Testimonials

Testimonials for Halco

David T. from Horseheads, NY always wanted to make his home energy neutral by installing a solar system capable of supplying all the energy consumed by the household.  When the time came, after evaluating several companies, David chose Halco to install the system. He said, "I like the idea that Halco is a local company. I like the idea that Halco is a relatively large company of skilled employees so I know that my system could be maintained." David was impressed with the company from the first meeting with the home energy advisor, who according to him was as knowledgeable as he was enthusiastic about renewable energy. His entire experience with the company was extremely positive. "In the beginning Halco took care of all the initial paperwork. It was just very nice. To deal with all the New York State paperwork would be a challenge, so that was all covered," he adds. The entire installation process was fast and very clean. The company shipping the solar panels made a mistake and they were one panel short. "I don't know how they pulled off the magic, but that one panel showed up within a few days," says David. "I was really impressed that all those details were accomplished in a very short time." David was also very pleased with the fact that the crews left his home clean and in order, seeding the grass on the spots where they had to dig to run wires and leaving the yard and garage swept and free of debris. David is even happier with his 40-panel system, each with 315 kW, which now supplies all the energy his family needs.
David T. of Horseheads, NY
Thursday, June 18th
Purity Ice Cream Company, Inc. was established in 1936 in Ithaca, New York and it's been a local institution since then, serving delicious ice cream and baked goods.  Bruce, owner of the establishment since 1998, is a firm believer in renewable energy and decided to upgrade to Solar Energy while renovating the facilities. Halco was the company he chose for the job, and he is very happy with the results. "Upstate New York is not known for super sunny days but despite that we get a lot of good power production out of these panels,” says Bruce, who is also considering the addition of a few more panels in the near future.
Bruce of Ithaca, NY
Thursday, November 12th
Ithaca, NY customers, Charles and Susan, started working with Halco around ten years ago when they had plans to build a home that would utilize geothermal heating and cooling.  Well, they ended purchasing a home instead, and that home was using 2,000 gallons of propane a year! They contacted Hal, CEO and owner of Halco, who helped the couple design and retrofit a geothermal system for the home. Right away, the new system took the customers from around $8,000/year in heating costs to less than $2,000/year.  After replacing their old propane boiler with geothermal, Charles and Susan added solar to help offset their electricity usage. A few years later they added some more solar, bought an electric car, and now they are very close to net-zero, meaning they are producing just about as much energy as they are using! Recently, the pair hit 100 MWh of electricity produced with their Halco installed solar arrays.  To put this number in perspective, 100 MWh is enough to offset 12.3 homes' electricity use for one year, 7,957 gallons of gasoline consumed, and 77,308 pounds of coal burned! Of this milestone Charles said, “It feels big, it feels like we really did something. Maybe it's just a little step and we're only one house and we're only one family, but we're doing what we can, we're doing the best that we can."  Charles often recommends Halco, stating, “I highly recommend working with Hal Smith because he is an honorable man and he gets the stuff done. He makes sure that it works!" 
Charles W. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, August 13th
Two years before deciding to upgrade to solar energy, Candace F. had the furnace in her Trumansburg, NY home replaced by Halco and was very pleased with their services. When it came the time to have the home retrofitted for solar energy and install the panels, she called Halco again for an estimate. Based on the estimate and her previous experience with the company she decided to trust Halco for the job, and was not disappointed. Halco’s crews were very responsible, finished the job in a timely manner and cleaned everything up before leaving. "They finished the whole job in one day. They didn’t leave a nail or a piece of cardboard behind,” Candace said,.“You would never know they were here. The most exciting part about it would probably be watching the meter on a sunny day, when we can see that we are really making power and putting it back on the grid."
Candace F. of Trumansburg, NY
Thursday, May 14th
Mark H. had a plan to bring his home as close to a zero energy profile as possible. He began to look for a company specializing in geothermal energy around the Lyons, NY area and was pleasantly surprised to find Halco – a company that could handle the entire project and deliver exactly the results he was looking for. Mark was very pleased with the experience from the beginning. First the Home Energy Advisor performed a comprehensive home energy audit in his home, and explained that prior to installing any kind of renewable energy system, it was important to make sure that the house was able to conserve the energy produced by this system. “My experience with the whole installation process was better than I expected,” adds Mark. The weather during the scheduled installation of the solar panels wasn’t very good, but the highly experienced Halco crew handled it superbly and delivered on time. “I was very impressed with the professionalism of everybody with Halco. They treat you well, they’re friendly, and they know what they’re doing. I am glad I called them when I did, because they really helped me out a lot,” says Mark. How about the results? Here’s what Mark has to say: “Now the electric utility company is going to start paying me money. That is pretty exciting!”
Mark H. of Lyons, NY
Thursday, June 25th
Honey and Steven G. recently had a solar energy system installed by Halco at their Port Byron, NY home. In this video the couple speaks about the impact of this solar upgrade in their lives and their experience with Halco. "This company has done a wonderful job, and the people that have come out, everybody has been spot on! If they said they were gonna do something or be there at a particular time, they were there or you got a phone call 24 hours in advance," says Honey. "It really was professional from the start to the finish. The company should be just over the moon with pride because of the workmanship and quality work," adds Steven.
Honey & Steve G. of Port Byron, NY
Tuesday, June 21st
Because Ron and Nancy of Blossvale, NY had plans to construct their retirement home, it made sense to consider geothermal and solar as part of the planning process. Hal Smith, owner and CEO of Halco, met with Ron and Nancy during the planning process and it became clear to the couple that creating an energy independent home was completely possible. Once they crunched all the numbers, they realized they could complete the energy projects within their construction budget and begin seeing a return on investment as soon as they were hooked up to the grid. They were looking at a 6-10-year payback at the onset and at year 4 they are well on their way to reaching that goal! Ron stated, “In our five decades of adult life we have rarely experienced the attention to detail and customer satisfaction that we received from Hal Smith and his company. Our recommendation to any inquirer is to start planning now, get started soon, and contract with Halco.” 
Ron C. of Blossvale, NY
Thursday, August 10th
Informative.
Beth S. of Cayuta, NY
Sunday, February 22nd
Dan seems to know the system inside and out very impressive.
Richard G. of Cayuta, NY
Tuesday, December 28th
Thom and all the phone staff have been very prompt, concerned, and helpful during this stressful time. I'm glad to be home to a comfortable home.
Donna Jean D. of Newfield, NY
Tuesday, January 12th
Thom did a great job of explaining what I could do to make my heating & cooling system more efficient. When the time comes, HALCO will be at the top of my list.
Harry W. of Newfield, NY
Friday, October 15th
Zack was great to work with on our solar system today. He and his partner did an excellent job and they were a total pleasure to work with. We were totally satisfied and pleased with his competent and friendly service.
John S. of Brooktondale, NY
Friday, October 26th
Thom was very friendly & helpful - He explained what needed to be done and why thank you so much for your excellent service.
Anthony P. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, November 30th
Great phone staff; the technical staff had been polite clean, experienced, and energetic.
Barbara S. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, October 18th
Thom has consistently been polite, professional, and helpful - a great asset to your company.
David P. of Ithaca, NY
Monday, November 30th
Great job, efficient; friendly customer service. Thanks Tom! This employee is keeper!
Julie P. of Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, December 29th
My family and I were very please with our first meeting with HALCO personnel, especially Thom Mayo.
Kathryn T. of Ithaca, NY
Wednesday, August 4th
The technician that came to the house were very courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
Larry D. of Ithaca, NY
Monday, October 11th
We have been very pleased with the service we have received. Thom also gave me clear explanations.
Pauline H. of Ithaca, NY
Saturday, April 23rd
Appreciate your service and integrity - and we can't say enough about Thom Mayo - he's a classy representative of your company (along with his competence.)
William P. of Ithaca, NY
Monday, January 11th
Our experience of working with Halco has been excellent. We have no hesitation recommending them based on the work they have done for us on our new house. Halco did all the plumbing on our new house and also designed and installed our solar/PV electric system. We had been considering geothermal heating and would definitely have gone with Halco but decided not to install it in the end (we did 'stub in' radiant piping in our basement floor to allow an upgrade to geothermal if our wood stove proved inadequate. Right now our house (which is straw-bale post-and-beam) is proving to be very energy efficient and even the stove is hardly necessary.). Halco's renewables group has been outstanding to work with and seems to consistently hire remarkable people: smart, articulate and very customer/user oriented. Everyone, from managers to installers were knowledgeable, efficient and reliable. Based on our positive experiences with Halco doing the solar/PV for our house my wife went ahead and convinced her business partner to install solar on their office building. Halco's plumbing people were also the best we have ever worked with as homeowners- and over 30 years we have dealt with our share of plumbers. They got the job done in a timely fashion, were responsive to our concerns and flexible when it came to the inevitable glitches in schedule and unexpected situations.
Daryl & Suzanne A. of Ithaca, NY
Friday, October 19th
As always service is A+ and professional. Thank you.
Bruce D. of Trumansburg, NY
Wednesday, September 9th
Total testimonials : 37

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Halco
865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


Halco
1730 Mecklenburg Rd Suite B
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-218-8448


Halco
204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088
1-315-992-6300


Halco
140A Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623
1-585-200-3364
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