Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a series 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. 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 captures the wasted heat normally produced by a unit's compressor and uses it to modify the water. This additional heat is generated 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 frequently 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 need to use your existing water heating system.

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 another reason to choose geothermal products. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Grinnell geothermal solution makes sense for you.