays complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 8th Edition. This practical, easy-to-understand book provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to fully understand todays HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions.
Focused on sustainable technology in todays HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and green awareness, the 8th Edition covers the latest advances in the industry and the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success.
Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos, and unique Service Call features bring concepts to life and help you develop the critical skills you need for success in your future career. Now available with this text is The Complete HVAC Lab Manual, which features over 250 lab exercises, covering 15 topic areas.
8. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1: Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers
Author: by James E. Brumbaugh
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 and efficiency of various fuel types * Install, maintain, and troubleshoot conversion units * Find formula cross references, data tables with conversions, and listings of trade organizations and equipment manufacturers
9. Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Author: by GOODHEART-WILLCOX PUBLISHER
This Workbookis designed for use with the Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning textbook. Each workbook chapter should be completed after reading the corresponding textbook chapter. The workbook serves as an open book quiz on the contents of the textbook. Each chapter of the workbook includes a variety of question types, including multiple choice, true or false, and matching.
The workbook questions are grouped by textbook section for easy usability. Some questions involve calculations. For these question, be sure to show your work in the space provided. Reading Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and using this workbook will help solidify your knowledge of the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning and their applications.
Answering the questions for each chapter will help you master the technical knowledge presented in the text.
10. Commercial Refrigeration for Air Conditioning Technicians
Author: by Dick Wirz
Reader-friendly and packed with useful tips, COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION FOR AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIANS, 3rd Edition, helps you apply existing skills to new concepts in order to service medium- and low-temperature refrigeration equipment such as walk-ins, reach-ins, refrigerated cases, and ice machines.
Readings focus on the food service industry, and include how-to advice from seasoned pros on installing, servicing, and troubleshooting commercial equipment. Freshly updated to include the latest industry changes, this new edition adds six full sections of content, as well as 150 helpful illustrations, pictures, and diagramsincluding a step-by-step flowchart for quickly diagnosing and addressing the nine most common refrigeration problems you will see on the job.
A resource to keep in your truck or the shop, COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION FOR AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIANS, 3rd Edition, is ideal for any technician working with commercial refrigeration today.
11. At Your Best as an HVAC/R Tech: Your Playbook for Building a Successful Career and Launching a Thriving Small Business as an HVAC/R Technician (At Your Best Playbooks)
Author: by Juan Carosso
The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as an HVAC/R Tech is your playbook for learning if a career as an electrician is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master technician, and launching your own small business.
Learn: What does a career as an HVAC/R tech look like? Why should you consider becoming an HVAC/R tech? How do you become a successful craftsman as an HVAC/R tech? How much can you make as an HVAC/R tech?
What are your career options once you become an HVAC/R tech? How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a HVAC/R tech’s career? How and where do you find work as an HVAC/R tech?
What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business? At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades.
12. ASE Test Preparation – A7 Heating and Air Conditioning (ASE Test Prep: Automotive Technician Certification Manual)
Author: by Cengage Learning Delmar
The fifth edition of Delmars Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Test Preparation Manual for the A7 HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING certification exam contains an abundance of content designed to help you successfully pass your ASE exam. This manual will ensure that you not only understand the task list and therefore the content your actual certification exam will be based upon, but also provides descriptions of the various types of questions on a typical ASE exam, as well as presents valuable test taking strategies enabling you to be fully prepared and confident on test day.
13. HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition
Author: by Rex Miller
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Ace the Major HVAC Licensing Exams! 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, and HVAC licensing exams Improve your test-taking ability with 800+ true-false and multiple-choice questions and answers Learn about current refrigerant usage and regulations Keep up with the most recent codes and standards Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your examCovers key HVAC topics, including:Heat sources Heating systems Boilers, burners, and burner systems Piping systems Ductwork sizing Refrigerants Cooling and distribution systems Refrigeration equipment and processes Filters and air flow Maintenance, servicing, and safety Humidification, dehumidification, and psychrometrics EPA-refrigerant reclaimers Heating circuits Safety on the job Trade associations and codesTroubleshooting for small motorsElectrical equipment for HVAC
14. HVAC Duct Construction Standards-Metal & Flexible, 3rd Edition
Author: by SMACNA
The third edition of the HVAC Duct Construction Standards Metal and Flexible is intended primarily for commercial and institutional duct construction. The standard contains tables and details for constructing ductwork for to 10 wg positive and negative pressures. This edition improves upon the second edition with expanded pressure class tables, separate tables for TDC/TDF construction and expanded tables for round duct construction including 6 wg positive and negative pressure and sizes up to 96.
New in this edition is an engineering and design chapter to provide additional information to design professionals, double-wall construction details, new casing construction details and additional accessory items. The standard is applicable for construction using uncoated steel, galvanized and stainless steels and a limited range of aluminum ducts.
This standard has been adopted in the ICC International Mechanical Code. Includes soft metrics. Foreword HVAC Duct Construction Task Force Notice to Users of this Publication Model Project Specification List of Major Changes from the Second Edition Table of Contents Chapter 1 Engineering and Design Chapter 2 Rectangular Duct Construction Chapter 3 Round, Oval and Flexible Duct Chapter 4 Fitting and Other Construction Chapter 5 Hangers and Supports Chapter 6 Exterior Components Chapter 7 Accessories Chapter 8 Double-Wall Duct Construction Chapter 9 Equipment and Casings Chapter 10 Specialty Systems Chapter 11 Functional Criteria Appendix A Tables Figures Charts
15. The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide: Complete Step-by-Step Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Author: by Erica Wisner
Home heating that’s safe, clean, efficient, and uses 70 to 90 percent less fuel than a typical woodstove Heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels. However, even with a fairly new and efficient woodstove, many cords of wood are required for burning over the course of a single winter, and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality.
A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, safe and efficient warmth for your home, all while using 70-90% less fuel than a traditional woodstove. These unique and beautiful installations provide luxurious comfort year-round. In cold weather a few hours of clean, hot burning can provide 20 or more hours of steady warmth, while the unit’s large thermal mass acts as a heat sink, cooling your home on sizzling summer days.
Packed with hard-to-find information, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder’s Guide includes: Comprehensive design, construction and installation instructions combined with detailed maintenance and troubleshooting advice Brick-by-brick layouts, diagrams, and architectural plans augmented with detailed parts drawings and photographs for clarity Relevant and up-to-date code information and standards to help you navigate the approval process with local building departments.
16. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3: Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems
Author: by James E. Brumbaugh
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 construction * Learn to install and service today’s popular electronic air cleaners and filters * Service less common heating systems such as coal-fired furnaces * Install, maintain, and repair humidifiers and dehumidifers * Handle radiators, convectors, and baseboard heating units