Heat pumps have been used to heat and cool homes in Ontario since the 1960s. Since the mid 1970s the number of heat pumps installed each year grew rapidly to the point where today there are thousands of units in service just in Ontario.
The advantages of heating your home with a geothermal system are well recognized but one of the lesser known benefits of installing a system is the superior quality cooling (or air conditioning) that can be achieved. Every heat pump that Quantum Geothermal installs has a programmable thermostat which allows you to adjust both the temperature and the relative humidity (RH) of the air space within your home while operating in the cooling mode. By controlling the fan speed and the function of the refrigeration cycle operating within the heat pumps it is possible to accurately dehumidify the air within a home and then maintain the “ideal” RH. You control the relative humidity in your home during the summer months with a simple adjustment made at the thermostat and you determine what is “ideal” for you and your family.
Heat pumps operating in Canadian climates are typically designed and rated for their heating capacity and a properly designed system will have lots of cooling capacity. Once you get the humidity controlled it is an easy job to maintain a comfortable temperature and indoor environment during the weeks and months of the year when cooling is desired.
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