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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 CO
2
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 August 2020 100,005 tons of CO2 emissions will be offset by Dandelion’s systems over the next 25 years.
200,010,000 Pounds

That's equivalent to the weight of about 375 Boeing 747s

18,438 Cars

Which is equivalent to taking 18,438 cars off the road

130,602 Acres of forest

The same amount of CO2 that’s sequestered by 130,602 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, your 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.

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