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.
Over the past thirty-five plus years, Eugene has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is presently an Assistant Professor and lead faculty member for the HVAC/R program at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York. Eugene has twenty-three years of teaching experience and has taught HVAC at several institutions. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in renewable and sustainable energy sources. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from the ESCO Group. Eugene also carries the BEAP credential issued by ASHRAE, classifying him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. Eugene, an active member of both ASHRAE and RSES, served as the author and subject matter expert for multiple projects including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th and 7th Editions, Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and 2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Editions and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014).
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.