Dandelion Energy, the country's largest residential geothermal company, is launching its home heating and cooling service for Western New York homeowners.
Geothermal allows homeowners to reduce their draw from the energy grid, providing efficient heating and air conditioning at a savings over fossil fuel furnaces and air conditioners.
One customer, Carlton Greene from Gasport, NY, who has installed solar panels and just signed on for a Dandelion geothermal system says: "The thing that I'm most excited about is being independent and not having to rely on fossil fuel."
“With geothermal, people can make burning fossil fuels inside their home or seeing spiking utility bills in summer a thing of the past," says Michael Sachse, CEO of Dandelion Energy. "We’re excited to work with homeowners to lower their bills and increase the value of their home, while also doing something to make their home and families safer, greener and healthier.”
Dandelion is partnering with local subcontractors to perform all drilling and installation.
"We are proud to work with Dandelion Energy to continue expanding geothermal options to our customer base in Western New York," says Kevin Moravec, president of Barney Moravec, Inc. and VanHee Heating.
Hundreds of Western New York have already signed-up for a geothermal consultation. Dandelion Home Geothermal Systems can be purchased for cash or with financing. Homeowners who pay cash and switch from fuel oil or propane heating are expected to save approximately 50% in annual heating and cooling operating costs.
The expansion means Dandelion’s systems are now available in 22 Western New York counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.