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 North 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 North 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 North 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 North 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. – For the second consecutive match, North Carolina A&T won in straight sets.The opponent this time was Charleston Southern University as the Aggies won 25-18, 17 and 20 at CSU Fieldhouse Saturday to improve to 13-7 overall and 5-3 in the Big South Conference."It was a very solid road win today," A&T coach Hal Clifton said. "I thought our players did a really nice job staying wit...
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the second consecutive match, North Carolina A&T won in straight sets.
The opponent this time was Charleston Southern University as the Aggies won 25-18, 17 and 20 at CSU Fieldhouse Saturday to improve to 13-7 overall and 5-3 in the Big South Conference.
"It was a very solid road win today," A&T coach Hal Clifton said. "I thought our players did a really nice job staying with the game plan.
We pushed the tempo, and we were ready defensively. Our setters did a nice job getting our hitters in positions where they could be successful. Our ball control was very good today, which allowed our offense to flow."
Naiya Sawtelle (6-0, FR, outside hitter, Stuart, Fla.) led the Aggies with 11 kills and recorded all six Aggie service aces. She also added three blocks, including one solo, four digs and recorded a .429 hitting percentage. Fatimah Shabazz (6-0, SR, right side, Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded 10 kills and five blocks with a .400 hitting percentage.
The last Aggie to record six service aces was Andrea Laboy-Rivera (5-5, SR, Libero, Coamo, Puerto Rico) on Nov. 11, 2019, against Bethune-Cookman.
With set No. 1 tied at 12, the Aggies scored three straight points aided by two ball handling errors by the Buccaneers. Then, Sawtelle sparked another 3-0 run with a kill to give the Aggies a 19-14 lead. The Bucs (6-12, 2-6 Big South) did get to within three at 21-18 on an Indigo Young kill and a service error by Laboy-Rivera. But the Aggies closed the set with four straight points thanks in part to three CSU attack errors.
A 6-0 A&T run in the second set did the trick. Three of Sawtelle's six service aces came during the spurt. Hannah Howell (6-0, FR, outside hitter, St. Louis Park, Minn.) had two kills during the run as the Aggies took a 14-6 lead. The closest the Bucs got the rest of the set was six. An Addy Warfield (5-9, JR, setter, Winter Springs, Fla.) gave the Aggies a 2-0 match lead.
A&T jumped out to a 13- 3 lead in the third. However, the Bucs' 4-0 spurt cut A&T's lead to 17-13. The Bucs got to within three at 20-17 on Peyton Thompson kill. But the Aggies were able to keep CSU at a distance. A kill by Shabazz followed by a block assist from Shabazz and Shaylynn Hall (6-1, SR, middle blocker, Raleigh, N.C.) gave the Aggies a 24-19 lead. A Thompson attack error clinched the win for A&T, who is now 5-3 on the road this season.
Howell added seven kills, and Edie Brewer (6-0, GR, setter, West Chester, Ohio) led the team with 18 assists to go along with five kills, eight digs and a .280 hitting percentage. Warfield recorded 14 assists.
Malloy Porcher (6-0, JR, middle blocker, Orlando, Fla.) recorded a match-high six blocks, including one solo.
Thompson led CSU with a match-high 16 kills. Emma Minnick led the Bucs with a match-high 29 assists, and Thompson and Ashleigh Holweger recorded eight digs.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Project Home Foundation has been giving 17 to 21-year-old young men a safe and stable home environment since 2017. Now, they’re looking for the community’s help to fill their home.Kim Wilson, a leadership development strategist, was the principal at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston when he noticed an ongoing problem with some of his male students: homelessness.“What we found out was that when they became homeless, they would just drop out of school because they had to pa...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Project Home Foundation has been giving 17 to 21-year-old young men a safe and stable home environment since 2017. Now, they’re looking for the community’s help to fill their home.
Kim Wilson, a leadership development strategist, was the principal at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston when he noticed an ongoing problem with some of his male students: homelessness.
“What we found out was that when they became homeless, they would just drop out of school because they had to pay for their food, they had to pay for their rent, they had to become an adult,” Wilson said.
With help from his mother-in-law Mickey Welch, the community, and several businesses, Wilson and his team wanted to create an environment that could help young men stay in school. In 2017, they built a home from the ground up, and opened it up to young men ages 17 through 21.
“We have that specific age because those are the ones that have to go into the adult male shelters,” Project Home President Dr. Kathi Love said.
Now four years later, the Project Home team is hoping they can help the next group of young men succeed by giving them a safe home.
Four young men can live at Mickey’s House at once, and they must be enrolled in school.
Clothing, food, transportation is provided, and they are under the care of house parents like Tracy Johnson Senior. Wilson says, they are treated like family.
“I actually feel like it gives them a chance to go on with their dreams,” Tracy Johnson Sr. said.
Love said some of the young men who have lived at the home have gone on to not only graduate high school but go off to college, technical school, the military, and the work force.
“I think we’re meeting our goal of having kids continue on and do something great with their life and give them hopes and dreams like the everybody else wants,” Wilson said.
As for the future, Love said she hopes that they will be able to open more homes to different populations. If you know a young man who could benefit from Project Home, you can visit projecthomesc.org.
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NORTH CHARLESTON — Councilwoman Virginia Jamison carefully walks the thin shoulder that runs beside ditches along Deerwood Drive.The residential road, used often by commuters as a cut-through, lacks sidewalks. Jamison thinks not only about her safety but also the safety of her constituents, such as the students who use the road to access school buses.“If they had sidewalks, they’d be on the sidewalks and not in the street,” Jamison said.The lack of sidewalks is prevalent throughout North Charlesto...
NORTH CHARLESTON — Councilwoman Virginia Jamison carefully walks the thin shoulder that runs beside ditches along Deerwood Drive.
The residential road, used often by commuters as a cut-through, lacks sidewalks. Jamison thinks not only about her safety but also the safety of her constituents, such as the students who use the road to access school buses.
“If they had sidewalks, they’d be on the sidewalks and not in the street,” Jamison said.
The lack of sidewalks is prevalent throughout North Charleston’s older communities. Many of the neighborhoods, like Deerwood, were built long before 2000, which is when the city began requiring new development to include sidewalks. The city is making an effort to address the issue. It plans to use $25 million worth of proceeds from a recent bond sale to finance infrastructure improvements. New sidewalks are top priority for many council members, though pedestrian crossings and drainage improvements have also been discussed.
Some community leaders are glad to see progress on the horizon, though they also urge the city do more to address neighborhoods’ infrastructure needs.
The money will be split into $2.5 million for each of North Charleston’s 10 City Council districts. Plans are still in the early stages. The city doesn’t know yet how many square footage of sidewalks the project will entail. Planning and public works staff are meeting with council members to discuss infrastructure improvement options. The city also hasn’t consulted yet with S.C. Department of Transportation, which owns many of the roads in the city. The city will need permits from DOT for sidewalk installation on state-owned roads.
DOT said North Charleston efforts align with the agency’s Complete Streets policy. The policy requires DOT to work with regional transportation partners to include walking needs as part of regional plans.
“DOT looks forward to working with the North Charleston leaders to improve pedestrian accommodations within their city,” said spokesman Pete Poore.
What’s important is that the funds are in place, said Mayor Keith Summey.
“The money is there,” Summey said. “That’s always the key factor. We’re meeting with City Council members now and looking at projects they want and getting a cost analysis on those projects.”
The money isn’t enough to to cover an entire community with new sidewalks. That’s why the city planners have been looking mainly at increasing connectivity throughout neighborhoods by filling in existing sidewalk gaps.
″(Council members) don’t have enough money to do a whole neighborhood,” said Deputy Planning Director Megan Clark. “During discussions, we were focusing on proximity to corridors, bus stops and schools. ... As we create options for (council members), that’s an opportunity for them to go back to neighborhood meetings and talk about options and what is the overall best interest of the neighborhoods.”
Having sidewalks that lead to schools should be a top priority for council members, Summey said.
The mayor said the city has maintained sidewalks and created new ones as best as it can as funds have been available. This has been a challenge. Summey pointed out that the city in the 1990s annexed a number of neighborhoods that had seen little investment, such as Union Heights, Accabee, Dorchester Terrace and Dorchester Waylyn.
The communities, which are predominately Black, lack sufficient number of pathways to properly accommodate pedestrians.
Some of these neighborhoods can’t accommodate sidewalks. In Union Heights, for example, there isn’t enough right of way around the neighborhood’s slim streets. Sidewalk installation would require use of private properties. In Union Heights, the city will likely focus on other improvements, such as fixing drainage issues, Summey said.
But wherever feasible, the city should address the need for walkable paths, said Omar Muhammad, executive director of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities.
Not only do sidewalks provide people a safe path to move about in their neighborhoods, but the infrastructure also promotes healthy lifestyles, Muhammad said. Health disparities often exist in neighborhoods that lack pathways that safely accommodate walkers and cyclists, he said.
“You see (health disparities) existing in those communities because of the lack of that type of infrastructure,” he said.
For Councilman Michael Brown, safety is the top concern. He has hopes to add sidewalks in Accabee and Dorchester Terrace.
“When folks are walking in a lot of these areas, they’re walking in the streets,” Brown said. “That’s a safety issue.”
Not all neighborhoods lack sidewalks, particularly the city’s newer communities. The Wescott community off Dorchester Road includes sidewalks that provide safe pathways to subdivisions and a shopping complex.
“We all know when it comes to sidewalks, we have a tale of two cities,” said Councilman Ron Brinson said.
The funds are a step in the right direction, but more can be done to improve quality of life in older neighborhoods, Jamison said.
Deer Park, created in the 1940s, today is populated with over a thousand homes. The neighborhood, like all others, could benefit from a North Charleston livability study, Jamison said.
Such a study would survey residents in all of the city’s neighborhoods to determine the communities’ needs, she said. It would also that no neighborhood is ignored, Jamison said.
“Deer Park has been left behind in so many ways,” Jamison said.
Brinson is concerned about how growth is impacting North Charleston neighborhoods in Dorchester County, an area that’s been one of the fastest-growing sections of the city. The Wescott community has seen increased cut-through traffic. Commuters use Wescott and Patriot Boulevards, originally built as neighborhood roads, to avoid gridlock along Dorchester Road.
Brinson fears the problem will worsen as a number of road projects loom on the horizon, including Charleston County’s Palmetto Commerce Interchange.
“We’ve got to do the best we can to protect the neighborhood ambiance,” he said.
As North Charleston moves forward with its infrastructure plans, Muhammad thinks the city should also engage with residents about why the infrastructure improvements are needed.
Particularly in low-wealth areas that haven’t seen significant investment, improvements could raise concern about gentrification, Muhammad said.
“I like that the city is allocating some funds towards infrastructure improvements,” he said. “But concurrent with that work, they need to reach out to the community to lessen concerns around gentrification.”
Meanwhile, the city will work to help ensure its neighborhoods have safe paths to walk and run.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.North Bridge does not currently have amenities fo...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.
Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.
North Bridge does not currently have amenities for cyclists and pedestrians, however, CARTA’s new initiative also allows cyclists to bring their bicycles on the bus in between stops.
“CARTA is committed to connecting the region by providing safe and reliable transportation to anyone who needs it,” says Mike Seekings, CARTA Board of Directors Chairman. “This new offering will help bridge the safety gap that currently exists so that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic ability will be able to safely cross the North Bridge.”
North Bridge is a section of Route 32 which covers hourly connections between North Charleston and West Ashley through the bridge with stops in North Charleston Superstop, Ashley Landing Mall, and Citadel Mall.
Route 32 service will be doubled, and wait times will be cut in half once the enhanced service begins in October, and will happen every half-hour Monday through Saturday, every hour on Sunday.
According to SCDOT, there have been nine pedestrian/bicycle/motor collisions on the bridge between 2014 and 2017, with three pedestrian/bicycle/motor fatalities reported since 2018.
“Increasing the frequency of Route 32 and allowing bikes on the 32 bus as needed are important and appreciated steps toward a better, more accessible North Bridge crossing for all,” says Charleston Moves Executive Director Katie Zimmerman. “These improvements will offer more safe crossing opportunities to work, appointments, and visiting family.”
The needed structural improvements to North Bridge are underway through the Better North Bridge Project.
The Better North Bridge Project is a collaborative effort between Charleston County, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, and Charleston Moves that aims to provide a permanent, standalone bike and pedestrian crossing between North Charleston and West Ashley.
Locals can see full route details and bus tracking in the Transit App which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces public information meetings for the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor (I-526 LCC) East Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL).The I-526 LCC is South Carolina’s most congested interstate corridor. The corridor extends from Virginia Avenue in North Charleston to the area of US-17 in Mount Pleasant. There will be in-person open house public information meetings where the public can view materials and have discussions with project staff.The pur...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces public information meetings for the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor (I-526 LCC) East Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL).
The I-526 LCC is South Carolina’s most congested interstate corridor. The corridor extends from Virginia Avenue in North Charleston to the area of US-17 in Mount Pleasant. There will be in-person open house public information meetings where the public can view materials and have discussions with project staff.
The purpose of improvements is to improve travel time and reduce traffic congestion along the corridor. At the meetings, officials will discuss how public input can be used to inform the concepts development and screening process, inquire on the reasonable alternatives, list the steps in the project development process, and collect information on historic and cultural resources and potential impacts.
There will also be online public meetings available through December 1st which will have the same content and materials featured at the in-person meetings.
“This public information meeting represents a valuable opportunity to receive public input on the potential solutions we are presenting,” says Joy Riley, SCDOT Project Manager. “With the amount of congestion along this corridor now, further compounded by the current trend of regional growth, it is now more important than ever to find effective solutions.
There will be two in-person open house meetings:
COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Temperature checks will be performed, and anyone with a temperature over 100.4 will not be allowed entry into in-person meetings. Masks are encouraged.
The public is invited to comment through December 1st and can be submitted on the project website, email to info@526LowcountryCorridor.com, mail (Attn: Joe Riley, SCDOT, P.O. Box 191, 955 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29202-0191), or by calling the project hotline at (843) 258-1135.
Visit 526LowcountryCorridor.com for more information.