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Solar Energy: Significant savings from Malcarne means affordable energy options for your home!

There’s no doubt about it: Technology changes at such blinding speeds, it seems nearly impossible to catch up. Case in point: Want to age yourself in the eyes of a teenager? Simply mention the words “rotary dial” and you’re guaranteed to get a blank stare.

Thankfully, when it comes to your home, there are many things you can invest in that won’t go the way of the landline and its pesky cord: There’s no better time than now to invest in solar energy, and no better company than Malcarne Contracting to make your home even “smarter” than the newest gadget on the market.

A plan specific to your home

In the home construction-and-care world, solar energy’s stirred up quite a bit of buzz – and not without good reason. Our customers have discovered that, with Malcarne Contracting’s net-zero energy retrofits, paying a premium for utilities has become a thing of the past. After insulating and making high-efficiency changes, solar energy gathers the energy needed to keep your utility bills low – or erase them completely. When was the last time your latest gadget put money back into your pocket?

If you’re curious as to whether purchasing or leasing solar panels makes the most sense for your budget, have no fear. Malcarne’s trained team of professionals treat each home as a unique entity – so you get a plan for your house specifically; one that will save you the most money.

State incentives and tax breaks

Plus, New York State’s incentives and tax breaks make now an even better time to invest in solar energy. Three forms of funding include a 25 percent state tax credit (capped at $5,000), a 30 percent federal tax credit (with no cap), as well as incentives available from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). It’s estimated that, with these credits, your solar energy system will pay for itself in time – and it’s certain, too, that these incentives won’t be around forever.

Affordable financing through Malcarne

But Malcarne Contracting doesn’t stop there: New to Malcarne’s one-stop-shopping menu is financing options, thanks to its partnership with several financial institutions. There’s no need to look elsewhere – including paying for upgrade and upkeep choices that save big bucks in the long run.

Sure, some old technology – your grandmother’s antique typewriter or Grandpa’s historic pocket watch, for example – only gather more mystique with age. Still, “vintage” doesn’t always qualify for Wreck-It Ralph’s quirky definition of “old but cool” (just one look at your cell phone from the ’90s proves that one).

But while this year’s solar energy technology may change in a decade, it won’t stop you from saving right now on energy bills – or even eliminate them completely. In fact, with the combination of tax credits, state incentives, Malcarne’s financing options, plus the monthly utility-bill savings, solar energy is certain to be as good or better of an investment than that new “must-have” gizmo. Now that’s technology you can bank on.

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Need home-project financing? Look no further than Malcarne.

In a few short weeks, we’ll trade beach bags for backpacks, and, soon after, flip flops for flannel. But while fall is looming on the horizon, that won’t stop this last summer month’s parade of picnics, pool parties, and other activities that help us get outside, relax and enjoy the sun.

And while we’re not letting the inevitable fall and back-to-school store displays keep us from our warm-weather fun, our question this summer is this: What’s keeping you from completing those home-renovation projects on your to-do list? If cost makes you wary, now may be the time to reconsider. With new financing opportunities, Malcarne Contracting can help bridge the monetary gap between you and your home-project goals.

Finding financing through Malcarne

Whether it’s upgrading to a central-air system, finding out more about solar energy, or finally adding a deck to the back yard, it’s not difficult to dig up ideas that could make you more comfortable and build equity in your house. The major challenge? Most often, it’s funding these projects effectively.

Now, however, there’s no need to look further than Malcarne Contracting – even for financing. Malcarne currently has partnered with several financial institutions to offer options for all your renovation needs, meaning Malcarne’s truly a one-stop shop, from planning out your idea to enjoying it in real time.

Renovations that pay you back

This summer’s string of 90-degree days (and the likelihood of frigid nights this winter) can put a dent in your wallet after running an A/C unit or central air 24-7. If you’re looking for a home project that will not only increase your home’s value, but will actually put money back into your pocket, it may be time to go solar. Energy-saving solar makeovers are still in high demand – and there’s no doubt Malcarne Contracting’s the best in the business.

First off, homes of all types – new construction or older, and those built to use electricity, natural gas, propane, oil or a combination – start with an energy retrofit, meaning properly insulating the house and getting high-efficiency appliances and lighting, and end with watching your energy bills go down significantly from those small changes. The next step involves additions such as solar walls, geothermal heating pumps and solar electric panels, which can garner all the energy a home needs to operate free from utility bills.

No energy bills and a comfortable home? That’s a “net-zero energy retrofit,” and, in the long run, it’s an upgrade that, by saving you from traditional energy bills, pays for itself.

Maintenance, the smart way

If you’re looking for other ways to add equity and still save big bucks, consider projects such as changing the shingles on your roof, or the siding on your home. Any projects involving asphalt, a petroleum product, are experiencing much lower-than-average costs, as oil prices are currently down. Once oil prices rise – and you can bet they will – these upgrades will also cut into a bigger chunk of your bank account. Have 10 years or less left on your shingles? Now’s the time to take advantage of what will likely cost much more next year.

And while cosmetic improvements such as siding won’t pay for itself like solar energy will, it’s a great way to add in both curb appeal and energy-saving insulation. And that means your heat and air conditioning stays inside, where you paid to have it.

No need to go anywhere else

Being a homeowner is a financial investment – more often than not, a worthwhile one that’s both a present and future asset. But it’s not without costs, either. Still, with new financing options through Malcarne Contracting, we can help you make smart upgrades and upkeep choices that will save you money.

Whether you’re pining for solar energy that can erase utility bills and pay you back in time, or needing routine but necessary maintenance items like a new roof, Malcarne has the home know-how and, now, the financing options to help complete the project.

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