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

Before you buy a technology only capable of one thing, consider a geothermal system. A San Antonio 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 applies it to modify the water. This surplus heat is generated in both heating and cooling modes, but the hot water benefit 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. However, during the fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus heat - you'll need to use your existing water heating system.

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 choose geothermal. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace San Antonio geothermal solution makes sense for you.