For the temperature profiles, the More Info gives the slope and the x-intercept. It would be more useful to see the y-intercept. That is the temperature for which the system can no longer keep up based on the trendlines from the data.
The “More Info” gives you two values for each trendline: slope
x and y-intercept
Using the line equation
y = mx + b, you now have only
y remaining. To find the outdoor temperature
x where the system can no longer keep up with demand, simply set
y to 0 and solve the equation
(y - b) / m = x.
I understand that, but would be nice to have the value displayed outright. I’ve done the calculation and got the answer I was expecting. It’s just a more useful value to show than the one currently displayed.
Fair enough! I modified the post title as that would technically be the “x-intercept”. I can certainly look into adding it.
You are correct that is the x-intercept. Thanks for looking into adding that.
When I got my new HVAC this year, I was curious as to where the trendline crossed the x-axis and watched it change as it acquired more data. I only recently discovered the More Info option, but had to do the calculation to get the number I wanted.
Ooooo, Algebra. I thought there’d never be any use for it. Just kidding. I hadn’t really thought about the use for that until now. Thanks for providing the data. I’m good from -105 to 106!