Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of new products on the market that seek to deliver hot water more efficiently. This includes newer technologies like on-demand production, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. Do these options make sense for residents in Knox County ?

Before buying a technology only capable of one thing, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Knox County geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution not only provides heating and cooling from a single unit, it also gives you free hot water.

A desuperheater captures the wasted heat normally generated by a unit's compressor and applies it to condition the water. This excess heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water benefit is greatest as the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more frequently and can supply most, if not all, of your hot water. During the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus heat - you'll have to utilize your existing water heating system.

If you'd like to have geothermal provide 100% of your hot water needs, we also offer dedicated hydronic equipment that's easily installed. Like solar solutions, the geothermal hydronic equipment qualifies for the 30% federal tax credit. Unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

Hot water - it's another reason to change to geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Knox County geothermal solution makes sense for you.