Feb 10, 2018
Maintaining your Investments

There are many facets of growing older that you only come to realize as time goes on. For example, a balanced diet may not be ideal but will help to keep your body and mind healthy, that patience really is a virtue, and that all investments, tangible or intangible, need to be maintained. Investments such as an Air Conditioning (AC) system, Solar Water Heating (SWH) System, or Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system all need to be maintained regularly. Scheduled, regular maintenance will keep your SWH, split AC and Rooftop Solar PV investments lasting longer and operating at full potential!

Here is your guide to maintaining your Split AC, SWH and Rooftop Solar PV systems:

Energy Efficient Mitsubishi Split AC Systems

Living in Hawaii, day to day living can be summed up in two words: HOT and HUMID. Split AC systems are no longer a luxury but are seen as an essential part of comfortable island living.

Split AC systems should be maintained on a yearly basis. AEI proudly partners with companies such as the Hawaii Energy Program, who offer incentives to customers who keep their energy efficient products, like the Mitsubishi Split AC system, running as efficiently as possible. Scheduling regular maintenance will aid in preventing leaking and water damage, off-putting odor, mildew, temperature inaccuracy and a higher utility bill. Most importantly, your AC will have no problem keeping you cool during hot and humid summer days!

Solar Water Heating Systems

As one of the most common forms of home solar integration, Solar Water Heating (SWH) Systems are utilized island-wide. Your SWH system should be maintained 5 years after initial installation and every 3 - 5 years following that. Regular maintenance will prolong having to replace costly parts as well as keep your solar hot water, hot! Something else to keep in mind is to flush your SWH tank annually to clear out any debris that may be inhibiting it.

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming increasingly popular in the aloha state. With the abundant sunshine and tax credits available, it only makes sense to get a Rooftop Solar PV system in Hawaii.

Just like SWH and AC systems, regular maintenance of your Rooftop Solar PV system is required for it to be working at its peak. Your solar rooftop panels are the first source of transitional energy from the sun to your home. If your panels are coated with dust, dirt, mildew and/or debris, this directly inhibits your system's ability to produce the maximum amount of energy that it possibly can. For homes in areas that have a lot of rainfall like Manoa, solar panel maintenance and cleaning is recommended every 3 - 5 years. For drier areas that are prone to more dirt and dust buildup, maintenance and cleaning are recommended every 1 - 3 years.

If you have any questions regarding our various maintenance services, would like to receive more information, or would like a free quote on a Solar Rooftop PV, Solar Water Heating, or split AC system, call our main office at (808) 842-5853 or leave your information below!

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