Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs. Stay Cool While You Wait.

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Everyone loves the cool comfort of their air conditioning system when the summer heat is at its hottest. Unfortunately, this can be a time when your system is most likely to break down. This is because, during very hot weather, your AC system is often working overtime to keep your home cool. If there are any small issues, they can become larger ones quickly in an overtaxed system.

Of course, you know you can call us for repairs and we will help you as quickly as possible. But what can you do while you’re waiting for us to come out and fix your air conditioner? In this article, we’ll share a few ways you and your family can stay cool while you wait for relief. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting for AC Repairs

As soon as you notice your system isn’t operating properly, it’s important to shut it off and call for service. You’ll want to take a few measures to keep your home and yourself cool while you wait. Here are a few practical tips to follow:

  1. Keep doors and windows shut as much as possible. This can be hard if the kids are home and are running in and out, but open doors and windows will quickly allow the heat to enter your home. Also, draw curtains and blinds to prevent the heat of the sun from warming up your home even more.

  2. Make sure your fans are running. While fans can’t cool the air, they can keep it circulating and that can help you feel cooler. Make sure ceiling fans are set so the blades move in a counterclockwise position.
  3. Don’t use appliances that generate heat. The oven and stove are obvious but avoid running the dishwasher and clothes dryer as well. These all can heat up your environment. Enjoy cooler foods like salads and sandwiches or take the opportunity to enjoy your favorite take-out!
  4. Keep your body hydrated. This is very important because when your body is very hot it can dehydrate quickly. The best beverage to drink is water, even if you don’t necessarily feel thirsty. You can also eat foods that are high in water, like melon, berries, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
  5. Keep your wardrobe light. Wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothing to stay most comfortable. Cotton and linen are the best options, as they are breathable fabrics. If you’re still feeling overheated, a cool compress (such as an ice pack or cool washcloth) on your head or neck can help cool you down.

Call BC Express for the repair services you need.

We encourage all of our customers to get annual maintenance, as that can help identify any concerns and can help ensure your air conditioning system is ready to help you withstand the heat. However, breakdowns happen and at BC Express, we’re ready to help.

To learn more about our reliable AC repair services in Toms River and Central NJ, simply give us a call at 732-240-2828. We will provide you with the best HVAC products, along with expert services that help ensure your home is comfortable, no matter the season.

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