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What To Do In A Cooling Emergency

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A woman tries to cool off in front of a fan as she dabs her forehead with a tissue.It’s a scorching summer day. You’ve been outside, and you’re feeling hot and uncomfortable. You can’t wait to come inside and enjoy some cool relief from your home air conditioning system. But the minute you step inside, you can tell something’s wrong. It’s hot and muggy inside, too. Your air conditioning system isn’t working. You just want to cool down, and you need to find a solution – quickly.

Fortunately, sometimes there’s a simple solution. Before you call in the pros, check for these possible problems first:

  1. Check your breaker. If it’s been tripped, that can cause your air conditioner to stop working.
  2. Check your filter. If it’s dirty or clogged, it could be blocking your AC. Hopefully cleaning it or changing it will get your system back up and running without a problem again.
  3. Check your evaporator coils and refrigerant line for ice. If there is ice on the line, allow it to melt and check again to see if your fan is working.

If none of these concerns seems to be the problem, or if you’ve tried to remedy the concerns yet your system is still not operable, chances are you’ll need to call in a professional.

BC Express can help, but what can you do to stay cool while you’re waiting?


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At BC Express, we pride ourselves with prompt emergency service, but there are a few things you can do to keep comfortable while you’re waiting for us to arrive.

  • Take a cold bath or shower. This can be especially helpful if you’ve been in the hot, sticky outdoors. This will help you cool down quickly and keep you feeling refreshed.
  • Drink lots of water. It helps you stay hydrated and helps your body keep you cooler. It’s especially important to make sure you drink plenty when it’s really hot outside.
  • Enjoy some frozen treats. Popsicles, frozen yogurt, even frozen grapes and berries are delicious ways to keep cool while you wait.
  • Use fans. While fans don’t actually cool the air, they help keep the air in your home moving, which helps the sweat on your skin evaporate so you feel cooler. Make sure your ceiling fans are on, and use strategically placed oscillating fans to keep the air circulating from room to room.
  • Put your towels in the freezer. Well, not all of them, and probably not your big ones. But, dampen a couple of washcloths and place them in the freezer, and they’ll make great cold compresses to place on your forehead and neck, which will help you cool down.

At BC Express, you – and your comfort – are important to us.

A word of caution: in extreme heat, it’s important to note your health and the health of those around you. The elderly, infants, and those with health concerns can struggle when it’s very hot out. In these cases, you may want to seek an air-conditioned space until help arrives.

Of course, at BC Express we make every effort to get you the AC repair assistance you need as quickly as possible. All you have to do is just give us a call at 732-240-2828 and we’ll be happy to help you get the air conditioning repairs you need.

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"This is one great company. I recently had my outside a/c unit failed. I called them on a Friday before Labor Day weekend around 3:00 pm and they had someone out before 5:00 pm to check it out. He was able to find the problem and gave me three options. On Tuesday I let them know which option I wanted and by Wednesday afternoon my new unit was in place and working. The team was quick, efficient and professional. I’ve used this company for over 15 years, and they are the best."

Kevin B.

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2020-04-30T11:58:04+00:00

Kevin B.

"This is one great company. I recently had my outside a/c unit failed. I called them on a Friday before Labor Day weekend around 3:00 pm and they had someone out before 5:00 pm to check it out. He was able to find the problem and gave me three options. On Tuesday I let them know which option I wanted and by Wednesday afternoon my new unit was in place and working. The team was quick, efficient and professional. I’ve used this company for over 15 years, and they are the best."

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"Savas and Alex came to our home recently. The bad news we need a new A/C. The good news 7 years zero financing. Everyone at BC is very knowledgeable. I feel we got a good price and thank them all for taking the time to explain our options. Thanks to Doug for his patience in explaining how the system works."

Tony S.

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2020-04-30T12:00:31+00:00

Tony S.

"Savas and Alex came to our home recently. The bad news we need a new A/C. The good news 7 years zero financing. Everyone at BC is very knowledgeable. I feel we got a good price and thank them all for taking the time to explain our options. Thanks to Doug for his patience in explaining how the system works."

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Suzie C.

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2020-04-30T11:46:30+00:00

Suzie C.

"Excellent company to work with! Great service and not one of those franchises. These guys are wonderful and very skilled and personable. Highly recommend them!!"

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"Our Experience with BC Express was excellent from start to finish. Doug gave us very fair estimate that far exceeded the other quotes that we had received for a new air conditioning system including all new ductwork. The technicians arrived on time. Brian and Sam were very efficient, professional, helpful, knowledgeable and left the house (inside and outside) as clean as when they arrived. Brian educated us on the new thermostat.

I would definitely recommend BC Express! They were the best and made the process seamless from start to finish!"

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2020-04-30T11:43:20+00:00

Nancy S.

"Our Experience with BC Express was excellent from start to finish. Doug gave us very fair estimate that far exceeded the other quotes that we had received for a new air conditioning system including all new ductwork. The technicians arrived on time. Brian and Sam were very efficient, professional, helpful, knowledgeable and left the house (inside and outside) as clean as when they arrived. Brian educated us on the new thermostat. I would definitely recommend BC Express! They were the best and made the process seamless from start to finish!"

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Anne M.

“The heat is on and it feels great. Such an improvement on the electric baseboard heat. Everyone in your organization is professional – Jim Jones, Kelly, Nancy, and especially Howard and Brandon. Can’t say enough good things about them. Thank you all.”
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