What do new homeowners need to know about their air conditioner? 07/20/2018 Being a first-time homeowner is really exciting and likely a little daunting, too. Between furnishing the space and the new responsibilities of owning a home, there’s likely a lot on your mind as you settle into your new home. That’s why Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning wants to offer some simple tips to make sure you understand your air conditioning system and how to keep it operating smoothly this summer. What do you need to know? Understand Your System—Assess the equipment itself to know the make and model of your air conditioner. This will be useful if you have any concerns or challenges, need to look up the manual or call a technician for additional help. Look at the Thermostat—One of the greatest ways to save money on your energy costs is to watch the temperature in your home and adjust when you will be gone. Some homes have programmable thermostats, which means you can set a schedule throughout the week and not worry about constantly adjusting the temps. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider getting one. Find a Qualified Technician—Even if you don’t need service or repair off the bat, it’s smart to have a technician or HVAC company chosen in case of an emergency. From regular maintenance to repairs, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help with all your air conditioner issues or questions. Remember the Air Filter—We understand life gets busy, so it’s useful to set a reminder or make a note that your air filter should be replaced when it gets dirty. When an air filter becomes dirty, it makes your AC work harder which reduces efficiency and increases your energy costs. If you’re in Bishop and have concerns about your air conditioner or how you can enhance the indoor comfort in your new home, our team can help. We have qualified, experienced technicians who can provide trustworthy service and discuss the best indoor comfort solutions for your home. If you want to learn more about your air conditioner and what you need to know, give us a call at 760-784-9034 or book an appointment online.