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Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration 1st Edition

Quentin Wells

  • Published
  • 672 Pages

Overview

The most complete, up-to-date resource for home technology integration and home automation available, Residential Integrator’s Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration explores how the latest high-tech systems converge to create integrated, whole-home unified systems. With a focus on installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance, coverage includes LANs, internet connectivity, video and audio systems, telephone systems, security systems, lighting controls, and more. The book first focuses on the basics of each technology segment, what it does, and how its various components work, and then progresses to explain how to connect these components into a unified working system that accomplishes a specific function. This instruction culminates in the ultimate in home technology integration fundamentals: it reveals how all home technologies can be integrated in a single home automation and communication system that provides maximum performance in all areas, while staying within the budget of the average home owner. Designed for the professional installer who wants to obtain DHTI+ certification or do-it-yourself home owners, the book’s straightforward writing style and comprehensive approach make this a valuable resource.

Quentin Wells, Salt Lake Community College

Quentin Wells has worked and taught in the video production and computer areas since 1970. Formerly general manager of Career Research Corporation and FilmWorks, an audio visual company, Wells holds a degree in Political Science and has written numerous instructional and training manuals as well as more than 75 documentary and educational video programs. He has trained teachers and administrators in school districts and colleges across the country. In addition to technical writing, he has also published a novel based on his early career as a CIA officer. Now retired, Wells most recently worked as Student Media Center Director at Salt Lake Community College.
  • Practical training projects and case studies help readers gain hands-on experience in high and low voltage wiring, wireless setup, component installation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Multiple illustrations and photographs provide detailed explanations of how tools and components work
  • Step-by-step instructions deliberately and carefully spell out how to perform critical procedures for solid comprehension
  • Provides insights from working professionals that focus on common errors and ways to fix them, providing readers with information they can use in real-world situations

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  • ISBN-10: 1133480101
  • ISBN-13: 9781133480105
  • STARTING AT $17.49

  • ISBN-10: 1435400623
  • ISBN-13: 9781435400627
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $119.75
  • RETAIL $158.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Smart Grid Home

ISBN: 9781111318512
Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how the average homeowner can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter, the reader is provided with the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that the homeowner will be paid by the public utility.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781111318529
The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

FOR STUDENTS

Smart Grid Home

ISBN: 9781111318512
Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost is provided. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that as a homeowner, you will be paid by the public utility.