Heat Pumps

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Author: Eugene Silberstein, B.A., M.S., BEAP, CMHE
Edition: 002
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781305081635
ISBN 10: 1305081633
Copyright: 2016

Price: $159.95

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Prepare for your career with HEAT PUMPS, 2e. This reader-friendly, full color book provides comprehensive coverage of air source, water source, and geothermal heating pump technology. Fifteen dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide ample opportunities for you to apply each of the steps required for successful completion of every service call. The Second Edition addresses the latest green building codes and includes a wide range of built-in learning aids and real-life examples to help you develop the knowledge and skills they will need on the job.


  • New chapters added pertaining to new technology used in the field.
  • New "green" sidebars throughout the book provide tips on energy efficiency and address the latest Green Building codes.
  • New topics include inverter-controlled compressors, variable refrigerant flow, ductless split systems, ductless split heat pump systems with heat recovery, ductless split system installation, and pressure enthalpy.
  • A new full color, reader-friendly design with mostly new art work makes technical topics easier to understand.
  • Coverage of geothermal heat pump systems is greatly expanded.
  • Each system component is treated separately, allowing readers to concentrate fully on a single component before attempting to assemble all of the pieces of the heat pump puzzle.
  • More than 50 "For Discussion" topics excite and challenge readers while providing instructors with opportunities to encourage thought-provoking in-class debate.
  • Cutaway views of devices allow readers to see inside the system as they explore the operation and function of each of its components in detail.
  • Three chapters aid readers in developing the ability to read and interpret electrical schematic and ladder diagrams for air source, water source, and geothermal heat pump systems, a skill required of all successful technicians.
  • Objectives and a brief introduction, plus an overview of the concepts to be presented in each chapter, help readers to zero in on must-know information.
  • Chapter-end summaries, plus hundreds of chapter-end review questions, underscore key points while providing an effective means for readers to gauge their understanding.
  • An extensive glossary helps readers master the use of key technical and industry terms.

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