Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of new products on the market that seek to provide 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 Pittsburgh ?

Before buying a technology only capable of one thing, consider a geothermal heat pump add-on. A Pittsburgh 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 normally wasted heat generated by a unit's compressor and uses it to treat 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 frequently and can supply 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 use 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. Unlike solar solutions, geothermal provides hot water 24 hours a day, rain or shine.

"Free hot water just one more reason to choose geothermal. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Pittsburgh geothermal solution makes sense for you.