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 The Hudson Valley ?

Before you buy a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal solution. A The Hudson Valley geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution not only offers 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 created by a unit's compressor and applies it to condition the water. This additional heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest while 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 rely more on your existing water heating method.

If you'd like to have geothermal provide 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. However, unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

Hot water - it's another reason to switch to geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace The Hudson Valley geothermal solution makes sense for you.