Halco/Snug Planet

Since its founding in 1984, Halco Energy has become the largest provider of home energy upgrades in Central New York. Their award-winning team improves more than 3000 homes per year. An active participant in New York State’s EmPower NY and Assisted Home Performance programs, Halco works hard to ensure that folks of all income levels have access to healthy, efficient homes. Halco’s “whole-house” approach starts with a detailed energy assessment to identify the best ways to reduce energy bills and improve comfort. They offer a wide range of green services, including insulation, air-source and ground-source heat pumps, solar panels, and indoor air quality improvements. Beginning in 2018, Halco joined forces with Snug Planet, an Ithaca-based insulation and heat pump contractor. The merger gave Halco a brick-and-mortar presence in Tompkins County. It also improved efficiency, allowing the Halco/Snug Planet team to serve more customers and further their shared mission of energy affordability and climate protection. National leaders in home electrification, the Halco/Snug Planet team regularly share their expertise through conference presentations, webinars, and articles.

LaMorte Electric

Founded in 2010, LaMorte Electric is an environmentally conscious contractor and a local family-owned and operated business. Their focus is on the installation of equipment within homes and businesses to aid in the fight against climate change. They specialize in air-source heat pumps and car chargers. These installations address the two largest categories of energy-related emission sources in New York State: transportation and on-site fuel combustion. LaMorte likes to envision a new standard for home construction that would include solar panels, a car charger, and an air-source heat pump that would heat and cool our homes. They say that with the right combination of these three things, a standard home would be able to leave a very small, if not a zero carbon, footprint without sacrificing any of our modern luxuries. Photos courtesy of LaMorte Electric

Simply Installs

Simply Installs LLC is a family owned and operated heating, air conditioning, and ventilation business that specializes in the installation of high-performance heat pump systems, particularly cold-climate air-source heat pumps (ccASHP) and Geothermal ground-source heat pumps (GSHP). Simply Installs was started in 2015 by two brothers, Logan and AJ, and has been steadily growing every year. Since its inception, Simply Installs has prioritized providing their customers with a high quality, high value installation, while maintaining an easy, low pressure estimate experience. They offer free online estimates with a remote estimating process that is 95% accurate, so that in a vast majority of cases their pricing doesn’t change after they see your home. They offer service agreements for all HVAC systems they install, so their customers can rest assured they are 100 % familiar with each and every unit type and model. Simple, easy, and pressure free is what they strive for!