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.