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 Residential Construction Academy Heating, HVAC, 2E

Residential Construction Academy HVAC, 2E


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Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 2E
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Author: Eugene Silberstein

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.


  • Contains review questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce the information learned in the chapter.
  • Contains additional safety sections, new information on "green issues" and expanded information on system wiring and wiring diagrams including a new chapter on system testing and balancing.
  • Green Tip boxes and Green Checklists highlight tips and topics for you and your students on new "green" construction methods as they relate to HVAC.
  • Covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems in a full color, comprehensive HVAC book for aspiring technicians. Detailed troubleshooting chapters cover common electrical and mechanical problems to teach real world problem solving techniques.
  • Presents strong theory in conjunction with a hands on practical approach using proven methods by HVAC professionals to get the job done right the first time, on time. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations of the procedure side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions.



1. Matter, Energy and Heat Basics.
2. The Refrigeration Process.
3. General Safety Practices.
4. Refrigerant Management.


5. Hand Tools.
6. Tubing and Piping Tools.
7. Specialized HVAC/R Tools.


8. Location.
9. Duct Systems.
10. System Connections.
11. Leak Testing.
12. System Evacuation.
13. System Start-up and Charging.


14. Electric Fundamentals.
15. Electric Motors.
16. Electric Controls.
17. Wiring Diagrams.
18. Electric Codes.


19. Testing and Balancing.
20. Indoor Air Quality.
21. Mechanical Troubleshooting.
22. Electrical Troubleshooting.


23. Electric Heat.
24. Gas Heat.
25. Oil Heat.
26. Hydronic Heat.
27. Heat Pumps.

608 Pages
Hardcover - 8-1/2 x 11in.
Copyright 2012

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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