Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 5E

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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.

Customer Reviews:
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date, attractively printed
    Unlike some textbooks which no one would buy unless they have to...this one is great if you're a technically-minded homeowner who wants to learn about your house's HVAC systems. It gives a lot of useful and well-presented information for the price. Also covers commercial systems....more info
  • A slightly different perspective?
    After "retiring" for the second time in my life, I found myself in a position to attend "re-training" due to the fact that I had closed my corporation after selling my business. In other words, the state considered me "unemployed". One of my options was a trade school and their programs. HVAC\R seemed interesting so I went with it. The above mentioned book was the standard issue. At first I was very pleased with it, although I did struggle to get through the chapters. I thought it was me, although in my first four "courses" I was carrying a 99% average, and tutoring younger students in Manual J, Manual D, and Heating Controls. It wasn't me. As I have had time to study this industry at my own pace, taking courses when I want, and taking time off to hone my skills with those in the business, I find that there are many books available that are much easier to understand, read,and follow. These "other" books contain as much, if not more practical information, and relate to real world requirements much easier, without having to decipher what the edited author intended. Had I not been "given" this book as a part of my "tuition", I would now be screaming for my money back. For what ever it is worth, one of the authors has written books on his own and they are excellent. I actually purchased several for "fellow students" that were struggling and these students were helped immensely. Perhaps it is the company that published the book. I am not sure. But I do know that I have looked at other books published by the the same company and have either returned them or not purchased them in the first place. Just my opinion. I may be correct, I may not. ...more info
  • Of the best books that I have
    Many pictures, good text, complete, I recommend it. For all those that begin and they are already work in HVACR. The only problem is that it doesn't work with units international system (metric). It could be an international book. Greetings from spain....more info
  • great book for learning refrigeration
    as a homeowner considering central air and seeing how idiot contractors screw people firsthand, I wanted to learn as much as I could about refrigeration and HVAC before hiring anybody. This book is great, from a design and selection standpoint on refrigeration all the way to installation and maintenance practices. I can easily see why it's a college textbook, too bad my college texts back in the day didn't explain the subject as well. You can basically read this book and understand refrigeration without taking a class....more info
  • refrigeration & air conditioning technology 5th edition
    nice book the price is high but you'll be happy that you have it!...more info
  • awesome
    The book is really concise and packed with very useful illustrations. I would recommend this book to anyone- beginner or advanced....more info
  • $25 Cheaper Than The College Book Store...
    I had to have this book for some college classes I am taking. I first bought my copy at the College Book Store but ended up taking it back after I found it on Amazon for about $25-$30 cheaper after shipping and tax!...more info
  • HVAC in Laymans terms!
    This book is excellent! I knew NOTHING about this industry until I decided to take a class. This book lays it all out in such a way that technical issues have been easy to understand.
    Also, the price for this book at my college was $115.00!! EVEN with shipping it was LESSS than $100.00 through Amazon and I got the book in 2 days!...more info
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 5E Initial review
    I've only read the first 120 pages of this book, and found it very easy reading and very thorough in the subject matter covered so far. The text and illustrations are excellent in making this information understandable....more info
  • A thought for the publisher !!!
    I have 'borrowed' this book from the library on a number of occassions but at present refuse to purchase a copy. The reason being is that this edition is NOT written for the international market.
    If and when a full SI edition is printed, I will be amongst the first to purchase a copy AND I will recommend all my students do likewise as this text surpasses that which we currently endure.
    Please gents, give us the SI edition we deserve and open up your potential market....more info
  • Very informative and helpful.
    The information presented in this book is very useful. It does a good job of covering the subjects with enough information so you can learn the subject....more info
  • Very Informative
    I am going for my certification and this book is the one you need to be fully prepared. An excellent guide in all the aspects of A/C....more info