Heating and Cooling Essentials, 4th Edition

Heating and Cooling Essentials, 4th Edition

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Heating and Cooling Essentials is the ideal introductory text for students entering the HVACR field. The text emphasizes the techniques needed to perform the installation, service, and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems. Students build an understanding of how HVACR systems work and then progress to troubleshooting and service. Refrigerant handling and ductwork topics are also included. Changes for this edition include a new Careers chapter; content and illustration updates; new Safety Note, Caution, and Pro Tip features; and an expanded chapter on customer service and soft skills.

  • Information on the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification is included to help students prepare refrigerant handling certification.
  • A math chapter teaches the calculations used by technicians, providing students with real-life job skills.
  • Service chapters teach relevant procedures including, soldering, brazing, wiring, various tubing/piping skills, recovery methods, evacuation and charging procedures, retrofitting options, and leak detection methods.
1. Careers in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration 
  2. Hand Tools 
  3. Fasteners 
  4. Working with Copper Tubing 
  5. Working with Pipe 
  6. Soldering 
  7. Brazing and Flame Cutting 
  8. Mathematics for Technicians 
  9. Basic Thermodynamic Principles 
10. Temperature and Pressure 
11. Basic Refrigeration Cycle 
12. Other System Components 
13. Refrigerants 
14. Zeotropic Blends 
15. Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling 
16. System Evacuation, Leak Detection, and Recharging
17. Working with Metering Devices
18. Special-Purpose Valves 
19. Troubleshooting Refrigerant Flow Controls 
20. Compressors 
21. Compressor Lubrication and Accessories 
22. Water Chillers 
23. What Is Electricity? 
24. Power Transmission and Circuits 
25. Induction Motors 
26. Electromagnetic Control Devices 
27. Motor Controls 
28. Defrost Cycles 
29. Ductwork 
30. Gas Heat with Air Conditioning 
31. Oil Heat with Air Conditioning 
32. Electric Heat with Air Conditioning 
33. Heat Pumps 
34. Customer Relations 

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