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Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Hal Smith
Photo courtesy of Cortland Standard
Amanda Postma, of Halco Renewable Energy, talks with a customer, during the 25th Annual Home and Garden Show in Dryden.
What does “alternative energy” mean? What does it look like? Is it the right solution for you? We recently had the privilege of supporting the push toward energy efficiency solutions at the 25th Annual Home and Garden Show at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY.
The day was focused on raising awareness and providing ideas for powering homes in the community with wind and solar energy. Whether you were out for the day on a curious hunt, or just browsing, you cannot deny the fact that energy efficiency in some way, shape or form, is on every homeowners mind.
Finding the right solution for your goals and budget takes time and resources. Our energy-conscious professionals can help by providing information and advice to find the solution for your energy needs. We will guide you by offering energy-efficient improvement advice, one step at a time.
Solar vs. Wind
The Cortland Standard covered the home show and spoke with Halco Energy during their visit. One of our representatives, Amanda Postma, told the newspaper that many individuals question the viability of solar power in New York, however, solar power is extremely energy efficient, and there is more than enough sun to provide a power resource. Solar energy also offers less in the way of an upfront investment and can be leased instead of owned. Solar power can work anywhere, whether rural or urban.
Wind power can sometimes deter homeowners from investing in energy-efficiency, because it costs more than solar. For the homeowner who has little space to work with, wind power might not be the solution, since it also requires more space to install a turbine.
At Halco Energy, we are a Phelps-based company, in the business of providing energy-efficient solutions for any project, big or small. We are home energy conservation professionals providing home energy audits and estimates on home insulation, heating and cooling systems and repairs, and of course, renewable energy in NY.
To read the full story in the Cortland Standard, please click here.
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