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Heating and Cooling Essentials, 4th Edition

Heating and Cooling Essentials, 4th Edition
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By: Jerry Killinger, LaDonna Killinger, and Don L. Crawshaw

ISBN: 978-1-63126-059-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2016
Subject: HVAC-R
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $112.00
School Price: $84.00


Heating and Cooling Essentials is the ideal introductory text for students entering the HVACR field. The text emphasizes the techniques needed to perform the installation, service, and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems. Students build an understanding of how HVACR systems work and then progress to troubleshooting and service. Refrigerant handling and ductwork topics are also included. Changes for this edition include a new Careers chapter; content and illustration updates; new Safety Note, Caution, and Pro Tip features; and an expanded chapter on customer service and soft skills.
  • Information on the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification is included to help students prepare refrigerant handling certification.
  • A math chapter teaches the calculations used by technicians, providing students with real-life job skills.
  • Service chapters teach relevant procedures including, soldering, brazing, wiring, various tubing/piping skills, recovery methods, evacuation and charging procedures, retrofitting options, and leak detection methods.

Previous Edition
Heating and Cooling Essentials, 3rd Edition

Related Title(s)
Math for HVACR

Table of Contents

  1. Careers in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  2. Hand Tools
  3. Fasteners
  4. Working with Copper Tubing
  5. Working with Pipe
  6. Soldering
  7. Brazing and Flame Cutting
  8. Mathematics for Technicians
  9. Basic Thermodynamic Principles
10. Temperature and Pressure
11. Basic Refrigeration Cycle
12. Other System Components
13. Refrigerants
14. Zeotropic Blends
15. Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
16. System Evacuation, Leak Detection, and Recharging
17. Working with Metering Devices
18. Special-Purpose Valves
19. Troubleshooting Refrigerant Flow Controls
20. Compressors
21. Compressor Lubrication and Accessories
22. Water Chillers
23. What Is Electricity?
24. Power Transmission and Circuits
25. Induction Motors
26. Electromagnetic Control Devices
27. Motor Controls
28. Defrost Cycles
29. Ductwork
30. Gas Heat with Air Conditioning
31. Oil Heat with Air Conditioning
32. Electric Heat with Air Conditioning
33. Heat Pumps
34. Customer Relations

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Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 15 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 2.14 MB)
   sample Chapter 11 (PPS, 2.13 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


AHRI Charts
   PDF AHRI Crosswalk Correlation (PDF, 235 KB)
HVAC Excellence
   PDF HVAC Excellence Crosswalk Correlation (PDF, 90 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Jerry Killinger - Jerry Killinger and LaDonna Killinger established an excellent foundation upon which Mr. Crawshaw built. Mr. Killinger has extensive experience installing and servicing air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. He has worked with industrial, commercial, and residential systems ranging from heat pumps to boilers to cooling towers to refrigerated food cases to solid-state environmental control equipment. Jerry has over 20 years’ experience teaching traditional vocational classes as well as various seminars and workshops. He has conducted numerous seminars on refrigeration, air conditioning, and electricity for industrial maintenance personnel at facilitates of major manufacturers across the United States.

Don L. Crawshaw - currently is the Department Chairman and Instructor of the HVAC program at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Crawshaw earned an Associates of Arts degree in Technical Theatre from Independence Community College (ICC), Independence, Kansas. He served part time as Stage Manager for the local community auditorium in Independence for about 10 years. While attending ICC he started working as a helper for a sheet metal installation crew for a local HVAC company. He has remained in the HVACR field ever since, over 30 years, working in Kansas, Utah and Colorado. Mr. Crawshaw has worked in the areas of installation, service and energy management for residential, commercial, and supermarket systems. He had been involved with in-house training in just about every company he worked for previously.

Mr. Crawshaw started his professional teaching career with Intellitec College in Colorado Springs, and later accepted his current position at PPCC. The 30 plus years of experience in many different areas and responsibilities in the HVACR field has allowed him to be able to teach many different topics and subjects. Along with his teaching and department chair duties, he also serves as the State Discipline Chairman for the Colorado Community College System HVAC discipline and is the Career and Technical Studies representative from the college to the State Faculty Curriculum Council. In 2011 Mr. Crawshaw was invited to sit on a panel for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), to help conduct an NAEP HVAC Judgmental Standard-Setting Study, looking into how math relates to entering into HVAC training. In 2012 Mr. Crawshaw earned the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE) from HVAC Excellence. He was also voted Best Instructor Runner-up by The NEWS and Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) that same year.


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Text 799 978-1-63126-059-9 $112.00$84.00
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Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-061-2 $128.80$96.60
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Lab Workbook 262 978-1-63126-063-6 $32.00$24.00
Bundle (Text + Lab Workbook) 978-1-63126-064-3 $136.80$102.60
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-067-4 $266.64$199.98*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1330 questions 978-1-63126-068-1 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1460 slides 978-1-63126-069-8 $244.00$183.00*
* Online Instructor Resources, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 978-1-63126-070-4 $128.00$96.00*
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