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Residential Construction Academy HVAC

ISBN 13: 9781439056349

ISBN 10: 143905634X

Author: Eugene Silberstein

Pages: 608

Published: 05/12/2011

Price: $139.95 Add to cart

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems.
This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions.
The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.

Now available with this text is The Complete HVAC Lab Manual, which features over 250 lab exercises, covering 15 topic areas. See the supplements section for more details.
  • Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods.
  • New textbook organization makes each individual section appropriate for a standalone course.
  • A new Introduction chapter covers industry-related topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of fellow professionals working in the field.
  • A new feature called "What's Wrong with this Picture?" highlights through a photos and descriptions the incorrect versus the correct way to execute basic tool use and illustrates how to avoid common mistakes.
  • A new end-of-chapter feature called "Know Your Codes" is an application-based feature that prompts students to research their local and regional codes.
  • Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods as they relate to HVAC.
  • Covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems in a full color, comprehensive HVAC book for aspiring technicians. Detailed troubleshooting chapters cover common electrical and mechanical problems to teach real world problem solving techniques.
  • Presents strong theory in conjunction with a hands on practical approach using proven methods by HVAC professionals to get the job done right the first time, on time. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations of the procedure side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions.
  • Contains review questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce the information learned in the chapter.
  • Contains additional safety sections, new information on "green issues" and expanded information on system wiring and wiring diagrams including a new chapter on system testing and balancing.
  • Visit the Residential Construction Academy website to learn more about the series – www.residentialconstructionacademy.com
Author Bio
Eugene Silberstein
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. <BR />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. <BR />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.<BR />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.
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Table of Contents
1. Matter, Energy and Heat Basics.
2. The Refrigeration Process.
3. General Safety Practices.
4. Refrigerant Management.
5. Hand Tools.
6. Tubing and Piping Tools.
7. Specialized HVAC/R Tools.
8. Location.
9. Duct Systems.
10. System Connections.
11. Leak Testing.
12. System Evacuation.
13. System Start-up and Charging.
14. Electric Fundamentals.
15. Electric Motors.
16. Electric Controls.
17. Wiring Diagrams.
18. Electric Codes.
19. Testing and Balancing.
20. Indoor Air Quality.
21. Mechanical Troubleshooting.
22. Electrical Troubleshooting.
23. Electric Heat.
24. Gas Heat.
25. Oil Heat.
26. Hydronic Heat.
27. Heat Pumps.