Delmar, PHCC Educational Foundation, RSES and ACCA Publish Third Textbook in HVACR Training Series

HVACR 301 Covers Advanced Systems and Components

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the release of HVACR 301, the third book in a four-part series of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) training textbooks. The book was written by John Hohman in partnership with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the PHCC (Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors) Educational Foundation, and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). It is the only series supported by these three highly-regarded industry organizations, making it an invaluable resource for technicians, apprentices and students in the HVACR field.

Building on beginning concepts and the strong theoretical knowledge established with HVACR 101 and HVACR 201, this next installment guides readers through increasingly advanced concepts in the field. Content ranges from the troubleshooting of systems and components to concepts of fluid-handling systems, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems, and indoor air quality. Throughout the text, industry-specific language, field examples and real-world scenarios are used to provide context that is relevant and applicable to the trade. In addition, detailed pictures, graphs and tables clarify and illustrate important HVACR systems and processes, aiding professionals and students in understanding complex procedures. Accompanying the book are useful instructor supplements, including an instructor’s manual, image library, PowerPoint® slides and an electronic test bank.

HVACR 301 and the other books in the series were written based on curriculum developed by a subject matter expert committee sponsored by the ACCA, the PHCC Educational Foundation and the RSES, guaranteeing the content meets important industry training standards,” said Ed Francis, Acquisitions Editor, Delmar. “In addition, the building block approach to HVACR concepts employed by the series ensures readers comprehend simpler concepts before moving on to more complex information, making the series an important resource for users across a broad spectrum – from students to professionals.”

The titles in the HVACR series cover basic math, equipment, installation, troubleshooting, service and repair, systems design and more. For more information on HVACR 301 or to purchase any of the books in the series, please visit

About Delmar and Cengage Learning

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About The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the leading trade association representing the business, educational and policy interests of the nation’s heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration contractors. ACCA represents over 4,000 contractors nationwide. ACCA provides contractors with comprehensive education and training, business exchange opportunities, networking, community programs and legislative action at the local, state and national level. ACCA membership includes contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, equipment wholesalers and distributors, vocational and technical schools, professional associates, facilities operators, and utilities.

About The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association Educational Foundation

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association Educational Foundation develops apprentice, journeyman and business management training programs for the success of plumbing and HVACR contractors and their employees. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, which was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace.

About the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)

As one of the leading technical education providers for the entire HVACR industry, RSES offers training and continuing education for all levels of HVACR professionals. RSES strives to advance the professionalism and proficiency of the HVACR industry through comprehensive certification programs, seminars, technical exams, and training courses. RSES works with all sectors of the industry, emphasizing residential and light commercial HVACR. With an extended list of members and affiliations, RSES is a premier educational organization for the HVACR industry.