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Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning, 4th Edition

  • Mark Schnubel Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1428383247  |  ISBN-13: 9781428383241
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2001, 1996
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75
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About

Overview

Today's Technician: Heating & Air Conditioning, 4E is a two-book set that separates theory and diagnostic content into Classroom and Shop Manuals. This separation allows readers to learn theories of heating and air conditioning before applying them, with the benefit of cross-referenced page numbers in each manual to link related material. Updated to reflect the industry's latest developments and trends, this edition includes expanded coverage of basic theories, as well as all-new sections on upgraded equipment, sealant contamination and testing, and non-compressible gas contamination. In addition, the information on compressors has been updated to include new hybrid electric compressors and the safety issues that accompany them. With this up-to-date, technically accurate information, this is a valuable resource for learning the theory, components, diagnosis and repair of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems.

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Features and Benefits

  • Current NATEF-oriented objectives open each chapter, helping readers to understand and meet certification requirements
  • Updated illustrations and photo sequences offer visual explanations of the most recent technological developments in the area of automotive heating and air conditioning
  • Revised job sheets reflect the latest NATEF tasks, adequately preparing readers for the work they are likely to face in the field
  • Instructor support package, including PowerPoint, Computerized Test Bank, Image Library, Instructor's Guide and NATEF Correlation Grid, saves teachers time in the classroom so they can spend more hands-on time with students

Table of Contents

1. Heating and Air Conditioning—History and the Environment.
2. Temperature and Pressure Fundamentals.
3. Engine Cooling and Comfort Heating Systems.
4. Air-Conditioning System Operating Principles.
5. Refrigerant System Components.
6. Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing.
7. Diagnosis of the Refrigeration System.
8. Compressors and Clutches.
9. Case and Duct Systems.
10. System Controls.
11. Retrofit and Future Trends (R-12 to R-134a).

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating/AC - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133074472  | ISBN-13: 9781133074472

List Price = $256.95  | CengageBrain Price = $256.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $193.00

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  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning
    List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75
  • DATO: Diagnostic Scenarios for Heating/AC - Cengage Learning Hosted Printed Access Card
    List Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75


Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  143547824X | ISBN-13:  9781435478244

List Price = $237.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $176.50

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  • Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning
    List Price = $236.95  | CengageBrain Price = $236.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Bundle: Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning, 4th + Bundle: Today's Technician: Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning, 4th + NATEF Standards Job Sheets Area A7, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 1435478916 | ISBN-13: 9781435478916)

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Student Supplements

Cengage Learning Hosted WebTutor™ Advantage Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111314357 | ISBN-13: 9781111314354)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Schnubel

Mark Schnubel is an associate professor and coordinator of the automotive technician and automotive management programs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. He is an ASE-Certified Master Automotive Technician with decades of experience in the automotive services industry and holds a master’s degree in education. In addition to his activities as an author and educator, Schnubel has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education on academic preparation for 12th graders planning to enter job-training programs after graduation.