Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning

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Author: Russell E. Smith
Edition: 008
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781111038748
ISBN 10: 1111038740
Copyright: 2011

Price: $159.95

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ELECTRICITY FOR REFRIGERATION, HEATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8E is the ideal book for students and beginning technicians. It provides readers with the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today's modern control systems. The practical approach taken in this book allows readers to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory. ELECTRICITY FOR REFRIGERATION, HEATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8E places an emphasis on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures that will enable readers to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians. A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms.


  • Includes full color Art.
  • Includes a revised Chapter 13 (Electronic Controls Devices) with additional electronic controls.
  • Contains a new chapter (Chapter 16-Residential Air-Conditioning Controls Systems) that includes residential air conditioning control systems, furnace control heating systems, and heat pump control systems, along with an sequence of operation of each. An overview of equipment configuration is also included, as is a short section on customer relations.
  • Includes a basic overview of commercial and industrial control systems in Chapter 17, including the basic circuitry of light commercial equipment, control methods for commercial and industrial conditioned air systems, an explanation of the control loop as it relates to commercial and industrial control systems, as well as a brief explanation of pneumatic and direct digital controls systems.
  • Contains "Green" awareness paragraphs placed in appropriate positions in the text.
  • Included in every chapter are learning objectives, definitions of key terms, summaries, plus plenty of review questions to increase comprehension and improve retention.
  • Contains new photos and illustrations that encourage readers to apply information presented in the book directly to modern equipment, components and control systems.
  • Introduces and uses symbols consistently and explores schematic diagrams of twelve specific applications used in industry, enabling readers to become expert troubleshooters.
  • Includes in-depth discussion of the types, designs, starting components and diagnosis and troubleshooting procedures for single-phase motors that mirrors their importance in the industry.
  • Includes coverage of contactors, relays, thermostats, pressure and manual switches, overload and other state-of-the-art electrical components that prepare readers for work in the field today.

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