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Ideal extends heat pump training south

UK: Ideal Heating is opening a heat pump training hub in the south of England as it continues its investment in UK training facilities.

The 16,000ft2 centre represents an investment of £1m by Ideal Heating. It is due to open in April at Insignia Park in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, just a few minutes from Luton and the M1 motorway.

It will have four spacious training areas featuring the latest equipment and technology, a large conference facility and comfortable café area. There will also be numerous display areas to showcase Ideal Heating’s domestic and commercial heating products.

Equipment will include a live heat pump training suite and thermodynamic fault-finding simulators to enable installers to develop the practical, hands-on skills they need to fit and service air-source heat pumps.

The new hub follows the opening in January 2023 of Ideal Heating’s £2.2m National Training and Technology Centre in Hessle, East Yorkshire. 

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