The Dandelion home geothermal system includes:
Dandelion offers geothermal heating and cooling systems for a fraction of the cost of comparable systems. We keep costs low by selling, installing, and servicing our own heat pump. Each home is unique, and your system cost will depend on a few factors including the size of your home, its heating requirements, and whether or not you opt to purchase the system or finance it with a low-interest loan. On average, New York homeowners who upgrade to Dandelion save 50% off heating and cooling costs every year. 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 on our blog 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. The installer will make the final decision on this during the home Site Audit.
Typically, minimal preparation is required. Your local installer will let you know if there’s anything you need to do to prepare your home for geothermal.
The installation happens in three phases:
PHASE 1: SITE SURVEY
Your local installer will visit your home and take the measurements required to design the system to fit your home. The installer will also look for any potential issues that could impact the success of your installation.
PHASE 2: INSTALLATION OF GROUND LOOPS
Your local installer will coordinate with a driller to install one or two ground loops. The ground loops are the underground pipes that exchange heat between the ground and the Dandelion Air. This part of the installation takes place outside your home.
PHASE 3: INSTALLATION OF DANDELION AIR
Lastly, your local installer 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 1.25 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 Site Survey and the installation of the Dandelion Air. You do not need to be home for the installation of the ground loops.
Dandelion vets each of our local installers extensively and has a rigorous set of design and installation criteria . You can be sure you are getting a high-quality installation and the best possible deal. Installers can apply to work with Dandelion at www.dandelionenergy.com/installer-partners.
Every yard is different. 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 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.
The cost of the Dandelion Home Geothermal System can be as low as $16,500 after applying various state, government, and utility incentives. Homeowners can choose to pay for their system upfront or using a loan provided by our partner Enerbank. The loan option allows homeowners who qualify for the tax credit to pay nothing upfront and as little as $135 per month over a 20-year term. There is no prepayment penalty on the loan.
The Enerbank loan is a combination Same as Cash loan and 20-year loan.
2019 is an exceptionally good year for home geothermal incentives. For homeowners located in New York state, the New York Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides a $1,500/ton incentive for home geothermal installations. In addition, there’s a 30 percent federal tax credit, and homeowners in Westchester can qualify for an additional $5,000 ConEd incentive. You can read more about tax incentives & rebates here.
The Enerbank loan has no prepayment penalty, so homeowners can choose to add the remaining amount owed on the loan to the purchase price of their home.
A geothermal heating and cooling system is basically made up of two parts: a geothermal heat pump that sits inside the home, and one or two underground pipes called “ground loops” that are installed in the homeowner’s yard.
Heat pumps do exactly what their name suggests: they use electricity to pump heat from one place to another. A refrigerator is an everyday example. To keep your food and drinks cold, your fridge uses electricity to pump heat from the inside of the refrigerator to the outside air. A geothermal heat pump works similarly: in the summer, when you want your home nice and cool, it moves heat from inside your home into the earth; in the winter, when you want your home warm and toasty, the pump moves heat from the earth into your home.
The ground loops are U-shaped plastic pipes, inserted 300 to 500 feet into the ground, that are used to exchange heat between your house and the earth. In the wintertime, water circulating through the ground loops absorbs heat from the earth, which is used to warm your home, and in the summertime your home is cooled by transferring the heat from your home into the earth.
Dandelion’s geothermal heating and cooling system replaces your existing heating, cooling and hot water equipment. The system includes a heat pump (roughly the same size as a furnace), water heater and smart thermostat which are each installed inside your home. The system also includes ground loops, or U-shaped plastic pipes, that are inserted a few hundred feet below the ground outside of your home.
The complete system is installed in two to three days. First the ground loops are installed in the yard by drilling one or two vertical holes just a few inches wide to depths of a few hundred feet. Ground loops are U-shaped plastic pipes that are used to exchange heat between your house and the earth. Dandelion has designed a clean drilling technology, so there will be minimal disruption to the yard. Finally, the heat pump, water heater and smart thermostat are installed inside of your home by a technician in just a few hours.
First check if Dandelion is available in your area; please visit our homepage and enter your zipcode. Dandelion will conduct an assessment that will inform you of how much money you’re likely to save by switching to Dandelion’s home geothermal system.
For qualified homeowners, Dandelion offers a home geothermal heating and cooling system for $20,000. Dandelion is partnering with a leading financing company to enable homeowners to switch to home geothermal energy with zero upfront costs and low monthly payments.
Geothermal heating and cooling is the cleanest and most efficient heating and cooling technology on the market. Because the system taps into a renewable resource, the earth, your heating and cooling source will never run out and monthly bills are predictable. An average homeowner who uses oil or propane to heat the home spends $2,500 a year on heating fuels, which averages to almost $210/month. With Dandelion's zero-down installation, homeowners can expect to pay less.
Dandelion’s home geothermal heating and cooling system simply requires changing the air filter in your home every 6 to 12 months. You’ll also be able to monitor the performance of your Dandelion system online.
The typical lifespan of a geothermal heat pump is 25 years. Closed-loop piping typically lasts for at least 50 years.
The Dandelion system is available to qualified homeowners in 11 counties in New York state: Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie, Saratoga, Montgomery and Fulton.