Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 3: Air Conditioning, Heat by James E. Brumbaugh

By James E. Brumbaugh

Retain it cool or warmth issues up

This 3rd quantity of Audel's HVAC Library can provide a accomplished, hands-on advisor to fitting, servicing, and repairing all uncomplicated air-conditioning platforms in either new and older development. You'll additionally locate entire insurance of specialised heating units-radiators, radiant heating structures, stoves, fireplaces, warmth pumps, and indoor/outdoor pool warmers, plus enthusiasts, exhaust structures, air filters, and extra. It's what you must whole your HVAC reference library.
* Make actual calculations for AC procedure output
* Tailor AC platforms for older construction
* discover ways to set up and repair today's renowned digital air cleaners and filters
* provider much less universal heating platforms corresponding to coal-fired furnaces
* set up, retain, and service humidifiers and dehumidifers
* deal with radiators, convectors, and baseboard heating units

Table of Contents

Introduction.
About the Author.

Chapter 1: Radiant Heating.

Chapter 2: Radiators, Convectors, and Unit Heaters.

Chapter three: Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys.

Chapter four: Water Heaters.

Chapter five: Heating Swimming Pools.

Chapter 6: air flow Principles.

Chapter 7: air flow and Exhaust Fans.

Chapter eight: Air-Conditioning.

Chapter nine: Air-Conditioning Equipment.

Chapter 10: warmth Pumps.

Chapter eleven: Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers.

Chapter 12: Air Cleaners and Filters.

Appendix A: expert and alternate Associations.

Appendix B: Manufacturers.

Appendix C: HVAC/R schooling, education, Certification, and Licensing.

Appendix D: information Tables.

Appendix E: Psychrometric Charts.

Index.

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The procedure for designing a hydronic radiant floor heating system may be outlined as follows: 1. Determine the total rate of heat loss per room in the structure. 2. Determine the available area for panels (loops) in each room. 3. Determine the output required by each panel to replace the heat loss. 4. Determine the required surface temperature for each panel. 5. Determine the required heat input to the panel (should equal heat output). 6. Determine the most efficient and economical means of sup- plying heat to the panel.

Insert the brass fitting into the end of the expanded PEX tube. 3. Use the expansion tool to pull the brass sleeve back over the PEX tube and fitting for a tight connection. FITTING SLEEVE 1 2 3 Compression Fitting 1. Slide the locking nut and split compression ring up the tubing. 2. Insert the tubing onto the compression fitting. 3. Tighten the nut onto the compression fitting snugly. 4. Re-tighten the fittings after the heat has been turned on and the hot water has circulated through the tubing.

The tubing is inserted in the panel grooves and set flush with the panel surface. Floor Coverings Floor covering materials reduce the amount of heat radiation rising into the room or space above the floor. The insulating properties of floor coverings must be considered when designing a hydronic or electric radiant floor heating system. Plush carpets and polyurethane carpet pads should not be installed over a radiant floor heating system. The same holds true for thick wood floors or multiple layers of plywood subfloors.

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