EGG Geothermal has lead the geothermal HVAC industry for over 20 years, now with the help of McGraw Hill publishing you can benefit from their experience. In this comprehensive book Jay Egg, the founder of Egg Geothermal, will set the record straight on many of the facts and myths that surround this emerging industry.
The Purpose of this
The first step to a successful geothermal installation is an informed consumer. The next step is a well-informed contractor. Between the two, there is mutual respect, and communication exists in good measure. That is the primary purpose of this book. It is to inform the consumer and contractor alike what to expect from conception throughout the process of installation, and on into the commissioning and proving of the geothermal system. This is not a technical textbook on how to install geothermal air conditioning systems, but rather a book on how to understand the necessary terminology, steps and measures to protect the consumer and this industry from ignorance and misinformation.
About the Authors
A definitive and practical guide to residential and commercial geothermal HVAC
Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling covers the fast-growing field of geothermal air conditioning and heating technology and all of its peripherals, in both the commercial and residential sectors. You’ll get details on the vast array of choices currently available on the market, so you can take advantage of this emerging money- and energy-saving technology. The book is co-written by Jay Egg, who has 20 years of direct experience and accreditation in providing geothermal systems, and Brian Clark Howard, a Web editor, author, and environmental blogger. You’ll learn what type of systems will likely work in a particular area, as well as what pricing to expect for a particular efficiency and quality.
Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling:
* Explains the science and principles of heat transfer, convection, and infrared
* Identifies how to pair the best systems for each application and budget
* Lists market values for systems based on varying options and conditions
* Includes information on all the domestic and international tax rebates and stimulus packages available for implementing geothermal.
* Contains coupons for discounts on geothermal products and services
Practical coverage of geothermal HVAC:
How geothermal works; Components of a system; What can be heated/cooled with geothermal/earth coupled systems; Types and sizes of heating and cooling systems; Types of geothermal heat pumps; Which kind of geothermal system is best for which application; Load calculations; What should it cost to have a geothermal system installed; System designs; what works, and what doesn't; What is my EER, really; Net positive cash flow... or how to calculate a payback; Federal and local tax incentives and rebates; Lifecycles and longevity
About the Authors
Jay Egg is a certified geothermal designer and founder of Egg Systems, an HVAC services company focused on geothermal technology. He is a sought-after expert on geothermal HVAC, and his team has written hundreds of web articles on the topic.
Brian Clark Howard is a Web editor with the Daily Green, a division of Hearst Digital Media. He writes and edits articles and blogs on earth-friendly topics, and is syndicated on Yahoo!, MSN, Huffington Post, O (The Oprah Magazine), and others. Brian is the coauthor of The Whole Green Catalog (Rodale Press 2009) and Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (Penguin, 2005).