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A definitive and practical guide to residential and commercial geothermal HVAC
Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling covers the fast-growing field of geothermal air conditioning and heating technology and all of its peripherals, in both the commercial and residential sectors. Youll get details on the vast array of choices currently available on the market, so you can take advantage of this emerging money- and energy-saving technology. The book is co-written by Jay Egg, who has 20 years of direct experience and accreditation in providing geothermal systems, and Brian Clark Howard, a Web editor, author, and environmental blogger. Youll learn what type of systems will likely work in a particular area, as well as what pricing to expect for a particular efficiency and quality.
Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling:
- Explains the science and principles of heat transfer, convection, and infrared
- Identifies how to pair the best systems for each application and budget
- Lists market values for systems based on varying options and conditions
- Includes information on all the domestic and international tax rebates and stimulus packages available for implementing geothermal.
- Contains coupons for discounts on geothermal products and services
Practical coverage of geothermal HVAC:
How geothermal works; Components of a system; What can be heated/cooled with geothermal/earth coupled systems; Types and sizes of heating and cooling systems; Types of geothermal heat pumps; Which kind of geothermal system is best for which application; Load calculations; What should it cost to have a geothermal system installed; System designs; what works, and what doesn't; What is my EER, really; Net positive cash flow... or how to calculate a payback; Federal and local tax incentives and rebates; Lifecycles and longevity
In-depth, practical details on geothermal HVAC systems
This definitive guide covers commercial and residential geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies and explains how to take advantage of their money- and energy-saving features. Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling reviews the array of choices currently available, offers market values for systems based on varying options and conditions, and describes how to pair the best systems for each application and budget. Whether you're a contractor or a consumer, you'll find out what you need to know to implement a geothermal HVAC system in a retrofit or new construction project, and start benefiting from this sustainable, affordable technology.
Find out how to: Learn the basic types of heat transfer--convection, conduction, and radiation Understand how geothermal earth-coupled heat pumps work Determine which ground loops to use for earth coupling to best meet the demands of the site Use load sharing to channel the heat differential of one device into useful energy for another Calculate system efficiencies and heat gain and loss Understand geothermal project proposals and system pricing Benefit from incentives, tax credits, and rebates for geothermal HVAC systems Calculate your long-term return on investment Verify that your installed system is working as intended Troubleshoot your system and avoid common problems
About the Author
is a certified geothermal designer and founder of Egg Systems, an HVAC services company focused on geothermal technology. He is a sought-after expert on geothermal HVAC, and his team has written hundreds of web articles on the topic.
Brian Clark Howard is a Web editor with the Daily Green, a division of Hearst Digital Media. He writes and edits articles and blogs on earth-friendly topics, and is syndicated on Yahoo!, MSN, Huffington Post, O (The Oprah Magazine), and others. Brian is the coauthor of The Whole Green Catalog (Rodale Press 2009) and Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (Penguin, 2005).