Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a lot of innovative products on the market that look to deliver hot water more efficiently. This includes newer technologies like on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. The question is, do these options make sense here in Greater Cincinnati ?

Before you buy a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal solution. A Greater Cincinnati 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 normally wasted heat created by a unit's compressor and uses it to condition the water. This surplus heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest as the unit is cooling. In the summer, geothermal units run more often and can supply most, if not all, of your hot water. However, during the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much excess heat - you'll need to rely more on 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. But 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 Greater Cincinnati geothermal solution makes sense for you.