HVAC Controls: Operations & Maintenance

HVAC Controls: Operations & MaintenanceAuthor: Guy W. Gupton, Jr.

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 345 pages

ISBN-10: 0881733415

ISBN-13: 978-0881733419

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Now in it’s newly updated third edition, this handbook was written to serve as a complete and concise reference for those engaged in the operation and maintenance of automatic control systems serving building heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The full range of topics pertinent to the effective operation of all types of HVAC control systems currently in use today are explored, including equipment-to-control interactions, control system set-up and functions, local loop to building automation system interfaces, performance prediction and assessment, operational parameters, and maintenance and testing. The third edition includes a new chapter covering the installations and procedures required to update an existing pneumatic control system to a hybrid pneumatic and direct digital system by adding DDC signal sensing and control algorithms to existing pneumatic actuators on dampers and valves.

6 x 9, 339 pp., Illus., Hardcover

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference Guide

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference GuideAuthor(s): George Benda, Editor

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 216 pages

ISBN: 0881733059

ISBN-13: 978-0881733051

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This book provides you with the benefit of both good and bad experiences in indoor air quality management over the past decade. The case studies are presented with commentary to guide you in capturing the lessons learned, offering you a sound basis for making sound decisions relative to indoor air quality in your day-to-day work in building design, construction and operation. Each case study contains the details you need to fully understand what went right as well as what went wrong. The insightful analysis presented with each case is designed to assist you in generalizing the results for applicability to other types of settings, and to guide you, both in preventing potentially costly indoor air hazards, as well as in resolving challenging existing problems. Supporting technical and scientific data is presented for each case.

6 x 9, 220 pp., Illus., Hardcover

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial BuildingsAuthor(s): Joseph Lstiburek & John Carmody

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 1, 1996)

Hardcover: 232 pages

ISBN-10: 0471318639

ISBN-13: 978-0471318637

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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes:
* clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates
* practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different)
* an overall, systematic view of moisture problems–including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems
* actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book
This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect–as well as its protection and remediation–will expand readers’ knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation Systems

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation SystemsAuthor(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst (May 1995)

Hardcover: 428 pages

ISBN: 0963715658

ISBN-13: 978-0963715654

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At last…a book that takes all the mystery out of ventilation! Understanding Ventilation is the only book that covers all aspects of exchanging the air in houses: infiltration, equipment selection, design, heat-recovery ventilators, sizing, costs, controls, whole-house filters, distribution, and possible problems that a ventilation system can cause–all in easy-to-understand language.


Heating Systems for Your New Home

Heating Systems for Your New HomeAuthor(s): Richard Kadulski

Publisher: Drawing-Room Graphics Services (March 15, 1999)

Paperback: 88 pages

ISBN: 0920768091

ISBN-13: 978-0920768099

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At last, an unbiased comparison of heating systems. Heating Systems for Your New Home explains how a heating system contributes to winter time comfort. It discusses the important features of residential design and installation that are most commonly overlooked — without resorting to jargon.

Heating Systems for Your New Home provides background information new home buyers and builders need to consider at the beginning of a project to avoid problems later. It explains why heating system decisions are more complex to make than decisions on materials or finishes. How heating systems can affect the indoor environment, specifically indoor air quality.

The book begins with a discussion of how all the systems of a house work together and how people perceive comfort. Most of the material describes different heating options, equipment and installation issues. There is a special emphasis on information that allows you to compare options and make a choice that suits your situation. All the common system types are described, including forced air, radiant, baseboards, combination space/water heating systems, wood stoves, masonry heaters, etc. There’s even an overview of ventilation and filtration and how they relate to heating systems.

88 pages, 1999

Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook

Radiant Heating and Cooling HandbookAuthor(s): Richard Watson and Kirby Chapman

Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line; 2nd edition (February 1, 2008)

Hardcover: 861 pages

ISBN-10: 0071485562

ISBN-13: 978-0071485562

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This professional guide is packed with tools that make the work of HVAC designers, engineers and technicians go more smoothly and easily. The Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook features all the information you need to create efficient systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Radiant systems are gaining popularity, because of their efficiency and comfort. Radiant heating in particular has grown rapidly. However, heating is only half of the comfort equation. Many designers find themselves including central air conditioners and duct systems to provide space cooling. This book describes hybrid systems that include both radiant heating and convective cooling. However, radiant cooling is also possible, and this book shows you how.

Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook features:

* Everything you need to size, design and position radiant heating and cooling equipment.
* Models for coupling radiant and forced air heating and cooling for the ultimate in comfort and energy savings.
* All the examples and sample calculations you need to solve real-world heating and cooling problems in buildings, contracting and engineering.
* Essential information relating heating and cooling theory to the principles of thermal comfort.
* Equations, strategies and analyses to help you set parameters from sizing and cost to human comfort.

This complete source of hands-on radiant heating and cooling system design covers hydronic panels, electric panels, control systems as well as heating and cooling theory as it relates to radiant heat transfer.

864 pages, 2002, Hardcover

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC SystemsAuthor(s): David W. Bearg

Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Hardcover: 240 pages

ISBN: 0873715748

ISBN-13: 978-0873715744

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Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems is a practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment).
Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation.
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.

Ken Kern’s Masonry Stove

Ken Kern's Masonry StoveAuthor(s): Ken Kern

Publisher: Scribner (March 1983)

Hardcover: 158 pages

ISBN-10: 0684177757

ISBN-13: 978-0684177755

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Ken Kern’s Masonry Stove – Fantastic information on stove building- xerographic. 82 pages. photos and drawings in b&w.

Masonry stoves are difficult to learn about for the owner builder, but they can be hand built with nformation from this book.

With energy concerns and high cost of fuel a problem for most home heating a masonry stove can solve both. Kern’s book details step-by-step how to plan and build

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial BuildingsAuthor(s): John Siegenthaler

Publisher: Delmar Pub

Hardcover: 449 pages

ISBN: 0827365950

ISBN-13: 978-0827365957

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This innovative book is about state-of-the-art hydronic heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings. It contains extensive product shots from over 60 manufacturers and nearly 300 diagrams of system piping / control schematics. This book condenses powerful, engineering-level design information into design tools that can be used by both technical students and contractors. It includes a complete method for heating load calculations that is simple and accurate, insuring proper design. This volume offers hundreds of powerful design tools to determine how a system will perform before it is installed, which is crucial to real-world situations. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERText with IBM Disk, ISBN: 0-8273-6816-X

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Fundamental Concepts
Ch. 2. Heating Load Estimates
Ch. 3. Hydronic Heat Sources
Ch. 4. Properties of Water
Ch. 5. Piping, Fittings, and Valves
Ch. 6. Fluid Flow in Piping
Ch. 7. Circulating Pumps
Ch. 8. Heat Emitters
Ch. 9. Controls and Control Systems
Ch. 10. Radiant Floor Heating
Ch. 11. Distribution Piping Systems
Ch. 12. Expansion Tanks
Ch. 13. Air Removal
Ch. 14. Auxiliary Heating Loads
Appendix A Schematic Symbols
Appendix B Data for Heating Load Calculations
Appendix C Useful Conversion Factors and Data

Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems

Publisher: Hydronics Inst (June 1988)

ISBN: 0942711017

ISBN-13: 978-0942711011

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Installation Guide for Residential Hydronic Heating Systems (Hot Water and Steam No. 200) Paperback Publication date: June 1988