Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
by Althouse, Turnquist and Bracciano
This extraordinary hardcover text has over 1,400 pages (it weighs seven pounds!) and hundreds of full-color photos and drawings. It’s like having a college course (taught in plain English) packed between two 8-1/2” X 11” covers. I first read this gem in 1970 when I was 20 years old and working for a refrigeration and air-conditioning wholesaler here on Long Island. Pete the Counterman loaned me his copy and told me that everything I needed to know was in there. I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I still have Pete’s copy! It’s sitting here on the shelf over my desk (he’s not getting it back).
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has been extensively updated to improve readability and address recent developments in the HVAC-R field. This new edition includes information about the latest equipment, refrigerants, and environmentally responsible service procedures. An all new layout and revised text make the book easier to read and comprehend. It's loaded with information, and not just on the fundamentals of air conditioning and refrigeration, which are beautifully explained, but here you’ll also find sections on hydronic heating, heat pumps, geothermal, evaporative cooling, solar energy, automotive air conditioning, air distribution, and on and on and on. Heck, the table of contents alone is 12 pages long!
If you’re the type of person who likes to learn at your own pace then this is a perfect book for you. It’s a full-blown course and also a superb reference book that I think you’ll use for years to come. Hey, I’ve still got Pete the Counterman’s copy.
Get a copy (but don’t loan it to anyone!) and if you’re not absolutely delighted with it, I’ll refund your money. How’s that for a deal?
PS: Because of the size and weight of this book, we can't ship it to a Post Office box so please give us a street address when you place your order and we'll have it shipped by UPS. Thanks!
by Whitman, Johnson, Tomczyk, and Silberstein $129.95