Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

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Author: Bill Whitman; Bill Johnson; John Tomczyck
Edition: 005
Product Type: Book w/Multimedia (CD, DVD or Electronic)
ISBN 13: 9781401837655
ISBN 10: 1401837654
Copyright: 2005

Price: $241.95

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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.


  • a dedicated chapter on indoor air quality includes more information on various sources of indoor pollution, with an emphasis on molds and remediation for these sources
  • more and newer technology is addressed for the topics of ice maker service, geothermal heat pumps, alternative refrigerant and oil management, retrofit guidelines, as well as modern recovery, recycling, and reclaiming equipment and techniques
  • serves as an excellent study guide to prepare technicians for the EPA's Section 608 of the Clean Air Act technician certification exams, as well as the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the HVAC Excellence, and the Air Conditioning Excellence (ACE) certification exams
  • the art program showcases updated photos of the latest equipment and technology, including actual working parts; a functional use of color codes adds clarity to key illustrations and diagrams
  • actual technician service calls are featured, giving chapters a real-world quality that puts readers in a "service mode"
  • practical application of all technology is emphasized, and terms commonly used by technicians and mechanics in the field make the book easy to read

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