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RSES Releases Geothermal Manuals to Complete Sustainability Series


ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — RSES’ Understanding Geothermal Heat Pump Fundamentals and Understanding Geothermal Ground Heat Exchangers are two additional titles in the RSES Sustainability Series, making the geothermal-based series now complete.

The final title was introduced at the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in October and joins the previously released title, Understanding Geothermal Systems, in the three-manual series.

Understanding Geothermal Heat Pump Fundamentals, written by Harlan Krepcik, CMS, explains geothermal heat pumps (GHP) and is designed as a gateway to understanding this amazing technology.

Study topics include: heat pump fundamentals; systems; principles; compressors; flow controls and accessories; electrical systems and components; thermostats; supplemental electric heat; water-source heat pump systems; heat pump piping; and troubleshooting water-source heat pumps.

Understanding Geothermal Ground Heat Exchangers, written by John Clapp, focuses on the design and installation of the ground heat exchanger (GHX) in a GHP system and provides the steps required for a contractor to execute the basic design of a residential or light commercial GHX, apply it to a layout, installation, testing and more.

Study topics include: preliminary project planning; vertical GHX design; vertical GHX piping; piping for building entry and GHP equipment connection; testing flow and pressure in GHX piping systems; and more.

Each manual may be purchased as a hard copy or in PDF format for immediate download.

For additional information, visit www.rses.org.