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Helping organisations give good advice on heat pumps

Training session

The Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out the ambition for one million homeowners to have switched to zero emissions heating by 2030. How will this impact the householders we support?

For our partners, we’re offering free training to help you give good advice to householders on life with a heat pump – from how it works and what kind of home it works well in, to getting to grips with the controls and how to get the best from them. In this two-hour session, we’ll answer:

  • Why is there a need?
  • What technologies are available?
  • Which homes are suitable?
  • Common myths – is there any truth in them?
  • How to use controls to improve efficiency and stay warm
  • Combining heat pumps, solar panels and a battery.

It’s hosted online and can be tailored to meet specific advice that you’d like covered, so please get in touch to see how we can work with you to address specific heat pump challenges your team faces, or if you’d like more details about what our training covers.

What previous attendees have to say

To date over 35 housing associations and local advice organisations have taken the training and here’s what a few of the participants thought:

The training was just incredible, and I learned a great deal. It was very informative and detailed but also very easy to follow and the interactive sections were a great asset too. It covered all aspects, and it was ideal that it touched on other renewables too. This would make a great presentation to send out to prospective air source installers as they could learn so much. Well done!”

Anouska Woods, BeGreen Dunbar

Thanks Home Energy Scotland for another really worthwhile training session. Our project is working to make information on renewables available to the community, so it will be great to share what we’ve learned. The session covered myths and common questions that we’re often asked, and we’ll be able to share this with our community. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this.

Iain McLachlan, Sustainable Selkirk

I found the training to be helpful, and factually it helped to clarify some fallacies and misunderstandings, and also helped with terminology and usage. The examples of where heat pumps could be fitted were also helpful, as were some of the summaries about targets and net zero agendas.

Lindsay Wood, Burnfoot Community Futures

If you’d like a copy of the course outline, or have any other questions, just get in touch. Check out our other free training, including electric heating advice and workshops.

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