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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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Plan for home projects and renovations – and for spring – now!

For once, that silly groundhog was right.

When good old Punxsutawney Phil made his appearance back at the beginning of February, the majority of his followers likely laughed at the prospect of an early spring. But here we are in March, with Easter, gardening and vacations right around the corner, and Old Man Winter really didn’t put up much of a fuss this year.

And now that his reign is just weeks away from officially ending, it’s the perfect time to plan for those big home projects – maybe an addition, a deck perfect for outdoor entertaining, a kitchen renovation, or other major remodeling – that require a length of snow-free weather to complete.

 Also, spring’s a great time to take a home inventory: Maybe you noticed the drafts leaking in through your basement or windows. Or, you’ve decided to make those eco-friendly, energy-smart upgrades to your home, such as solar heating, after your utility bills were through the roof, even during a mild season.

If you’re considering a revamp such as these, planning time is crucial: It takes up to two to three months to meet with the experts at Malcarne, to get a game plan in place, and to put your ideas and home needs on paper. In addition, there’s often building permits to consider, which also can take time to obtain – and all of this is before the project even starts in your house.

If you’re hoping for that ensuite bathroom so you don’t have to share with the in-laws during their annual fall visit, or want to cook out on a new deck this Fourth of July, don’t let another lukewarm winter day pass by: Now’s the time to get that project in the works. Getting the ball in motion now means your house can blossom into your dream home this year, instead of waiting until spring rolls around yet again.

Sure, the winter of 2015-2016 didn’t leave the Hudson Valley rattled with Nor’easters this time – but don’t expect that to be the rule: Next year isn’t likely to do us the same favor. So rather than ignore these mild, well-above-freezing days, maybe they’re just the perfect reminder to focus on that season that inspires us to clean, turn over a new leaf, and to plan those home projects that have been wishful thinking for so long – just like a favorable prediction from fluffy old Phil.

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