Worcester helps Steve Willis Training Centre

steve willisProvider of building engineering services training has teamed up with manufacturer, Worcester, Bosch Group, to enhance the heating and cooling efficiency at its Sussex facility.

Steve Willis Training Centres contacted Worcester when the previous heating system at its centre was failing to perform to its full potential and left the room too warm during the summer months and freezing cold in the winter. Following a study into the requirements, Worcester’s system designers recommended the installation of a 6 kW Greensource air-to-air heat pump.

The new Greensource air-to-air heat pump, which was fitted by a member of the Steve Willis Training Centre FGAS qualified training team, comprises of an outdoor and an indoor unit which converts latent energy in the air – even on the coldest days – into heat. The outdoor unit extracts the energy in the air outside the property, which is absorbed by the refrigerant solution within the unit and turns it into hot air via the indoor unit. This arrangement will significantly improve the level of comfort training delegates can benefit from on a daily basis.

Offering training courses since 2000, Steve Willis aims to help new and established installers increase their skill-set and ultimately their product portfolio. The company sees almost 400 installers a month come through the doors from a variety of backgrounds, including apprenticeships who are just starting their career in the plumbing, gas or electrical world.

Steve Willis, managing director at Steve Willis Training, said;

“Worcester has always been a strong supporter of ours, since we opened our first training centre over 14 years ago. We’re really pleased to be able to continue our successful relationship and improve our training facility for the thousands of installers who use it every year. With the installation of a new air-to-air heat pump we have been able to completely transform the comfort levels in the training room. Previously, the area was cold in the winter months and hot and stuffy in the summer months, which made it difficult to work in; it is far better now allowing our delegates to focus their attention on course content.”

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and Technical Support at Worcester, Bosch Group, commented;

“We understand the importance of installer training. With that in mind, we are always keen to support those of our partners within the industry who share our passion for high-efficiency heating and hot water technologies.”