Cincinnati, OH – May 16, 2013 – Two of the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (Energy Alliance)’s Home Performance Contractors, Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning (Arlinghaus) and Arronco Smart Home Energy Solutions (Arronco), have been recognized as national market leaders in the home performance industry. They are recipients of the ENERGY STAR® 2012 Century Club Award.
Arlinghaus and Arronco are two of only ninety-seven Century Club Awardees in the United States. ENERGY STAR bestows this award when a participating Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor completes 100 or more whole-home energy efficiency upgrades within a calendar year.
The award recognizes contractors who have dedicated themselves to helping homeowners improve the comfort of their homes, reduce energy costs, and protect the environment. The success of these contractors has led to the creation of thousands of local job hours, improved air quality for our region, and thousands of dollars in savings annually for homeowners in our region.
Brian Arlinghaus, co-owner of Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning, was very honored by this award. Arlinghaus believes in home performance, as does every member of his team. In his words, “Everybody here believes in it. That’s what makes it work.” Eighteen members of the Arlinghaus team had a home energy assessment completed for their own homes. The results were surprising. “It was an eye opener for me,” admitted Arlinghaus. “My house wasn’t performing the way it should, and I have high end, efficient systems. I had seven gas leaks in my own home, and I had no idea. And I have four children.”
Mark Toy, the sales manager for Arronco, called the award a tremendous honor for the company and its staff. Toy contributes the company’s success to the effort and time spent to shift the mindset of its employees, the ability to engage customers and ask the right questions, and the practice of value partnering. Toy emphasized, “We have our strengths centered on HVAC and energy ratings, and other contractors have their strengths, such as air sealing and insulation. We value partner with other contractors to tap into their knowledge in order to create a strong network of home performance service for our customers.”
At the founding of the Energy Alliance, there were few Home Performance Contractors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Out of less than one hundred contractors nationwide, two deliver Century Club level of service in the Energy Alliance’s network; this gave cause to celebrate for the Energy Alliance. Andy Holzhauser, CEO, commented, “We are very proud to partner with contractors such as Arlinghaus and Arronco. Their contribution to our program has helped transform the public perception of energy efficiency in our region. Without their dedication to customer service and education, we would not be where we are today.”
Arlinghaus and Arronco received their Century Club Awards at the Energy Alliance’s Annual Contractor Meeting Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.
About Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning
Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning built their family-owned company by creating relationships with every customer, treating each one fairly, taking the time to listen to their needs and responding with the highest quality products and services. www.arlinghausair.com
About Arronco Smart Home Energy Solutions
Arronco is a full service home performance company focusing on smart home energy solutions including high efficiency, heating and air conditioning while specializing in geothermal technology. www.arronco.com