Year-Round Comfort in the Family Room

When Padma Sridhar and her family decided to renovate their home and build an addition in 2018, they knew next to nothing about air source heat pumps. However, when their contractor suggested using one to heat and cool the addition, the Sridhars took a leap of faith and decided to install the new system. Ever since, the family has noticed that the air-source heat pump keeps the room comfortable year-round, making for a great family space. The family has also enjoyed the ability to adjust the temperature of the room by remote control. As for energy savings, the energy bills for the new addition have risen by nearly 40% less than the expected amount. In the future, the Sridhars are hoping to transition their entire house to an air-source heat pump system, keeping them cool for years to come.

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Katie and John’s Renewable Energy Garden

Katie Alberte and John Bell have a long history of making their Ossining home as sustainable as possible, from installing energy efficient insulation to cultivating a fruit and vegetable garden in their backyard. So when their air conditioning compressor began to break down last year, they knew it was time to make another eco-friendly upgrade. Katie scheduled a home energy assessment with Dandelion Geothermal, who helped them to install new geothermal heating and cooling systems. The couple also decided to install a new heat pump hot water heater, as well as solar panels to power their home. With the help of government incentives and tax credits, Katie and John ended up paying less than half of the original price for the entire project. Today, the couple’s new systems have drastically lowered their energy bills and their fossil fuel emissions, making their home more efficient and comfortable than ever.

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Active Savings with a Passive House!

When Emily Sack and Bob Schloss decided to purchase a fixer-upper home in Ossining a few years ago, they saw the opportunity to not just re-design the house, but to completely transform it. In just under a year, Emily and Bob renovated their home to meet the standards for a Passive House. These types of buildings are designed to reach net-zero energy usage, and Emily and Bob’s home is only the fifth Passive House in all of Westchester. The couple worked with Sustainable Westchester to install air-source heat pumps throughout the house, providing a low-impact way to heat and cool their home. They also installed countless other pieces of green technology, from state-of-the-art solar panels and insulation to their rooftop garden. Emily and Bob’s home is now more comfortable and sustainable than ever, showing how eco-friendly houses may provide a bright future for homeowners everywhere.

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Energy Upgrades Help the Tarrytown Historical Society Preserve Its History

“The Historical Society serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown is heating and cooling with air source heat pumps, also known as ductless mini-splits.
Read more here: https://thehudsonindependent.com/energy-upgrades-help-the-tarrytown-historical-society-preserve-its-history/

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Mike and Amy Harnessed the Heat Beneath Their Feet

Mike and Amy wanted to make their Pelham residence the perfect place to raise their two children – despite the lack of air conditioning, disruptive oil heating system, and improper insulation in the 105-year-old home. When they set out to make upgrades to the historic house, they contacted Dandelion Geothermal and quickly discovered how these upgrades could benefit both their home and their wallet. Not only have their heating bills become far more affordable, but their home has also become much more comfortable.

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Geothermal Upgrade in Tarrytown on Channel 4 Today New York

Environmental consciousness and energy savings caused this family to renovate their house with a geothermal heat pump in 2019. Rebates from Con Edison and NYSERDA significantly reduced the install cost and the family now saves $1,500 a year in heating and cooling costs.

Air Source Heat Pumps + An Induction Stove in Sleepy Hollow

The Arons family moved to Sleepy Hollow in November 2019 and set out to renovate their home’s insulation and air-conditioning systems. Thanks to New York State’s EmPower program, the family was able to pursue these energy-efficient upgrades. The program provides funding for eligible customers looking to make home energy upgrades, and helped the Arons family schedule a free home energy assessment. The family has since installed four air-source heat pumps, and uses solar panels for electricity. These new systems have not only made the Arons’ heating bills more consistent and affordable; they have also helped to build a better, more sustainable future for the family’s children.

Heat Pump Hot Water Heater in Tarrytown

Tarrytown homeowner, Dean Gallea, talks about the benefits of replacing his old gas powered hot water heater with clean, efficient heat pump hot water heater.

Geothermal Upgrade in Pelham

Mike and Amy wanted to make their Pelham residence the perfect place to raise their two children – despite the lack of air conditioning, disruptive oil heating system, and improper insulation in the 105-year-old home. When they set out to make upgrades to the historic house, they contacted Dandelion Geothermal and quickly discovered how these upgrades could benefit both their home and their wallet. Not only have their heating bills become far more affordable, but their home has also become much more comfortable.

The Power of Geothermal + Energy Efficiency in Hastings

Hastings-on-Hudson homeowners Haven and Don explored ground source heat pumps as a possible home heating and cooling option two years ago, as their furnace clearly reached the end of its life. Already determined to wean themselves from fossil fuels, they worked with Sustainable Westchester to line up Dandelion, a Google company that was just beginning its operations in the Hudson Valley. “Dandelion helped us get credits to bring our $40,000 quote way down, even below what we would have spent to install a new furnace,” says Haven.

Ductless Mini Split Air Source Heat Pumps in Hastings

The Forrest Family upgraded their gas powered steam heat radiators to clean and efficient ductless mini split air source heat pumps.

LEED Silver Home in Scarsdale

This craftsman-built colonial-style home, with the latest environmental features, maximizes comfort for sustainable and energy-efficient family living! (featured in Westchester Magazine, March 2021

Testimonials

We installed an air source heat pump that provides both heating and cooling
We installed an air source heat pump that provides both heating and cooling

“We installed an air source heat pump that provides both heating and cooling for our entire first floor about 4 years ago. It is our main source of heating in the cold season and cooling in the warm season. It’s quiet and very energy efficient, saves us a lot of money on heating oil and provides an enjoyably cool and dry environment in the summer!”

– Kevin G., Pelham

A win-win for us!
A win-win for us!

“A win-win for us!”

– Renato D., Dobbs Ferry

Adding the heat pumps was one
Adding the heat pumps was one

“Adding the heat pumps was one our best investments!”

– Kathy D., Dobbs Ferry

If you care about climate change
If you care about climate change

“If you care about climate change, there’s something you can actually do.”

– Haven C., Hastings-on-Hudson

I have both ducted and ductless mini splits
I have both ducted and ductless mini splits

“I have both ducted and ductless mini splits, best thing I ever spent money on.”

– Charles V. Minozzi Jr., Building Inspector, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson

Our cottage was warmed up with
Our cottage was warmed up with

“Our cottage was warmed up with the heat pumps, we love it!”

– Dan W., Lewisboro

Pairing our new heat pumps
Pairing our new heat pumps

“Pairing our new heat pumps with energy efficiency upgrades made sense.”

– Sarah S., Sleepy Hollow



We love how quiet our geothermal
We love how quiet our geothermal

“We love how quiet our geothermal heating and cooling system is”

– Michele R., Pound Ridge



Case Studies

Explore the EnergySmart Homes Case Studies for detailed descriptions of clean energy upgrade projects. Find out the specifics behind your Westchester neighbor’s air source heat pump, geothermal and energy efficiency projects.

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