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Difference between base heating and topup heating

asked 2015-05-13 13:15:37 +0000

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What is the difference between base heating and topup heating? To me it sounds like topup heating is only additional, but that is what is the default.

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answered 2015-05-14 11:33:01 +0000

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Base heating is typically a heat source that costs less to operate but which has limited capacity. A heat pump is a common example. The top-up heat source will be activated when more capacity is needed.

The default system of ESBO has a fixed efficiency, unlimited capacity heat source and since it has unlimited capacity, it must act as a top-up heater.

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