Summer is right around the corner and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one. Now is the time to beat the summer rush and install air conditioning (A/C) for your home.

There are a lot of options out there. Some families are even considering solar A/C units. But how does the solar A/C fad measure up to the industry’s finest traditional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems?

Solar A/C is a new technology that employs complicated circuitry and involves other complexities. Manu facturers also are often based in other countries with no track record in the industry, and warranties are relatively short. Disturbingly, there also is a confusion as to whether solar A/C systems require a Net Energy Metering (NEM) agreement. Perhaps most importantly, a solar A/C system cannot use the sun’s energy at night, the time when most families are home and desire a cool environment for evening activities or sleeping.

Compare that to the peace of mind that comes with best-in-class, tried-and-true technology. “With today’s extraordinary improvements in heating and cooling technology, air conditioning systems are more efficient than ever,” said Craig Kawamura, director of sales at Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI). AEI installs Mit-subishi Electric’s inverter-driven, ductless A/C system that is up to 40 percent more efficient than standard systems. Combined with Mitsubishi‘s premium-quality solar PV panels and guaranteed tax credits, you’ve got a quick return on an investment that will serve your family for decades. And by keeping the systems simple and separate, you have ultimate flexibility with rooftop PV module location and HVAC condenser units, enjoying maximum power production and performance, plus ideal aesthetics.

Founded in 1993 as one of Hawaii’s oldest kamaaina solar companies, AEI has become Hawaii’s one-stop source for the ultimate energy-efficient home. One call puts the finest PV, HVAC, solar water heating, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, solar attic fans and electrical contracting to work for you today.

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