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Created with a clear-cut vision of what students need, Fundamentals of HVAC/R provides comprehensive coverage of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) topics. Plus, this new reader-friendly text is conveniently packaged with an access code to MyHVACLab, an outstanding online resource for students and educators alike!

MyHVACLab is an online, super-charged study tool to accompany Fundamentals of HVAC/R. Organized chapter-by-chapter with the textbook, MyHVACLab features student self-assessment quizzing, personalized study plans, multimedia, and interactive, gaming simulations for troubleshooting HVAC systems! MyHVACLab is the ultimate in technology that provides an experience unrivalled in the industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136090168
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Unit 1. Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

Unit 2. Being a Professional HVAC/R Technician

Unit 3. Safety


Unit 4. Properties of Matter

Unit 5. Types of Energy and their Properties

Unit 6. Temperature Measurement and


Unit 7. Thermodynamics the Study of Heat

Unit 8. Pressure and Vacuum


Unit 9. Hand and Power Tools

Unit 10. Screws, Rivets, Staples, and Other Fasteners

Unit 11. Electrical Measuring and Testing Meters

Unit 12. Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing Equipment

Unit 13. Heating System Servicing and Testing Equipment

Unit 14. Calibration of Meters and Instruments

Unit 15. Piping and Tubing

Unit 16. Brazing, Soldering, and Welding


Unit 17. Refrigeration System Components and Operation

Unit 18. Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle

Unit 19. Compressors

Unit 20. Condensers

Unit 21. Refrigerant Metering Devices

Unit 22. Evaporators

Unit 23. Refrigerants and their Properties

Unit 24. Refrigerant System Piping

Unit 25. Accessing Sealed Refrigeration Systems

Unit 26. Refrigerant Management and the EPA

Unit 27. Refrigerant System Evacuation and Charging


Unit 28. Basic Electricity

Unit 29. Electrical Power and Circuits

Unit 30. Electric Motors

Unit 31. Electrical Components and Wiring Diagrams

Unit 32. HVAC System Controls

Unit 33. Controls: Circuits and Diagrams


Unit 34. Residential Air Conditioning

Unit 35. Residential Split Air Conditioning Installation

Unit 36. Troubleshooting Split Air Conditioning Systems

Unit 37. Gas Fired Heating Systems

Unit 38. Gas Warm Air Furnaces

Unit 39. Gas Furnace Controls

Unit 40. Gas Furnace Installation, Startup, Checkout, and Operation

Unit 41. Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces

Unit 42. Oil Fired Heating Systems

Unit 43. Oil Furnace and Boiler Service

Unit 44. Residential Oil Heating Installation

Unit 45. Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems

Unit 46. Electric Heat

Unit 47. Electric Heat Installation

Unit 48. Troubleshooting Electric Heat

Unit 49. Types of Heat Pump Systems

Unit 50. Heat Pump Components

Unit 51. Air and Water Source Applications

Unit 52. Heat Pump Installation

Unit 53. Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems


Unit 54. Basic Building Construction

Unit 55. Drawings and Blueprint Reading

Unit 56. Duct Systems

Unit 57. Duct Installation

Unit 58. Zone Control Systems

Unit 59. Testing and Balancing Air Systems

Unit 60. Fundamentals of Air (Psycrometrics)

Unit 61. Indoor Air Quality

Unit 62. Filters and Humidifiers

Unit 63. Residential Load Calculations

Unit 64. Refrigeration Load Calculations


Unit 65. Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

Unit 66. Air Handling Units and Accessories

Unit 67. Package Unit Conditioned Air Control Systems

Unit 68. Roof Top Unit Installation

Unit 69. Air Handling Units

Unit 70. Chiller Water Systems

Unit 71. Hydronic Heating Systems

Unit 72. Boilers and Related Equipment

Unit 73. Cooling Towers

Unit 74. Thermal Storage Systems

Unit 75. Space Heaters


Unit 76. Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Unit 77. Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

Unit 78. Special Refrigeration Components

Unit 79. Restaurant and Supermarket Equipment

Unit 80. Refrigeration Applications

Unit 81. Food Preservation

Unit 82. Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers

Unit 83. Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems


Unit 84. Installation Techniques

Unit 85. Planned Maintenance

Unit 86. Troubleshooting


Genetron® Refrigerants Products Guide

Commonly Used HVAC/R Formulas

Abbreviations and Acronyms

English Language Glossary

Spanish Language Glossary


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