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From Dream Home to Reality Building

Have you ever woken from a dream that makes you wish you’d sleep forever? Dreams like that make you wish life had a roadmap – a set of directions to get you to that perfect end.

Life, unfortunately, isn’t quite that simple. There’s no GPS to connect to, although we’re certainly hard-wired to go on dreaming, whether it’s for a future career, family, or even something a little more concrete, like your home.

While we certainly can’t claim to convert all your dreams into reality, when it comes to our wheelhouse – creating the best home for your needs – Malcarne Contracting can not only translate your visions, but make the process itself just as sweet.

How? By assembling a relationship with our customers that goes beyond a simple build.

Interpreting What Matters

Dreams may be complicated, but, more often than not, they’re a reflection of what motivates us. And that’s our first question to you: What’s your motivation? What’s the goal that drives you?

Maybe you’d love to have more room for your family and friends to gather, but the blueprint of your home doesn’t match the one in your head. Or, whether it’s for principle or financial sake, you’re longing to break free from fossil fuels and live off the sun and the grid.

But getting from A to Z is the problem – how do you turn your passion for family togetherness or going green into that tangible reality? We at Malcarne want to hear that dream – for more space where it simply isn’t, for a healthier heating option when your home is reliant on gas and oil, for a more comfortable space where you currently spend summers sweating and winters in blankets.

Give us a call, and let us work out the details. You may see the why, but we see the how – and if it’s meaningful to you, it’s our passion, too.

More Value – With More Than a Builder

We’ve heard the nightmare stories: the families who’ve communicated their dreams to a contractor and found themselves trying to wake up from a nightmare. Maybe they’re talked into buying services they don’t need, or abandoned in the midst of a project.

With Malcarne, you’re not getting a builder, you’re getting a relationship. Our whole company is founded, not simply on what we can fabricate, but on how we can take care of our customer. Think your windows are the source of your draft issues? Before you shell out thousands for new ones, it may be a simple matter of sealing them up. We don’t try to boost your bill by taking advantage of your dream. We go beyond making sure all your questions and concerns are quelled: We’re dedicated to people.

As the buds begin to break through the ground, spring is a great time to plan for that building project that’s been growing in your mind’s eye through the winter (or, perhaps, many winters), but it’s also a time to reflect at what really motivates us in life.

What are the changes that are the stuff of your dreams – the things you’d like to see become reality? What within you inspires you? What’s your passion? If it has to do with your home, we’re your people. We’ll help you to make that dream, that desire, into reality.

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Make your house comfy and cozy with ductless heating units

It usually hits you when you least expect it: You’re strolling through the mall, vaguely aware of the red and green decorations, when another verse of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” echoes through the halls. That’s right – the countdown to Christmas has begun, and not enough shopping days have arrived with it.

At Malcarne Contracting, we want to keep your house holiday cheerful in every season, especially when those pretty December flurries become a Nor’easter blizzard. Before hunting for the “perfect something” leaves you stressed this year, it may be time to focus on a gift that can warm your heart and keep your budget happy: ductless heating and cooling units.

Go duct-free

If some rooms in your home leave you either sweltering or shivering, or you’re dreading those winter energy bill blues, it just may be time to rethink your heating system. The perfect solution? A ductless split unit.

Whether you currently have central air pumping through your home or settle for boilers during the winter and window units during the summer, you probably have several issues with your heating and cooling systems. Most are bulky, for one, with seemingly miles of ductwork or heavy, loud units – and they still don’t do the best job at keeping the house as a whole comfortable.

And then there’s the cost: Cranking up the heat during frigid winter nights to keep each bedroom warm can add up quick. Still, to gain energy efficiency, changing the whole house’s system just doesn’t seem practical – right? Not when you go ductless: The whole system takes mere days to set up, and starts saving you energy and money the moment it’s switched on.

Less equipment, better product

Like the name suggests, this system doesn’t rely on ductwork that runs throughout the house. That means, if you’re looking to refurbish an existing home, they’re a cinch to install: Without the need for ductwork, the job goes from major reconstruction to minor renovation.

Ductless systems feature small, permanent wall fixtures installed in key rooms that quietly keep your home warm during cold months – and cool during the summer (no need to lug those window units up from the basement next year!). The compressor – the noisier section of the unit – is installed outside your home, which means duct-free units are incredibly quiet. In addition to never having to yell about the constant hum of a compressor, they ensure more even heating and cooling throughout the house.

Best of all, they are extremely energy-efficient: Studies show they’re twice as efficient as traditional heat pumps and air conditioners, which means you can get a jump on next year’s Christmas shopping a little early.

Saving with our growing family of experts

Whether it’s Santa coming down your chimney or someone working on your heating system, you need to feel confident about who’s in your home. At Malcarne, we’re constantly upgrading our knowledge and experience so you get the best work possible.

In fact, about a year and a half ago, Malcarne joined forces with Comfort Tech Heating and Cooling, another leader in the home-care community, making us the Hudson Valley’s premiere ductless and split unit installer. We’ll check our lists twice, making sure you get the best system for your home’s needs.

This year, regardless of what’s wrapped under your tree, your house can be the gift that keeps giving – 365 days a year.

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An Investment with Instant Dividends

While September has been relatively kind to us this year, with more days featuring open windows and balmy breezes than the need to curl up in a warm blanket, October is usually our warning call: Winter’s coming – and Malcarne Contracting’s ready to help you be prepared for future frosty weather.

Now is the time to check on your heating equipment, before waking up to ice on your lawn. It’s critical to maintain your heating system – to have it serviced regularly and change filters – to keep it running at its best. Wondering if your equipment needs a tune up? One call to Malcarne can have you ready to fight back when those glacial temperatures finally arrive.

Investing in something new

But what if a tune up’s not going to cut it this year?

This fall, you may find yourself in the place where your heating system is ready to call it quits, whether it’s at the end of its life or simply is costing you more to run than to replace. In this case, your old system may be doing you a favor: Malcarne Contracting can connect your home with equipment that costs you less to operate.

Bottom line? Your investment in a new heating system can actually pay for itself with the money you save in monthly heating costs. It’s a purchase that literally puts cash back in your pocket.

A financial opportunity – and more

It’s also a prospect that can affect more than just your home. Choosing to switch from a fossil-fuel-burning heating system to a cleaner earth-friendly system is also an investment in the health of our planet.

Yes, bottom line, stepping away from fossil fuels will save you money, but there’s also a bigger profit margin on this one. By choosing another heating option, we also get to be shareholders in the future of our planet. We’ve only got one – let’s not experiment with it too much.

It’s truly a win-win-win: We’re taking care of our resources, our futures and our wallets, all with one phone call to Malcarne.

Seasonal surplus specials

When you’re talking about a yield this good, there’s no time like the present to dive in. In fact, Malcarne’s offering seasonal specials for our customers to get you comfortable and prepared for what’s right around the corner. Curious about what it would mean for you to step away from fossil fuels? We’d love to walk you through the process to making your house cleaner and more energy efficient – and working harder to stack up the savings.

Before fall’s cold fingers wrap around your home – and have you reaching for blankets number two and three – give us a call.

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Reduce, then produce: Our revolutionary approach to solar energy

Let’s face it: More often than not, our New Year’s resolutions rarely make it to January 2nd. But, as anyone looking back on the craziness of the holiday season would likely agree, it’s best not to judge our productivity by what we accomplish during the craziest few weeks of the year, either.

At Malcarne Contracting, we know that home improvements such as solar energy may be at the top of your to-do list for 2017 – and that they also may seem more daunting than that promise to lose 10 pounds in the new year. That’s why we’ve resolved – and kept our vow – to help harness this type of power and put it within our customers’ reach with Malcarne Solar, a branch of our company completely devoted to this source of renewable energy.

If you look around in the Hudson Valley, it’s not uncommon to see solar panels popping up on different buildings – but you may be unsure of how or if they make sense for your home. That’s where we come in: This year, we want to share our vision for making solar energy work in your specific home.

At Malcarne, simply slapping a few panels on a roof doesn’t cut it. To save the most money and energy, we combine solar energy – at the lowest rate we’ve ever been able to offer – with energy reduction strategies. Our method is the opposite of one-size-fits-all: We’ve spent years coming up with the best approach to manage each home as a unique entity, finding out ways to cut costs before we even begin to go solar.

“Our approach is, if you’re in a boat that’s taking on water, do you get a bigger bucket to empty the water, or do you patch the holes?” says company president Joseph Malcarne. “Our concept is reduce, then produce.” This recipe means you’re using significantly less energy in your home, which therefore means saving money is even easier than tossing out that week-old fruitcake left by your Christmas company.

And we’ll sweeten the deal even further: We guarantee that we can provide the best value package for solar energy than anyone. In fact, we’ll match and beat whatever deal any other company offers. We’re confident that our offer will produce more energy-saving reduction per watt than anyone in the area.

For the past 10 New Year’s Days, Malcarne Contracting has made advances in solar power in the mid-Hudson Valley area, while we’ve been honing our skills in energy-efficiency work for 15 years. Plus, with two decades’ worth of construction experience under our belt, now’s the perfect time to make your dream of saving money – and energy – a reality in your home.

While newspaper columnist Earl Wilson probably resonates with most of us with the saying he quoted in January of 1972, “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions,” we want to encourage those who are resolving to make your dwelling a more comfortable, well-oiled machine: With help, any resolution is possible.

When it comes to your house, don’t make another empty promise this year. Let Malcarne Contracting show you how saving with solar energy can go from resolution to reality.

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Check your list twice – and put home comfort and energy-efficiency at the top!

Whether your Christmas list is longer than the five-year-olds who recite their inventory of wants on Santa’s lap, or you’re looking to simplify and pare down in 2017, there’s one thing almost every homeowner has in common: This year, you can make your house a little more joyful by upping the comfort factor in each and every room.

While the word “cozy” calls to mind fleece blankets and a roaring blaze in the fireplace, no one wants to spend all winter wearing every article of clothing the closet has to offer just to keep the chill off. Now that winter’s grasp is firmly on the Hudson Valley for the season, it’s time to take a good look at what your house could use for Christmas this year.

If a complete renovation during the holidays makes you cringe more than a slice of month-old fruitcake, fear not: Basic, small changes can make a huge difference in the energy-efficiency of your home – and keep you cozy, whether it’s a blizzard or balmy outdoors.

Here’s a list of tried-and-true tactics Malcarne Contracting uses every time we make a home better-functioning and more comfortable for our customers:

  • By sealing up gaps, cracks and holes in an attic and basement, we can dramatically increase your home’s warmth factor.
  • Old heating systems don’t work as well and cost more in monthly bills than energy-efficient models: Malcarne can let you know what’s out there in terms of available systems – including newer ductless heating systems – what’s reliable, and what makes the most sense for your home.
  • Energy efficiency doesn’t mean just changing a larger item like a heating system: You can cut costs on energy bills by upgrading smaller things, from light bulbs to appliances.
  • So much comes down to one word: insulation. Simply having the right insulation – like that cozy fleece blankie – means your heat stays in and the cold winter winds stay out.
  • Santa doesn’t leave one-size-fits-all presents under the tree, and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to houses! Malcarne Contracting visits and evaluates each home as a separate entity, making sure you get what your home really needs to fix its weak spots and truly make it more snug and energy-efficient.

So make a list of your cold rooms and your high energy bills, and don’t check it twice: Instead, call Malcarne Contracting. By making your home run more efficiently and feel more comfortable, you’ll receive a gift that gives all year long.

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The Malcarne Experience

Success in any arena is much more than one or two specific amenities. Case in point: When a restaurant has lines wrapping around the corner, it’s not purely because of its chef’s talent – it’s also the experience the venue provides. An amusement park visit isn’t just about the life-flashing-before-your-eyes rides – it’s also the characters that give guests a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

And at Malcarne Contracting, we believe that needing a plumber or roofer should be more than just a phone call to a random company who’ll simply get the job done. We want your home to get the best care possible through the one-of-a-kind experience Malcarne has to offer – where every job has one main focus: you.

Master of all trades

Most of the headache of getting work done on a house is thanks to finding a tradesperson or company you can trust. Will the contractor show up on time? Is it really necessary for the electrician to drill that hole in the wall? Do solar panels truly cost that price?

At Malcarne, we take the guesswork out of where to turn for everything from a new roof to a new construction: We do it all. There’s no need to search for a separate expert in insulation, siding, heating, cooling, or any other home-related trade. We have a one-stop shopping guarantee, which means one phone call not only connects you with attic-to-basement care, but that you can feel comfortable with the reputation of everyone who steps into your home.

A holistic look

Sure, one phone number to take care of all your home-care needs is handy, but the Malcarne experience is much more than a marriage of convenience. Our goal is to see your home as a whole, so you can make the best choices possible for your specific abode – and, consequently, you can feel confident in your investment.

Want to go solar? We can show you ways to slash your electricity bills first, even before we install the first panel, so you’re only putting in the equipment you need. Wondering if there’s a way to expand your living space? Malcarne can gauge whether an outdoor patio or deck, or perhaps an addition, can add both value and square footage to your home. Need a new heating or cooling system? Malcarne’s HVAC experts can first show you how to properly seal up your house, and then walk you through the units that both save money and make your home more comfortable throughout the year.

We’re here for you

With this in mind, our bottom line is this: At Malcarne, we’re so much more than the services we provide. Our company is about an experience – one where you get the best encounter possible each time we meet. Your house isn’t just another job to us: We care about your home like you do, and we aim to take care of it as if it were our own.

Just like that trip to the magical amusement park, or the restaurant you had to make reservations for months ago, Malcarne is here to give you so much more than a new roof or updated bathroom. Each step of the journey together, we want to make sure you’re happy and taken care of – to answer any questions or concerns, to be punctual and honest, and to take care of your home’s needs for the long haul. That’s the Malcarne experience.

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