Heat Pumps

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A heat pump raises temperature from a low level to a higher level, in a continuous cycle. To do this, the pump uses the energy transfer between two systems, depending mostly on the temperature difference between those systems. It is much easier and quicker to heat an object when either it is closer to the source of heat or the heat source itself is warmer.

Heat pumps were further developed with renewable energy in mind, and the possibility to use renewably produced electricity is one decisive advantage heat pumps have over conventional heating systems (such as those running on oil or gas heating). Heat pumps are technological systems, which increase the thermal level of a working fluid with the help of a mechanical compressor, driven by e.g. electric energy.

This course focuses on:

  • Definition of a heat pump, its components and its working cycle
  • Introduction to the parameters related to environmental and financial performance
  • Existing heat pump technologies and their applications
  • Heat pumps and their application in their climate zones
  • Refrigerant fluids

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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe a heat pump, including its components and working cycle
  • Classify different heat pump working modes
  • Evaluate efficiencies, to compare technologies and use cases
  • Explain and evaluate economic and environmental parameters
  • Describe different heat pump technologies, and their applications in terms of their performance and use in different climate zones
  • Classify refrigeration fluids according to their application, global warming potential, and method of disposal

This training suits those who:

  • Need a comprehensive overview of the operating principles for heat pumps used for cooling and heating,
  • Would like to get an overview on heat pump applications and costs
  • Want to get information about the environmental impact of heat pumps

Duration: 1 month

Study time: About 30 hours

Training language: English

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: 260 €*

Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]renac.de


*incl 19 % of German VAT

Additional Information

Heat Pumps


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]renac.de

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