Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a series of new products on the market that seek to provide hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. For residents in Portland, OR area, don't these options make sense?

Before investing in a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Portland, OR geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution provides heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the normally wasted heat generated by a unit's compressor and applies it to condition the water. Although additional heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water advantage is greatest while the unit is cooling. In the summer, geothermal units run more frequently and can supply most, if not all, of your hot water. During the colder fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much excess heat - you'll have to utilize your existing water heating system.

Waterfurnace also offers dedicated hydronic equipment that's easily installed if you would to have geothermal supply 100% of your hot water needs. 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 switch to geothermal products. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to evaluate your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Portland, OR geothermal solution makes sense for you.