South Carolina is one of the most beautiful places in the United States to call home. However, our local weather can be extreme – high temps and thick humidity in the summer and chilly winter weather during cold months. As a local HVAC company in Charleston, SC, we know how crucial it is to have a quality HVAC system in your home and experienced technicians to keep it working correctly.
With more than 35 years of serving the Lowcountry, we are proud to be an active part of our local community. As your neighbors, we are here for all of your HVAC needs, whether you need a new AC unit installed this summer or a heat pump replacement this winter. With a reliable team of NATE-certified technicians and decades of experience in our industry, no HVAC project is too big or small for us to handle.
We offer highly competitive pricing and convenient financing options for all of our clients. At the end of the day, our goal is to make it easy and affordable to live comfortably in your home all year long. We are committed to hard work, honesty, and integrity with every service we offer. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with our work, we’ll do our part to make it right.
Here are just a few of the reasons why homeowners and business owners in South Carolina trust Action Heating & Air Conditioning:
If you need a trusted AC repair company in Charleston, know that our team is geared up and ready to help you today. While you browse our website, have a look at just a few of our specialties here at Action Heating & Air Conditioning:
Summers in the Lowcountry are hot, humid, and sticky. After a long day at the beach or downtown with your friends, nothing feels better than kicking back on the sofa while your air conditioning cools you off. On the other hand, nothing feels worse than walking into your home and feeling warm, stale air hit your face. Those who know, know – having your AC go out during a South Carolina summer is no joke. With time, a relatively minor inconvenience can turn into a real health problem.
In situations like these, something has probably gone wrong with your HVAC system. If your AC has stopped working in the middle of summer, it’s time to call Action Heating & Air Conditioning right away. Our team of certified HVAC professionals has years of experience repairing and servicing AC equipment. It doesn’t matter how old your unit is or what brand you bought – we have the skills to get your home comfort system up and running in no time.
Over time, condensation builds up in your AC equipment because of its cooling process. This accumulated byproduct must be drained regularly, or the increased amounts of moisture can damage your air conditioner’s components.
Refrigerant is the substance responsible for keeping your home nice and cool in the summer. When refrigerant levels drop due to a leak, it will affect your AC equipment’s ability to cool your home. If your HVAC unit isn’t blowing cold air, this could be a reason why.
This is a common AC issue in South Carolina and the U.S. in general. Sometimes this problem is fixed by switching your thermostat to “auto.” If that doesn’t work, you may have a broken thermostat or a wiring issue that needs to be addressed quickly.
It’s normal for your heater to produce a slight burning smell if it hasn’t been used in a while. However, if you are experiencing a persistent burning smell during the summer months when your air conditioning is on, it could be a serious problem. Turn off your HVAC system immediately and call our office as soon as possible so that we may send out a technician to diagnose your problem.
This fan plays an important role in your AC unit’s heat transfer process. When your air conditioning fan breaks, your AC equipment won’t be able to cool your home off in the summer when it’s needed the most.
One of our goals as a company is to provide HVAC repair services at fair and competitive prices. In addition, we want you to feel confident about investing in high-quality heating and cooling systems without having to worry a lot about the costs. We make sure to provide honest and accurate quotes and we offer a variety of financing options. We want you to get the best bang for your buck, so here are some special offers.See Our Offer
If you are experiencing any of the problems above, be sure to hire a professional contractor to fix your issues. For your safety, don’t ever try to make HVAC repairs on your own unless you are trained. When the time come to have your air conditioning system repaired, our team of licensed AC technicians will handle all of the hard work on your behalf. That way, you can stay safe and have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.
Your HVAC system works hard all year long. If you have gone years without much maintenance or AC repair, you probably bought a great HVAC unit. However, with constant use and even normal wear and tear, even the highest-quality HVAC systems are prone to malfunctions. Eventually, it will need to be replaced.
If you need an energy-efficient, reliable cooling system for your home or business, you have come to the right place. We have decades of experience installing new AC systems for our clients and can handle any installation project you have. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the most top-rated AC systems available in South Carolina.
At Action Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that buying a new air conditioner and installing it can be a huge source of stress. But when you work with us, it doesn’t have to be that way. We have made it our mission to make the AC installation process easy and efficient for our customers. That way, they can focus more on living life and enjoying their home while we work hard on their AC install in Charleston.
Whether you plan to replace a faulty air conditioning system or need a Carrier unit for your new construction home, we have got you covered. We will work with you directly to find the best fit for your home and budget. We are also happy to answer all of your AC installation questions prior to and during your initial service appointment.
Trying to figure out whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced can be a tricky decision to make. Most people have a hard time letting things go, and that includes AC units. It can be hard to know when to let go of the old and welcome in the new. To help save you time and make your decision a little easier, keep the following signs in mind. If you find yourself saying, “that sounds like my AC unit,” it might be time for a new air conditioning installation.
Your air conditioning system works very hard every day, all year long to keep your home comfy and cool. Machines that work hard year-round are going to require maintenance and ongoing services to stay operational.
As a family-owned and operated HVAC company in Charleston, SC, we know better than anyone how expensive it can be to maintain an AC unit. We know that money doesn’t grow on trees. We also understand that finding last-minute resources to fix an air conditioning system can be challenging. That is why we offer extended warranties for your new or existing AC equipment. With an extended warranty from Action Heating & Air Conditioning, you benefit from repairs, replacement, and additional services covered under warranty. That way, you can enjoy your HVAC products as long as possible.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Former State Rep. Lucille Whipper passed away Friday. Whipper, the first Black woman to represent Charleston County at the Statehouse, was instrumental in establishing the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in 1985. Whipper was born in 1928, and grew up in the Charleston area. She graduated from the Avery Normal Institute, later earning a Ma...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Former State Rep. Lucille Whipper passed away Friday. Whipper, the first Black woman to represent Charleston County at the Statehouse, was instrumental in establishing the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston in 1985.
Whipper was born in 1928, and grew up in the Charleston area. She graduated from the Avery Normal Institute, later earning a Master's Degree in political science. She worked in schools across Charleston County, including Bonds-Wilson and Burke High Schools, after returning to Charleston.
According to the College of Charleston, Whipper was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the Holy City, fighting for greater political empowerment through activities like voter registration drives.
The College hired Whipper in the 1970s to direct the its Head Start program in an effort to develop diversity programs for the school.
In 1985, Whipper helped establish her alma mater as a part of CofC. Avery opened in 1990 and continues to be an invaluable resource in the preservation and education of Black history and culture in Charleston.
Just one year later, Whipper began her service as an elected official. Between 1986-1996, she would represent District 109 at the Statehouse, and sponsor legislation regarding women's issues, mental health and the environment.
Whipper would eventually receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charleston NAACP and the Founders' Medal, the highest honor CofC can bestow.
"Lucille Simmons Whipper was not only a trailblazer at the College of Charleston, but she was also a history maker for the entire State of South Carolina," CofC President Andrew Hsu said in a written statement. "Representative Whipper will be greatly missed, but because of her many contributions to the community, her presence will always be felt."
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said Whipper was one of the finest people he ever met.
"She loved generously and well, lived her life with fortitude and purpose, and left the world better and kinder than she found it. Known to all for her great intellect and indomitable spirit, Lucille will be much missed, but never forgotten," he said.
State Rep. Wendell Gilliard took to social media to say Whipper will sorely be missed.
"Miss Lucille Whipper was a drum major for peace and justice. She was a trailblazer for both Black and white women in politics here in SC. She was seen as an icon, she had a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love," he said.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey reflect on Whipper's passing, saying that she was a dear friend to the city.
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As Charleston area hits new COVID high, scientist looks for “signal of the curve” – indication of when surge may end.
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MUSC Children’s Health After Hours Care and Pediatric Emergency Department are receiving significant COVID testing requests, which can be a strain on staff as they work to serve sick patients and emergency needs. While the pediatric After Hours Care and Emergency Department are great spots for children’s medical needs, when it comes to COVID-19 testing, our teams are encouraging families to take advantage of community testing locations right now.
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COVID-19 related stories for follow-up
Mutations of Delta variant show up in testing at Medical University of South Carolina.
One group that is especially lagging in COVID-19 vaccination also happens to be at higher risk of severe illness – pregnant women.
Charleston Tri-county records highest weekly COVID case average since start of pandemic. Scientist describes what to expect next.
Children can develop neurological disorders from COVID-19 and, for some, they can be life-threatening.
In the last month, cases among CCSD kids reached two-thirds the number of cases that were recorded during the entire fall semester of 2020.
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As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 2,000 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eleven hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marion and Richland counties. In 2021, for the seventhconsecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
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We’re thankful for Lowcountry beach days + outdoor dining. Luckily, around here, there is no shortage of great places to grab a bite near the water or on the beach. Check out this list of some beachside + waterfront restaurants around town. The winner of the 2020 Charleston’s Choice award for best waterfront restaurant, Fleet Landing provides diners with the ultimate Charleston experience. Whether you’re seated outside on the large deck or inside beside floor-to...
We’re thankful for Lowcountry beach days + outdoor dining. Luckily, around here, there is no shortage of great places to grab a bite near the water or on the beach.
Check out this list of some beachside + waterfront restaurants around town.
The winner of the 2020 Charleston’s Choice award for best waterfront restaurant, Fleet Landing provides diners with the ultimate Charleston experience. Whether you’re seated outside on the large deck or inside beside floor-to-ceiling windows, you’re guaranteed breathtaking waterfront views + mouthwatering dishes, like shrimp and grits, and oysters on the half shell.
A James Island favorite, this Charleston Crab House location is perched beside Wappoo Creek and lives up to its name with a menu overflowing with crab-inspired dishes. Crab stuffed mushrooms, crab cake sandwiches, and fried soft shell blue crabs are just a few of the delicious options available. Check out the Mt. Pleasant location along Shem Creek as well — which is serving up seafood galore.
Since the 1980s, California Dreaming has served the Charleston community proudly beside the Ashley River. In fact, this restaurant is even accessible by boat. Protip: Try the buttery croissants + the roasted salmon salad. We recommend dining in or outside on the patio for the incredible water views + atmosphere.
Head over to this lively spot on Shem Creek for endless outdoor, waterfront seating, delicious cocktails, and good vibes. With a sprawling deck, fun music, and generous drink menu, it’s nearly impossible to leave without a smile and full belly.
A Lowcountry gem that’s been around for 75 years, this restaurant is located at the edge of a 13-acre island just a few minutes from Folly Beach and serves oysters straight off the boat. Sit outside, enjoy fresh seafood, and catch brilliant island sunsets.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, BLU is undeniably one of the top beachside restaurants around town. The menu includes outstanding surf + turf options like cold water lobster tail, scallops, and filet mignon.
Get ready to party. Located on IOP, The Windjammer is known not only for its ideal location, but also for its live performances on the Beach Stage, where some of the Lowcountry’s best musicians perform nearly every weekend, so long as the weather cooperates. Order up some buffalo wings + a cold drink to enjoy dinner and a show right on the beach.
Feel the ocean breeze at Coconut Joe’s while you sit on the rooftop, order a cocktail, and enjoy dinner with a stunning view of the water. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation at this IOP staple.
Indulge in the little luxuries with Cambria Hotels At our Charleston hotel, enjoy amenities like an outdoor patio space, a seasonal outdoor pool, an on-site fitness center and a business center. WiFi is included in your room and throughout the hotel, so it's easy to stay connected during your stay. Stop by our hotel restaurant and bar to grab a bite to eat or a sample a local craft beer from neighborhood brewers. Parking for buses and other large vehicles is available. Hotel Amenities Southern charm and history ...
At our Charleston hotel, enjoy amenities like an outdoor patio space, a seasonal outdoor pool, an on-site fitness center and a business center. WiFi is included in your room and throughout the hotel, so it's easy to stay connected during your stay. Stop by our hotel restaurant and bar to grab a bite to eat or a sample a local craft beer from neighborhood brewers. Parking for buses and other large vehicles is available.
You’ll never run out of things to do and see in and around historic Charleston—and at our hotel, you’ll be close to it all. From seeing sights like Fort Sumter and reliving history along cobblestone streets to top-notch shopping on King Street and delectable restaurants throughout the city, you’ll have easy access. Want a taste of Southern hospitality at Magnolia Plantation or some sunrise beauty at Folly Beach? You’re just a short drive from both of those destinations, as well.
Some hotel features and other amenities may not be available due to COVID-19. Face covering requirements may vary as hotels comply with state and local requirements, health ordinances and other regulations. Call the hotel for more information.
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Relax, unwind, and socialize at our full-service restaurant and bar. At Ripley Grill & Bar, we serve classic American dishes along with signature cocktails, wine, and local craft beers from neighborhood breweries. At Cambria, curating the perfect craft beer selection is a passion. That’s why we have a Cicerone, or beer expert, who travels to each destination and hand-selects the beers on tap. No matter which Cambria hotel you visit, you’ll find a restaurant that gives you a taste of the city.
Looking for a Charleston event venue? The meeting space at our upscale Charleston hotel is the perfect place to host a party, reception or business function in coastal South Carolina.
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If you are relocating or moving about in the Lowcountry, consider one of these local Charleston moving companies to take the fuss out of the must. Transporting your possessions from one place to another is the daunting task of any move. This part of the moving process isn’t fun for you, your family, or your friends, and can often be an overwhelming aspect that takes the enthusiasm out of your dream purchase. Moving into a new home is an exciting symbol of a fresh start and our recommended moving companies...
If you are relocating or moving about in the Lowcountry, consider one of these local Charleston moving companies to take the fuss out of the must.
Transporting your possessions from one place to another is the daunting task of any move. This part of the moving process isn’t fun for you, your family, or your friends, and can often be an overwhelming aspect that takes the enthusiasm out of your dream purchase.
Moving into a new home is an exciting symbol of a fresh start and our recommended moving companies in Charleston, SC will make it easy to get settled.
Low Country Moving Specialists is a reputable, locally owned and operated company in the South Carolina Lowcountry. They offer a range of services including labor-only and full-service moving.
With consistent praise on their customer service and efficiency, they are an excellent choice for those in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and the surrounding areas.
Since 2010, Ready Set Movers has offered its customers a smooth and stress-free moving experience. They are a locally owned and operated company that provides a variety of services.
Full-service packing, commercial moving, local moves, long-distance moves, and labor-only services are all available.
Professional Movers of Charleston is one of the most respected moving companies in the Lowcountry. The company is proudly owned and operated by Citadel alumni.
They offer dependable and quality service, including long-distance moves, clutter removal, hourly labor, and more. Pricing is competitive, and the staff receives consistent praise for their timeliness, courtesy, and professionalism.
Established by Charleston locals in 1998 on the motto “You build a great moving company by giving great service every move”, Island Moving Professionals serves Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Johns Island and Charleston.
Island Moving provides reliable, friendly and efficient service offering loading, unloading, packing and supplies. All moves include furniture blankets and stretch wrap protection.
If you’ve already got your moving truck, then we recommend We Love Moving Charleston. In addition to providing movers, We Love Moving Charleston also provides essential supplies for a safe move, such as appliance dollies, tie downs, and tools for assembling and disassembling furniture.
Removing the overhead by providing your own truck is one way that We Love Moving helps their customers save on moving costs.
With over 40 years of vacation rental and real estate experience, Pam Harrington Exclusives is proud to be the No. 1 source for prime and luxury realty in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Whether you are looking for a cozy villa for retirement or a luxurious oceanfront home, we can help you find a home that matches your budget and lifestyle needs.
After you find the perfect place to begin your new life in the Lowcountry, these quality Charleston moving companies will make your move more seamless and efficient!