Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a variety of new products on the market that aim to supply hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand generation, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. Do these options make sense for residents in Alaska ?

Before buying a technology that only has one function, consider a geothermal solution. A Alaska geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution offers heating, cooling, and free hot water - all from a single unit.

A desuperheater is a component that captures the wasted heat normally created 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 benefit is greatest while the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more frequently and can provide most, if not all, of your hot water. During the colder fall, winter, and spring months - when the desuperheater isn't capturing as much surplus 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 one more reason to change to geothermal products. Set up an appointment with one of our specialists to evaluate your needs, and whether or not a WaterFurnace Alaska geothermal solution makes sense for you.