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Residential Construction Academy Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

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Residential Construction Academy: HVAC
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Author: Eugene Silberstein

Intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup, and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems.

Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry! Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators.

The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB), Home Builders Institute and Thomson Delmar Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades.

Based on national skill standards, this full-color, comprehensive HVAC book is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup, and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems.

The first section explores matter, energy, heat, and the basic refrigeration processes, with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Detailed information on safety issues and the system installation process follows, with step-by-step procedures that clearly illustrate the key skills needed to properly install a system.

The startup and service section shows readers the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and that the amount of refrigerant in the system is within an acceptable range. Coverage concludes with the installation and service of oil, gas, electric, and geothermal heating systems, as well as boilers, hydronic heating, and radiant heating.


  • instruction on the safe and proper handling of refrigerants ensures safe compliance with federal laws
  • step-by-step instructions on taking pressure and temperature readers at strategic locations in the system and correctly interpreting those readings ensures that the system will operate properly for years to come
  • detailed troubleshooting chapters cover common electrical and mechanical problems so that readers can learn real-world problem-solving techniques, and feature sample service calls that take readers through the troubleshooting process
  • "Tech Tool Belt" sections educate readers on the tools they are likely to use on the job
  • From Experience? boxes highlight proven methods used by HVAC professionals to get the job done right the first time, on time
  • "Cautions" bring to light potential safety hazards and instruct readers on the avoidance of injuries on any construction jobsite



Matter, Energy and Heat Basics

The Refrigeration Process



Unit Location and The Air Distribution System

System Connections


System Evacuation, Startup and Charging

Mechanical Troubleshooting

Refrigerant Management

Basic Electricity


Automatic Controls

Electrical Troubleshooting

Indoor Air Quality


Electric Heating

Gas Heating

Oil Heating

Hydronic Heating

Geothermal Heating.

576 Pages
Hardcover - 8-1/2 x 11in.

Eugene Silberstein, a member of ASHRAE and RSES, graduated with dual bachelor's degrees from CCNY in New York City, New York. He has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author.

Mr. Silberstein was an instructor at Apex Technical School in New York City, where he taught classes on basic, domestic and commercial refrigeration, basic electricity and major home appliances, commercial air conditioning and advanced air conditioning topics. He later went on to become the chairman of the refrigeration department and the educational supervisor of that institution. In addition to teaching at the post-secondary level, Mr. Silberstein has taught air conditioning, heating and plumbing at the high school level at Nassau BOCES in Westbury, New York.

His technical credits include authoring Heat Pumps, providing technical reviews and writing educational supplements for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 4th and 5th Editions, writing production scripts for educational videos accompanying Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6th Edition and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 5th Edition, writing computerized test banks and lecture slides for Johnson Controls' Building Environments: HVAC Systems, among others.

Mr. Silberstein is also a consulting engineer and contributor to the HOTLINE column in the HVAC industry's Refrigeration News. He also sat on the committee that drafted the standards on which this book is based. Mr. Silberstein is currently writing other industry related books including Blueprint Reading for Electricians and is presently directing and teaching a new A.A.S. degree program in HVAC/R at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York.


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