Fundamentals of HVAC/R

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-09
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Created with a clear-cut vision of what trainees need,Fundamentals of HVAC/Rprovides comprehensive coverage of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) topics. This new reader-friendly book offers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications in the field. With simple language, skillfully presented concepts, carefully selected artwork, and the right amount of detail, this book is everything trainess need to know to install, service, and maintain HVACR systems. As an added bonus each book includes MyHVACLab, an extensive collection of media and interactive resourcesperfect for reinforcing and bringing difficult topics to life!

Author Biography


Carter Stanfield is Program Director of the Air Conditioning Technology Department at Athens Technical College, where he has taught since 1976.His industry credentials include both an RSES CM and NATE Certification and a State of Georgia Unrestricted Conditioned Air Contracting License.He graduated from the University of Georgia Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Stanfield believes that successful educational programs are focused on what the students do. Students start with a strong background in fundamental concepts and theory and then actively apply them to solve real problems. Practice and active application are the keys to students building both confidence and competence.


David Skaves, P.E. has been a faculty member at the Maine Maritime Academy since 1986, primarily teaching marine refrigeration and air conditioning. He was the first faculty member to receive the teaching excellence award at the college in 2006. Prior to his appointment at the college, Professor Skaves was employed as a Production Planner at Bath Iron Works Shipyard and as a Marine Engineer sailing on deep-sea tankers. From 2001 through 2003 he was employed during the summers as an engineering consultant for the power plant performance group McHale & Associates, based out of Sammamish,Washington, conducting performance tests at many newly built natural gas combined cycle power plants throughout the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to his MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, Professor Skaves is a registered Professional Engineer, First Class Stationary Engineer, and Chief Engineer for marine vessels of unlimited horsepower. Also a former Chairman for the Maine State Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels, Professor Skaves currently continues to serve the Board as a public member.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
Being a Professional HVAC/R Technician
HVAC/R Science
Properties of Matter
Types of Energy and their Properties
Temperature Measurement and Conversion
Thermodynamics the Study of Heat
Pressure and Vacuum
Tools and Equipment
Hand and Power Tools
Screws, Rivets, Staples, and Other Fasteners
Electrical Measuring and Testing Meters
Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing Equipment
Heating System Servicing and Testing Equipment
Calibration of Meters and Instruments
Piping and Tubing
Brazing, Soldering, and Welding
Refrigerants and the Refrigeration System
Refrigeration System Components and Operation
Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle
Refrigerant Metering Devices
Refrigerants and their Properties
Refrigerant System Piping
Accessing Sealed Refrigeration Systems
Refrigerant Management and the EPA
Refrigerant System Evacuation and Charging
HVAC/R Electrical Systems and Components
Basic Electricity
Electrical Power and Circuits
Electric Motors
Electrical Components and Wiring Diagrams
HVAC System Controls
Controls: Circuits and Diagrams
Residential and Light Commercial Systems
Residential Air Conditioning
Residential Split Air Conditioning Installation
Troubleshooting Split Air Conditioning Systems
Gas Fired Heating Systems
Gas Warm Air Furnaces
Gas Furnace Controls
Gas Furnace Installation, Startup, Checkout, and Operation
Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces
Oil Fired Heating Systems
Oil Furnace and Boiler Service
Residential Oil Heating Installation
Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems
Electric Heat
Electric Heat Installation
Troubleshooting Electric Heat
Types of Heat Pump Systems
Heat Pump Components
Air and Water Source Applicat
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