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. 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 Utah ?

Before you buy a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Utah 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 normally wasted heat generated by a unit's compressor and uses it to condition the water. This surplus heat is produced 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 often 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 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, the geothermal hydronic equipment qualifies for the 30% federal tax credit. But unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

"Free hot water just another reason to change to geothermal. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Utah geothermal solution makes sense for you.