Heating with Renewable Energy,
1st Edition

John Siegenthaler

ISBN-13: 9781285075600 | ISBN-10: 1285075609

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 864 pages

List Price USD $175.95


Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and "how to" information you'll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.

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Meet the Authors

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John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and professor emeritus of engineering technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. "Siggy," as he is known in the industry, has over 40 years of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. A hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology, he is also principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, New York.

  • Focuses on details rather than just concepts to provide readers with the nuts & bolts information required for real solutions.
  • Starts with "building blocks" and finishes with complete system designs to ensure that designers aren't left wondering how common hardware operates or how to select it.
  • Includes a downloadable academic version of author-developed software that assists with the design calculations and procedures presented in the book.
  • Covers a wide range of renewable energy heat sources for space heating and domestic hot water, allowing readers to diversify their expertise.
  • Uses standard English measurement units exclusively, guaranteeing consistency with today's US industry practices.
  • Demonstrates that modern hydronics technology is the "glue" that holds together nearly all thermally based renewable energy systems.
  • Provides mathematical design tools, along with complete examples of how they are used, to help designers learn to analyze variations in system design and make informed decisions long before any hardware gets assembled.
  • Includes extensive full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics, as well as reference information that designers will use on every system.
  • Shows the common design elements of systems with different renewable energy heat sources to help designers learn how to migrate details and subsystems among systems using different renewable energy heat sources.

Table of Contents

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1. Residential Energy Basics.
2. Space Heating & Domestic Water Heating Loads.
3. Universal Hydronic Concepts.
4. Essential Hydronic Hardware & Detailing.
5. Low Temperature Heat Emitters.
6. Electrical & Electronic Controllers.
7. Solar Energy Fundamentals.
8. Solar Thermal Collectors.
9. Thermal Storage Tanks.
10. Antifreeze-Protected Solar Combisystems.
11. Drainback Protected Solar Combisystems.
12. Assessing Solar Combisystem Performance.
13. Air-To-Water Heat Pump Systems.
14. Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
15. Wood-Fired Heating Systems.
16. Economic Evaluation Concepts & Tools.

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Heating with Renewable Energy

  • ISBN-10: 1285075609
  • ISBN-13: 9781285075600

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