by Eugene Silberstein
This is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read book I've found on heat pumps.
The book begins with the four major components that make up the vapor-compression system: the compressor, condenser, metering device, and evaporator. From there, it gets into other system-level components that are essential to efficient heat pump operation, including: cooling towers, pressure controls, safety devices, and thermostats.
This terrific book treats each system component separately, which allows you to concentrate fully on a single component before attempting to assemble all of the pieces of the heat pump puzzle. It also has more than thirty sample service calls based on actual scenarios encountered by field technicians. It’s a great way to practice troubleshooting before you have to face these situations in the real world.
There are cutaway views of the devices that make the learning even easier. And there’s an entire chapter devoted to developing the ability to read and interpret electrical schematic and ladder diagrams. Each chapter ends with a summary, and there are 300 chapter-end review questions. You’ll be able to review what you’ve learned and underscore all the key points. There’s also an extensive glossary at the end of the book, and that’s so helpful to those who are new to the field of heat pumps.
Here, check out the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - Vapor-compression Refrigeration System Components
Chapter 2 - Vapor-compression Refrigeration System Accessories and Controls
Chapter 3 - Mechanical Troubleshooting of Vapor-compression Refrigeration Systems
Chapter 4 - Electric Motors and Starting Components
Chapter 5 - Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Electrical Components
Chapter 7 - Servicing Vapor Compression Refrigeration Systems
Chapter 8 - Vapor Compression Heat Pump Components and Accessories
Chapter 9 - Troubleshooting Vapor Compression Heat Pump Systems
Chapter 10 - Wiring Diagrams - Vapor Compression Heat Pump Systems
Chapter 11 - Troubleshooting Basic Vapor Compression Heat Pump Control Circuits and Components
Chapter 12 - Servicing Vapor Compression Heat Pump Controls and Control Circuits
Chapter 13 - Vapor Compression Heat Pump Refrigeration Circuits
Chapter 14 - Geothermal Heat Pumps
Chapter 15 - Troubleshooting Geothermal Heat Pumps
Chapter 16 - Servicing Geothermal Heat Pumps
Chapter 17 - Air-to-Air Heat Pump System Installation
Chapter 18 - System Preventative Maintenance
Chapter 19 - Heat Pump System Service Calls
510 pages. If you’re not delighted with this one, just send it back to us within 30 days for a full refund. (Shipment available within the USA only.)
by Whitman, Johnson, Tomczyk, and Silberstein $124.95