- The book provides especially
strong coverage of installation and troubleshooting, as
well as the basics of electricity and circuits—all with
- Schematic diagrams of twelve
specific applications used in industry are explored,
enabling readers to become expert troubleshooters.
- In-depth discussion of the types,
designs, starting components, diagnosis, and
troubleshooting procedures for single-phase motors
mirrors their importance in the industry.
- Coverage of contactors, relays,
thermostats, pressure and manual switches, overload, and
other state-of-the-art electrical components prepare
readers for work in the field today.
- Learning aids in every chapter
include learning objectives, definitions of key terms,
summaries, and review questions to increase
comprehension and improve retention.
- Photos and illustrations
throughout the book encourage readers to apply
information directly to modern equipment, components and
- Symbols are introduced and used
(sold separately) includes a
unit overview, list of key terms, review test, and lab
exercises when appropriate for each chapter.
NEW to this
- A new section on communication
thermostats and their use in the industry covers the
latest technology and types of equipment.
- Zone control systems are covered
in greater detail.
- New questions reinforce mastery
of new information on communication thermostats and zone
- The schematic diagram section has
been streamlined to cover only current control systems.
- The Safety section has been
expanded and enhanced with more coverage, more detail,
and new art.
Chapter 1 Electrical Safety
Chapter 2 Basic Electricity
Chapter 3 Electric Circuits
Chapter 4 Electric Meters
Chapter 5 Components, Symbols, and Circuitry of Air-Conditioning
Chapter 6 Reading Schematic Diagrams
Chapter 7 Alternating Current, Power Distribution, and Voltage
Chapter 8 Installation of Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration
Chapter 9 Electric Motors
Chapter 10 Components for Electric Motors
Chapter 11 Contactors, Relays, and Overloads
Chapter 12 Thermostats, Pressure Switches, and Other Electric
Electronic Control Devices
Chapter 14 Heating Control Devices
Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Electric Control Devices
Residential Air-Conditioning Control Systems
Light Commercial Air-Conditioning Control Systems
Chapter 18 Troubleshooting Modern Refrigeration, Heating, and
Air-Conditioning Control Circuitry and Systems