Summary and Info
HVAC Fundamentals covers the full range of HVAC systems used in today's facilities. This is a comprehensive book providing the reader a detailed description of how HVAC systems operate. The HVAC systems are divided into components and controls for air, water, heating, ventilating and air conditioning to clearly illustrate the way in which each system, subsystem, control or component contributes to providing the desired indoor environment. The reader will learn why one component or system may be chosen over another with respect to design, application, energy conservation, indoor air quality and cost. The book also covers heat ﬂow fundamentals and the heat ﬂow calculations used in selecting equipment and determining system operating performance and costs. Fluid ﬂow fundamentals and equations, and fundamentals of system testing and veriﬁcation of system performance are also covered in this book. This gives the reader a complete picture of systems from conception to operation. The chapters are organized in a way that one builds upon another and systems, components, design and application are revisited as the reader gains knowledge and insight about the workings of HVAC systems.