The Dandelion home geothermal system includes:
The cost of Dandelion’s geothermal heating and cooling systems are comparable with traditional HVAC systems. However, the major benefits of geothermal is not having to relay on purchasing expensive heating fuels, and dealing with deliveries. More information on pricing can be found here, but please remember that each system is custom designed to each home’s needs. To get a personal estimate, take our 30 second survey.
Dandelion homeowners have a hard time picking one favorite benefit of having a Dandelion home geothermal system. Below are some direct quotes from homeowners sharing what they love most about their Dandelion system:
AIR QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT
The system requires a new air filter every six months. Switching out the air filter takes less than two minutes.
The lifespan of the Dandelion Air is 20 years. The lifespan of the ground loops is 50+ years.
The Dandelion Air comes in four heating capacities and two sizes:
The local installer will determine the best-fit size for your home using the data they collect at the Site Survey.
The first step is to take this brief questionnaire to see if your home qualifies.
The Dandelion Air two-stage compressor allows the system to achieve even higher levels of efficiency when the home doesn’t require the full force of the system.
The heat pump produces heat at two levels of intensity:
Stage 1 = Partial load
Stage 2 = Full load
The system operates at Stage 2 to bring the home up to the desired temperature. Once the home has been brought to the homeowner’s desired temperature, the system will switch to Stage 1, and continue to run on its partial load setting. This two-stage system allows the home to maintain a steady, even temperature efficiently, in terms of both energy and cost.
A water-to-air heat pump is a heat pump for homes that use forced hot air heating (homes that distribute heat using ductwork and vents). Water-to-air heat pumps, like the Dandelion Air, can provide both heating and air conditioning.
This type of heat pump does not work for homes that use radiators to distribute heat. Homes that use radiators will typically require a water-to-water heat pump.
Few things are as critical as making sure a home’s heating system works reliably day after day, year after year. The Dandelion Air’s monitoring system enables top performance, reliability, and savings.
The performance monitoring system:
Read about how geothermal heating and cooling works here.
Most home geothermal installation reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7 tons per year. This is equivalent to removing almost two cars from the road each year your system is up and running.
The Dandelion Air fits homes with forced hot air heating (homes that distribute heat using ductwork and vents).
Check to see if Dandelion is available in your area.
Dandelion prioritizes new areas based on homeowner demand.
There are a few things homeowners can do to help us prioritize their area:
A home will require one or two ground loops depending on its heating and air conditioning needs. The ground loops are installed vertically by creating a hole approximately 6” in diameter, inserting the loop(s) and then filling in the hole. Because the loops are installed in this way, most yards are large enough to accommodate the ground loops. Dandelion’s team will make a decision based on a number of factors after you’ve completed your 30 second survey.
Once you’re ready to be installed your account manager will contact you with guidance.
The installation happens in three phases:
PHASE 1: VIRTUAL SITE SURVEY
If your home qualifies, an Energy Consultant will meet you virtually via a video conference or by telephone to answer your questions, discuss your heating and cooling usage, and calculate your potential savings.
PHASE 2: EXTERIOR INSTALL
This is part of the install takes place outside of your home.
Dandelion’s exterior install is completed in two parts:
PHASE 3: INSTALLATION OF THE HEAT PUMP
Lastly, we will remove your existing furnace and install your Dandelion Air, Nest thermostat, and preheated water tank. This part of the installation takes place inside your home.
The duration of an installation varies based on the factors specific to the home.
Below are typical time frames for each stage of a Dandelion installation:
Ground loops are ~6 inches in diameter, installed to a depth of approximately 500 feet. The exact length will depend on the needs of the given home.
You will need to be home for the parts of the installation that take place inside the home. This includes the installation of the heat pump. You do not need to be home for the installation of the ground loops.
Dandelion returns the property to rough grade post install. Your energy consultant and account manager will inform you of what that entails.
The appearance will depend on how soggy the ground was, the drilling equipment used, the geology underneath the house, and more. Conventional well drilling equipment is used for the majority of installations, so the yard will look as if a well has been installed.
The Dandelion Sonic Drill is a drilling solution for urban and suburban homes without enough space for a conventional well drill. The Dandelion Drill has limited availability, so most customers will get their installation with a well drill.
For more information on the cost of a Dandelion Geothermal Heating and Cooling system, please visit this page
2020 is an exceptionally good year for home geothermal incentives.
More information on federal, state, and utility incentives is available here.