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New Product to Heat or Cool Homes:

Dandelion Air

Most of us know a company called Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet. Another Alphabet subsidiary is Dandelion, which arose out of X, Alphabet’s research and development laboratory.

Dandelion launched a new product system, the Dandelion Air, on May 30. The Dandelion Air is a smart, all-in-one home heating and air conditioning system. In terms of converting electric power to heat, it is over four times as efficient as any furnace on the market. It is also nearly twice as efficient as a conventional air conditioning system. The Dandelion Air is so efficient because it is a geothermal heating system.

The Dandelion Air is being sold for less than $20,000, about half the cost of a traditional geothermal installation. The company also offers no-money-down loans, with payments starting at $135 per month over a 20-year term. Typical homeowners who switched from heating oil to the Dandelion Air for no-money-down are expected save approximately 20% annually on the cost of heating and cooling their homes.

Unlike a conventional fuel furnace, the Dandelion Air is safe, smart, and low maintenance. Because it is fuel-free, the Dandelion Air eliminates risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and improves indoor air quality. The Dandelion Air comes as part of a complete Dandelion Home Geothermal System. The complete system includes the installation of underground pipes, a buffer tank for hot water, a Nest Learning Thermostat, and a smart monitoring system. The system’s smart features ensure the system is running with optimal efficiency and homeowners will save as much money as possible over time. The system has low maintenance and has a life expectancy of at least twenty years.

Dandelion chose AAON, a heat pump manufacturer with over 30 years of HVAC manufacturing experience, as its production partner. AAON water-source heat pumps provide heating and cooling to tens of thousands of buildings. The company employs over 2,000 people in the United States and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“We’re thrilled to partner with AAON on the Dandelion Air,” said James Quazi, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Dandelion. “AAON uses state-of-the-art automation technology for precise, time-efficient production of each unit. Together, we will continue to drive up quality and drive down costs of home geothermal heating and cooling.”

Dandelion has also partnered with top tier residential HVAC installers across New York State to install the Dandelion Air. Homeowners can see if their home is eligible for the Dandelion Air and connect with a local Dandelion installer at www.dandelionenergy.com.

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