Everything Halco does is with an eye to saving homeowners money on their energy and water bills and encouraging them to choose green and Energy Star products wherever possible. We are not affiliated with only one group of manufacturers. Instead, we source products from the companies that make the most sense for our clients’ needs and budget.
By upgrading your furnace or boiler from 56 percent to 90 percent efficiency in an average cold-climate, you can save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil, according to Department of Energy (DOE) calculations. You’ll also reduce fuel expenses by 15 to 47 percent, depending upon your current equipment efficiency. For example, by upgrading a furnace with an AFUE rating of 75 percent to one that’s 95 percent, you can expect to save about 21 percent annually.
New boilers are very compact, especially wall-hung units. Wall-hung units will efficiently produce domestic hot water as well as hot water for space heating. High-efficiency furnaces and boilers may be vented directly out a sidewall. If an old flue is to be used, it may need to be lined because vented gases from these units are corrosive. Condensate is typically pumped to a utility sink, a sump basin, or to a waste stack.
Upgrade to a high-efficiency domestic water heater and further reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your utility bills. Heating water accounts for about 15 percent of a home’s energy use according to the DOE. High efficiency water heaters use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard models, depending on usage, heater location, and the length of pipe runs.
Halco recommends low-flow fixtures that save both water and energy. Using less hot water from a faucet, for example, reduces fuel consumption as well. WaterSense faucets can save an average household 500 gallons of water annually. WaterSense labeled showerheads can save nearly 3,000 gallons annually. Low-flow toilets can save up to 4,000 gallons annually. Contact us for a free consultation and begin reducing your water and energy consumption today.
Halco’s HVAC division can help you with a heat recovery ventilation system that will ensure fresh air exchange without the loss of heated air. Our plumbing specialists will be happy to consult with you about a grey water heat recovery system that uses heat from water that runs down your drain to preheat the fresh water entering your system! Our design team will surprise you with their knowledge and resourcefulness!
Halco offers a full range of renewable energy systems, including solar domestic hot water systems and geothermal heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water.
We are The Finger Lakes' trusted home energy company and plumbing contractor. Contact us for a free consultation on how you can save on your bills and buy the greenest plumbing and energy-saving products possible. We serve Rochester, Ithaca, Webster, Lansing, Fairport, Auburn, Cortland, Canandaigua, Pittsford and nearby areas throughout New York.
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