HR-081416-Alternate-Energy-1The hot, muggy weather this summer has a lot of people thinking about air conditioning.

LeeAnn Matsumoto, a programs analyst for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and her husband, Nicholas Lee, who works at Costco, installed a Mitsubishi split system from Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) and wanted to share their experience to help others who are considering AC.

The couple recently moved from Mililani to Kapolei. They knew AC was going to be a necessity, not a luxury. However, their new townhome could only accommodate a window mount and had just one unit in the living room. “And that,” Matsumoto said, “was just not cutting it.”
They also wanted to free up the few windows they had in order to enjoy views and take advantage of breezier days.

To complicate things further, both the Villages of Kapolei and their own HOA had strict requirements for modifications to their home.


Matsumoto said that’s where Alternate Energy came through with flying colors. “First, our project developer Roy Skaggs treated us like family —

there was never a hard sales pitch. Second, they gave us a great quote. Third, AEI’s design and engineering team worked directly with our HOA to find a solution for compressor placement that worked for everyone. They took care of all the permitting too. It was seamless.”

So for about a year now, the couple has been enjoying a Mitsubishi split system with an unobtrusive wall-mounted unit in the living room and one in the bedroom, whenever they are home.


The “icing” on the cake? Matsumoto said the Mitsubishi system is so efficient that their energy bill actually went down.

AEI is one of Hawaii’s few Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Contractors, technically trained to sell and install Mitsubishi Electric products. Its high-quality systems come with an industry-leading 12-year parts/12-year compressor warranty in addition to AEI’s 2-year workmanship warranty.

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