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1. HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules
2. DEWALTHVAC Professional Reference
3. DEWALTHVAC/R Professional Reference
4. DEWALTHVAC Technician Certification
5. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Air Conditioning,
6. McGraw-Hill's HVAC Licensing Study
7. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating
8. Residential Construction Academy:
9. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating
10. Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical
11. Code Check HVAC: An Illustrated
12. DeWALTHVAC Estimating Professional
13. Fundamentals of HVAC/R
14. Electricity and Electronics for
15. HVAC: Trainee Guide Level 3, Trainee
16. HVAC - Heating, Ventilating, and
17. HVAC Troubleshooting Guide
18. Troubleshooting HVAC-R Systems
19. HVAC: Annotated Instructor's Guide
20. Electricity for HVAC & R:

1. HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed.
by Arthur Bell
Paperback: 790 Pages (2007-09-26)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$41.45
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Asin: 0071482423
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Latest Information and “Tricks of the Trade” for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job!

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design information and guidance, ranging from air distribution to piping systems to plant equipment. This popular reference has now been fully updated to reflect the construction industry's new single body of codes and standards.

Featuring an outline format for ease of use, the Second Edition of this all-in-one sourcebook contains:

  • Updated HVAC codes and standards, including the 2006 International Building Code
  • Over 200 equations for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems
  • ASME and ASHRAE code specifications
  • Over 350 rules of thumb for cooling, heating, ventilation, and more
  • New material including: coverage of the new single body of construction codes now used throughout the country

Inside This Updated HVAC Design Guide

• Definitions • Equations • Rules of Thumb for Cooling, Heating, Infiltration, Ventilation, Humidification, People/Occupancy, Lighting, and Appliance/Equipment • Cooling Load Factors • Heating Load Factors • Design Conditions and Energy Conservation • HVAC System Selection Criteria • Air Distribution Systems • Piping Systems (General, Hydronic, Glycol, Steam, Steam Condensate, AC Condensate, Refrigerant) • Central Plant Equipment (Air-Handling Units, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Exchangers) • Auxiliary Equipment (Fans, Pumps, Motors, Controllers, Variable-Frequency Drives, Filters, Insulation, Fire Stopping) • Automatic Controls/Building Automation Systems • Equipment Schedules • Equipment Manufacturers • Building Construction Business Fundamentals • Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information • Conversion Factors • Properties of Air and Water • Designer's Checklist • Professional Societies and Trade Organizations • References and Design Manuals • Cleanroom Criteria and Standards ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Info
It does not go into a lot of detail, but for a quick reference to the "rules of thumb" it is good to have on the shelf.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great info - Lacking an index
This book is a great top-line summary of all four ASHRAE books, approximate ventilation standards, and I am constantly using the first few pages of equations and conversions.The rules of thumb are well thought out and the design standards are excellent thought provokers for design - a great book for an HVAC specialist - or in my case, someone preparing for the Mechanical PE Exam, HVAC focus (again - the equation section was extremely helpful!)

My biggest complaint about this book is that it lacks a solid index.If you are looking for a topic, you must flip through the table of contents and hopefully find what you want - that's the primary reason I can't give it a higher rating!This book won't displace your ASHRAE books...you'll still need them for sure, but it can certainly be a great supplement and "quick" reference book for sure!

3-0 out of 5 stars HVAC book
book is well written, lots of useful information. only issue was a few pages were glued together, making those particular pages unreadable.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for Mechanical Design
Are you collecting all of the most crucial mechanical design information and putting it in a three-ring binder?If so, throw it away and get this book!It has absolutely the most comprehensive collection of mechanical design information availible.Along with the ASHRAE handbooks, this is all you need for reference material.

4-0 out of 5 stars hvac rules of thrumb
I found this book to be very helpful in the field and would recommened to all engineers ... Read more

2. DEWALTHVAC Professional Reference (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)
by American Contractors Educational Services
Paperback: 384 Pages (2005-11-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$5.33
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Asin: 0975970941
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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With regards to various aspects of installation, service, testing, and balancing, the DEWALT? HVAC Professional Reference is the number one pocket reference guide for the HVAC industry.Comprehensive coverage includes compressors, duct sizing, heat transmission conversion factors, temperature and pressure, fans, air velocities, refrigeration characteristics, thermostats, and much more. Compact but powerful, this handy pocket reference helps service technicians become experts on the job! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice handbook
Just a book of tables and conversion factors. Easier than an internet search in the field but needs 1 or 2 updates.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reference
Handy little book to for anyone to keep in their toolbox or on the job!!! ... Read more

3. DEWALTHVAC/R Professional Reference Master Edition (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)
by American Contractors Educational Services
Paperback: 768 Pages (2006-10-30)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$14.46
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Asin: 0977000389
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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, and conversion factors round out the exceptional features of this "must have" pocket reference. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars I am in College
I would like to tell you that the HVAC book is great. It is working good for me in college. It has given my alot of information in the field. Thank you, and have a great day!


3-0 out of 5 stars Too Small
This book has a lot of useful information, but it's too small.Designed as a pocket guide, but is too many pages to be put in a pocket.Lots of good information, but needs to be at least 8 1/2 X 11 to be of greater use...

4-0 out of 5 stars The info you need is in it....
Although this book contains alot of information that I find incredibly useless, it also has everything I wanted when I bought it. I added some tabs to my book and it became almost indespensible in my everyday use. ... Read more

4. DEWALTHVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide (Dewalt Exam/Certification Series)
by American Contractors Educational Services
Paperback: 272 Pages (2008-07-24)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$22.96
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Asin: 0979740304
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The most complete and comprehensive HVAC technician certification book on the market now features updated information and an all-new interactive practice exam CD. The DEWALT? HVAC Certification Exam Guide, 2E is fully equipped to give you the tools you need to prepare for the NATE, ICE, and RSES Certifications, as well as the HVAC Excellence and HVAC Technician Licensing Exams. It also serves as a valuable resource in studying for the state limited energy license and HVAC contractor licenses. At the core of this book's effectiveness is the foundation of study aids, exam strategies, and realistic sample exams.Another feature is the practice exam CD that simulates the exam experience and includes the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess subject areas that need improvement. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars Practice exams
Testing prep book.Along with info on testing, this guide is really only useful for memorizing answers to test questions, which of course is helpful in pointing to areas needing further study.Not a substitute for a text book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nate
Great review for re-learning things you have forgotten. The book gives some good examples of the types of questions and content you can expect. It DOES NOT give you the test. This book is a great read whether looking for certification or knowledge. If you are looking to take a Nate test, be especially careful reading questions and answers. The answers are as much a question as the original question. Usually you can rule 2 out and you are left to choose the best answer from the other 2. Choose the easiest answer (most common problem). Example: Indoor coil iced over. Most likely cause? Low on refrigerant or dirty filter? Since low charges are not considered maintenance, dirty filter would be most LIKELY cause. I really liked this book. You can't beat it for the price!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful.....
I bought this book for my husband to use to help him study for the NATE exam. It has been very helpful in assisting him in the areas he needed help with. The CD that comes along is also helpful to take the test using the computer.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sample Exam Only
Complete waste of time and money.I was looking for a good study guide - but got duped.

4-0 out of 5 stars DeWalt Review
Has info on all parts of the NATE test: Core, HP, A/C, Gas, Duct, Oil.
Has a nice CD that comes with the book to go over the questions easily. These questions are also in the book with the correct answers. Good information for helping you understand what the test is and why you should take it.

Only has a limited amount of questions. This book is not a cramming type book. It covers what "type" of questions to look for.

Other thoughts:
I have been in the field for about 3 years with 1 year of schooling. I took the HP and Core test after studying with this book and got an 82 on the Core and an 89 on the HP. I guess it worked.
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5. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Distribution Systems
by James E. Brumbaugh
Paperback: 696 Pages (2004-08-06)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$10.72
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Asin: 0764542087
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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  • The third book in the comprehensive, updated HVAC Library, a hands-on guide-book for installation, service, and repair for HVAC equipment and components, with detailed coverage of air conditioning
  • Covers basic installation, maintenance, and repair of radiant heating systems, radiators, convectors, unit heating systems, fireplaces, stoves, chimneys, water heat-ers, indoor/outdoor pool heaters, heat pumps, fans, exhaust systems, air cleaners and filters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers
  • Contains special sections on installing air conditioning in new and older construction, including air conditioning calculations
  • Includes appendices featuring a trade organization listing, formula cross reference, data tables with conversions, and a manufacturer listing for the products covered in the book
  • Unique coverage and organization as well as economical cost make this ideal reference for the seasoned HVAC tech, apprentice, or trade school student
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Customer Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars No good for design
I'm designing a hydronic boiler/solar heating system for my own home, which I am currently building.I built many systems in the past but haven't been actively doing this for maybe 25 years.I just wanted a refresher.This book didn't help at all.I should have known by the title 'Fundamentals'.It just explains pinciples like water expands when it gets hot.....DUH!

There is little if any practical information here.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lots of reading ,. Very little on air conditioning
676 pages. 160 pages on air conditioning. Title HVAC FUNDAMENTALS. Most of book on heat . radiant heat , floor heating,hydronic floor heating,hot water baseboard heat etc.Not what I was expecting.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good first book
I note the two earlier reviews saying this book is very old school, somewhat dated, and the figures are all black and white, lacks information on newer technology, such as Puro, etc.

For a homeowner with very little previous knowledge who wanted to get a leg up on the area, though, this book was fine as a first read. Also note that the book isn't that expensive, especially if you're buying newer books, or more engineering level books, you can pay $100 or more for those.

So for me the book was all right. I needed a basic intro and this fit the bill. Also, the chapter on gas burners and heaters is the most extensive, which is what I have, at over 80 pages. The other chapters on oil, electric, hydronic, etc., are shorter, but gas is the most common and important these days.

I also don't mind the black and white illustrations. I worked in the publishing industry for 7 years, and too often color is misused just for aesthetic effect in educational books and doesn't add to the clarity of the presentation. In that case, I would prefer to have a much cheaper black and white book since the cost of color illustrations is several times that of black and white.

I found Brumbaugh's writing style clear and concise. Technical books can be monotonous and boring, but a good technical writer can minimize that problem, and Brumbaugh is more than competent at presenting the topic.

At just under 700 pages including the index, it's a lot of information for a reasonable price. Overall, a pretty good value, and after reading this book, I feel comfortable going on to the more technical, more up to date volumes on the subject.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Up-to-date But Still Relevant
The controls section of this book needs to be updated, but 90% of the book is still relevant.The text tends to lag behind the images, but this book is packed with a ton of helpful information and plenty of pictures.If you're a mechanic and you're working with older equipment, maybe this book is exactly what you're looking for.This is the second book that I bought by Mr. Brumbaugh, and I noticed there's a little over lapping, but still, this book is a few bucks and what you'll get out of it is worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Old School Information, Nothing New For This Generation!
Not a very good book. The author James E. Brumbaugh must be recycling his information from the 1st edition. This book is very old school. The pictures are in black and white and seem to be recycled pictures from HVAC theory back in 1960's era.
I would not recommend purchasing this book. I hope the author's next edition will be in color with more "new school" information such as a "Puron" refridgerant techology, modern day HVAC servicing procedures such as "EPA Section 608" information, and more up to date pictures - take pictures of new housing and commercial construction, factory workers putting units together, and a technician working on a actual unit.James E. Brumbaugh is very "old school". ... Read more

6. McGraw-Hill's HVAC Licensing Study Guide
by Rex Miller, Mark Miller
Paperback: 408 Pages (2007-01-11)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$21.37
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Asin: 0071486402
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Get All the Practice Questions and Answers, Calculations, and Troubleshooting Tips You Need to Ace the major HVAC Licensing Exams!

HVAC technicians and students alike can turn to the HVAC Licensing Study Guide for everything they need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams on the very first try! Designed to boost confidence, skills, and knowledge, this unique career-building resource contains over 800 practice questions and answers, essential calculations, and step-by-step troubleshooting tips for the job site.

Written by two of the most experienced and successful authors in the HVAC field, this on-target book presents a wealth of current information on heating…boilers…ventilation ductwork…air conditioning systems and methods…refrigeration…electrical systems…control devices…materials and equipment design…and codes and standards. Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations and handy “tip boxes” on important code matters and exam questions, the HVAC Licensing Study Guide enables readers to:

  • Develop skills with material most likely to appear on the NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams
  • Improve test-taking ability with over 800 exam-style multiple-choice and true/false questions and answers
  • Learn about the latest refrigerant usage and regulations
  • Keep up with the most recent codes and standards
  • Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your licensing exam on the first try

This HVAC Study Guide Will Help You Master:

• Heating (Boilers) • Ventilation (Ductwork) • Air Conditioning • Refrigeration • Electrical • Control Devices • and Much More! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Time or Money
I have to agree with the 1rst reviewer of this product...I took the HVAC exam 10/2009 and failed. I decided to purchase some study material to prepare me for the second go and so I purchased this book. One would have to believe that i have an advantage here becuause i've seen the direction which the state of California has taken in their exam and I recollect a good portion of the question enough to say that if i saw similar questions they would jump out at me....Nope...not with this study guide. with the exception of some familiar charts and diagrams the material is bad. The questions are no where similar or remotely close to what was on my exam, the information provided before every practice exam is minimal and then they go and throw in some true and false questions that are useless because there are no true and false question on the state exam. if that isn't a dead give away

The book gives tips and information about taking the exam and mentions that we are asked to mark our answers by completely blackening the answer space...WHAT?

This book must be outdate by eons because everybody knows that the exams are on computer not on paper...

Take my word for it this is a complete waste of time and money i'm sending my copy back as we speak...

1-0 out of 5 stars Definitely NOT a good Study Guide
First, the book comes with an Errata Sheet for all of the answers that are incorrect in the book.Second, I'm going through this book and second guessing myself on answers, having to go pull resources, because there are even more incorrect answers.They should have gotten it together on the first pass or at least made sure the second pass was correct.You will not master anything by reading this book.Each section is totally lacking in information about the subject matter.The only way that this book can be used as a study guide is by using the questions that are in it and looking up the answers on your own because you can't trust the book.It was a waste of money. I would have rather paid $100 for a good book than the $30 I wasted on this one. ... Read more

7. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers,
by James E. Brumbaugh
Paperback: 720 Pages (2004-02-27)
list price: US$24.99 -- used & new: US$10.99
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Asin: 0764542060
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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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
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Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable reference tool and study guide
As a first year HVAC student, I found this book to be an excellent "go-to" source for much of the information being presented to me on a daily basis. The charts, diagrams, and pictures are an excellent source of information. This book not only covers older units, it covers newer technologies also. All three books in this series will find a home in my office.

4-0 out of 5 stars More than sufficient for the novice...
I work as a Plumbing Pro at a home center, and purchased this book to help me field HVAC questions from customers. For anyone attempting to do their own work on heating applications, I'd highly recommend it. Because I live in Alaska, I can't comment on the Air Conditioning element, but would assume that information is just as useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars HVAC Fundementals book
This book is full of GREAT information. There is a lot of information that didn't pertain to my job but it's a good buy none the less.

1-0 out of 5 stars Old news
revised = outdated. This book can really make you hot! (around the collar that is) ... Read more

8. Residential Construction Academy: HVAC
by Eugene Silberstein
Hardcover: 576 Pages (2004-08-12)
list price: US$84.95 -- used & new: US$65.00
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Asin: 1401849016
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry!Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators.The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's Home Builders Institute and Delmar Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades.Based on national skill standards, this full-color, comprehensive HVAC book is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup, and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. The first section explores matter, energy, heat, and the basic refrigeration processes, with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred.Detailed information on safety issues and the system installation process follows, with step-by-step procedures that clearly illustrate the key skills needed to properly install a system.The startup and service section shows readers the steps that must be followed to make certain that air flow through the system is correct and that the amount of refrigerants in the systems is within an acceptable range.Coverage concludes with the installation and service of oil, gas, electric, and geothermal heating systems, as well as boilers, hydronic heating, and radiant heating. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars codes are codes not need to be fun
new edition with some minor changes from the 2006 codes al least, very comprehensive. and... are codes what more? liked it ... Read more

9. Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Heating System Components, Gas and Oil Burners and Automatic Controls
by James E. Brumbaugh
Paperback: 672 Pages (2004-07-02)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$24.98
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Asin: 0764542079
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Part of the highly respected Audel library that has been a standard in the building and mechanical trades for over 100 years
  • This second book in the revised, comprehensive HVAC Library explains the principles, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the components that run, regulate, and fuel HVAC systems
  • Covers oil burners and controls, gas burners and controls, dealing with solid fuels, thermostats and humidistats, automatic controls, duct systems, pipes, pipefitting and piping details, valves, hydronics, and steam line controls
  • Includes the most current environmental technologies and regulations, new calculations, and new HVAC technologies
  • Provides a comprehensive reference for both the seasoned HVAC tech and the apprentice or trade school student at a very competitive price
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Customer Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars needs an update for current technology
The main reason I got this book was to help me size a furnace for the house and calculate the size of the duct system. I only partially got what I needed.The examples for duct sizing started well, but fizzled out as it did not show how to include the effects elbows and other attachments in the calculation and is also missing other pertinent information.Interestingly enough, the discussion of Duct Sizing started in Volume 1 which I got from the library, but the juicy stuff was postponed to Volume 2 which I purchased, and perhaps the end of that discussion appears in Volume 3, which I am not going to purchase.This seems to be a business driven decision which I found quite distasteful.A well written book should self containing as much as it can be helped.Also lacking is a good discussion on more modern two stage furnaces and thermostats.Pages dedicated to Mercury thermostats are a bit outdated, maybe by 50 years. For a free duct calculation site try:[...]

4-0 out of 5 stars Not for home owners. Excellent for tradesmen!
I am a journeyman plumber. I'm 24 years old and have not read the entire book yet. I probably haven't even read half of it. But I love this book! I probably would have paid a hundred dollars for it.It's not a book for the home owner to reference to without any knowledge of what he is doing! If your a homeowner and don't mind getting your hands dirty and will read the book, you will probably know more than the service man if you would have called one.It's very detailed and covers a range of things and makes and models. So it's very hard to just open the book and learn just about your own model. You have to learn them all and the principles of it all. Which makes it great for someone in the field of repair/service.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for the homeowner
If like me you're a homeowner looking for advice how to tune up your oil burner, don't waste your time with this book. It's some sort of study guide for tradesmen and did not answer my questions.

5-0 out of 5 stars detailed book!
Book covers much more than I anticipated.Should answer all questions a do it yourselfer might have to work on various HVAC systems and workings.Worth the money for sure! ... Read more

10. Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam HVAC and Refrigeration Problems
by KeithE. Elder PE
Paperback: 66 Pages (2008-10-08)
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Asin: 1591261465
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Six-Minute Solutions 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 mechanical PE exam.

Six-Minute Solutions will help you pass with:

  • 85 challenging multiple-choice problems, similar in format and difficulty to the actual exam
  • Two levels of difficulty: 20 morning (breadth) problems and 65 afternoon (depth) problems
  • A hint for each problem, to help you get started on the right path
  • Step-by-step solutions outlining how to answer problems quickly and correctly
  • Explanations of the three “distractor” answer choices, so you can see where common errors occur and learn how to avoid them

HVAC and Refrigeration Exam Topics Covered
• Compressible Flow • Fluid Mechanics • Supportive Knowledges
• Energy Balances • Heat Transfer • Systems
• Equipment and Components • Psychrometrics • Thermodynamics

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Customer Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars a must have
When I took the exam in 2008, this was one of two books that I had on my desk with me for the majority of my references.When I went to turn my test in, I noticed people from all discipines also had this book on their desks.This book is great because it goes over almost every type of problem you'll have on the afternoon exam.If you go through these solutions and figure out how they came to the solution, you'll be thoroughly prepared for the afternoon exam.

2-0 out of 5 stars Only 66 pages???

Only 66 pages???

I really expect a book like this
to have minimum of 250+ pages.

Preferably 500+ pages.

5-0 out of 5 stars PE Review Book
This was an excellent study guide for the PE exam. I highly recommend using this exam booklet to find out where you deficiencies are.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good choice to boost confidence just before exam
A great way to prepare for the actual exam especially for HVAC depth. Lindeburg's MERM is very light on HVAC topics but this six-minute book fills that void. Demonstrates good practice of using the ASHRAE Handbooks as well. There is also a decent covergae of qualitative questions as well. This is great since the real exam does contains some qualitative problems. A little bit more difficult than the real exam but it is well worth it. Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the other ones
Maybe because I've been involved with HVAC, this book was a much better study tool than the other two '6 minute solutions' books. ... Read more

11. Code Check HVAC: An Illustrated Guide to Heating and Cooling, Second Edition
by Michael Casey mon, Redwood Kardon, Douglas Hansen
Spiral-bound: 29 Pages (2005-04-10)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$5.75
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Asin: 1561587370
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Designed for quick, on-site use, this newly updated reference lists the current code requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, and is cross-referenced to the current Uniform Mechanical Code and the International Residential Code. Outlining the principles behind the codes, the book ensures that all jobs meet the most stringent safety standards while reducing code violation callbacks. Endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), this guide is spiral-bound with laminated pages for durability and ease of use. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Code Check HVAC
I have several of the Code Check Flip Books. All are excellent and this one proves to be the same - note they can never be all-inclusive but they pack so much into a small and well organised/illustratedunique form. You probably won't notice the odd items not included unless you actually have the code and want to know something that no Code Enforcement Officer will ever care about.

1-0 out of 5 stars Book was tampered with
I dont know if the seller does any QA/QC on the books that they sell but the booked i recieved was tampered w/. THe book was "resplined" and altered to cover up the obvious that a few chapters were taken out of the book. Seller did send a replacement, but the damage was already done. Dont know if ill do business w/ these guys again.Just a quick note when shipping books they should be shipped in a more than just a envelope. My book came in bent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth having
Good reference. Although local code may have more requirements, this little reference provides a lot of important information and I found it very helpful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
Easy to use, very practical stuff. Gets right to the heart of the matter. I am a professional and use the Code Check books often.

1-0 out of 5 stars "WARNING, BEWARE"
I bought three books at the same time, recieved two within seven days of the order. The third has yet to come. Contacted the vendor and he stated that it must be lost in the mail and offered to re-ship or re-fund, I wanted to re-ship because I needed this book for my work. Waited a couple of weeks and sent an e-mail asking when the book had been re-shipped, got and e-mail back but didn't state the date it was shipped but said if I didn't recieve it in three days they would give me a refund. Well have not gotten the book after 40 days. Not sure if I will get a refund like they state but if you are looking for a quick and no hasel transaction don't look here. ... Read more

12. DeWALTHVAC Estimating Professional Reference (Dewalt Trade Reference Series)
by American Contractors Educational Services
Paperback: 384 Pages (2007-09-06)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.11
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Asin: 0977718352
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Mechanical estimators, building contractors, and technical trade contractors alike will benefit from the straightforward, must-know HVAC estimating information that this book provides. The DEWALT? HVAC Estimating Professional Reference guides readers through each step of the HVAC bidding process, beginning with identifying potential business opportunities, and progressing to estimating, conducting cost analysis, reviewing contracts, and finally, to closing the deal. On-site worksheets, ?Getting the Job? tips, and math shortcuts offer additional tools, making this a concise yet comprehensive resource for anyone preparing to bid for an HVAC job. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Info
I like Dewalt Estimating series because they are very practical information. This HVAC book is no exception. Stuff we all do every day: marketing yourself to GC, get on the bidder list, read blueprints, quantity take-off, vendor pricing, write quote letters, contract negotiation, job costing... You name it. But the book is good because it presents all this information upfront, without big talks. Convenient size makes it easy to carry and look up info. Give it 5 out of 5, 10 out of 10. ... Read more

13. Fundamentals of HVAC/R
by Carter Stanfield, David Skaves
Hardcover: 1568 Pages (2009-03-19)
list price: US$120.40 -- used & new: US$88.55
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Asin: 0132223678
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Created with a clear-cut vision of what trainees need, Fundamentals of HVAC/R provides comprehensive coverage of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) topics. This new reader-friendly book offers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications in the field. With simple language, skillfully presented concepts, carefully selected artwork, and the right amount of detail, this book is everything trainess need to know to install, service, and maintain HVACR systems.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best new HVAC book in years
The book is new, from scratch and focuses on what the tech needs to know in the field to do the job and doesn't waste time with lengthy discussions of theory. My students love it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book and online lab
the person who wrote the review from 2002 is from another edition, this edition is brand new has of 2009. amazon should remove that review. this text is good for students just learning the trade and the online lab is good reinforcement of the book ... Read more

14. Electricity and Electronics for HVAC
by Rex Miller, Mark Miller
Paperback: 380 Pages (2007-08-09)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$28.44
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Asin: 0071496688
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Master the Electric and Electronic Components that ControlToday's Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Systems!

Electricity and Electronics for HVAC provides an expert account of the electric and electronic components used for modern air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this in-depth reference fully explains circuits, diagrams, digital controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting, and more.

Written by the renowned technical authors Rex Miller and Mark R. Miller, this essential resource covers all electrical and electronic principles and applications of HVAC, including basic electricity…electric measuring instruments…control devices…heating circuits…refrigeration and freezer circuits…and other topics. Designed to build knowledge, skills, and confidence, Electricity and Electronics for HVAC features:

  • Complete information on electric and electronic components for modern HVAC systems
  • Over 345 detailed illustrations to improve technical understanding
  • Standard and SI units for all problems and worked-out equations
  • A PowerPoint presentation for classroom use

Inside this Career-Building HVAC Tool

• Introduction to Electricity • Current, Voltage, Resistance, and Power • Resistors, Color Code, Components, and Symbols • Series and Parallel Circuits • Magnetism, Solenoids, and Relays • Electric Measuring Instruments • Electric Power: DC and AC • Inductors, Inductive Reactance, and Transformers • Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance • Single and Three-Phase Power • Solid-State Controls • AC Motors • Electrical Safety • Control Devices • Heating Circuits • AC Circuits • Refrigeration and Freezer Circuits • Troubleshooting • Controlling Electric Power for AC Units oCareers in AC and Refrigeration • Index ... Read more

15. HVAC: Trainee Guide Level 3, Trainee Guide , 3rd edition (Contren Learning Series)
Paperback: 524 Pages (2008)

Isbn: 0136044921
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars HVAC very nice, Seller shipped really fast!
This item is very nice, a must for any student or Tech, up to date on the New Guide. Worth the money for anyone student or installer! thank you
Ps: this Seller was quick at shipping and very reasonable. I would buy from them again! ... Read more

16. HVAC - Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Third Edition
by S. Don Swenson, S. Don Swenson
Hardcover: 528 Pages (2003-05)
list price: US$68.00 -- used & new: US$54.40
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Asin: 0826906788
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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HVAC covers all aspects of residential and commercial HVAC systems. Topics included are specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians. The text includes an introduction to HVAC fundamentals, types of HVAC units, load calculations, residential and commercial controls, with maintenance, troubleshooting, and servicing procedures.

The main focus of the text is on HVAC unit operation, HVAC unit mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems, and the safety practices required to work on HVAC units and systems. The textbook also covers the latest technology in combustion of fuels, heat pumps, control systems, and system design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible customer service
The book I purchased went to my son, the item was lost after delivery.I emailed Amazon customer service and had a reply within an hour. Without my asking Amazon told me they would replace the book at no charge to me and graciously followed up on their word.The first book showed up and my son returned the replacement book to Amazon.Thank you Amazon for the very out of ordinary service and support. ... Read more

17. HVAC Troubleshooting Guide
by Rex Miller
Paperback: 720 Pages (2009-01-14)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$30.28
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Asin: 0071604995
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A Practical, On-the-Job HVAC Guide

Applicable to residential, commercial, and industrial jobs, this essential handbook puts a wealth of real-world information at your fingertips. HVAC Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to read, interpret, and prepare schedules, mechanical plans, and electrical schematics. This handy resource will aid you in your everyday tasks and keep you up to date with the latest facts, figures, and devices. The book includes numerous illustrations, tables, and charts, troubleshooting tips, safety precautions, resource directories, and a glossary of terms.

HVAC Troubleshooting Guide helps you:

  • Identify and safely use tools and equipment (both new and old)
  • Use heat pumps and hot air furnaces
  • Calculate ventilation requirements
  • Work with refrigeration equipment and the new refrigerants
  • Utilize control devices, including solenoids and relays
  • Operate, select, and repair electric motors
  • Work with condensers, compressors, and evaporators
  • Monitor the flow of refrigerant with valves, tubing, and filters
  • Comply with the Section 608 refrigerant recycling rule
  • Program thermostats
  • Insulate with batts, sheet, tubing covers, and foam
  • Work with solid-state controls
  • Understand electrical and electronic symbols used in schematics
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18. Troubleshooting HVAC-R Systems (Heating, Ventilation/Air Cond)
by Jim Johnson
Paperback: 400 Pages (1995-10-10)
list price: US$122.95 -- used & new: US$95.43
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Asin: 0827363923
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Starting with the essential fundamentals, this book takes a straight-forward approach to repairing and maintaining small refrigeration equipment, commercial equipment and residential HVAC-R systems.Numerous troubleshooting problems offer readers hands-on opportunity to apply knowledge utilizing tips and tricks from experienced professionals. Contains numerous troubleshooting charts from well known manufacturers such as Smokemaster and Trane.Table of Contents: Section One: Refrigeration Fundamentals Section Two: Electrical Fundamentals Section Three: Tools, Equipment and Meters for HVAC-R Servicing Section Four: HVAC-R Equipment ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not a serious troubleshooting guide
This is a decent book if you are looking for a brief, general survey of HVAC troubleshooting.The format is concise and well organized, however it is definitely lacking in details and complete, accurate explanations.It would be much better if there were solutions to at least some of the troubleshooting problems.

1-0 out of 5 stars WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!

3-0 out of 5 stars Lots of questions not a lot of answers
I found some usefull information in the book. I didn't find any answers to the trouble shooting questions.. Maybe I need to read a book on reading a book. ... Read more

19. HVAC: Annotated Instructor's Guide Level 1
 Paperback: 540 Pages (2007-08-28)

Isbn: 0136144187
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20. Electricity for HVAC & R: A Guide to Troubleshooting (Answer Man Pocket Reference: HVAC&R Reference Guide, Vol. 3)
by ESCO Institute
Paperback: 153 Pages (2000-10-01)
list price: US$10.95 -- used & new: US$10.95
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Asin: 1930044070
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Electrical problems account for more than 80% of all service scenarios. "Electricity for HVAC&R - A Guide to Troubleshooting" provides the technician with the information necessary to successfully diagnose electrical problems. "Electricity for HVAC&R - A Guide to Troubleshooting", is a practical view of what electricity is and how it works. It is more than just a textbook. Each subject is addressed by answering the most frequently asked questions about electricity.

Every effort has been made to keep it simple. The small in size format of the AnswerMan series of books makes it easy to keep big information readily at hand. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of money
This is a pocket-sized book, printed in blue, that contains a very short review of electrical theory, motors, and starting capacitors. Descriptions are barely longer than what a simple HVAC glossary would provide and are so short that a novice would be confused half the time.No troubleshooting is provided other than basic understanding of principles. No control circuits are covered.

1-0 out of 5 stars What a Shame!!!
Yesterday received it.....
Folks, This producthas nothing to do with HVAC. In fact, it is not a book by its tiny size ( 5.9 x 3.6 x 0.4 inches), nor is it by its poor over-simplified introduction into electricity theory content. I'd call this "book"a Public Deception. You won't find any practical use for it. I'd given it zero stars if I could...
All in all, wasted money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Book on HVAC
I bought this as a gift for my husband, and he keeps it as a reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars pratical pocket reference
I'm very satisfied about this pocket reference because it's a pratical pocket book and a good help to memorize some easy to forget basic electricity theories. I got all Answer Man pocket reference from Esco Institute Staff and all are full of great informations adaptable for canadians hvac technicians. Ron B. (Montreal, Qc) ... Read more

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