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For individuals new to the HVAC industry, these training materials will give the student a better understanding of fundamental HVAC topics. These materials are appropriate for individual study or by instructors of HVAC training. Topics include mechanical refrigeration cycle, comfort, heat pump basics, HVAC equipment types, HVAC system types and compressors. These programs have books, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and self-study materials.


Experience Level

Materials range from Fundamental Topics (1) to Advanced Topics (4) and are noted accordingly with a   


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HVAC Training Books Student training books are available.
presentation Trainer presentations and other instructor materials are available.
charts, calculators, tools Charts, calculators and tools to support this training program are available.

Item Descriptions


 ABCs of Air Conditioning

  HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 06-020-410

This training course has two major parts. Part 1 has four sections that describe the basic principles of air conditioning systems. In the first section of Part 1 it describes how the ambient environment influences human body comfort. The next section covers the air cycle and how air is used to deliver and maintain comfort. The last two sections of Part 1 cover the refrigeration cycles used to control temperature and humidity. Part 2 covers the types of equipment used in residential and commercial buildings to control comfort conditions. Knowledge skill checks are provided in this text.

Price: $15.00
  Instructor Material
Catalog No. 06-020-419

Companion USB drive for ABC's of Air Conditioning (06-020-410) contains the instructor and presentation material. Included is a non-printable copy of the book, PowerPoint presentation, narrated version for self-study, a version of the self-study suitable for use on a learning management system, instructor support material and quizzes.

Price: $50.00

 Basic Refrigeration Cycles

  HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 020-528

This training course describes the three basic types of vapor compression refrigeration cycles; positive displacement, non-positive displacement and absorption. The operation of the compression used in each cycle is explained and where each type is typically applied. The compressor types covered include scroll, reciprocating, rotary, screw and centrifugal. The training also addresses single and double effect absorption systems. Knowledge skill checks are provided in this text.

Price: $10.00
  Instructor Material
Catalog No. 06-020-530A

Companion USB drive for Basic Refrigeration Cycles (020-528) contains the instructor and presentation material. Included is a non-printable copy of the book, PowerPoint presentation, a narrated version for self-study, a version of the self-study suitable for use on a learning management system, instructor support material and quizzes. (Additional available resource: Refrigeration Cycle Flow Charts (06-020-536), Refrigeration Cycle Flow Posters (06-020-534)

Price: $50.00
  Refrigeration Cycle Flow Charts
Catalog No. 06-020-536

Set of 8 full-color 8½" x 11" flowcharts includes: Direct Expansion Air Conditioner, Direct Expansion Heat Pump Heating Cycle, Direct Expansion Heat Pump Cooling Cycle, Packaged Air-Cooled Scroll Chiller, Packaged Water-Cooled Screw Chiller, Hermetic Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chiller, Water-Cooled Single-Effect Absorption Chiller, Water-Cooled Double-Effect Absorption Chiller

Price: $12.00
  Refrigeration Cycle Flow Posters
Catalog No. 06-020-534

Set of 8 full-color posters (24" x 30") includes: Direct Expansion Air Conditioner, Direct Expansion Heat Pump Heating Cycle, Direct Expansion Heat Pump Cooling Cycle, Packaged Air-Cooled Scroll Chiller, Packaged Water-Cooled Screw Chiller, Hermetic Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chiller, Water-Cooled Single-Effect Absorption Chiller, Water-Cooled Double-Effect Absorption Chiller

Price: $15.00

 Basic Air Cycles

  HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 06-020-566

This program covers the basic principles of airside including properties of air, air conditioning processes and airside systems, fans and fan laws, filtration, and heating and cooling coils. In addition, basic concepts of air distribution and duct systems, including ventilation basics, are covered. At the end of this program a student will have a better understanding of airside principles and terminology and be better equipped to analyze and troubleshoot airside problems. Knowledge skill checks are provided in this text.

Price: $10.00
  Instructor Material
Catalog No. 06-020-567

Companion USB drive for Basic Air Cycles (06-020-566) contains the instructor and presentation material. Included is a non-printable copy of the book, PowerPoint presentation, a narrated version for self-study, a version of the self-study suitable for use on a learning management system, instructor support material and quizzes.

Price: $50.00

 Inside the Heat Pump

  HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 020-537

This training program provides a broad overview of air source heat pumps. Topics covered include theory of operation, components and their function, and proper installation techniques. Knowledge skill checks are provided in this text.

Price: $10.00
  Instructor Material
Catalog No. 020-539

Companion USB drive for Inside the Heat Pump (020-537) contains the instructor presentation material. Included is a PowerPoint presentation and narrated version of PowerPoint for self-study.

Price: $50.00

 Indoor Air Quality Products & Fundamentals

  HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 020-606

Emphasizes the “Control, Filter, Refresh” approach to residential IAQ. It covers IAQ problems, product familiarization, equipment selection/application, operation and general maintenance.

Price: $9.00
  Instructor Material
Catalog No. 020-607

Companion USB drive for Indoor Air Quality Products and Fundamentals (020-606). USB contains a 10-minute video that compares various air filter media and equipment performance. A PowerPoint presentation is included on the USB along with an interactive ventilator search program.

Price: $50.00

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