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 production, heat pump water heaters, and solar solutions. The question is, do these options make sense here in Central Minnesota ?

Before you buy a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal system. A Central Minnesota 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 created in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water advantage is greatest as the unit is cooling. In the summer, 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 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. But unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

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