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Dandelion Energy’s Referral Program

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 […]

Geothermal Pros & Cons: Is Geothermal Right For You?

Dandelion geothermal goes through the pros and cons of geothermal.

Top 14 Myths About Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Dandelion Energy addresses the top 5 myths about home geothermal, answering questions of – Can Geothermal be installed in an existing home? In a small yard? In cold climates? Does it require a lot of maintenance? Can I afford it?

What’s A Soft Start, And Why Do I Need One?

A soft start is an electronic regulating device that can be installed inside your Dandelion Geothermal heat pump. Once installed, it reduces the start-up power draw of your heat pump by up to 70%.  When […]

Geothermal Cooling: Everything You Need To Know

How does geothermal air conditioning work? Why does air conditioning use so much energy? Can air conditioning be sustainable? Can you use the ground to cool your home? Dandelion answers your questions

Environmental Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pumps

For the average homeowner, changing how you heat your house is the single best way to reduce your carbon footprint.  In fact, making the switch to geothermal can reduce your home greenhouse gas emissions by […]

Can A Geothermal System Save You Money On Hot Water Heating?

Everybody is familiar with that one person in the house who takes a half-hour power shower, hogging every available drop of hot water. You’re stuck waiting for the water to warm up while wondering how […]