Geothermal HVAC by Jay EggGeothermal HVAC by Jay Egg

Geothermal HVAC

byJay Egg, Brian Clark Howard

Hardcover | November 9, 2010

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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
Jay Egg 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...
Title:Geothermal HVACFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.5 × 7.6 × 0.84 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071746102

ISBN - 13:9780071746106

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for novice or expert! What a great book! I am a home owner looking to have a Geothermal HVAC and pool system installed in my house in central Florida. I have neighbors who had it in New York and up north where the technology has been around for years. They all suggested using a closed loop system because that it what they knew about and what most installers suggest. After reading Mr. Egg and Mr. Howard's book I found that a closed loop might not be the best solution for my Florida home. After shopping around for an installer, I finally found one and showed him the book and what I had read. He was just as impressed as I was and we are now moving forward with a pump and re-inject systems. This book is truly helpful to home owners, commercial business owners and installers looking to know more about this fantastic technology.
Date published: 2011-01-10

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. How does geothermal work; Chapter 2. Components of a system; Chapter 3. What can be heated/cooled with geothermal/earth coupled systems; Chapter 4. Types and sizes of heating and cooling systems; Chapter 5. Types of geothermal heat pumps; Chapter 6. Which kind of geothermal system is best for which application; Chapter 7. Load calculations; Chapter 8. What should it cost to have a geothermal system installed; Chapter 9. System designs; what works, and what doesn't; Chapter 10. What is my EER, really; Chapter 11. Net positive cash flow... or how to calculate a payback.; Chapter 12. Federal and local tax incentives and rebates; Chapter 13. Lifecycles and longevity