Heat Pumps

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A heat pump raises temperature from a lower to a higher level in a continuous cycle. To do so, the pump uses the energy transfer between two systems, depending mostly on the temperature difference between these systems. As such, it is easier and quicker to heat an object when it is closer to the heat source or the heat source is warmer.

Heat pumps were developed with renewable energy in mind, and the possibility to use renewably produced electricity is a key advantage that heat pumps have over conventional heating systems (such as those using oil or gas). Heat pumps raise the thermal level of a working fluid using a mechanical compressor driven by, for example, electrical energy.

This course focuses on:

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

Receive a reminder one week before the registration deadline.

After completing 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; and
  • classify refrigeration fluids according to their application, global warming potential, and method of disposal.

This course is suitable for those whom:

  • need a comprehensive overview of the operating principles of heat pumps used for cooling and heating;
  • would like to get an overview of heat pump applications and costs; or
  • want to learn about the environmental impact of heat pumps.

RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course for participants who score 70% or higher on the exam.

Duration: 1 month.

Study time: about 14 hours.

Course language: English.

Detailed course description: a detailed course description is available for download.

E-learning platform: you can access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €286*

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


*incl. 19% German VAT

Additional Information

Heat Pumps


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Contact with learning facilitators
  • Moderated discussion forum for students
  • Multimedia learning materials
  • Self-assessments
  • RENAC certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • We offer discounts for our alumni, group bookings, and multiple purchases. Contact us for further details.



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

Available dates & times

Next Date Type of training Language Registration deadline Price € VAT Info Early bird € Valid until  
01.07.24 - 31.07.24 Online EN 03.07.2024 286,00*

* including 19 % of German VAT

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