Energy & Solar Services
Hudson valley’s energy smart builder
We get excited around words like solar module efficiency, operating temperature and voltage drop, and to us the merits of solar electric are self-evident. However, we had to step out of ourselves and ask “why should I (home or business owner) go solar?” At Malcarne, we’re not like most solar companies. Our philosophy is ‘energy reduction before production.’ That’s because we first look for ways to reduce your energy needs before deciding on your solar needs. Most solar companies simply review your current energy bills and suggest a system that can handle those needs. We take a completely different approach. We’re certified Energy Managers. Our audit goes well beyond simply reviewing energy bills.
Full Energy Assessment
With the electricity savings to tax incentives to economy of scale, commercial solar is an excellent investment for business owners. Malcarne Solar can bring even more value to your investment by implementing:
- Lighting Retrofits (comes with Utility rebates!)
- HVAC Upgrades
- HVAC Controls and Monitoring
- Energy Efficient Motor Upgrades
- Motor Controls
- Appliance Upgrades
- Air Sealing/Insulation (for electric heating and cooling)
With solar and energy reduction projects at housing authorities, hospitals, senior care centers, gyms and more, Malcarne Solar has the experience, certifications, and values to make your project a win for your company’s bottom line.
Save on electricity. Save on taxes. Build equity in your home. Increase your property value without an increase in taxes. Stop renting electricity and start owning it! Solar for the home is a winning investment for homeowners. Don’t stop there though- with Malcarne Solar you can also get:
- New Appliances
- Lighting Upgrades
- Water Pump Replacements
- New Bath and Shower Fixtures
- HVAC Upgrades
- Air Sealing/Insulation (for electric heating and cooling)
All for a smaller investment than just going solar. Maximize your investment in your home with Malcarne Solar.
Included with every solar installation is solar production monitoring software. From anywhere in the world (where there is internet) you will be able to see what each individual solar panel is producing and what each panel has produced in the past. Not only will you have a bird’s eye and detailed view of your solar array production, your energy monitoring software will alert Malcarne Solar if there is ever an issue. Malcarne Solar can also install consumption monitoring. This will allow you to see in almost real time what your house is currently using side by side with your production. Consumption monitoring will give you assurance and more control of your energy usage. Some of our homeowners have taken this to the next level. We installed home automation, so they can see what they are producing, consuming and be able to turn on and offloads remotely, for full control of their energy. Ask your auditor for all your options and determine what level suits your needs.
Free of Charge! Solar Survey
Assessing the electricity use of a building is the cornerstone of Malcarne Solar. Our certified auditors will ask you a few simple questions about your energy use habits and then survey all the electric loads in the house. Then they will perform a solar site survey to determine the amount of available sunlight on your roof or property. With your electric usage history and this site survey, we can reduce your electric usage by swapping appliances, upgrading lighting and shower fixtures, setting timers, replacing water pumps, HVAC upgrades and/or HVAC controls, and insulation/air sealing for buildings with electric heat. We only suggest the most cost-effective options, as solar, along with its rebates and tax incentives, will cover the rest of your electricity needs. The electric/solar site survey is completely free of charge; contact us to schedule one today!
Full Energy Assessment
For building owners who want an audit for all energy use (electric, gas, oil, etc..), we suggest a full energy audit. Our certified auditors will not only perform the electric/solar survey but also run pressure diagnostics (to determine how well your building retains heating/cooling) as well as test and diagnose your HVAC system’s performance. With our findings in hand we will create a full model of your building and determine a wide range of energy efficiency measures that make sense for your building. By filling out an application, New York State will cover half to all of the survey cost (depending on income level). For the business or homeowner that wants the full picture of their energy usage, contact us to schedule the full energy audit.
As the seasons change from spring to winter, temperatures fluctuate throughout the year. Some climates can range from blazing summers to chilly winters; Rhinebeck included. Did you know there is a pretty consistent temperature, regardless of climate or season, just below the ground?
The Earth’s crust absorbs 47% of the sun’s heat (energy) and is maintained in the ground a few feet below the surface. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this free heat source with an earth loop. This ingenious technology salvages the sun’s heat supplying your home or office with central heating and cooling.
Reviews From Google
Thanks to Malcarne Contracting, we were able to have our home remodeled and now it is more functional and more energy efficient. Malcarne Contracting put an entire second floor on our house and insulated it and put in a high efficiency heat pump. They did an amazing job and they said that my energy bills would go down. I doubled the size of my house by adding an entire second floor so I did not believe it was possible to double the size of my house and reduce the utility bills. They finished this summer and now is the middle of winter and my utility bills are about 20% less than last year with twice the house! I defiantly recommend using Malcarne Contracting. Not only will you love the work they do for you but if they do a total energy reduction package for you then you save a lot on the cost to run your home.
From home design to the landscaping in our new place, we choose Malcarne Contracting & Malcarne Tree PHC & Landscape. The team did a fantastic job! We cannot say enough good about them and how helpful they were. We are happy with our decision to hire them. Nevien was amazing to work with and is an amazing architect. The construction crews and landscapes crews were always very polite and professional and were people I would be happy to invite over for dinner. Great crews, great guys and GREAT job! Thank you
My kitchen and bathroom was renovated by Malcarne Contracting and I am extremely happy with the results. Nevien is AMAZING! From the beginning, the team was professional, responsive, and transparent about the cost and timeline for the project. The kitchen tiles turned out beautifully and the team took extra care to ensure a seamless and precise installation. They also made suggestions for additional design elements that enhanced the overall look of the space. The bathroom renovation was equally impressive. The team removed the old fixtures and installed new ones with precision and attention to detail. They also helped me choose the right tiles and finishes to match my aesthetic preferences. I am thrilled with the final results and would definitely use their services again in the future.
We had an extremely large tree in the front of our yard that was getting in the way of our foundation. John and the Malcarne team were extremely helpful, actionable and thorough when it came to discussing the work that actually needed to be done as well as the entire removal process.
Extremely happy with the output and if we ever have any tree needs again – we'll be calling John and his team!
Malcarne HVAC handled the AC and Heat Pump installation in our house. Their team is organized, talented, and competent in their job. Many people said they could not get the equipment for several months. Malcarne got the equipment for us and installed it within 4 weeks, we love them! I recommend this outstanding company to everyone looking for a professional and friendly company.
Before the holiday season, we hired Malcarne Tree PHC & Landscape to design our new side-yard landscaping. Their competent team helped us design the perfect landscape for our house, earning us endless praise from our guests. We will continue to work with their knowledgeable team. They can do everything from the design to install and it was great to only have to work with one company to make that happen!
I recently used the house renovation services of Malcarne Contracting and I love what they did. They completely transformed my kitchen, dining room, living room space by opening all the rooms up and making the one big beautiful room that flowed together. The team was very hard working and they showed up every day. They completed the work when they said they would and they did it for the price that they quoted me. They were also very helpful in suggesting design ideas and helping me choose the best materials for my renovation. I highly recommend this company for any house renovation needs. Their attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction truly sets them apart from the competition.
After deciding to add a guest room additional to our home, we reached out to Malcarne Contracting Inc. Their team quickly produced an efficient and stylish design for the construction. After coming up with a design that fit our budget, the team started working on the project and delivered a beautiful space for our guests. There were some challenges that came up during the construction but all concerns were immediately addressed and they were always a pleasure to work with.
The Malcarne Contracting & Malcarne Tree PHC & Landscaping offers the best home renovation and whole property maintenance services we have ever seen. They charge a fair price for what they give us and the quality of their services is top-notch. They exceeded all our expectations and delivered stunning results.
I had my furnace repaired last week and I was extremely impressed with the level of service I received. The technician arrived on time and was very professional and knowledgeable. He quickly diagnosed the issue and explained everything to me in detail, including the different options for repairs. The repair itself was completed with high quality workmanship and I could tell the tech really cared about what he was doing. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with the furnace repair services I received and would highly recommend this company to others. In addition, the cost of the repair was very reasonable, especially considering the high level of service I received. I have already recommended this company to friends and family, and will definitely be using them again in the future for any of my HVAC needs
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