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Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

04/23/2011

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a series of innovative products on the market that aim to deliver hot water more efficiently. This includes newer technologies like on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. For residents in Grinnell area, don't these options make sense?

Before investing in a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Grinnell 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 normally wasted heat produced by a unit's compressor and uses it to modify the water. This surplus heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water benefit is greatest as the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more frequently 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 need to use 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, 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 evaluate your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Grinnell geothermal solution makes sense for you.

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About Latcham Enterprises

Latcham Enterprises, Inc. prides itself in working with the customers to show how they can get the most out of their energy dollars. Since 1961 we have provided electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling services.  In 1978 we installed our first geothermal heating and cooling system.  Since then we have installed over 500 residential and commercial systems in Central Iowa.  Now with Federal tax credits and power company rebates, it is the right time to go Geothermal and be forever Green.

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