Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of new products on the market that look to provide hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand production, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. Do these options make sense for residents in Augusta County ?

Before buying a technology only capable of one thing, consider a geothermal solution. A Augusta County geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution offers heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the normally wasted heat created by a unit's compressor and applies it to treat the water. Although surplus heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water advantage is greatest as the unit is cooling. In the summer, geothermal units run more frequently and can provide most, if not all, of your hot water. However, during the colder fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus heat - you'll have to rely more on your existing water heating system.

Waterfurnace also offers dedicated hydronic equipment that's easily installed if you would to have geothermal provide 100% of your hot water needs. Like solar solutions, the geothermal hydronic equipment qualifies for the 30% federal tax credit. But unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

"Free hot water just another reason to switch to geothermal. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Augusta County geothermal solution makes sense for you.