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e-Book Geothermal Heat Pumps: A Guide for Planning and Installing epub download

Author: Karl Ochsner
ISBN: 1844074064
Pages: 164 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 21, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Home Improvement & Design
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e-Book Geothermal Heat Pumps: A Guide for Planning and Installing epub download

by Karl Ochsner



Dr Robin Curtis is technical manager for EarthEnergy Ltd, part of the GeoScience Group. The book appears to be no more than a translated product guide for various models of geothermal heat pumps that the author manufactures in Germany.

Dr Robin Curtis is technical manager for EarthEnergy Ltd, part of the GeoScience Group. He has been promoting and developing the introduction of geothermal heat pumps into the UK market since 1992. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

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The focus of the book is on types of heat pumps and their selection and application.

First published by Earthscan in the UK and USA in 2007. The focus of the book is on types of heat pumps and their selection and application.

Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales), Routledge.

Geothermal Heat Pumps is the most comprehensive guide to the selection, design and installation of geothermal heat pumps available. This leading manual presents the most recent information and market developments in order to put any installer, engineer or architect in the position to design, select and install a domestic geothermal heat pump system. Internationally respected expert Karl Ochsner presents the reasons to use heat pumps, introduces basic theory and reviews the wide variety of available heat pump models.
Fenrinos
I have been installing Water Furnace heat pumps for the past eight years. When attending a software training class for integrated systems with geothermal, I found this book at the company. While the author does present his own products as the primary references for systems, the concepts and application are very well explained. From experience, the information is accurate and leading edge. Not just theory, but practical applications from working in with the technology for decades. While the theory may be beyond the DIY installer of geothermal (which I would not recommend anyway), it is accurate and highly relevant to the field today. In the unlikely event that you wish to move heat from the barnyard to the house, I found fascinating (and true, I kid not), charts of how many BTUs per cow you can get in energy output for thermal collectors located in the stable.

Highly recommend for your library.
Arilak
I had been looking for a good reference book on geothermal heat pumps, where you can extract "heat" from the earth to heat your home. It's based on the same principal as refrigeration. Plastic water pipes are buried under the frost line (6-8 ft. down). An antifreeze solution is circulated thru the pipes back to the basement where a refrigeration unit extracts "heat" (BTUs) from the fluid. The geothermal unit puts it into the home either as hot water or hot air. Hot water can be fed thru heat exchangers like radiators & radiant heated floors. Or hot air can be used in the house through a conventional system of ductwork. The same system can do the reverse process in the summer, and cool the home.

For every dollar of electricity you use to run the goethermal unit, your return in BTUs (heat) is 4x (400%) the energy you put into it. The U.S. government will give homeowners a 30% tax credit for any installations that are "water-to-air" systems, installed beginning 1-1-09. Another method is to use a private well, pump water from it at 50 F. into the refrigeration unit, extract "heat" from it, and return the same water back to the well at 42 F. The chilled water is piped down to the bottom of say a 600 ft. well, and the pump picks up the water at 50 ft. from the surface. So the chilled water has 1150 feet to move before it is picked up again by the pump. By the time it reaches the pump it has heated up to 50 F. and the cycle runs continuously. This book is very informative, but at $95. priced too high I feel, and unfortunately is written all in metric dimensions, metric formulas, metric heat concepts, so was impractical to apply to use in the United States. If the Border's Bookstore had included that vital "METRIC throughout" comment in their review I would not have bought it. There isn't much out on geothermal, so I ended up doing all of my research on the Internet. We're installing a geothermal unit in our new home this summer. You can buy it on Amazon.com for $77.59 if you speak METRIC. Geothermal Heat Pumps: A Guide for Planning and Installing
Malarad
I am a licensed professional civil engineer specializing in water supply wells (22 yrs). I purchased this book to learn about geothermal heat pump systems, to the point of design competency. This book is basically an over view and will not in my opinion serve that need. It is extremely terse. I suggest a revised edition include many more examples and more basic explanations of the processes.
Kinashand
I bought this book thinking it would be helpful with a geothermal heating system I was planning to install. The book appears to be no more than a translated product guide for various models of geothermal heat pumps that the author manufactures in Germany. There were some useful equations for various heat calculations but nothing really all that useful. I returned the book.
Blackstalker
I pre-ordered this book before it came out and waited for almost 1 year past the print date to get it. I was very disappointed. If you have any knowledge of geothermal it is not for you. I returned the book immediately.
GawelleN
Do not buy this book!! This book does not offer any valuable information beyond that what can be found with a 15min Google search. There are no design formulas and no valuable engineering information! If it would cost 10Euros I could maybe pay for it, but again I would not use it. It is near the top of my list with the worst books EVER!
* I am sad that I cannot rank it with negative stars, since it is consuming time without giving information!
Arryar
don't bother with downloading a sample of this book, the text ends right after the "table of contents". ......... i have seen this with many book samples.
this is actually one of the books that i really regret buying it, and this is rare to happen. it is a book you read through and you see no point and you learn nothing. the level of information included can be easily found on the internet with a simple search. Free materials found on retscreen for example is much more valuable than this.