Learn how to select a geothermal installer in Westchester, how much it costs, and what incentives are available for you.
Geothermal In Westchester
New Yorkers know quality is a worthy investment. Geothermal installation in Westchester is on the rise because it’s one of those rare crossovers between luxury and value. Not only will living in your home be a more pleasant experience without the unattractive smells, sounds, and potential dangers of burning oil or gas, you’ll also save money over time.
Geothermal is a complete upgrade to the entire home heating and cooling system. During hot summers, Westchester homeowners love geothermal for its quiet cooling and efficiency. With no more need for bulky AC condensers in the back yard and noisy fans, sound pollution is reduced with geothermal.
Of course, geothermal is also the most efficient way to heat your home and water as well. So, it’s no wonder we’ve seen geothermal installation in Westchester on the rise.
Westchester Geothermal Installation process
Installing geothermal is a process that involves just a few simple steps. First, a site survey is done. The local installer takes measurements to design your unique geothermal system, and any possible issues are noted.
Once they collect this information, the next step is for the installer to work with a driller to place ground loops in your backyard. These ground loops are pipes buried underground that exchange heat energy between the earth and the heat pump system.
Lastly, the installer will remove your old furnace and replace it with a geothermal heat pump. If you choose Dandelion, this includes a sleek new Dandelion Air unit along with a Nest Thermostat and a preheated water tank.
Selecting a geothermal installer
The best tools can be worthless in the hands of an inexperienced or untrustworthy craftsman. Similarly, the best geothermal system installed incorrectly can severely limit how well it actually works. A system that’s too large, too small, or improperly installed can decrease efficiency and wear parts out sooner.
Dandelion only works with certified, high-quality geothermal professionals. We also provide extensive training. In fact, we’ve built a best-of-the-best team handpicked from across the country – Portland, Indiana, California, Colorado, to name a few places – and relocated them to our headquarters in New York.
It’s also important that installers back up their work with a written guarantee or warranty.
Overview of Dandelion credentials
Why should you get your geothermal installation in Westchester through Dandelion? For starters, we’re an innovative company that has found a way to make the entire geothermal process efficient, including installation.
Dandelion Air was incubated at Google X, now called Alphabet, Google’s secret lab working to solve the world’s big problems. Engineers in the Alphabet “moonshot factory” sought a way to make one of the most efficient and cleanest energy sources more realistic for homeowners.
Through smart engineering and design, Dandelion Air was born and is doing just that. In fact, Dandelion was named one of the most innovative companies in the world.
Sustainable Westchester preferred contractor
Dandelion is also a preferred contractor for Sustainable Westchester in Heatsmart, their initiative to offer energy and cost savings for residents of its member municipalities.
We’re proud to be a part of this list of contractors, and we love bringing the top-of-the-line geothermal system to Westchester residents.
Here are some more reasons why Dandelion is the prime choice for your Westchester geothermal system.
- Qualified: Over 100 combined years of geothermal experience
- Experienced: #1 New York residential geothermal installer by volume in 2018
- We own the process: We sell, install, and service our own product
Cost of installing geothermal in Westchester
There are some wonderful incentives available to homeowners interested in a geothermal system that sets them apart for comfort, clean energy, and efficiency in home heating and cooling.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Rebate
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) currently offers rebates between $1,200 and $1,500 on ground-source heat pumps. The difference depends on the size of your system, and the rebates are on a first come, first served basis.
Federal Geothermal Tax Credit
If you purchase and install your Westchester geothermal system before December 31, 2019, you’re eligible for a 30 percent tax credit on your federal income taxes for the year.
This federal geothermal incentive is available until December, 2021, but at that time, the percentage back will reduce to 22 percent. Read all about the federal geothermal tax credit here.
Con Edison Smart Incentives
Con Edison also offers a Dandelion exclusive incentive offer, up to $5,000 off system cost for ConEd customers in Westchester. This local municipality loves Dandelion because it’s making efficiency so much easier by skipping the gas altogether.
Dandelion’s system is “over four times more efficient than any furnace on the market and twice as efficient as any air conditioning system currently available.”
Geothermal cost without Dandelion
Apart from the fact that installing with another geothermal provider will mean you’ll miss out on the $5,000 rebate from Con Edison, standard geothermal systems can cost upwards of $50,000.
In fact, some systems can start at $80,000 depending on various site factors and system sizing. Even if you have the money, you might not want to lock up all that cash in one place.
Geothermal cost with Dandelion
At Dandelion, we are proud to offer a premium complete home heating and cooling system at a fraction of the cost. Here are some key takeaways of what you’ll get with a standard Dandelion system.
- A ground-source heat pump, sized for your home
- Ground loops, sized and designed for your home
- Indoor and outdoor installation
- Pre-heated water tank
- A Nest thermostat