BOOSTER PUMP UPGRADES

Pump smarter with VFDs

Get rebates for booster pump upgrades

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Optimize your water systems for energy savings up to 85%


Did you know that upgrading to a new booster pump package with variable frequency drives (VFDs) can reduce electricity consumption by up to 85%?

Many buildings are fitted with oversized pumps that run at full capacity 24/7, using more electricity than necessary. Booster pumps often operate against a pressure-reducing valve, which adjusts the water pressure to meet the building demand. A smarter, variable-frequency drive system will automatically adjust to the building's needs, eliminating the pressure-reducing valve while reducing wear on the motor and maintenance costs.

Ideal for buildings six storeys plus

Multi-residential, office, hotel and institutional buildings higher than six storeys typically have a booster pump system to increase water pressure to the upper floors and are good candidates for this technology.

Benefits that go beyond energy savings


Prolonged
motor life

Lower maintenance
costs

ROI as fast
as four
months

Typically a
fast and easy upgrade

Pumps provide balanced pressure throughout the building

Get rebates up to 50% of project costs


Speed up payback with rebates that offset the cost of your upgrade. Toronto Hydro's Energy Experts will help you:

Two easy steps to participate:


1

CHOOSE A QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR

Work with a qualified contractor to review your system and estimate the savings potential of upgrading.

2

GET PAID TO UPGRADE

Apply for a Retrofit Program incentive to help you upgrade. We pay up to 50% for VFDs and many more equipment upgrades.

Success story: How booster pump upgrades helped the Pinnacle save


ANNUAL SAVINGS

$9,582

INCENTIVE

$8,733

PAYBACK

Less than 1 year

With help from a Toronto Hydro Retrofit Program rebate, DEL Property Management added VFDs to two 25 hp pumps at the Pinnacle Centre Condos, optimizing the system and reducing energy costs. Now the pumps only run as hard as they need to, and the savings keep on flowing.

See how they did it >