HVAC Exam Prep
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC, 2ND EDITION covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems with a hands-on approach.
Based on NAHB/ Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC, this edition present material as a theory, then offers how-to instructions with step-by-step procedures and illustrations.
Students explore matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration for a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred.
A start-up and service section illustrates steps to ensure proper airflow and refrigerant in a system. Coverage also addresses oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.
Eugene Silberstein, B.A., M.S., BEAP,
CMHE, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY
Over the past thirty-five plus years, Eugene has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is presently an Assistant Professor and lead faculty member for the HVAC/R program at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York.
Eugene has twenty-three years of teaching experience and has taught HVAC at several institutions. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in renewable and sustainable energy sources.
He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from the ESCO Group. Eugene also carries the BEAP credential issued by ASHRAE, classifying him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional.
Eugene, an active member of both ASHRAE and RSES, served as the author and subject matter expert for multiple projects including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th and 7th Editions, Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and 2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Editions and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014).
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