Geothermal Systems Provide "Free" Hot Water

What is a Desuperheater?

There are a lot of new products on the market that look to supply hot water more efficiently. New technologies such as on-demand production, heat pump water heaters are just a few options available. The question is, do these options make sense here in Seattle ?

Before you buy a technology that's capable of one thing, consider a geothermal solution. A Seattle geothermal heat pump WaterFurnace solution provides 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 treat the water. Although additional heat is produced in both heating and cooling modes, the hot water advantage is greatest as the unit is cooling. During the summer months, geothermal units run more frequently and can supply 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 need to rely more on your existing water heating method.

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, 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.

Hot water - it's one more reason to choose geothermal products. Set up an appointment today with one of our specialists to assess your needs, and decide if a WaterFurnace Seattle geothermal solution makes sense for you.