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. This includes newer technologies like on-demand production, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. 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 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 uses it to treat the water. This excess heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water benefit is greatest as 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.

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 one more reason to switch to geothermal products. 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.