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The heat is on

Welcome to the latest in a series of quick quizzes from the EDA. In this issue they are focusing on Heating and Ventilation one of the EDA’s suite of 12 distance-learning training modules – part of the Product Knowledge Programme.

Professional know-how to drive sales

Although each wholesaler business is different, it is estimated that heating and ventilation products account for around 10% of your branch’s sales. Improving your team’s technical know-how through the EDA’s training could unlock additional revenue for your business.

This training course will help your team understand which types of heating, cooling, ventilation and water systems suit the different spaces in our homes or businesses and why, covering:

  • The principles of heat
  • Heating – elements, controls and types of heaters
  • The principles of hot water
  • Types of water heaters
  • The principles of ventilation
  • Ventilation applications

Double accreditation

The EDA Product Knowledge modules are both CPD and City & Guilds Accredited.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at this quiz sampled from the Heating and Ventilation training Textbook.

Q1: How efficient is an electric central heating boiler?

Q2: On an instantaneous shower a two-stage safety control is fitted. What temperature is the upper limit?

Q3: A single check valve is designed to prevent the water being what?

Q4: Heat is transferred to and from objects in three different ways. What are they?

Q5: Ceiling hood extraction fans are capable of extracting greater volumes of air. Why?

Q6: What connection do smart controls need in order to make them work?

Q1: 99.8% efficient

Q2: 90°c

Q3: Contaminated

Q4: Conduction, radiation, convection

Q5: Because of their high installation height.

Q6: A Wi-Fi connection to a central server.

How did you do?

Full marks: fantastic, you’re entitled to call yourself Professor for the rest of the day.

3 – 5 out of 6: not bad. Could the EDA training help you to fill in any gaps in your knowledge?

Less than 3: the EDA Product Knowledge Programme could be just what you need to boost sales.

There’s plenty of information available at https://www.eda.org.uk/ UK including a downloadable Course Directory, giving you a summary of what’s covered in each of the 12 training modules.

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