- Hardcover: 575 pages
- Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 2 edition (October 17, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0766816370
- ISBN-13: 978-0766816374
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 74 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. "Siggy", as he is known in the industry, has over 32 of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology. John is principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, NY.
Top customer reviews
Well, several new projects came across my desk, and I purchased it to design and bid the work.
This book is well written and illustrated. I was not only impressed with the author's knowledge of the
topic, but how the information was presented and explained. You could save a small fortune by reading
this book before you design or install a hydronic heating system. I have used other resources for reference,
but I have never seen all the information you would ever need, in one resource. This author put a lot of time
into this book.
I would definitely recommend this book for students as well as homeowners.
If you hire contractors, plumbers, or HVAC professionals to install hydronic heat be sure you ask to see previous work, or at least follow up with references. ALWAYS get a signed contract. This subject is very much an exact science to get the efficiency, and longevity you desire your system to have to begin with. I have seen several poorly designed systems that cost more money to operate, didn't work well enough, or even worse, didn't work at all. People think it is only a matter of running pex piping under concrete and plumbing it into a boiler - they could not be more incorrect.
Personally I have several contacts of mine that have hired professionals to install under floor heating systems - and failed to do it correctly. The home owner is left with a negative opinion of hydro heating because they trust that the installer did the job correctly, but the heating system is just not what they expected it to be. Truth be told if the contractor had read this book it would work correctly.
This book is a text book - full of information and proof of engineering. It is well worth the $170 paid for it. It is chocked with 700+ pages of information that even the season veteran plumbers will look to draw information on for the rest of their careers. If you are thinking about building and installing a Hydronic heating system , I highly encourage you to purchasing the first (nd most important) tool of that installation right here.
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