Synopses & Reviews
TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE HEATING and AIR CONDITIONING, Fifth Edition, is an integrated, two-book set that covers theory and hands-oncontent in separate Classroom and Shop Manuals. This innovative approach allows you to learn fundamental climate control theory, including basic physics related to heat transfer, before applying your knowledge through practical, hands-on shop work. Cross-references in each manual link related material, making it easy to connect book learning to lab and shop activity. Updated to reflect the latest trends, technology, and relevant NATEF standards, the Fifth Edition includes new material on next-generation refrigerants such as HFO-1234yf, as well as a bold, full-color design for enhanced reader appeal. This up-to-date, technically accurate guide is a valuable resource for students and professionals seeking ASE certification, or anyone interested in the principles, components, diagnosis, and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
About the Author
Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry, and he holds a master's degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.
Table of Contents
1. Heating and Air Conditioning--History and the Environment. 2. Temperature and Pressure Fundamentals. 3. Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating Systems. 4. Air-Conditioning System Operating Principles. 5. Refrigerant System Components. 6. Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing. 7. Diagnosis of the Refrigeration System. 8. Compressors and Clutches. 9. Case and Duct Systems. 10. System Controls. 11. Future Trends and Retrofit (R-12 to R-134a.