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Optimising – Enlightenment – Emitter and Insulation Curve   

Discover the relationship between emitters and insulation

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The Course

This heat pump optimising course covers the specifics of heat pump specification and design in relation to emitters and insulation. It gives guidance on the nuances of how to specify for maximum efficiency that all other heat pump training lacks. Rather than the detailed approach of our Mastery course, which focuses on theory, this course utilises lookup tables and has a more practical approach. Optimising is where you’ll learn about the key aspects of heat pump system design in order to maximise efficiency and get the most out of any system.


Please note: There is no Workbook / Guidebook required to complete this course.

This Course Covers:

1. Intro to Low Flow Temperature

For all water based heating systems, the number one thing, and the aim of this course, is to minimise the flow temperature. This isn’t just a case of bigger radiators. This section covers all of the other things required to achieve the lowest possible flow temperatures and the additional benefits this has.

2. Emitters and Insulation

Emitters and insulation is a two way street. There exists a relationship between the two. This section doesn’t go into the depths of complex heat loss calculations, but rather shows you how to carry out quick approximation methods to estimate property heat losses and radiator sizing for heat pump systems.

3. Conversion Factors

Conversion Factors are used to specify radiators from manufacturer’s catalogues when designing for differing radiator temperatures. Here we show you how to use these and how to select the right radiator sizes for low flow temperature systems.

4. Insulation

There’s a hidden benefit of insulation that’s seldom talked about, yet gives us huge gains. We’ll show you by example how insulation improves the efficiency and running costs of a system by a lot more than you might think!

5. Insulation Types

Covers the conventional types of insulation and other simple ways to prevent heat losses from a property.

6. Heat Pump Sizing

Heat pump sizing can sometimes be a bit of a minefield and getting this right is crucial for the performance and efficiency of a system. Manufacturer’s rated capacities are not all they seem and can sometimes be misleading. Here we show you how to understand heat pump capacity data and how to use it to correctly specify a heat pump. We go into detail about heating demand vs heat pump capacity, bivalent points and supplementary heating.
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What You Get

6 In-depth Training Modules
Access to 6 in-depth training modules with videos and questions specifically structured to encourage a full understanding of the content. The exams are not intended to test your memory from the training videos, but to use the information in real-world scenarios. This also forces you over to our peer-to-peer support platform, to engage with other engineers, which has been scientifically proven to be the best way to learn new information.
100% Online - Complete in Your Own Time

With 24-7 access, the entire course is online and accessible from our courses website at any time of the day so you can complete it around your work hours. Simply log in and continue where you left off.

Unlimited Peer Support

Access to unlimited support from other engineers for each phase of the course in our support groups. Other engineers, system designers, policy makers, and enthusiasts are also pushed to use the groups, providing a wider perspective from lots of different backgrounds.

Heat Geek Branding License

Licence to use the Heat Geek branding to promote your business. As the brand becomes more recognised by consumers (our current focus), this will become a symbol of quality.


If you need support during this course, please use the Facebook Group.

We do not offer individual one to one support

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