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Residential Construction Academy HVAC, 2nd Edition

  • Eugene Silberstein
  • ISBN-10: 143905634X
  • ISBN-13: 9781439056349
  • 608 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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. Now available with this text is The Complete HVAC Lab Manual, which features over 250 lab exercises, covering 15 topic areas. See the supplements section for more details.

Features

  • 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.

  • Visit the Residential Construction Academy website to learn more about the series – www.residentialconstructionacademy.com

About the Author

Eugene Silberstein

Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene has taken on many roles ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is currently the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Eugene has twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration at many institutions including high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December of 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York (New York, NY) and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, (Stony Brook, NY) where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE’s BEAP credential, which classifies Eugene as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. He is also an active member of many industry societies. Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology title, which is now entering its 9th Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.

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.

New to this edition

  • 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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

The Complete HVAC Lab Manual by Silberstein/Obrzut  (ISBN-10: 1337399388 | ISBN-13: 9781337399388)

Featuring over 250 lab exercises, this lab manual is designed to provide practice for all activities performed in the refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning industry, with exercises correlated to the following solutions: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology,7e, 8e, 9e; Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 8e, 9e, 10e; Heat Pumps, 2e and RCA: HVAC, 2e.

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

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1133280242 | ISBN-13: 9781133280248)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

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.

Student Supplements

The Complete HVAC Lab Manual by Silberstein/Obrzut  (ISBN-10: 1337399388 | ISBN-13: 9781337399388)

Featuring over 250 lab exercises, this lab manual is designed to provide practice for all activities performed in the refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning industry, with exercises correlated to the following solutions: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology,7e, 8e, 9e; Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 8e, 9e, 10e; Heat Pumps, 2e and RCA: HVAC, 2e.

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.

CD-ROM Courseware  (ISBN-10: 1401849113 | ISBN-13: 9781401849115)

Based on national skill standards and developed as an integrated part of the Residential Construction Academy HVAC package, this engaging series underscores the major topics of the book and utilizes step-by-step procedures to acquaint viewers with the basics of HVAC theory and application. Content explores everything from the basics of electricity, matter, energy, and heat to refrigeration system installation, start-up, and troubleshooting. A dedicated emphasis on safe work practices draws attention to important safety issues to be considered on the job. This series is available either in a set of four 20-minute videos or in the form of one CD-ROM course.

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.)

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.