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    Geothermal is the most sustainable / environmentally friendly way to heat & cool your home.

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    Don’t take our word for it! According to the EIA (Energy Information Administration) the most sustainable / environmentally friendly way to heat & cool your home is with a geothermal / ground source heat pump.

    This is because a geothermal heating & cooling system uses the ground's constant temperature of ~50° as a baseline temperature to heat your home from in the winter, and is able to dump the excess heat from your home to the ground in the summer.

    To learn more about how geothermal works check out our How Geothermal Works page

    Why is that important?

    Space heating, air conditioning, and water heating account for ~70% of energy use in home, according to the EIA.

    Most homes in the United States still use fossil fuel based heating equipment like furnaces or boilers, traditional air conditioners, and fossil fuel based water heaters.

    Replacing this dated equipment with a much more efficient geothermal heating, cooling, and water heating system can reduce a home’s CO2 emissions by up to 80%.

    How does a fuel oil furnace + central AC system compare to a geothermal heating system in terms of carbon emissions?

    How does a propane furnace + central AC system compare to a geothermal heating system in terms of carbon emissions?

    How does a natural gas furnace + central AC system compare to a geothermal heating system in terms of carbon emissions?

    Select a fuel type below:
    Fuel Oil
    Propane
    Natural Gas
    80%
    Reduction
    A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~80% per year when switching from fuel oil.
    Fuel Oil & Central AC
    21,350
    pounds of CO2
    Dandelion Geothermal
    5,330
    pounds of CO2
    yearly reduction of 16,850 pounds of CO2
    vs
    A 2,500 square foot home in Westchester, NY
    Fuel Oil Furnace
     
    Fuel Oil Usage (Gallons)
    878
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    19,850
    Central AC
     
    Electric usage (kWh)
    2,722
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    1,500
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    21,350
    Dandelion Geothermal System
     
    Electric Usage (kWh)
    9,717
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    5,330

    Environmental Impact Over 25 Years*

    Reduction of 421,250 pounds of CO2
    39 Cars

    That’s equivalent to removing 39 cars from the road for an entire year

    250 Acres

    Equivalent to the same amount of CO2 sequestered by 250 acres of forest

    65%
    Reduction
    A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~65% per year when switching from propane.
    Propane & Central AC
    15,335
    pounds of CO2
    Dandelion Geothermal
    5,330
    pounds of CO2
    yearly reduction of 10,005 pounds of CO2
    vs
    A 2,500 square foot home in Westchester, NY
    Propane Furnace
     
    Propane Usage (Gallons)
    1,113
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    13,835
    Central AC
     
    Electric usage (kWh)
    2,722
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    1,500
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    15,335
    Dandelion Geothermal System
     
    Electric Usage (kWh)
    9,717
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    5,330

    Environmental Impact Over 25 Years*

    Reduction of 250,125 pounds of CO2
    23 Cars

    That’s equivalent to removing 23 cars from the road for an entire year

    148 Acres

    Equivalent to the same amount of CO2 sequestered by 148 acres of forest

    60%
    Reduction
    A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~60% per year when switching from natural gas.
    Natural Gas & Central AC
    13,212
    pounds of CO2
    Dandelion Geothermal
    5,330
    pounds of CO2
    yearly reduction of 7,882 pounds of CO2
    vs
    A 2,500 square foot home in Westchester, NY
    Natural Gas Furnace
     
    Natural Gas Usage (Therms)
    1,001
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    11,712
    Central AC
     
    Electric usage (kWh)
    2,722
    CO2 Output (Pounds)
    1,500
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    13,212
    Dandelion Geothermal System
     
    Electric Usage (kWh)
    9,717
     
     
    Total CO2 Output
    5,330

    Environmental Impact Over 25 Years*

    Reduction of 197,050 pounds of CO2
    18 Cars

    That’s equivalent to removing 18 cars from the road for an entire year

    117 Acres

    Equivalent to the same amount of CO2 sequestered by 117 acres of forest

    Here’s what our customers are doing for the environment

    As of April 2021 151,100 tons of CO2 emissions will be offset by Dandelion’s systems over the next 25 years.
    302,200,000 Pounds

    That's equivalent to the weight of about 747 Boeing 747s

    29,614 Cars

    Which is equivalent to taking 29,614 cars off the road

    179,016 Acres of forest

    The same amount of CO2 that’s sequestered by 179,016 acres of forest

    Did you know that the Redwood Forest in California is 139,000 acres?

    Tons of CO2 eliminated by Dandelion Geothermal Systems*
    * This is a running total of the 25 year emission avoidance resulting from installed Dandelion Geothermal Systems.

    Here are some other green benefits of geothermal energy vs fossil fuels

    Reduces Environmental Damage

    Geothermal reduces environmental damage caused by extraction of fossil fuels

    Eliminates Carbon Monoxide Risk

    According to the CDC, carbon monoxide poisoning “kills hundreds every year and makes thousands more sick.”

    Improves Indoor Air Quality

    Not burning fossil fuels in your home significantly improves indoor air quality

    Lasts Longer

    A typical geothermal / ground heat pump lasts 20 - 25 years

    Takes Fuel Delivery Trucks
    Off the Road

    Not only are you reducing your dependence on fossil fuels, you're reducing fuel truck drive time by not buying fossil fuels

    Safe

    No flames and no fumes. Furnaces have the potential to produce serious health hazards like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.

    Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling Right For You?

    While many people are aware of the growing climate crisis and would like to do their part to help, it can often be hard to make major changes to decrease your carbon footprint. Here at Dandelion, we aim to make upgrading from a traditional HVAC system to a geothermal one not only environmentally-friendly but customer-friendly. From a healthier home to cost savings, geothermal is a smart choice not just for the planet but for you as well, no sacrifices needed.

    To find out if your home qualifies for a Dandelion Home Geothermal System click the button below.

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