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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, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Geothermal Power Plant Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between geothermal power plants and geothermal heat pumps?  Even though geothermal power plants and geothermal heat pumps both derive energy from the earth’s heat, they differ greatly in function, size, and […]

How Will Installing a Home Geothermal System Impact Your Electric Bill?

The key to saving money on home heating and cooling is energy efficiency. Simply put, the more efficient your HVAC system is, the more bang you’ll get for your buck. You might be curious to […]

Can You Install Geothermal Ground Loops Through Bedrock?

One of the biggest misconceptions about geothermal is that having shallow bedrock, ledge or shale could make it more costly or impossible to install geothermal on your property. Fortunately, not only is it possible, it’s […]

5 Ways That Geothermal Can Go Wrong, and How to Do It Right

I’m Bryan Roberts — Sr. Energy Consultant. I joined Dandelion Geothermal as one of the first employees and have worked in clean energy and environmental planning for over a decade. Every year, my colleagues and […]

This Old House Explores Affordable Geothermal Heating and Cooling

The home-improvement show, This Old House, recently took an inside look at a Dandelion Geothermal installation in Albany, NY. Let’s explore some of the ways Dandelion is making home geothermal more affordable and accessible.  What […]

Top 6 Advantages of Geothermal Energy

Dandelion writes about the benefits of geothermal. These include reliability, its dual capacity for heating and cooling, affordability, safety, and friendliness to the environment.

Does Dandelion Offer Any Geothermal System Warranties?

When you’re investing in your home, nothing is more important than quality. At Dandelion, we stand behind our geothermal products & services. We’re proud to offer industry-leading warranties on both our ground source heat pumps […]