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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Geothermal Heating

5 things you need to know about geothermal heating.

Dandelion’s Customers Surpass 100,000 Tons of Carbon Pollution Avoided

We’re proud to announce that our customers have surpassed 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide pollution avoided. The milestone highlights the positive impact Dandelion Energy’s customers have made–and will continue to make for decades–since the company’s customer-facing […]

Dandelion Geothermal is Now Available in Connecticut!

Dandelion is now available in parts of Connecticut. We’re excited to share that Dandelion’s Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems are now available in certain parts of Connecticut. Our launch in Connecticut coincides with new incentives […]

What incentives / rebates are available for geothermal in Connecticut?

Geothermal (otherwise known as ground source) heat pumps, are the most efficient way to heat and cool your home without fossil fuels. Not only is it good for the environment, it can also save you […]

4 Reasons to choose Geothermal vs. Heating Oil

Here are 4 reasons a homeowner might choose a geothermal heating & cooling system versus a traditional heating oil. Never worry about running out of oil again Every homeowner who has a heating oil tank […]

NYSERDA & GJGNY Launch 0% Interest Loan for Geothermal (updated 7/9/2020)

Update: The 0% funding described in this blog post has been exhausted. In an effort to restart the clean energy economy in New York State, beginning June 1st, 2020, New York State Energy Research and […]

Dandelion Energy’s Referral Program (Updated: August 2020)

We’re excited to launch our new customer referral program. Here’s everything you need to know to get started. Why should I refer customers to Dandelion? Because your friends, family, and neighbors can save money and […]

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable

Outside of keeping your family safe, the primary function of a home is to feel, well, homey. After all, a house isn’t a home unless it’s a place that makes you and your family feel […]

Why Geothermal is a No Brainer for New Construction Homes

When you’re building a new home, you have plenty of options in front of you for heating and cooling. But no option offers the comfort, efficiency and low operating costs the way geothermal does. Not […]

Central AC Versus Geothermal Cooling

It may not seem like it right now, but the first day of spring has come and gone. Warm weather and air conditioning season are just around the corner! It’s a smart idea to plan […]

How To Avoid Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

As I walked into my 66° home, I immediately adjusted the thermostat warm enough to knock off a few layers of sweaters and shirts. I was home, safe and – soon enough – cozy. As […]

5 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

The scope and scale of global warming can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there’s lots that you can do at home to lessen your personal impact on the environment and help save the planet. Buildings emit more […]

What’s The Difference Between A Boiler And A Furnace?

What’s the difference between a furnace and a boiler? The fundamental difference between a furnace and a boiler is how the heat is distributed throughout your home.  A furnace is a forced air system and […]

Here’s What You Can Do About Your Unpredictable Oil Bills

If you have ever wondered why your oil bill constantly fluctuates, you may already know that’s in part due to the relationship between supply and demand. However, what you may not know about are the […]

I Couldn’t Leave My House For 10 Weeks. This Is What I Learned.

Last year, I had knee surgery. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t leave my apartment, and was catapulted into working remotely full-time. All told, I left my home only a handful of times over 10 weeks. It […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue in the short term, as well as respiratory diseases, heart disease, or even cancer in […]

What Is Aeroseal, And What Does It Do?

Created by the company of the same name, Aeroseal is a spray-based sealant technology for the ductwork in homes. Aeroseal fills and seals small to medium leaks in the ductwork—from the inside—throughout your home. This […]

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Goes Green With Geothermal

There’s no better time to talk about going green than St. Patrick’s Day. While New York’s very own St. Patrick’s Cathedral may not be able to dress itself in shamrocks and celebrate, on the inside, […]

Geothermal Incentives By State – NY, MA, CT, MD, NJ, & PA

Geothermal, or ground source heat pumps, are a super efficient way to heat and cool your home without fossil fuels. Not only is it good for the environment, it can also save you money by […]

Open Loop vs Closed Loop Geothermal Systems

All geothermal systems use ground loops to capture the consistent temperature of the earth to provide heating and cooling. There are several different approaches to ground loop design, but they all fall under two basic […]

“We’re Really Happy We Made The Switch”

Homeowners Russ and Amy have had a Dandelion geothermal system installed in their barn in rural Albany County for nearly two years now. We talked with them about their experience with the installation process, how […]

Keeping our Customers, Employees and Partners Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) increase, there’s a lot of uncertainty on how to navigate the path forward. As a “hard hat” business, safety always has been, and continues to be Dandelion’s #1 priority. We […]