Description : 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
Description : Now in its fourth edition, Electricity and Controls for HVAC/R equips readers with the information needed to work effectively with all types of motors and control devices found in the heating and air conditioning industry. Prior knowledge of electricity is not required as this book begins with discussion of essential basic electricity and electrical circuits concepts. Numerous schematic diagrams, plus step-by-step troubleshooting procedures, are included to acquaint readers with all of the different types of circuits commonly encountered in the HVAC-R field. With an eimphasis on electrical safety, plus an all-new troubleshooting unit, this edition of Electricity and Controls for HVAC/R also features expanded information on thermostats, short cycle timers, heat pressure controls for refrigeration, variable frequency drives, and more!
Description : Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot today’s complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 8th Edition. This practical, easy-to-understand book provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to fully understand today’s HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today’s HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and green awareness, the 8th Edition covers the latest advances in the industry and the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos, and unique Service Call features bring concepts to life and help you develop the critical skills you need for success in your future career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : All You Ever Wanted to Know About Air… And Then Some! A/C technicians should be knowledgeable about air and its properties. This program helps technicians understand the basic properties of air and how these properties relate to each other. Over the years, much has been written on the subject of Psychrometrics. However, much of this material has been geared toward engineering and system design. Psychrometrics Without Tears presents the important concepts of air in a manner that will appeal to HVAC students and service technicians. Knowing all there is to know about an air sample is pretty empowering, so this book starts by discussing the basic properties of air and how these properties relate to each other. The Psychrometric chart is introduced to provide a visual representation of how air behaves when exposed to different conditions. Once the basics of the chart are covered, we then move into some more interesting topics such as sensible heat ratio, bypass factor, and apparatus dew point temperatures. These properties help determine system performance and are very important concepts to learn in order to fully understand air. The plotting of actual systems follows next. This involves plotting out air distribution systems that are operating correctly so that we can see what properly operating systems look like on the chart. This book covers a wide range of systems that includes residential heating and cooling systems as well as commercial systems that provide ventilation air to the occupied space to meet building code requirements. Prepare to learn about mixed air systems and learn to calculate the mixed air conditions provided we know what the outside air and return air conditions are. In addition to everything mentioned already, we will discuss the concepts of ventilation, economizing and air balancing
Description : Enthalpy? A fancy word for heat! Over the years, much has been written on the subject of pressure enthalpy and most of it is geared toward engineers. This program presents the important concepts of pressure enthalpy in a manner that will appeal to the service technician. Each refrigerant has its own properties and these properties are compiled on the pressure enthalpy chart for that particular refrigerant. The pressure enthalpy chart enables us to create a complete picture, or "snapshot" of the entire system. With a completed pressure enthalpy plot, we can evaluate the major system components as well as calculate latent and sensible heat transfers.
Description : A comprehensive, yet reader-friendly source of information about modern heat pump technology, as well as the vapor-compression refrigeration system on which it is based, Heat Pumps is the perfect choice for future service technicians. The book begins by introducing the four major components that make up the vapor-compression system: compressor, condenser, metering device, and evaporator. Other system-level components essential to efficient heat pump operation are also addressed, including: cooling towers, pressure controls, safety devices, and thermostats. Subsequent chapters enable readers equipped with a basic understanding of how heat pumps operate to launch directly into detailed examination of the electrical circuits of the vapor-compression refrigeration system as well as the operation of individual system components. In addition to gaining exposure to different heat pump system configurations (including the increasingly popular geothermal system), dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide abundant opportunities to gain practice in applying the seven steps required for successful completion of every service call. Ample pedagogy plus real-life and simplified examples appear throughout the book, maximizing learning and minimizing the frustration often associated with the study of such a highly-technical, complex topic.
Description : Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 7th Edition. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this time honored best seller provides the exceptional hands-on guidance, practical applications, latest technology and solid foundation you need to fully understand today's HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today's HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and the latest advancements in the industry, the 7th edition has been updated to include more on Green Awareness, LEED accreditation and building performances with two new chapters on Energy Audits and Heat Gains and Losses. This edition covers the all-important soft skills and customer relation issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos and unique Service Call features emphasize the relevance and importance of what you are learning. Trust Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TECHNOLOGY 7E to provide you with clear and accurate coverage of critical skills your HVAC/R success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : The second installment in a series of useful and resourceful guides, HVACR 201, continues to build upon the basics of the HVACR trade. The result of a joint effort by industry leading Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice & Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the book begins with simpler HVACR concepts and progresses into increasingly complex theories and skills. Starting with coverage of all of the important components of a system, the book advances to deal with topics in electrical ,heating, motors , and cooling- then moving to troubleshooting and installation procedures. Theoretical knowledge is presented alongside practical, industry-relevant examples, allowing both entry-level technicians and 2nd year apprentices to easily learn and apply key HVACR concepts
Description : The “best” in heating, cooling, and refrigeration just got better! This time-honored best seller has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field. The fifth Edition includes information on typical operating conditions, and offers ample systematic troubleshooting techniques and scenarios with an eye to improving reader's skills. This book has been developed around the National Skill Standards for HVAC-R technicians as funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and contains easy-to-understand language for grasping fundamental and advanced concepts in the HVAC-R field.