Geothermal HVAC : green heating and cooling / Jay Egg, Brian Clark Howard.

By: Egg, Jay
Contributor(s): Howard, Brian C
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011Description: xv, 249 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cmISBN: 9780071746106 (alk. paper); 0071746102 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Ground source heat pump systemsDDC classification: 697/.04 LOC classification: TH7417.5 | .E38 2011
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Includes index.

1. Introduction to geothermal technologies -- 2. Heat transfer and HVAC basics -- 3. Geothermal heat pumps and their uses -- 4. Earth coupling through ground loops -- 5. Introduction to load sharing -- 6. Efficiency and load calculations simplified -- 7. Understanding pricing of geothermal systems -- 8. Incentives, tax credits and rebates -- 9. Understanding geothermal project proposals -- 10. How to calculate your payback -- 11. Verifying your system -- 12. Life cycles and longevity -- 13. Common problems and horror stories -- 14. Geothermal spreads around the globe -- Appendix. Geothermal HVAC resources.

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.

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