Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

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

Before buying a technology that has a single function, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Knoxville geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution not only offers heating and cooling from a single unit, it also gives you free hot water.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the wasted heat normally generated by a unit's compressor and uses it to treat the water. This excess heat is produced in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest while the unit is cooling. During the summer months, 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 surplus heat - you'll have 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 another reason to change to geothermal products. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Knoxville geothermal solution makes sense for you.