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Electrical Panel Box Replacement in Ithaca, NY

Electrical Panel Box Replacement in Ithaca, NY

Before After
Electrical Panel Box Replacement in Ithaca, NY Electrical Panel Box Replacement in Ithaca, NY

We received a service call from this Ithaca, NY customer stating that they had lost power in their home.  Within 2 hours of receiving their call, we had a technician on-site diagnosing the problem!  In the process of resolving their issue, we replaced their outdated electrical service with this brand new 100 amp panel box!

Navien Water Heater Installation In Ithaca, NY

Navien Water Heater Installation In Ithaca, NY

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Navien Water Heater Installation In Ithaca, NY Navien Water Heater Installation In Ithaca, NY

Take a look at how this sleek, new Navien Combi Board takes the place of the old, clunky oil tank, hot water heater and boiler setup in this Ithaca, NY home!  Not only does it look better and take up less space, but it's a money-saver as well!  By only heating up water when it's needed, as opposed to keeping it warm continuously, this customer is expected to save over $1000 per year in energy costs!

New Tub Surround Installation in Ithaca, NY

New Tub Surround Installation in Ithaca, NY

Before After
New Tub Surround Installation in Ithaca, NY New Tub Surround Installation in Ithaca, NY

We removed the old, dingy ceramic tile walls and outdated pink bathtub for this Ithaca, NY customer and replaced it with a beautiful, white, vinyl tub surround; along with brand new chrome fittings!

Company Awards
2023 BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Halco has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This award recognizes... [Read more]
NY-GEO Top Job Award
Halco won the GeoStar 'Top Job' award for the installation of a high-quality geothermal system at the historic Noble House... [Read more]
2014 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Century Club Award
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded Halco with The... [Read more]
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Professional Insulation & Heating Experts serving Tompkins County, NY

Paul Crowley was our first contact with Halco's plumbing service, and we......
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Since 1984 Halco has served as the trusted name in home improvement, beginning with plumbing and heating only to quickly advance into electrical, mechanical, home energy, solar and renewable energy. We go the extra mile for every customer and make sure our services are second to none. Continual training and involvement in the community and affiliate programs and networks sets us apart from the rest. We care and we do all we can to make every customer feel that! 

We are the resource for commercial and residential customers looking for any of the below services and more!

  • Commercial & residential services
  • Solar panel installation
  • Solar heating & electric
  • Air purifiers
  • Geothermal heating & cooling
  • Tankless & solar water heaters
  • Radiant barrier
  • Electric
  • Home energy audits
  • Spray foam & cellulose insulation
  • Crawl space insulation
  • HVAC repair, replacement & installation
  • Furnace & Boiler repair
  • AC repair & installation
  • Emergency plumbing
  • And more!

Tompkins County, NY Renewable Energy, Solar and HVAC Expert

We have a keen understanding of the inner workings of each home or business we enter. We quickly perform home energy audits or other evaluations to properly pinpoint the source of your concerns. Each department at Halco is made up of only the best specialists. Whether you are looking to reduce energy costs, improve comfort, service an existing system, or learn about every available option- Halco is the choice for you!

For a FREE, no-obligation services estimate in Tompkins County, NY, you'll also receive a free copy of "Saving Energy and Money at Home," a great book to use as you begin to create a more comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient home! We proudly offer 24/7 service!

Case Studies From Tompkins County
This Ithaca home needed a new boiler!
This home needed a new boiler!
We were called out to install a new hot water system.
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Ithaca, NY Family goes Net Zero with Solar and Geothermal

Sustainability is the new synonym for self sufficiency, and that was Dick Durst’s and Antje Baeumner’s goal when they engaged Halco Renewable Energy to install a geothermal heat pump and solar electric system at the Ithaca home they share with their two children.

To install the geothermal system, we drilled eight vertical holes 70 feet deep, using the drilling machine in the bottom left photo. We then installed 140 feet of copper pipe in each hole to carry refrigerant.

Depending on the operating mode, the refrigerant either absorbs heat or dissipates heat as it travels through the copper tubing. The heat pump extracts heat from the refrigerant when the home needs heating and extracts heat from the house and transfers it into the refrigerant when operating in air conditioning mode.

The heat pump connects to the air handler and duct system that was already in the house before this installation. The system also provides approximately 80 percent of the family’s domestic hot water requirements.

To power the home, we installed a ground-mounted array of (54) 225 Watt solar modules, oriented due South, on three adjustable-tilt pole mounts (top photo). The solar panels, which generate direct current, are connected to two inverters, which convert the current to alternating current (AC). The AC is needed to supply the home’s electrical needs.

This grid-connected system provides 12.15kW of power. During normal times, the system is expected to produce nearly all of the family’s electrical needs. On some days, it may generate more than the family needs, in which case, that power will go into the utility’s power grid. At night and during certain seasons of the year, it may generate less than needed, in which case, power will be supplied by the utility.

Dick and Antje’s goal is “Net Zero” – sell back to the utility as much as you buy from it. Their energy production corresponds to a CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions savings of 45.4 lbs per day or 16,577 lbs per year. The family can monitor the solar production and their electric consumption through a web-based program. They can view the program on a flat panel screen in the kitchen, as well as on the computer. They can also monitor the system with a digital display on the inverter and the electric meter. Dick’s and Antje’s young son loves to watch the electric meter spin backwards.

Ithaca, NY Family goes Net Zero with Solar and Geothermal - Photo 1Ithaca, NY Family goes Net Zero with Solar and Geothermal - Photo 2
Air Source Heat Pump Installation in Newfield, NY

Ilonka W. of Newfield, NY contacted Halco because she had no heating system at her 3-season home. She was interested in installing a ductless mini-split and worked with our Energy Advisor, Sarah Cox, to make it happen. We installed a single zone air source heat pump and Ilonka has expressed her gratitude towards Halco every step of the way! 

Air Source Heat Pump Installation in Newfield, NY - Photo 1
Serving the following Tompkins County, NY zip codes
Ithaca 14853, Ithaca 14850, Newfield 14867, Brooktondale 14817, Lansing 14882, Groton 13073, Dryden 13053, Trumansburg 14886, Freeville 13068, Slaterville Springs 14881

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