Synopses & Reviews
Designed to guide apprentices, entry-level technicians, and first-year students through their first experiences in the HVAC/R trade, HVAC 101 provides a solid and thorough introduction to the field. It is the culmination of the efforts of industry leaders like the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee (PHCC Educational Foundation), and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). Backed by these organizations and the high standards and cutting-edge resources that they are known for, the book begins with simple concepts that provide an overview of the world of HVAC/R and its main systems and components. Coverage then progresses to increasingly complex procedures, such as maintenance and inspection, installation and repair, and customer service and sales. This building-block approach, combined with numerous practical examples, makes the book the ideal resource for learning and applying key HVAC/R concepts.
About the Author
Joseph Moravek is the HVACR director at Nance Universal HVACR Technical School in Beaumont, Texas, where he is responsible for short- and long-term training course development and updating curriculum. He also occasionally teaches local and overseas HVACR classes for Nance. In addition, he serves as a consultant with Mechanical Training Service, Houston, Texas, doing EPA training, continuing education for contractors and other custom developed coursework. A licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor in the state of Texas, he holds several ICE and NATE certifications, is a member of the ASHRAE, CARE and AEE professional organizations and has a master's degree in education. Mr. Moravek started in the HVACR profession in 1976 doing heat load calculation for a federally-funded weatherization program. His experience also includes working as an HVACR technician and inspector for the city of Houston. He served as the HVACR lead instructor at Lee College for 14 years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of HVACR Chapter 2: Introduction to Systems and Major Components Chapter 3: Introduction to Basic Electricity Chapter 4: Introduction to Thermodynamics Chapter 5: Basic Refrigeration Cycle Chapter 6: Scheduled Maintenance Chapter 7: Systematic Problem Solving Chapter 8: Basic Installation and Repair Methods Chapter 9: Energy Efficient Installations Chapter 10: Selling and Customer Service