Some reviews for 101 Ways to Suck as an HVAC Tech
- This book certainly does not suck! Fantastic book with many examples of what not to do, many suggestions about how to do a better job. I found the writing to be personal, had an easy flow and was very entertaining while maintaining value to hvac technicians. This book certainly does not suck!
- loved this book If a person does HVAC at all they will laugh the whole way though this book. It is full of small stories about what happens on the job as well as the employees that a company hires. I shared a few stores with my boss who is teaching me hvac. He loved it also
- Every home owner should have a copy! I'm a homeowner & DIY and found this book incredibly educational, entertaining and valuable. It's an easy fun read and now I am better prepared to deal with both the professional and the unprofessional/unethical people when needing HVAC services. Every homeowner should have a copy of this book -- and keep it in hand the next time you need a repair.
- HVAC stories to keep you up at night As a former HVAC tech I have seen and experienced and seen the results of several of the stories in the book. A great gift for any maintenance person you may know. I am giving my former boss a copy for Christmas.
- great gift for my dad HVAC worker for 34 years very funny gift for my dad who is hard to buy for at christmas. He's not a reader but he did laugh at this book!
- Honest, fun, real life challenges The book is honest, fun, real life stories of "opportunities," "issues," and "problems" that arise in the everyday life of an HVAC Service company. Chapters are short and easy to read. Could be used to train your staff and improve service to clients (unless the client is the issue - stories on those, too).
- A must read for all in the HVAC industry So Good! Im in the HVAC service business and will make this a "Must Read" for all employees. R.J. Schuster is a great writer and a bit of a comic. Fun read, good info and just Right On!
- Relating This book is hilarious. I would recommend this book to anyone in the hvac business. This is a must read. There should be no doubt in your mind of getting this book!!!!!
Some reviews for No Ducks in the Attic
- I learned!!! I like it! I work in an office for a sheet metal company (HVAC also). This is so well written that even I understand what the guys are talking about most of the time now! The ideas are centered more on the AC end of things as opposed to the heating but I love anything that helps me learn something new!!
- GREAT BOOK I TEACH HVAC-R CLASSES AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO MY STUDENTS, IT'S EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND HAS REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS FOR NEW OR EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS. MOST HVAC-R TECH'S AREN'T BIG READERS AND THIS BOOK HAS LOTS OF ILLUSTRATIONS THAT ARE HAND DRAWN AND EASILY UNDERSTOOD. I'VE MET MANY TECHNICIANS THAT CALL THEMSELVES JOURNEYMEN THAT COULD LEARN A LOT FROM THIS LITTLE BOOK.
- Great Jumped into the Hvac biz a year ago and cannot tell you how this should be the 1st book for anyone after a couple months on the job given to relate to the material better . The author is beyond bright and I hope he writes a trouble shooting book soon.
- Read this book This book not is a technical instruction manual, so it is not going to be a book that will allow you read it, jump into a van, and jump into the HVAC business on your own. If you have no HVAC experience...get some and read this book. If you are new to the trade...read this book. If you're an experienced HVAC technician, and you feel like the bosses expectations are unrealistic...read this book. If you own an HVAC business...read this book...AND have ALL of your employees read it. I just got it and read it straight through. Some parts made me laugh, and some made me cry (condensate drains and Capes), and I'm about to order 8 more copies for my employees. GREAT book!
- Great book for the money This residential AC book is probably the only straight forward "here's how you do it" HVAC book around. There are a lot of text books out there, but this book covers the need-to-know basics and touches on some business aspects (for those who own their own HVAC companies). It is a great book if you're unfamiliar with the principles and basic techniques involved with residential AC installation. It goes into everything deep enough that you can probably install your own central AC better than some contractors out there -- except it doesn't really cover charging and evacuating systems.