Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a lot of new products on the market that seek to provide hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand production, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. The question is, do these options make sense here in Northern Virginia ?

Before you buy a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal solution. A Northern Virginia geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution provides heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater captures the wasted heat normally produced by a unit's compressor and uses it to treat the water. Although excess heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water benefit is greatest while the unit is cooling. In the summer, geothermal units run more often and can provide most, if not all, of your hot water. During the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much excess heat - you'll have to utilize 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, they qualify for the 30% federal tax credit. Unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

Hot water - it's one more reason to switch to geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Northern Virginia geothermal solution makes sense for you.