New York Desuperheater or hybrid water heater?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Colton Weber, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    Going to replace old waterfurnace unit with new 7 series.
    Desuperheater option $3700

    Hybrid water heater $1200 $110/yr compared to a standard hot water heat at $700+ $450/yr. I would break even a little after the 1 year mark.

    What does everyone think is the better option? The hybrid heater would be in my heated unfinished basement. Stays 50-60deg even when in single digits outside.
     
  2. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    How is a desuperheater option 3700? It was a couple hundred for mine. No way it costs 3700 installed, even with a regular water heater.
     
  3. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    That's what I was quoted by 1 company. 18k for 7 series 3 ton, desuperheater w/ 2 50gal hot water heaters. Using existing loop and duct work.

    Another company quoted me the same thing for 13k. So not sure what cost of desuperheater came out to be in this quote it was not broke down by piece.
     
  4. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    Man that is nuts. I wonder what the unit itself costs. If I were to replace mine it would cost 3500 with desuperheater and existing water heaters. It would take me an hour too hook up. Couple more hours for desuperheater. I'm not a pro. Nothing complicated about a direct swap. Before tax credits of course.
     
  5. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    Well mine is a 17yr old waterfurnace versatec. Need new piping. Larger return. Also open loop system so I need a cupiconick thing. Modulating control valve. Bunch of stuff I do not know how to hook up.
     
  6. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    Mine was open loop a month ago. Open loop is 20 times easier. My HP comes with cupro-nickle standard. My valve costs 12 bucks. Sure it's not some fancy modulating thingamabob but it works. Took me a day to go closed loop, verticals. It does take a while to learn on your own though. Some guys here do it pretty fast diy. It is nice to have someone else figure out the problem when there is one.
     
  7. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    Where can I even buy a unit? I dont see them online for sale.
     
  8. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    Check out ingrams water and air. iwae.com
     
  9. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    Thats good info. I had a quote for 13k for a climate master tranquility 30.
    1- Climate Master TEV038AGD06JRTS water source heat pump ( 3 tons)
    1- Climate Master 10 kw backup heat package
    - All necessary wiring
    - All necessary ductwork
    - All necessary piping
    - All necessary labor to install
    - Old unit will be removed

    Warranty- 10 year on all parts and labor for the Climate Master equipment

    Cost- $13,400.00

    This unit qualifies for the 30% federal tax
    after 30% it is $9000 installed.

    On that site the cost is around $6500 so $4500 after 30% plus w/e piping and duct work and all.
     
  10. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    That's not too bad. I guess you're paying for the support. The install won't take them long.
     
  11. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    I really just liked the 7 series water furnace. Dosent look like that would be a diy option?
     
  12. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    Any of them is a DIY option. Just depends on your comfort level. Although with open loop I wouldn't go 7 series. Anything below that will do.
     
  13. Colton Weber

    Colton Weber Member

    Why not?

    Is the climate master tranquility 30 a decent unit?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019

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