Heat pumps convert the solar energy which is absorbed by the ground or air to heat water, and are effective even in colder conditions. By using electrical power to convert the solar energy into practical heat for homes and businesses, heat pumps are capable of achieving over 400% energy efficiency.
This installer’s course enables candidates to confidently propose, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump installations.
• Heat Pumps in context
• How a Heat Pump works – principles and components
• Insulation, Heat Losses and the effect of heating system design
• Domestic hot water, buffer tanks and solar coils
• Ground heat exchangers
• Health and Safety
• Heat Pump Installation
• Maintenance and fault finding
• Ground heat exchanger design.
Trainees should hold a minimum NVQ level 2/3 in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience.
A domestic G3 Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate,
Part L Energy Efficiency Certificate.