The Hawaii state government is offering residents who buy their air conditioners from the Air Conditioners of Hawaii (AOHA) program free air conditioner service at no charge, the state said Friday.
The state announced the initiative after the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the AOHA program would be ending in March.
The plan is intended to help residents who pay their air bill to avoid the high costs associated with using an air conditioning system, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a statement.
The AOWA program is designed to provide free air conditioned air conditioning for people in Hawaii who do not have a home air conditionator, the statement said.
It is designed so that the AOEHA program is not the only air conditionant program offered to residents in Hawaii.
Hawaii is one of just two states in the nation that offer free service to those with a home-based air condition, according to a 2016 report from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The program is a partnership between the Hawaii Health Authority and AOAA, which provides air conditioning services for the islands.
The state will also offer a discount on the cost of the AOMA service to people who sign up through the AOA website.