Delmar Announces the Release of HVACR 401; the Fourth Book in the HVACR Training Series for Technicians

Clifton Park, NY – June 14, 2011 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the availability of HVACR 401: Heat Pumps, the fourth addition to a series of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) training books.

This newest book in the series begins with a review of the refrigeration cycle in comfort conditioning and gradually progresses to more advanced and in-depth topics. It was written with an emphasis on the service technician perspective, rather than the design engineer viewpoint, and covers topics such as electrical schematics, maintenance, geothermal heat pumps and troubleshooting case studies.

HVACR 401: Heat Pumps, along with its predecessors, HVACR 101, HVACR 201 and HVACR 301, was developed in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association Educational Foundation (PHCC Educational Foundation) and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). These texts contain a wealth of detailed and thorough reference content designed specifically for HVACR apprentices, entry-level technicians and students. The HVACR series was developed based on industry-driven curriculum and encourages students to apply information to real-world scenarios. The series presents a wide range of important concepts, accompanied by useful instructor supplements, resource materials, lesson plans and color illustrations and graphs.

“We are proud to release HVACR 401, the fourth component to our popular HVACR series,said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “The HVACR textbooks from Delmar are the only products of their kind supported by ACCA, the PHCC Educational Foundation and RSES, three of the most highly regarded organizations within the HVACR industry.  HVACR 401, along with the other three texts in the series, has proven to be a valuable resource for professionals looking to further their knowledge of the industry.”

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About Delmar and Cengage Learning
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About The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the leading trade association representing the business, educational and policy interests of the nation’s heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration contractors. ACCA represents over 4,000 contractors nationwide. ACCA provides contractors with comprehensive education and training, business exchange opportunities, networking, community programs and legislative action at the local, state and national level. ACCA membership includes contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, equipment wholesalers and distributors, vocational and technical schools, professional associates, facilities operators, and utilities.

About The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association Educational Foundation (PHCC Educational Foundation)
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association Educational Foundation engages in workforce development, management education and technical training activities for the growth and career success of those employed in the plumbing and HVACR industry. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, which was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace.

About the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
As one of the leading technical education providers for the entire HVACR industry, RSES offers training and continuing education for all levels of HVACR professionals. RSES strives to advance the professionalism and proficiency of the HVACR industry through comprehensive certification programs, seminars, technical exams, and training courses. RSES works with all sectors of the industry, emphasizing residential and light commercial HVACR. With an extended list of members and affiliations, RSES is a premier educational organization for the HVACR industry.