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Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling

Learn the basic types of heat transfer--convection, conduction, and radiation

Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling

Price: $71.00

Product Code: 9780071746106

ISBN: 9780071746106


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Geothermal HVAC is the definitive guide to commercial and residential geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies. An essential reference for both contractors and consumers, this informative manual explains how to take advantage of the money- and energy-saving features of these new technologies, and also provides a comprehensive overview of the array of choices currently available. The book also offers market values for systems based on varying options and conditions, and describes how to pair the best systems for each application and budget. 272 pp.

Find out how to:

  • Implement a geothermal HVAC system in a retrofit or new construction project
  • Learn the basic types of heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation
  • Understand how geothermal earth-coupled heat pumps work
  • Determine which ground loops to use for earth coupling to best meet the demands of the site
  • Use load sharing to channel the heat differential of one device into useful energy for another
  • Calculate system efficiencies and heat gain and loss
  • Understand geothermal project proposals and system pricing
  • Benefit from incentives, tax credits, and rebates for geothermal HVAC systems
  • Calculate your long-term return on investment
  • Verify that your installed system is working as intended
  • Troubleshoot your system and avoid common problems

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1. How does geothermal work
  • Chapter 2. Components of a system
  • Chapter 3. What can be heated/cooled with geothermal/earth coupled systems
  • Chapter 4. Types and sizes of heating and cooling systems
  • Chapter 5. Types of geothermal heat pumps
  • Chapter 6. Which kind of geothermal system is best for which application
  • Chapter 7. Load calculations
  • Chapter 8. What should it cost to have a geothermal system installed
  • Chapter 9. System designs what works, and what doesn’t
  • Chapter 10. What is my EER, really
  • Chapter 11. Net positive cash flow, or how to calculate a payback
  • Chapter 12. Federal and local tax incentives and rebates
  • Chapter 13. Lifecycles and longevity

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