A practical overview of what to consider when designing a building's heating, cooling, ventilating and humidifying systems along with their space, power, control and other requirements. Includes the latest concepts, applications, basic design problems and their solutions. Packed with examples to facilitate understanding.
A technical resource book that provides enough of an understanding of the theory and concepts of HVAC design to facilitate basic design and selection of components for houses and simple commercial systems. Loads and systems for residences are presented in depth, including detailed examples of "The House" which first appear where heat loss calculations are described. Various heating and cooling systems for "The House" are then included at the end of the appropriate sections. With regard to larger buildings, "The Office" is used in various examples to compute cooling loads and size systems throughout the volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)