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Keep your home healthy and safe with Malcarne this year!

It’s a brand-new year, and while winter’s clutches won’t loosen for a few months, at least time should slow down significantly from the holiday frenzy. It’s now the season to catch up on responsibilities left on hold for the holidays, work on those resolutions made on January 1, and, most importantly, recover from all those Christmas expenses.

It’s also a great time to take inventory of the shape of your home, find a solution to cut expenses from utilities you use every day, and get your home to work as hard as you do.

During the holidays, it’s easy to ignore the cold draft seeping in through the front door, or the frigid temperature that always seems to rule the first floor. With parties, responsibilities and shopping claiming your free moments, these things naturally fell to the wayside. But now, as temperatures continue to plummet, there’re fewer distractions from the gaps, cracks and holes letting the outside in.

And that’s where we can help your home get a leg up in 2018: Taking account of where your house falls short of efficiency can actually help you pay off those holiday bills in the long run. Tightening up your home’s utility usage is not an impossible task, especially with Malcarne Contracting lighting the way to the best new products and materials to help keep your home and family both healthy and safe.

And Malcarne’s so much more than insulation and air sealing: Knowing that your house is in it’s best shape is likely the best after-Christmas gift to give to yourself and your family. As equipment experts, we can inspect your home’s current heating system, making sure it’s working to full capacity.

Curious about what’s new in the world of heating and cooling, especially when it comes to alternative sources of energy? We take health – of people and planet – seriously: We’ve pledged to make good-for-everyone energy options more accessible to our neighbors, helping to create avenues to get off fossil fuels. We’ve got the goods on solar panels and renewable energy that can transform your home from the inside out.

Still, with the piles of responsibilities you haven’t dived into since before December, the thought of another to-do list is probably making you as stressed out as your holiday gift inventory did just last month. We get it. Our job is to lift that burden: We treat your house as individually as each of our customers, designing a plan that will make “cozy” your home’s best adjective.

It’s a resolution you can easily keep – all year long.

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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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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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