Higher Education

Residential Construction Academy HVAC, 2nd Edition

  • Eugene Silberstein, B.A., M.S., BEAP, CMHE Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY
  • ISBN-10: 143905634X  |  ISBN-13: 9781439056349
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00
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Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods as they relate to HVAC.
  • Covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems in a full color, comprehensive HVAC book for aspiring technicians. Detailed troubleshooting chapters cover common electrical and mechanical problems to teach real world problem solving techniques.
  • Presents strong theory in conjunction with a hands on practical approach using proven methods by HVAC professionals to get the job done right the first time, on time. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations of the procedure side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions.
  • Contains review questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce the information learned in the chapter.
  • Contains additional safety sections, new information on "green issues" and expanded information on system wiring and wiring diagrams including a new chapter on system testing and balancing.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods.
  • New textbook organization makes each individual section appropriate for a standalone course.
  • A new Introduction chapter covers industry-related topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of fellow professionals working in the field.
  • A new feature called "What's Wrong with this Picture?" highlights through a photos and descriptions the incorrect versus the correct way to execute basic tool use and illustrates how to avoid common mistakes.
  • A new end-of-chapter feature called "Know Your Codes" is an application-based feature that prompts students to research their local and regional codes.
  • New Content Includes: additional information on oxy/acetylene torches, brazing material types and application and expanded material on duct board air distribution and system tools; expanded information on system wiring and wiring diagrams including Chapter 19, which is a new chapter on system testing and balancing;

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: HVAC Coursemate with eBook Printed Access Card (6)

ISBN-10: 1285259181  | ISBN-13: 9781285259185

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  • Coursemate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card
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ISBN-10:  1285268776 | ISBN-13:  9781285268774

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Residential Construction Academy HVAC
    List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00
  • Coursemate, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card
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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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources for Silberstein's Residential Construction Academy, HVAC, 2nd  (ISBN-10: 143905617X | ISBN-13: 9781439056172)

This valuable Instructor CD-ROM allows you anywhere, anytime access to all of your resources, which includes an Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in ExamView®, which makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. Customizable presentations in PowerPoint® format focus on key points for each chapter and can also include video, animations and photos. Also included are hundreds of images from book to enhance your presentations in PowerPoint® format, insert into test questions or add visuals wherever you need them.

Instructors Manual for Silberstein's Residential Cionstruction Academy HVAC, 2nd  (ISBN-10: 143905620X | ISBN-13: 9781439056202)

The Instructor's Resource Guide serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Blueprints and Plans for HVAC  (ISBN-10: 142833520X | ISBN-13: 9781428335202)

Read and use HVAC plans and blueprints like today’s professionals with the latest edition of this widely popular resource! With a focus on air conditioning drawings and hands-on exercises that were the cornerstone of previous editions, Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 3E aims to help readers master the basics of blueprint reading and apply their new skills to work in the HVAC trade. This third edition has been updated to reflect the increasing use of computers to develop plans and prints, while still including all the critical areas of study, including: using the architect's and engineer's scale, creating and using working and construction drawings, freehand sketching and drafting with instruments, and more! The final section of this all-inclusive book goes beyond basic concepts, enabling users to gain valuable skills in reading and interpreting architectural, ductwork, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans.

List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.50

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians  (ISBN-10: 1428324283 | ISBN-13: 9781428324282)

Develop solid practical math skills needed to succeed in the heating and cooling technology field with this updated resource that presents critical information in a way that is straightforward, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, meaningful to the reader. From basic arithmetic to using formulas, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians, 5th Edition covers all of the mathematical concepts that technicians are likely to encounter in their everyday, on-the-job tasks. Packed with hands-on exercises and the HVAC-R-specific terminology that previous editions are known for, this updated edition includes references to the latest technology, geothermal systems, as well as zone heating and cooling. Readers will walk away with a thorough understanding of need-to-know math concepts, as well as confidence that they can apply what they have learned immediately and effectively.

List Price = $107.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

BTU Buddy Notebook  (ISBN-10: 1435425839 | ISBN-13: 9781435425835)

The BTU Buddy Notebook is a collection of more than 50 unique service call scenarios conducted by an HVAC technician which describe real-life service scenarios related to troubleshooting. Many high quality images help to illustrate troubleshooting techniques and the equipment being serviced.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Student Supplements

Workbook with Lab Manual for Silberstein's Residential Construction Academy HVAC, 2nd  (ISBN-10: 143905603X | ISBN-13: 9781439056035)

The student workbook/lab manual is design to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definitions, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems. The student workbook/laboratory manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are all included.

List Price = $65.95  | CengageBrain Price = $65.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $49.50

Residential Construction Academy: HVAC DVD Set (1 - 4)  (ISBN-10: 143905598X | ISBN-13: 9781439055984)

Provides step-by-step instruction of important concepts for the topics discussed in the book. This DVD is easy to follow and includes full color animations and graphics. (Also available in CD ROM format.)

List Price = $1447.95  | CengageBrain Price = $1447.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $1072.25

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Blueprints and Plans for HVAC  (ISBN-10: 142833520X | ISBN-13: 9781428335202)

Read and use HVAC plans and blueprints like today’s professionals with the latest edition of this widely popular resource! With a focus on air conditioning drawings and hands-on exercises that were the cornerstone of previous editions, Blueprints and Plans for HVAC, 3E aims to help readers master the basics of blueprint reading and apply their new skills to work in the HVAC trade. This third edition has been updated to reflect the increasing use of computers to develop plans and prints, while still including all the critical areas of study, including: using the architect's and engineer's scale, creating and using working and construction drawings, freehand sketching and drafting with instruments, and more! The final section of this all-inclusive book goes beyond basic concepts, enabling users to gain valuable skills in reading and interpreting architectural, ductwork, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans.

List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.50

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians  (ISBN-10: 1428324283 | ISBN-13: 9781428324282)

Develop solid practical math skills needed to succeed in the heating and cooling technology field with this updated resource that presents critical information in a way that is straightforward, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, meaningful to the reader. From basic arithmetic to using formulas, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Heating and Cooling Technicians, 5th Edition covers all of the mathematical concepts that technicians are likely to encounter in their everyday, on-the-job tasks. Packed with hands-on exercises and the HVAC-R-specific terminology that previous editions are known for, this updated edition includes references to the latest technology, geothermal systems, as well as zone heating and cooling. Readers will walk away with a thorough understanding of need-to-know math concepts, as well as confidence that they can apply what they have learned immediately and effectively.

List Price = $107.95  | CengageBrain Price = $107.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

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

BTU Buddy Notebook  (ISBN-10: 1435425839 | ISBN-13: 9781435425835)

The BTU Buddy Notebook is a collection of more than 50 unique service call scenarios conducted by an HVAC technician which describe real-life service scenarios related to troubleshooting. Many high quality images help to illustrate troubleshooting techniques and the equipment being serviced.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Coursemate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133610838 | ISBN-13: 9781133610830)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY HVAC, 2nd Edition.

List Price = $147.95  | CengageBrain Price = $147.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Eugene Silberstein, B.A., M.S., BEAP, CMHE

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).