The textbook HVACR 401: Heat Pumps is designed for an experienced apprentice or journeyman who seeks to learn more detail on the operation of heat pumps. The book, published by Delmar Cengage Learning, emphasizes the service technician’s perspective and progresses from the refrigeration cycle to more in-depth topics including electrical schematics, scheduled maintenance, geothermal heat pumps, and troubleshooting problems. According to the organization, the textbook both completes its apprentice textbook series and serves as a stand-alone source on heat pumps. An instructor CD with lesson plans and an exam question database provides a course ready to teach right away, says the organization. It was developed by the educational foundation in partnership with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).
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