Air Conditioning And Refrigeration / Edition 1

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration helps you understand today's cooling and climate control systems-so expertly that you can use it as the foundation for a career! Clear instructions-with over 800 photographs and illustrations-offer step-by-step guidance to learning the trade for students, professionals, and homeowners who want to do their own installations or repairs.


Written by experienced teachers Rex and Mark R. Miller-whose Carpentry & Construction has been a building classic for more than 25 years-Air Conditioning and Refrigeration has all the task-simplifying details you need for any project. In the popular Miller style, this complete and current guide helps:

  • New and student technicians. Build on-the-job skills and the knowledge needed to succeed in a fast-growing, lucrative field.
  • AC and refrigeration pros. Refine and update skills, with full information on the latest cost-cutting technologies, refrigerants, and tools.
  • Do-it-yourselfers and homeowners. Make expert equipment and tool choices and achieve superior results, economically.
  • Service personnel, technicians, contractors, engineers, and facility managers. Find up-to-date information on codes, standards, safety tips, and methods.
  • Anyone who needs clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for efficient, cost-effective, and current methods in choosing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing today's AC and refrigeration equipment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071467889
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 626
  • Sales rank: 852,811
  • Product dimensions: 1.26 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the coauthor of the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition, and the author of more than 80 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Mark R. Miller is Professor of Industrial Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition. He lives in Tyler, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Tools and Instruments

Chapter 2: Development of Refrigeration

Chapter 3: Voltage, Current, and Resistance

Chapter 4: Solenoids and Valves

Chapter 5: Electric Motors: Selection, Operational Characteristics, and Problems

Chapter 6: Refrigerants: New and Old

Chapter 7: Refrigeration Compressors

Chapter 8: Condensers, Chillers, and Cooling Towers

Chapter 9: Working with Water-Cooling Problems

Chapter 10: Evaporators

Chapter 11: Refrigerant: Flow Control

Chapter 12: Servicing and Safety

Chapter 13: Freezers

Chapter 14: Temperature, Psychometrics, and Air Control

Chapter 15: Comfort Air Conditioning

Chapter 16: Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems

Chapter 17: Various Types of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Chapter 18: Estimating Load and Insulating Pipes

Chapter 19: Installing and Controlling Electrical Power for Air-Conditioning Units

Chapter 20: Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Careers
Appendix A: Some New Refrigerants
Appendix B: Electrical and Electronic Symbols Used in Schematics
Appendix C: Programming Thermostats
Appendix D: Tools of the Trade (Plus Frequently Asked Questions with Answers)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Great book great content...well presented.

    One of the best in the A/C and Refrigeration field. Starts with the understandable in the broad field of refrigeration and ends with references worthy of everyone who works in this trade. Plenty of explanations...easily read and understood. Must be great since it has been translated into Porteguese and Arabic. not a color picture book, but one with some great black and white illustrations and excellent sketches. A good text or reference. If you are studying in this field or an old timer--it's worth your time and effort to have a copy within easy reach.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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