Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of innovative products on the market that look 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 Wilmington ?

Before buying a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Wilmington 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 created by a unit's compressor and uses it to treat the water. This additional heat is produced in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage 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. However, during the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much excess heat - you'll have to rely more on your existing water heating method.

If you'd like to have geothermal supply 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 today with one of our specialists to evaluate your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Wilmington geothermal solution makes sense for you.