Auto Heating and Air Conditioning is a comprehensive text that focuses on operation, diagnosis, and service topics. It covers refrigeration, heating, and engine cooling system components; climate control electronics; refrigerant handling; and manual and automatic temperature control systems.
Correlated to section A7 of the ASE Task List, Heating and Air Conditioning.
Uses color-keyed illustrations to help clarify system operating phases, components, and airflow.
Emphasizes proper refrigerant recovery and recycling practices.
Includes information on electric compressors used in hybrid and electric vehicles.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Automotive Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilatio 2. Shop Safety and Environmental Protection 3. HVAC Tools, Equipment, and Service Information 4. HVAC Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals 5. Principles of Refrigeration 6. Refrigerants, Refrigerant Oils, and Related Chemicals 7. Hoses, Lines, Fittings, and Seals 8. Compressors, Clutches, and Drives 9. Evaporators, Condensers, Accumulators, and Receiver-Driers 10. Control Valves and Switches 11. Engine Cooling Systems and Vehicle Heaters 12. Air Delivery Systems 13. Manual HVAC Controls 14. Automatic Temperature Control Systems 15. Refrigeration System Diagnosis and Leak Detection 16. Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling, and Handling 17. Hose, Line, Fitting, and O-ring Service 18. Compressor and Clutch Service 19. Valve, Evaporator, Condenser, and Related Parts Service 20. Heater and Engine Cooling System Service 21. Air Delivery and Manual HVAC Control Service 22. Automatic Temperature Control System Service 23. Air Conditioning System Installation and Retrofitting 24. ASE Certification 25. Career Preparation
Chris Johanson - has been involved in the automotive service business for more than 35 years, as a technician, instructor, and author. He has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts Education and has written several books on the subject of automotive technology. Mr. Johanson is an ASE-certified master technician and also has ASE certifications in Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel Engines.