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Pearl Platinum homes are considered to be in the top 3% of all homes in the U.S., delivering more comfort, better indoor air quality, and lower utility bills.
Phelps, NY - March 21, 2019
In 2018, Halco joined the prestigious Pearl Contractor Advantage Network. Pearl is a national firm that provides third-party certification to high-performing homes: homes with “performance assets” that make them healthy, safe, comfortable, energy and water efficient. The Pearl System, based on building science principles, gives points for each high-performing asset in the home. Depending on the number of points, a home can be certified as Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Today, we are proud to announce the first Pearl Platinum Certified home in New York State has been awarded to the home of Rickie and Peter of Preble, NY! The homeowners have worked extensively with Halco since 2015 to make energy efficient improvements to the home, built in the early 1900’s. These improvements include spray foam insulation in the attic, basement and crawl space, replacement of the oil water heater with a heat pump water heater, a 7.28 kW roof-mounted solar array, and most recently, replacement of the oil furnace with a 5-ton geothermal system with monitoring.
Pearl looks at each of the asset categories (Heating and Cooling, Baseload, Building Shell, Home Management) and with the many improvement made, the Preble, NY home now scores very well in all four categories.
In addition to having a positive environmental impact, Pearl Platinum homes are considered to be in the top 3% of all homes in the U.S., delivering more comfort, better indoor air quality, and lower utility bills. Platinum homes exceed ENERGY STAR Certified Home Program Requirements and the most modern energy codes in the country.
“Everybody at Halco is excited that the passion we put into every project is recognized by the first Pearl Platinum Certified home in New York State,” said Hal Smith, CEO. “We work really hard to deliver the best energy efficiency and comfort solutions to our customers and I am personally really happy to see our teams’ efforts reflected in an objective home rating system like Pearl.”
Halco is a highly accredited, national award-winning contractor that has been providing high-quality solutions to residential and commercial clients since 1984. We have divisions that offer high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical solutions, home energy assessments, insulation and air-sealing, clean renewable energy systems and so much more. Thanks to our partnership with Pearl Certification, we're able to bring you even more benefits that increase the efficiency and worth of your home!
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