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 and cooling system can reduce a home’s CO2 emissions by up to 75%.

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

How does an air source heat pump 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 OilOil
Air Source Heat PumpAir Source
Natural GasNat. Gas
Propane
75%
Reduction
A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~75% per year when switching from fuel oil.
Fuel Oil & Central AC
20,639
pounds of CO2
Dandelion Geothermal
5,152
pounds of CO2
yearly reduction of 15,487 pounds of CO2
vs
A 2,500 square foot home in Westchester, NY
Fuel Oil Furnace
 
Fuel Oil Usage (Gallons)
862
CO2 Output (Pounds)
19,394
Central AC
 
Electric usage (kWh)
2,270
CO2 Output (Pounds)
1,245
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
20,639
Dandelion Geothermal System
 
Electric Usage (kWh)
9,395
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
5,152

Environmental Impact Over 25 Years*

Reduction of 400,500 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

48%
Reduction
A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~48% per year when switching from an air source heat pump.
Air Source Heat Pump
9,987
pounds of CO2
Dandelion Geothermal
5,152
pounds of CO2
yearly reduction of 4,835 pounds of CO2
vs
A 2,500 square foot home in Westchester, NY
Air Source Heat Pump
 
Electric usage (kWh)
15,941
CO2 Output (Pounds)
8,742
Central AC
 
Electric usage (kWh)
2,270
CO2 Output (Pounds)
1,245
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
9,987
Dandelion Geothermal System
 
Electric Usage (kWh)
9,395
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
5,152

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

70%
Reduction
A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~70% per year when switching from propane.
Propane & Central AC
17,427
pounds of CO2
Dandelion Geothermal
5,152
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)
1,293
CO2 Output (Pounds)
16,182
Central AC
 
Electric usage (kWh)
2,270
CO2 Output (Pounds)
1,245
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
17,427
Dandelion Geothermal System
 
Electric Usage (kWh)
9,395
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
5,152

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

64%
Reduction
A 5 ton Dandelion Geothermal Heating & Cooling System reduces a home’s carbon emissions by ~64% per year when switching from natural gas.
Natural Gas & Central AC
14,279
pounds of CO2
Dandelion Geothermal
5,152
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)
1,115
CO2 Output (Pounds)
13,034
Central AC
 
Electric usage (kWh)
2,270
CO2 Output (Pounds)
1,245
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
14,279
Dandelion Geothermal System
 
Electric Usage (kWh)
9,395
eGrid CO2 Coeff (LB/MWh)
548
 
 
Total CO2 Output
5,152

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 November 2022, 463,167 tons of CO2 emissions will be offset by Dandelion's systems over the next 25 years.
926,334,000 Pounds

That's equivalent to the weight of about 2,290 Boeing 747s

97,309 Cars

Which is equivalent to taking 97,309 off the road

548,857 Acres of forest

The same amount of CO2 that's sequestered by 548,857 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.

See If Your Home Qualifies