Dandelion Energy offers New York homeowners state of the art geothermal heating and cooling at an affordable price.
The Dandelion Energy home geothermal system replaces your home’s existing air conditioning and heating equipment with a powerful geothermal heat pump and a ground loop system that moves heat between the earth and your home.
In the winter, the ground loops move heat stored in the ground into your home. In the summer, the ground loops returns heat from your home to the ground.
Payment plans starting at as little as $135 / month
Go geothermal with $0 money down
Take advantage of federal and state tax credits
Increase the equity of your home
“Each person I've been in contact with at Dandelion has been kind and attentive - their mission is clear at all times”
“Couldn't be happier. Kids loved the AC this summer. Something we've never had before.”
“Getting something much better for the environment, better for indoor air, and at a similar cost point to traditional HVAC equipment...It’s a no-brainer, economically speaking and for the planet.”
“We love the central humidification. Not having to fill humidifiers every couple of days is great.”
“We will never run out of oil again, and we no longer need to call around getting prices on oil delivery.”
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Absolutely. Geothermal heat pumps work well in cold winter climates. Just a few feet below the frost line, the ground maintains a constant temperature of about 55 degrees year round — even when the air outside is below freezing. Underground pipes, called ground loops, contain heat-conducting liquid that circulates below ground, absorbs the ground’s energy, and feeds it into the geothermal heat pump. Inside the heat pump, the heat energy is concentrated, converted from water to air, and sent to the duct system for distribution. How warm it gets depends on where you set your thermostat.
Yes! Dandelion specializes in retrofit geothermal installations and has served many older homes in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We do recommend, however, that homeowners in particularly “leaky” homes seal and well-insulate their home prior to installation. This step is not necessary for installing a geothermal system but is generally a good idea to consider when replacing any HVAC equipment in older homes.
Dandelion installs vertical loop geothermal systems, meaning that depth is more important than surface area. How much piping is needed depends on the size of the house. Much like an air conditioning unit, the geothermal system must be sized correctly to ensure that it will do a sufficient job heating and cooling the space inside the home. Either way, there’s plenty of room to spread out below the earth’s surface!
“The Hudson Valley is such a vibrant, forward thinking, and environmentally conscious part of NY. Hudson Valley homeowners are ready for geothermal -- a more modern, cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.”
“People from Saratoga and all the way down to Westchester understand that converting to geothermal can help keep our Hudson Valley green for their children and grandchildren’s generation.”
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.