Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1: Heating Systems, Furnaces and Boilers 4th Edition by James E. Brumbaugh.
Introduction by James E. Brumbaugh : The purpose of this series is to provide the layman with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing, servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing the various types of equipment used in residential and light-commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Consequently, it was written not only for the HVAC technician and others with the required experience and skills to do this type of work but also for the homeowner interested in maintaining an efficient and trouble-free HVAC system.
A special effort was made to remain consistent with the terminology, definitions, and practices of the various professional and trade associations involved in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning fields. Volume 1 begins with a description of the principles of thermal dynamics and ventilation, and proceeds from there to a general description of the various heating systems used in residences and light-commercial structures.
Volume 2 contains descriptions of the working principles of various types of equipment and other components used in these systems. Following a similar format, Volume 3 includes detailed instructions for installing, servicing, and repairing these different types of equipment and components. The author wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of the many organizations and manufacturers for their assistance in supplying valuable data in the preparation of this series. Every effort was made to give appropriate credit and courtesy lines for materials and illustrations used in each volume. James E. Brumbaugh
you’ll find what you’re looking for, from wood and coal furnace maintenance to new calculations and the latest environmental technologies and regulations.
- Review the basics of installation, wiring, and troubleshooting for different HVAC systems
- Choose the correct system for the space, climate, and needs
- Compare the economy and efficiency of various fuel types
- Install, maintain, and troubleshoot conversion units
- Find formula cross references, data tables with conversions, and listings of trade organizations and equipment manufacturers