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Bishop Equipment Co. Inc. FAQ's

Q. Why should I consider replacing my heating or air conditioning system?



Depending on the type and age of the unit you currently have installed, you may be able to save a significant amount of money by replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient unit. Systems manufactured as recently as 8 to ten years ago are up to 60% less energy efficient than systems on the market today. That means that, in many cases, a new unit can pay for itself in lower energy costs in a very short amount of time. If you are facing a large repair on an older system, it might be a good time to replace the unit instead of simply buying a few more years of time. For those who are financing a new unit, the monthly energy savings can usually offset a majority of the cost of a new system.

Q. How expensive are new heating and air conditioning units?



The answer depends on a number of factors, including the size of your home or office, the condition and configuration of the duct work, the energy source for your units, and other factors. The experienced professionals at Bishop Equipment Co. Inc. can help you choose the system that best suits your needs.

Q. What types of preventative maintenance can I do myself?



There are a number of things that you can do yourself to ensure the optimal operation and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. The air filter in your furnace or fan coil should be inspected every three to four weeks. A dirty filter will cause your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump to work harder than necessary, will decrease effectiveness, and will increase energy consumption. For an indoor coil that is accessible, you should clean its top and underside using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a soft brush attachment. Make sure the coil is dry before cleaning for maximum effectiveness. If the coil is not completely accessible, you may need to contact us to perform the cleaning.

Q. Why should I use your company?



The staff at Bishop Equipment is experienced and honest. We never try to up-sell you a product you don't need. We have extensive knowledge on AC and heating systems, old and new. We are up to date with industry changes and current codes as well.