February 4, 2024
Congratulations on your new hybrid heat pump installation! At Interior Climate Solutions in Toronto, we're committed to helping you make the most out of your investment. A key aspect of maximizing the benefits of your hybrid heat pump involves understanding two crucial concepts: the economic threshold and the balance point threshold. This blog will guide you through these terms in a straightforward manner, helping you determine which threshold is right for your home.
Firstly, let's briefly touch on what a hybrid heat pump system is. This innovative system combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the power of a traditional furnace, giving you the best of both worlds in terms of energy efficiency and heating capability.
The balance point threshold is a term used to describe the outdoor temperature at which your heat pump alone can no longer efficiently heat your home. Below this temperature, the system will require assistance from the furnace to maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
The economic threshold, on the other hand, considers the cost of operating the heat pump versus the furnace. It's the point at which it becomes more cost-effective to run the furnace rather than the heat pump due to external factors like:
Choosing between the economic and balance point thresholds depends on your priorities:
Understanding and optimizing your hybrid heat pump system can seem daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Interior Climate Solutions, we’re here to provide expert advice and support. Whether you need help determining the right threshold for your home or require routine maintenance, our team is just a call away.
Embrace the full potential of your hybrid heat pump system. For more information or personalized assistance, reach out to us at Interior Climate Solutions – your trusted partner in efficient and comfortable home heating solutions in Toronto.