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Heat Pump installer

We “must” get rid of gas for several reasons. A heat pump is then a good alternative, so much work for installers. Read all about the profession, training and view job openings.

Heat pump

Before we start talking about the profession of heat pump installer, it is important to understand exactly what a heat pump is.

A heat pump is a device that can move heat from a low temperature to a higher temperature. It works on the principle of heat transport and can be used for heating and cooling buildings, as well as for heating water. There are different types of heat pumps, such as air-to-air heat pumps, air-water heat pumps, ground-water heat pumps and water-water heat pumps.

What is a heat pump installer?

A heat pump installer is a specialized professional who deals with the installation, repair and maintenance of heat pump systems. These systems are becoming increasingly popular due to reducing our gas consumption.

Work of a heat pump installer

As a heat pump intsaller, you will have a variety of duties.

  • Assessing the site and determining the most appropriate heat pump
  • Installation of the necessary pipes and tubes for transporting the heat.
  • Connection of the heat pump system to the electrical grid.
  • Testing the system and verifying proper operation.

In addition to installation work, a heat pump technician is also responsible for maintenance and any repairs to heat pump systems. Some of the tasks performed by a heat pump installer include:

  • Check and clean filters and fans.
  • Check coolant levels and refill as necessary.
  • Inspect the condenser and evaporator for any leaks or damage.
  • Diagnose and make repairs for malfunctions or defects.

Did you know that the number of households installing heat pumps is increasing by more than 10% annually in the Netherlands?

Working environment and conditions

As a heat pump installer, you will work both indoors and outdoors. You may be involved in the installation of heat pumps in new construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of existing systems. This means sometimes working in crawl spaces, on roofs or other hard-to-reach areas. You also grow muscle because you sometimes have to lift heavy equipment.

What is required of a heat pump installer

1. Education and experience
Employers often require relevant training in installation technology, such as a diploma in MBO Installation Technology or similar. Experience in installing, maintaining and repairing heat pump systems is also usually required.

2. Certification
Many jobs require specific certifications, such as F-gases certification (STEK) for working with refrigerants. Other certifications or training may depend on the employer and the type of heat pump systems you will be working with.

3. Technical skills
Employers expect you to be well versed in the technical aspects of heat pump systems, including being able to install, maintain and troubleshoot.

4. Personal characteristics
Independent: heat pump installer must be able to work independently. Customer satisfaction is important. Sometimes you have to work outside office hours or be available in emergencies, so flexibility is needed.

Heat pump installer salary

A heat pump installer’s salary varies depending on such things as experience and age. Generally, the salary is between €2,000 to €3,500 per month, excluding any bonuses or extra benefits.

Broken down by experience level, this is roughly what you come up with:

  • A junior installer earns €2,000 to €2,500 gross per month
  • A medior installer earns €2,500 to €3,000 gross per month
  • A senior installer earns €3,000 to €3,500 gross

Freelance heat pump installer hourly rate

In general, Freelance heat pump technicians can charge rates that are anywhere from €40 to €80 per hour. Some experienced and highly specialized heat pump installer may even charge more for their services.

Becoming a heat pump installer

To become a certified heat pump installer, there are certain steps you can follow. You can pursue training in HVAC technology and heat pumps. These courses provide both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. After completing the training, you can apply for a certification program. 

Future prospects for heat pump installer

The future of the heat pump installer profession looks promising. With the increasing focus on sustainability and the transition to green energy sources, heat pumps will become increasingly popular. This will lead to a high demand for heat pump installer. In addition, technological advances will provide new opportunities, such as more advanced heat pump systems and smart technologies. Heat pump installers who adapt to these changes and keep their skills up-to-date will have great work and success in the future.

Employment agency for heat pump installers

We are an employment agency also specializing in heat pump installers. By placing these professionals with various employers, we contribute to making the Netherlands more sustainable. As a staffing agency, we unburden heat pump technicians who work through us. We provide new assignments for Freelance installers and take the administrative burden of billing from them.

Benefits working as a heat pump installer with Jobxion

Working with Jobxion has benefits for you as a heat pump installer. We list them:

Curious about your options?

Check out the job openings or make an open application!

Frequently asked questions about heat pump installer

A heat pump installer is responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing heat pump systems. This includes connecting pipes, checking performance and troubleshooting any malfunctions.

To become a certified heat pump installer, you usually need to complete a relevant technical education, such as MBO Installation Engineering, and obtain specific certifications, such as the F-gases certificate (STEK) for working with refrigerants.

A heat pump installer’s salary can vary, but is usually between €2,000 and €3,500 per month, depending on experience, location and employer.

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