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When Natural Gas Runs Out, The Geothermal Solution Emerges as the Clean Choice

As New York State’s energy needs grow, the question of whether to expand natural gas pipelines or find energy alternatives emerges. Curious about the benefits of geothermal or natural gas? Geothermal expert Jay Egg discusses the benefits of geothermal over natural gas pipelines.

Is Geothermal the Next Solar?

Dandelion’s CEO, Kathy Hannun addresses the question of whether geothermal is the next solar.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying A New Furnace

Dandelion breaks down furnace-buying for homeowners, looking at furnace BTU capacity, AFUE rating, load calculation and warranty.

Should You Replace Your Furnace and Air Conditioner at the Same Time?

Dandelion addresses the question of whether an AC unit and furnace should be replaced at the same time. With Dandelion’s system, heating and air conditioning work using the same system all year round.

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Furnace?

Dandelion Energy digs into the costs associated with replacing a furnace, and the energy efficiency of each furnace.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

Dandelion Energy discusses the costs and benefits of replacing rather than repairing a furnace.

Geothermal Air Conditioning: What 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

Thinking About Adding Central AC? Read This First.

Dandelion discusses the value of central air conditioning to make hot summer days cool and comfortable. Dandelion’s geothermal system works with central air and allows for earth-powered air conditioning.

How Much Can You Save with a Geothermal Heat Pump?

At Dandelion, we like to keep financing simple, with a $135 monthly cost over a 20-year period. Whether you purchase the geothermal system upfront or choose to finance it and spread the expense out over time, you’ll still be eligible for local and federal tax credits and incentives.

Does Geothermal Heating Work In Cold Climates?

Dandelion breaks down how its geothermal system works in cold climates to deliver heat evenly throughout the home.

Top 5 Myths About Home Geothermal

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?

Everything you need to know about Westchester County’s natural gas moratorium

ConEd & Dandelion are offering customers in Westchester County up to $5,000 off Dandelion Geothermal heating and cooling.

Air-Source Heat Pumps Versus Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Dandelion looks at the efficiency of Air Source Heat Pumps ASHP versus Ground Source Heat Pumps GSHP through the home geothermal. Dandelion’s system reduces carbon emissions sustainably.

Pairing Geothermal Plus Rooftop Solar for a Truly Renewable Home

Dandelion describes what’s possible with a geothermal system – Solar plus Geothermal, a perfect sustainable pairing.

All You Need to Know About Home Geothermal Heating & Cooling

How exactly does home geothermal work? Dandelion Energy explains how their home geothermal system which includes a ground source heat pump, works.

Becky Meier’s Path to Comfort and Savings

“I truly believe the planet is in trouble and I want to do as much as I can–even though it’s just a drop in the bucket–to devoting my life in some sense to make sure our planet survives.”

Meet Ryan & Doug, The Newest Members of the Dandelion Team

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve acquired Geo-Connections, and have invited Ryan Carda and Doug Carruthers to join our team.

Earth-Powered Heating for Rhinebeck, NY

Dandelion and the Village of Rhinebeck will continue to work together closely over the coming year to define the details of the program, including the plans for timing, pricing, the installation process, and selecting locations for the right of way.

Checking in with our First Customers, Two Months after Installation

Becky Meier and Bob Connors sat down with Dandelion last week to show off their new system and talk about their experience so far.

How this New York Homeowner went Energy Independent in Five Years

For the family, installing renewable heating and air conditioning represents the last piece of the puzzle toward achieving energy independence.

Geothermal is a Political Statement for this New York Homeowner

“Climate’s really important, and we’re not going to get any action at the federal level now, so everyone who cares about this has to do more themselves.”

The Top Ten (and Worst Three) Energy-Efficient States in America

New York ranks #1 in auto energy efficiency, and #4 in home energy efficiency, according to a recent analysis of federal data by WalletHub.