Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a lot of new products on the market that seek to supply hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. The question is, do these options make sense here in Knoxville ?

Before you buy a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal system. A Knoxville geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution provides heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the wasted heat normally generated by a unit's compressor and applies it to treat the water. Although surplus heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water advantage is greatest while the unit is cooling. In the summer, geothermal units run more frequently and can supply most, if not all, of your hot water. However, during the colder fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus heat - you'll have to utilize your existing water heating method.

Waterfurnace also offers dedicated hydronic equipment that's easily installed if you would to have geothermal provide 100% of your hot water needs. Like solar solutions, they qualify for the 30% federal tax credit. However, unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

Hot water - it's one more reason to choose geothermal. 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.