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Air Conditioning Accessories launches specialist training for Sanyo’s CO2 technology

Air Conditioning Accessories has launched specialist installer training for Sanyo’s carbon dioxide-based ECO heat pump heating system.

The company, appointed a Sanyo distributor earlier this year, has invested in a dedicated facility including a working model of the system at its premises in Leeds.

The training programme supports the national roll-out of Sanyo’s CO2 ECO system, which was launched at the H&V/RAC 09 and Ecobuild earlier this year.

Installers on the one-day course receive training in the theoretical and design aspects of working with carbon dioxide-based heat pump systems, and gain hands-on experience of working with the technology.

Engineers successfully completing the course become Approved Sanyo Installers for CO2 heat pumps, and may apply for relevant government grants covering the technology.

Richard Stewart, who heads the Leeds branch, said: “The technology is a winner. There really is nothing to touch it in the market at the moment - it has created huge interest from both the trade and end users.

“Any competent refrigeration and air conditioning installer will have no problem installing or maintaining the system. However, the course is an essential prerequisite as it highlights the slightly unusual operating characteristics of carbon dioxide, which differ in some respects to conventional refrigerant-based systems.”

This is the fifth centre across the UK now offering CO2 heat pump training.

Courses are also held at Sanyo headquarters in South London, Oceanair Distribution in Bristol, Easy Air Conditioning in Birmingham, and ICG in Stockport.