Ronald and Patti Asato, returning AEI customers, worked with representative Jeff Lum to install a 31-panel PV system on their home. According the Mrs. Asato, "The one thing about Jeff that I really like is that he's not a high pressure salesman. He told us what the advantages were and about the product, but he left it up to us. There was no pressure, which was a big plus." This is their second PV system from AEI. The first system was installed on a home that they now rent out.
The Asato Family got quotes from three different solar companies. As a friend of Bruce, the owner of AEI, Ronald knew that the company is always looking into new technologies and that it provides excellent customer service and high quality products. For all of these reasons, the Asato's ultimately decided to work with AEI again. According to Mrs. Asato, "The installation was so smooth both times. They came in and next thing you know, they're done. They are really efficient and they explain stuff to you."
The Asato Family's electric bills are now $18/month, a savings of more than $250. The PV panels provided the family with comfort during the hot summer, allowing them to run the AC with worrying about the electric bill. Mrs. Asato recently referred a coworker who ordered an efficient air conditioner and PV system. "I tell people that PV is a no brainer. It pays for itself through monthly savings," said Mrs. Asato.