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.
Have you heard of the Angel Oak Tree in Charleston, SC? The 400-year-old live oak on Johns Island is well worth the visit and should be on your list of things to do in the Charleston area. I had been to the Angel Oak Tree once before but I could only see it through the fence because I happened to go on a holiday weekend when it was closed. When I was back in Charleston, SC, I was determined to make the stop to see the incredible tree. After all, I had seen numerous photos of it, even in places as far as a museum in Florida! I...
Have you heard of the Angel Oak Tree in Charleston, SC? The 400-year-old live oak on Johns Island is well worth the visit and should be on your list of things to do in the Charleston area.
I had been to the Angel Oak Tree once before but I could only see it through the fence because I happened to go on a holiday weekend when it was closed. When I was back in Charleston, SC, I was determined to make the stop to see the incredible tree. After all, I had seen numerous photos of it, even in places as far as a museum in Florida! I had to see it for myself.
Arborists estimate the oak tree is between 300 – 400 years old. To say it’s enormous is an understatement. It’s likely the largest live oak tree east of the Mississippi River.
The tree has a diameter of 25.5 feet and is 65 feet tall, providing more than 17,000 square feet of shade, which felt really nice on the hot July day we went. It’s a historical site and is deemed a “Lowcountry Treasure.” I’d agree. Records indicate the tree was initially owned by Abraham Waight starting in 1717 and stayed in his family for four generations. It became part of a marriage contract between Martha W.T. Angel and Justus Angel, hence the name of the tree I assume.
While the tree does grow up, it also grows outwards. The branches and limbs are massively heavy so you’ll notice some of them are held up by wooden beams.
Today, the tree and land are technically owned by the City of Charleston and part of their park system. There’s a gift shop on site and parking and entry are free.
To get to the parking area of the oak tree, you have to drive on a really bumpy road and there is limited parking. People usually don’t spend a lot of time there so parking spots will open quickly and just go slow on the bumpy road. You don’t need a 4×4 and we saw plenty of compact cars there.
Let’s talk about the rules of visiting the tree. Leashed pets are allowed but not within 100 feet of the tree. There are signs about where you can go with them. Secondly, as you may imagine, there is no climbing, sitting, marking, or standing on the tree. No food or drinks are allowed near it as well as tripods, blankets, and props. There are plenty of picnic tables and benches in the park if you’d like to sit and rest while there.
Weddings and special events and professional photography are allowed but permits are required. Contact the City of Charleston to arrange for those: 843.724.7327.
Make sure to double-check the hours before you go (I didn’t the first time I went and it was closed!). Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm; closed holidays. The last entry is at 4:50 pm. There are port-a-potties on site but it’s probably better to go at a nearby gas station before you get to the park.
I didn’t research the history of the tree before we went so my kids were thinking that the tree should look like an angel and they decided it didn’t. I could see it though, with the limbs spread out and the trunk resembling a body. Others may think of the mythical creature Medusa with her multi-snake hair.
Regardless, let me say that visiting Angel Oak® was really special. There’s a peace surrounding it that I think maybe comes with historical places. I felt the same when I visited the ruins of the Old Sheldon Church further south near Beaufort, SC.
I’m not sure exactly what it is that makes this spot so special but I was thinking of the stories this tree could tell if it could speak, of the battles waged near it, of the people who sat under its shade maybe reading or writing documents and books we still read today. Charleston itself is so steeped in history that I think some of that spills into this particular spot.
I think it’s worth the 10 or 15 minutes you’d spend wandering under the shade of the massive branches that stretch many feet around you and gaze at the wonder of nature that is the Angel Oak Tree.
Charleston is full of adventure for families! Just 10 minutes down the road from the Angel Oak Tree is the Charleston Aqua Park, a super fun place with an over-water ropes course and floating obstacle course.
Downtown Charleston is about 20 minutes away and Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach are all nearby as well. For more info to help you plan your next trip to the low country, check out the Kidding Around Travel Guide to Charleston, SC: Things to Do, Where to Stay, and Places to Eat
3688 Angel Oak Road, Charleston, SC Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm; closed holidays
Take a peek inside the historic Blind Tiger Pub. | Photo by @walkandtalkchsHey history buffs, this one’s for you. With Charleston’s cobblestone streets and charming buildings dating back to 1670, there’s a whole bunch of history to unpack in the Holy City. As part of our Drink Up Week initiative, we’re traveling back in time to explore historic pub + modern-day hotspot: ...
Take a peek inside the historic Blind Tiger Pub. | Photo by @walkandtalkchs
Hey history buffs, this one’s for you. With Charleston’s cobblestone streets and charming buildings dating back to 1670, there’s a whole bunch of history to unpack in the Holy City. As part of our Drink Up Week initiative, we’re traveling back in time to explore historic pub + modern-day hotspot: Blind Tiger Pub.
Opening its doors on Broad Street in 1992 + named after the term used to describe illegal drinking and gambling establishments in the Prohibition era, the downtown Charleston pub pays homage to the illicit bars that began popping up around the Holy City in 1893.
Though one of the oldest bars in SC, one thing’s for sure: Blind Tiger’s atmosphere has remained similar throughout the years — even undergoing a months-long restoration in 2016 that focused on honoring the legacy of its previous caretakers.
Reviving the memory of its early reputation, the historic spot features a secret underground tunnel system that can be entered through a latched door at the back of the building.
As you might’ve guessed, the century-old building is no stranger to spirit sightings and whispers of paranormal activity. General manager Jay Hanckel recalls tales of two figures running out of the back door + employees have spotted glasses falling off shelves and coffee mugs flying across the room. We won’t freak you out too much, but there have even been stories of cries of ‘help’ heard beneath the floorboards.
One of the most commonly told ghost tales features a woman wearing a black dress roaming through the restaurant. The ghostly antagonist is known to play tricks on bartenders and tease patrons, rumored to pull hair, appear, and disappear, and create phantom footsteps. Local lore suggests this woman may have frequented the building in the 1920s, though that theory isn’t confirmed.
The former speakeasy also dares its guests to catch a glimpse of the never tamed ‘blind tiger’ that allegedly wanders within its boo-tiful walls.
Now nestled in the historic district, Blind Tiger Pub is serving up classic cocktails + dishing out brunch, lunch, and dinner. Stop in for locally–inspired libations like the Broad Street Barrister and Frozen Espresso Tini + snack on summertime favorites from a brand new menu like the Shrimp Green Goddess Sandwich and Heirloom Burrata.
You won’t want to miss your chance to soak in the Lowcountry scenery + catch a glimpse of something supernatural at this historic landmark, voted the Best Bar and the Best Outdoor Patio in Charleston. Make a reservation or stop by at 36-38 Broad St. from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week. Happy sipping, Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston is considering a new program to rein in nuisance rental properties, and that can mean anything from weed-filled yards, trash and noise complaints.The proposed program would start in the Eastside neighborhood on the peninsula. The city said the neighborhood has around 900 long-term rental properties and has the most nuisance calls per rental unit in the area.“It would be a database of all rental properties who are permitted,” Director of Livability and Tourism Dan Ricc...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston is considering a new program to rein in nuisance rental properties, and that can mean anything from weed-filled yards, trash and noise complaints.
The proposed program would start in the Eastside neighborhood on the peninsula. The city said the neighborhood has around 900 long-term rental properties and has the most nuisance calls per rental unit in the area.
“It would be a database of all rental properties who are permitted,” Director of Livability and Tourism Dan Riccio said. “Anyone who owns two rentals or more would be required to obtain a business license, as well.”
Riccio said the city wants to cut down on the time it takes to resolve nuisance issues, such as trash and noise complaints.
“There are no tools we can use to be able to contact the person who is responsible and can respond or either mitigate the problem that’s occurring on their property in a timely manner,” Riccio said.
Along with the database, property owners would be required to have an inspection every five years, apply for the program with a $25 permit fee, and must have a contact person living within 30 miles of Charleston.
Art Halvorson owns three long-term rental properties in Eastside and is skeptical about the proposed ordinance.
“It sounds like a blanket response to some isolated problems they’re having,” Halvorson said. “How can these problems be so big? I haven’t heard from them in a long time.”
Halvorson also said creating such a tool is not necessary.
“It doesn’t seem they would need that because they know who I am,” Halvorson said. “They know who owns the properties. They have a database. It’s called the property records, and so they can find me if they want to send me a citation already in the mail or call me.”
Riccio said some rentals in the city are listed under LLCs and contacting the owner can be a wild goose chase.
He said the end goal of the program is to improve the safety of neighbors and their quality of life.
“The neighbors will tell us,” Riccio said. “If their quality of life improves because of this process, then that’s an indicator that the program is going and be successful.”
The proposed ordinance will be discussed at the next city council meeting. The city said if the program is successful, then they will possibly expand to more neighborhoods.
The city also said the proposed program would establish a penalty system similar to a driver’s license. If an owner accrues too many points, then their license could be revoked.
People who know of a problem property can report the issue to the city’s livability department.
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A well-stocked bar makes for one happy Charlestonian.While you may have the usual drink-making tools on hand, these eight local products + ingredients will elevate your cocktail (and mocktail) making game next time you reach for the jigger and shaker. MixersWhere to get it: Most grocery stores + liquor stores, restaurants, onlineHow to use it: DYK y...
A well-stocked bar makes for one happy Charlestonian.
While you may have the usual drink-making tools on hand, these eight local products + ingredients will elevate your cocktail (and mocktail) making game next time you reach for the jigger and shaker.
Where to get it: Most grocery stores + liquor stores, restaurants, online
How to use it: DYK you can use Charleston Mix for more than just Bloody Marys? We’re talking dishes like party dip, chicken fajitas, and pickled shrimp. Spice things up at your next family dinner with a new recipe using Charleston Mix.
How to use it: Mix Barcoop Bevy with soda water for a non-alcoholic mocktail, or mix two parts Barcoop Bevy, one part spirit, and ice for the perfect cocktail. Bonus: These mixers are made with all natural ingredients.
Where to get it: Online with $8 flat rate shipping
How to use it: It’s simple: Grab your Bittermilk cocktail mixers, check out these recipes, and just add alcohol.
Where to get it: Sèchey, Sweet Charleston (in the Charleston City Market), Total Wine, and online, plus various retailers throughout the state
How to use it: Browse the available recipes made with various Tippleman’s products for cocktails including The Big Island and the Fall Daiquiri or submit your own concoction. Bonus: This product was created by Joe and MariElena Raya, the team behind Bittermilk.
Where to get it: Check out the full list of local retailers, including Kudzu Bakery, Total Wine, Sermet’s Courtyard, and NY Butcher Shoppe.
How to use it: In addition to the Charleston home base, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is also based in Lexington, KY — hey, LEXtoday. Pair this syrup with gin or vodka for the perfect gin + tonic.
Bonus: Check out The Jack Pack which includes Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.’s Grenadine, Classic Tonic Syrup, Aromatic Bitters, and a Jigger.
Where to get it: Online
How to use it: Add a dash of this organic simple syrup to your morning coffee if cocktails and mocktails aren’t really your speed. The shelf life of this product is two years unopened.
Where to get it: Online
How to use it: Complete with a graduated jigger, teardrop barspoon, 1.25” ice cube tray, hawthorne strainer, and weighted cocktail shaking tins, this bar tool kit from Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. is your one-stop shop for the essentials.
Where to get it: Online
How to use it: Want the perfect pour every time? Grab a self-closing pour spout from Daysie.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Community Resource Center’s 500 volunteers feed more than 5,000 people a week, but now, as inflation smashes recent records, stretching the already strained budget to maintain the operation is become a major challenge.“The lines have increased. We have lines now that are bigger than in the middle of the pandemic,” Community Resource Center Executive Director Louis Smith said. “On Wednesday, we had about 300 cars. That is a lot of people, and there is a growing need.”Ye...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Community Resource Center’s 500 volunteers feed more than 5,000 people a week, but now, as inflation smashes recent records, stretching the already strained budget to maintain the operation is become a major challenge.
“The lines have increased. We have lines now that are bigger than in the middle of the pandemic,” Community Resource Center Executive Director Louis Smith said. “On Wednesday, we had about 300 cars. That is a lot of people, and there is a growing need.”
Year to year, the Community Resource Center has seen a 15 percent increase in operational costs. Smith says that a 15 percent increase means they can help fewer people in need.
“I am telling you right now, we could have gotten more food,” Smith said. “When gas [prices] spiked – to run these trucks, it takes a lot of money.”
It is the same story at the Lowcountry Food Bank, where the Community Resource Center gets much of its food. Brenda Shaw, chief development officer at the Food Bank, says they have seen huge increases in just about everything.
“Inflation has had a significant impact on the Food Bank and food banks all across the country,” Shaw said. “We are seeing about a 40 percent increase in the cost of food across the board. Canned vegetables that we would have bought pre-pandemic, we are paying 75 percent more than we were in 2020 or 2019.”
It is not just the cost of food straining the budget. Shaw says they get food shipped in from all over the country, and the cost of transportation is adding up and not just because of the cost of fuel.
“The cost of shipping is really hurting us,” Shaw said. “We’re also seeing a decrease across the country in drivers. Many independent truckers are just getting out of the business because they can’t cover their costs.”
It is a double whammy for groups trying to feed those in need. Costs are going up for the organizations all while the number of those needing their services increases as well. Shaw says in January, their onsite pantry served 353 people. This month they have already served more than 500.
“It [inflation] is affecting the types of foods we can buy but we are still serving everyone that needs to be served,” Shaw said. “We are not seeing the variety. Some things have become cost prohibitive.”
Shaw says they are particularly concerned about when the school year starts and students will be once again required to pay for their own lunches. For the last two years, the USDA has picked up the tab so all students could eat for free. However, that changes this year as COVID-relief money dries up.
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