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BE AN AC AND REFRIGERATION ACE -- NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PRESENT LEVEL OF SKILL!

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.

LEARN WITH THE PROS
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.

About 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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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration May 10 2006
By Dennis N. Clegg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book smacks of being done by researchers, not experts in the field. It is very outdated. It does not feature modern refrigerants, tools, or service techniques. While some of the information will always be applicable to the field, the information is researched, borrowed...not from the authors' experience in the field. My father was teaching me in the late 1960's. Had he given me this book I would have thought it useful but a bit old fashioned. You can tell the authors do not practice in the field or the shop or they would have realized their information was from the refrigeration dinasaur age!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HVACR book review Jan. 23 2012
By Hanan Bareli - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good and comprehensive book, which deals with almost all aspects of HVAC&R systems. Very recommended. It will be very helpful to technicians and engineers of all levels.
thoroughly disappointed. waste of money. Aug. 24 2013
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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wow. i'm having a really difficult time finding anything positive to say about this book. i am a professional hvac/r technician who was looking for a technical book to answer some long-standing refrigeration questions i have been unable to answer through experience or research. i am very strong electrically, but i still struggle from time to time when diagnosing more difficult mechanical problems. i think this book contains valuable information for somebody who knows somewhere in the neighborhood of nothing about hvac/r systems, it reads like a disorganized dictionary, merely defining parts and processes and giving almost no technical operating information that is so useful in troubleshooting. the print looks like it came off a typewriter and was then photocopied into the book. the text references figures that are pages away, making for a constant page flipping. i am beginning to understand why the kids coming out of trade school are borderline worthless, and subsequently have such a hard time finding employment, if this is the material they are learning from. if you really want to break into this industry, find a shop that will pay you to sweep the floor or pick up trash or carry stuff for the other guys, join your local journeyman's apprenticeship program, and attach yourself like rusty fan blade hub to a motor shaft to the smartest tech or tinner or pipe fitter your shop employs and don't waste your time in trade school. sorry about the rant. as for myself, i continue on the quest for better quality learning material.
Needs updating Aug. 4 2013
By W. O'Neal - Published on Amazon.com
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Good information, but needs updating for latest refrigerants. Basic testing and troubleshooting are OK.. If you want info on basic home AC, this is overkill.
There has to be something better. Nov. 27 2013
By BrianD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has a great deal of electrical theory but the sections on actual refrigeration seem incomplete and dated. It desperately needs a re-write.


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