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Residential Construction Academy HVAC / Edition 2

Residential Construction Academy HVAC / Edition 2

by Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein


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HVAC Installers; HVAC Technicians might be interested in this introduction to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439056349
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene has taken on many roles ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is currently the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Eugene has twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration at many institutions including high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December of 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York (New York, NY) and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, (Stony Brook, NY) where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE's BEAP credential, which classifies Eugene as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. He is also an active member of many industry societies. Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning's Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology title, which is now entering its 9th Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: REFRIGERATION FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Matter, Energy and Heat Basics. 2. The Refrigeration Process. 3. General Safety Practices. 4. Refrigerant Management. SECTION II: TOOLS. 5. Hand Tools. 6. Tubing and Piping Tools. 7. Specialized HVAC/R Tools. SECTION III: INSTALLATION. 8. Location. 9. Duct Systems. 10. System Connections. 11. Leak Testing. 12. System Evacuation. 13. System Start-up and Charging. SECTION IV: ELECTRICITY FOR HVAC. 14. Electric Fundamentals. 15. Electric Motors. 16. Electric Controls. 17. Wiring Diagrams. 18. Electric Codes. SECTION V: SYSTEM COMMISSIONING. 19. Testing and Balancing. 20. Indoor Air Quality. 21. Mechanical Troubleshooting. 22. Electrical Troubleshooting. SECTION VI: HEATING SYSTEMS. 23. Electric Heat. 24. Gas Heat. 25. Oil Heat. 26. Hydronic Heat. 27. Heat Pumps.

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