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. New technologies such as on-demand production, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. 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 offers heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater captures the wasted heat normally produced by a unit's compressor and uses it to modify the water. Although additional heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water benefit is greatest while 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.

Waterfurnace also offers dedicated hydronic equipment that's easily installed if you would to have geothermal supply 100% of your hot water needs. 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.