How Can I Keep My Home Cooler This Summer?

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family sits on couch and enjoys comfortable homeOnce Mother Nature turns up the heat in New Jersey, many people seek refuge from the heat in an air-conditioned home. Your air conditioning system works hard to deliver cool air throughout your home. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could help it function even more effectively and efficiently, saving you energy and potentially, money on your utility bills?

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can help your AC system work at its best and most efficient, even when the outdoor temperatures are soaring. And the best part? Most of these tips are ones you can easily do yourself – at no cost! To learn how you can help keep your home cooler, and help your air conditioner work more efficiently this summer, keep reading!

5 Ways You Can Help Your AC System Cool Your Home

  • Avoid using the oven or stove on hot days. Your oven or stove can heat your home up in a hurry. On days when the temperatures are soaring, you might want to consider using an electric slow cooker (this mac and cheese recipe is tasty) or fire up the grill and enjoy some yummy barbecue!
  • Hang the heavier laundry out to dry. Even though your dryer doesn’t produce as much heat as your stove or oven, it can still increase the indoor temperature, especially in smaller homes. You can either wait until it gets cooler in the evening to dry your heavier laundry, or hang it out to dry – and who doesn’t love towels and sheets that have been dried in the sun?
  • Pull the shades or close the curtains during peak sunlight. The midday sun can make your home very hot, very quickly. Keep blinds, shades, or curtains drawn when the sun is at its brightest. Most stores now carry blackout blinds and curtains that can help block the heat of the sun.
  • Make use of fans to help circulate the cooled air. Direct ceiling fans and any oscillating fans in a direction that allows for the cooled air in your home to circulate easily to all rooms, so that your entire home stays cooler. This will help your AC system not have to work as hard, as temperatures will be consistent throughout your home.
  • Choose LED or CFL light bulbs. You might be surprised to learn that old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs can be responsible for some of the heat in your home, especially if you have a lot of lights on all at once. When it comes time to replace your bulbs, choose LED or CFL options, as they produce far less heat – and use much less energy – than their incandescent predecessors.

And, you can make sure your air conditioning system gets the TLC it needs.

Part of helping your air conditioning system stay efficient is ensuring that it gets the proper care from a qualified HVAC professional. Annual maintenance is one way to help – this will allow your contractor to check out your equipment thoroughly to make sure it’s operating properly. And, if you notice anything not working quite right with your AC system, getting it checked out as soon as possible can help keep any small issues from becoming larger, more expensive ones.

How can BC Express help me get the air conditioning services I need?

We are always just a phone call away, and ready to help with any AC need you might have! We are a full-service contractor, so you can rely on us to provide you with expert maintenance, repair, and installation services. Speaking of installation, if you need a new system, you should know we don’t skimp on quality – count on us for the best possible air conditioning products from brands like Carrier® and Mitsubishi Electric®.

BC Express is ready to help you get the best possible air conditioning for your home. Simply give us a call at 732-240-2828 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with any repair, maintenance, or installation needs you may have.

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"I knew I had to upgrade my heat, air and hot water heater. I found BC Express through NJNG website. Absolute BEST phone call I ever made. From meeting Douglas to discuss our options to upgrade our entire system, Donna and Jimmy to get us scheduled, and Joe and Alex to complete the work. Everyone was exceptional. Our work was completed in two and a half days which was amazing with two furnaces and condensers! Work was completed neatly and Joe even took the time to answer all of our questions through the process! I highly recommend BC Express for any HVAC needs!!!!"

Rebecca H.

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2020-04-30T11:50:21+00:00

Rebecca H.

"I knew I had to upgrade my heat, air and hot water heater. I found BC Express through NJNG website. Absolute BEST phone call I ever made. From meeting Douglas to discuss our options to upgrade our entire system, Donna and Jimmy to get us scheduled, and Joe and Alex to complete the work. Everyone was exceptional. Our work was completed in two and a half days which was amazing with two furnaces and condensers! Work was completed neatly and Joe even took the time to answer all of our questions through the process! I highly recommend BC Express for any HVAC needs!!!!"

Seamless Process from Start to Finish

"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!"

Nancy S.

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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!"

Can’t say enough good things about them.

“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.”

Anne M.

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2020-03-23T10:33:43+00:00

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.”

By Far the Best, Most Reliable HVAC Company Around

"BC Express and their technician Savas, saved us again in this sweltering heat wave with their excellent service. Sadly we purchased a new HVAC system from another company because we didn’t know about BC Express at the time and have had nothing but trouble. The OTHER COMPANY told us they could come repair our AC in 5 to 7 days earlier in the month when we called - BC was there in a couple of hours twice in one month and diagnosed and fixed the problem both times. Thankfully we were able to get our service contract with them. They are by far the best, most reliable HVAC company around from the office staff to their technicians.
Thank you BC Express!"

Janice G.

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2020-04-30T11:55:35+00:00

Janice G.

"BC Express and their technician Savas, saved us again in this sweltering heat wave with their excellent service. Sadly we purchased a new HVAC system from another company because we didn’t know about BC Express at the time and have had nothing but trouble. The OTHER COMPANY told us they could come repair our AC in 5 to 7 days earlier in the month when we called - BC was there in a couple of hours twice in one month and diagnosed and fixed the problem both times. Thankfully we were able to get our service contract with them. They are by far the best, most reliable HVAC company around from the office staff to their technicians. Thank you BC Express!"

They Left My Home Immaculate

“BC Express is the best. From Doug to the installers to the girls in the office. They did a fantastic job. They respond instantly to any questions. They left my home immaculate. My electric bill on an all electric home averages $110.00 keeping the thermostat at 75 and my home reads 72. The best thing I ever did. Thank you for the great help you gave me.”

Beth S.

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2020-03-23T12:12:44+00:00

Beth S.

“BC Express is the best. From Doug to the installers to the girls in the office. They did a fantastic job. They respond instantly to any questions. They left my home immaculate. My electric bill on an all electric home averages $110.00 keeping the thermostat at 75 and my home reads 72. The best thing I ever did. Thank you for the great help you gave me.”
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