Daikin UK training helps installers to grow as hybrid market heats up

Daikin UK training helps installers to grow as hybrid market heats up

Daikin UK has launched two new training courses for the new Daikin Altherma Hybrid heat pump, designed to help installers take advantage of opportunities presented by the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (dRHI).
The one day hybrid course is open to Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) installers who are already trained to install the Daikin Altherma Low Temperature Split system. Alternatively, a two day course is available for those MCS installers wishing to train on both the Hybrid and LT heat pump systems.
The new Daikin Altherma Hybrid heat pump combines an air-to-water heat pump and a condensing gas boiler, making it up to 35% more efficient than a gas condensing boiler alone. It has a huge market potential in the UK, where eight million homes are currently using combi boilers, many of which will be ideal for the hybrid system.
Eddie Gilbert, Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based Green living Energy, is one of many installers who has already attended a Daikin Altherma Hybrid heat pump training course. “The training was excellent and provided everything we needed on the day,” he said. “The hybrid system has opened up a huge market and with the introduction of the domestic RHI, renewables systems such as this will become much more appealing to homeowners.”
John Durbin, Training Manager, Daikin UK, added: “MCS accredited installers are in greater demand following the launch of the domestic RHI. Those undertaking training on the Daikin Altherma hybrid system will be among the first to be able to target a much wider market of homeowners who are looking to replace their gas and LPG boilers.”
Installers attending the Daikin Altherma Hybrid heat pump training will receive a sales and marketing support toolkit, including marketing literature, DVDs, a MCS heat loss calculator, Daikin selection software tool and an MCS020 noise calculator.
To ensure their installations are eligible for dRHI, installers must be MCS accredited. To help with accreditation, Daikin UK installers can get £100 off a 12 month Easy MCS Support package including two MCS technologies.
Daikin UK offers installer training on its complete range of dRHI-eligible heating products. The courses are held at Daikin’s training centres in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Woking and Bristol. For more information on course dates and venues visit www.daikintraining.co.uk.