Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a lot of innovative products on the market that seek to supply hot water more efficiently. This includes newer technologies like on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. The question is, do these options make sense here in West Branch ?

Before you buy a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A West Branch geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution not only provides heating and cooling from a single unit, it also gives you free hot water.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the wasted heat normally generated by a unit's compressor and applies it to condition the water. This excess heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest as the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more often and can supply most, if not all, of your hot water. However, during the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus heat - you'll have 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. However, unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

"Free hot water just another reason to choose geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to evaluate your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace West Branch geothermal solution makes sense for you.