Tradespeople invited to upskill in heat pumps

Published:  02 January, 2014

Anyone within the plumbing, heating or building trade is invited to learn more about installing heat pumps, as Danfoss is running a special ‘introduction to heat pumps’ (HP1) course for those who are new to renewable energy.

The first course is planned to take place on 22 January 2014 at Danfoss’ School of Heat Pump Technology in Sheffield.

Completely free of charge, the HP1 course gives an introduction to heat pumps and is designed to equip attendees with a basic knowledge of heat pump technology, systems and applications. The only eligibility criteria is that each delegate must be experienced in working for at least 12 months in the plumbing, heating or a related trade.

The course will be presented by one of Danfoss’ experienced staff, who will share with delegates their in-depth knowledge and experience of heat pump systems. The course also covers an introduction to the product range and suitable applications.

Chris Dale, director of danfoss, said: “Our HP1 course gives delegates an understanding of heat pump system design and applications, equipping them with the knowledge to potentially develop their business further within the renewable energy sector. It is aimed mainly at plumbers and heating engineers who may be looking to extend their skills and take advantage of the anticipated growth in renewable energy in 2014 and beyond.”

Mr Dale added: “This is a great time to become a heat pump installer, with the Renewable Heat Incentive planned to be introduced for domestic users in the spring, there are lucrative business opportunities arising in this area.”

Danfoss provides a range of heat pump courses for construction sector professionals, providing them with the skills and expertise to be able to design, install, commission and maintain Danfoss heat pumps. Other available courses include HP2 – heat pump application and installation, HP3 – light commercial heat pumps application and installation, a course on domestic air source heat pumps, plus a range of online heat pump training courses designed to upgrade the knowledge of its approved installers.

For more details or to book a course, contact Danfoss on: 0114 270 3900 or visit

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