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What is Geothermal (Ground Source) Heating?

Learn how geothermal ground source heat pumps work and why you should consider heating and cooling your home with this hyper-efficient technology.

8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Geothermal Heating and Cooling

These eye-opening facts about geothermal heating and cooling are sure to blow your mind.

A Real Review from a Dandelion Homeowner

Homeowner Jason Anderson recaps the Dandelion Air installation process and talks about his first summer with a geothermal heating and cooling system.

How Much Will You Spend On Heating Fuel During The Ownership Of Your Home?

Homeowners are spending tens of thousands to heat their home with heating oil, natural gas, and propane. We dig in to see exactly how much homeowners are spending on their annual home energy costs and what they can do to save.

How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Home Energy Audit?

A home energy audit provides a room-by-room assessment of your house to determine how much energy your home uses, where your home is losing energy, and which fixes you should prioritize to make your home more efficient and comfortable.

Geothermal Investment Tax Credit Extended Through 2023

The extension of the Federal ITC will allow homeowners who install a geothermal heat pump to deduct 26% of the cost of the system from their federal income taxes.

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, but it can also save you money by […]

4 Secrets Heating Oil Companies Don’t Want Homeowners to Know

Many homeowners heat their homes with traditional heating oil, but because of recent technological advancements, there is a cheaper, more efficient way to heat and cool your home: geothermal ground source heating.  In recent years, […]

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Geothermal Heating

5 things you need to know about geothermal heating.

Dandelion Geothermal is Now Available in Connecticut!

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]