Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of new products on the market that look to deliver hot water more efficiently. This includes newer technologies like on-demand production, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. Do these options make sense for residents in Columbia ?

Before buying a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal solution. A Columbia 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 produced by a unit's compressor and applies it to modify the water. This excess heat is created in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest while the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more frequently 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 excess 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, 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 one more reason to change to geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to evaluate your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Columbia geothermal solution makes sense for you.