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Heating with Renewable Energy, 1st Edition

  • John Siegenthaler Associate Professor Emeritus, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY
  • ISBN-10: 1285075609  |  ISBN-13: 9781285075600
  • 864 Pages
  • © 2017 | Published
  • List Price = $ 174.95
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About

Overview

Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and "how to" information you'll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.

Features and Benefits

  • Demonstrates that modern hydronics technology is the "glue" that holds together nearly all thermally based renewable energy systems.
  • Focuses on details rather than just concepts to provide readers with the nuts & bolts information required for real solutions.
  • Includes extensive full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics, as well as reference information that designers will use on every system.
  • Uses standard English measurement units exclusively, guaranteeing consistency with today's US industry practices.
  • Provides mathematical design tools, along with complete examples of how they are used, to help designers learn to analyze variations in system design and make informed decisions long before any hardware gets assembled.
  • Shows the common design elements of systems with different renewable energy heat sources to help designers learn how to migrate details and subsystems among systems using different renewable energy heat sources.
  • Starts with "building blocks" and finishes with complete system designs to ensure that designers aren't left wondering how common hardware operates or how to select it.
  • Covers a wide range of renewable energy heat sources for space heating and domestic hot water, allowing readers to diversify their expertise.
  • Includes a downloadable academic version of author-developed software that assists with the design calculations and procedures presented in the book.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Residential Energy Basics.
2. Space Heating & Domestic Water Heating Loads.
3. Universal Hydronic Concepts.
4. Essential Hydronic Hardware & Detailing.
5. Low Temperature Heat Emitters.
6. Electrical & Electronic Controllers.
7. Solar Energy Fundamentals.
8. Solar Thermal Collectors.
9. Thermal Storage Tanks.
10. Antifreeze-Protected Solar Combisystems.
11. Drainback Protected Solar Combisystems.
12. Assessing Solar Combisystem Performance.
13. Air-To-Water Heat Pump Systems.
14. Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
15. Wood-Fired Heating Systems.
16. Economic Evaluation Concepts & Tools.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Index.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305405242 | ISBN-13: 9781305405240)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Practical Heating Technology  (ISBN-10: 141808039X | ISBN-13: 9781418080396)

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Student Supplements

Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings  (ISBN-10: 1428335153 | ISBN-13: 9781428335158)

From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference.

List Price = $186.95  | CengageBrain Price = $186.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.75

Practical Heating Technology  (ISBN-10: 141808039X | ISBN-13: 9781418080396)

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Siegenthaler

John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. "Siggy", as he is known in the industry, has over 32 of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology. John is principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, NY.