Will desuperheater lessen the size of hot water tank needed?
I'm installing a geothermal system with 2 units (one 3 ton with desuperheater, water to air, and water to water capability; the other a 2 ton water to air). Since the desuperheater will help with pre-heated water into a storage tank, will it noticeably improve my supply of hot water? We're building a 3300 sq foot home with 2 adults, 3 children. There are 3 1/2 bathrooms. The regular water heater will be a gas powervent tank unit. Is 50 gallon adequate?
My storage tank is actually a new 40gallon electric water heater, but we didn't plan to connect the electric. If I find myself without enough hot water, could I set the electric "holding tank" at a low temp?