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Free HVAC-R E-Books

Google Books


Google Books works just like web search. Google Books locates books with content that contain a match for your search terms. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

The AHRI EDGE: Ductless Systems


Acceptance of ductless technology is growing fast in the U.S. Ductless is another market segment that allows the contractor an excellent opportunity for growth. The NEWS again teamed up with AHRI to produce an eBook to help contractors learn about a specific technology - ductless systems. In this book, you will learn how to promote the advantages of ductless, learn about training options, and also read about real world examples of where ductless was the right technology for a specific job.

The AHRI EDGE: Geothermal Systems

The geothermal market is growing and the HVAC contractor can find it profitable. In order to help contractors just getting into the field or give those who are in the field a few pointers, The NEWS teamed up with AHRI for this geothermal eBook.  In this book, we cover important issues like geothermal tax credits, financing, and tax incentives. In addition, we showcase a few real-world examples where geothermal was the correct choice for both a homeowner and a school district.

HVACR Service + Troubleshooting with The Professor eBook


Get insight from renowned HVACR professor at Ferris State University and NEWS columnist, John Tomczyk, in this 48-page eBook covering a wide range of service and troubleshooting topics.

Subjects covered in the book's 16 chapters include: system check sheets, bad compressor valves, loss of air conditioning cooling, condenser splitting, frost on the compressor's head, restricted TXV metering device, leak detection methods, refrigerant migration, and more.

LIRN: Library and Information Resources Network

Visit LIRN to access free e-books for your academic research. 


Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open educational resources (OER's) allow faculty and students copyright-free access to educational materials, including many no- or low-cost textbooks.  Listed below are a few of the Resource Center’s favorite resources for finding open textbooks: 


OpenStax is a non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of free educational content to improve learning outcomes.

Free Online Course Materials is a California State University MERLOT collection of over 35,000 open course materials.

Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

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