Renewables for Households: Heat PumpsApril 13, 2024
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Rethinking household energy provision – getting to grips with heat pumps.
Heat pumps are often advertised as ‘free heat’ as for a small amount of energy in (electricity) they can emit more energy (as heat) out. Come and explore the science, develop a cost benefit analysis and quantify the emissions reductions of heat pumps, enabling you to decide if a heat pump is right for you.
- Duration: one day
- Upcoming date: Saturday 13th April 2024
- Start and finish times: starts at 9:30am and ends at 4:00pm
- Fee: £125
- Includes: tuition, buffet lunch.
- What to bring: waterproof clothing is recommended
- Terms and Conditions:
- you must be 18 years or over to attend our courses.
- For full list of terms and conditions click here
What you will learn
Heat pumps work by extracting heat from either the air, ground or water depending on the system. How they do this is a complex process, and installing heat pumps requires a good level of knowledge and understanding of various principles.
During the course we will examine the operating principles of heat pumps, how they work and what conditions they work best in. We will explore the differences between air, ground and water source heat pumps and calculate the energy efficiency of each.
A mixture of lectures and hands on sessions will explore the need for detailed design, both of the system and the recipient building. The course will also cover developing a cost benefit analysis and quantifying emissions reductions, enabling you to decide whether heat pumps are right for your home, community space or business.
A basic knowledge of MS Excel (or equivalent) is desirable for this course.
Renewables for Households courses
This course is part of a series exploring renewable energy technologies for households. Each course can be taken as a standalone or as a series where they will equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement different renewable technologies in your home.
- Renewables for Households: Insulation – Saturday 18th November 2023
- Renewables for Households: Wind Turbines – Saturday 13th January 2024
- Renewables for Households: Heat Pumps – Saturday 13th April 2024
- Renewables for Households: Solar Hot Water – Saturday 18th May 2024
- Renewables for Households: Solar PV – Saturday 29th June 2024
Meet your tutor
Alan is a Chartered Energy Engineer and lecturer on our postgraduate courses here at CAT. His research ranges from numerical modelling of sustainable energy systems and resources in Europe, to developing international sustainable energy policy and strategy in post-conflict/post-disaster areas of South East Asia.
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