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 James Island, 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 James Island, 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 James Island.
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 James Island, 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.
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The James Island Yacht Club was founded in 1898. But more than 100 years later, the by-laws regarding its male-only policy have yet to change.According to a statement from the James Island Yacht Club, the female spouses of the members have become more “involved and are an integral part of the Club,” but they are not considered members.“The James Island Yacht Club is a family-focused social organization run by its membership as outlined by the Club by-laws. Potential new members o...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The James Island Yacht Club was founded in 1898. But more than 100 years later, the by-laws regarding its male-only policy have yet to change.
According to a statement from the James Island Yacht Club, the female spouses of the members have become more “involved and are an integral part of the Club,” but they are not considered members.
“The James Island Yacht Club is a family-focused social organization run by its membership as outlined by the Club by-laws. Potential new members of our Club must be sponsored by a current resident member. Our Club was founded in 1898 as a male-only organization and over time females have become more and more involved and are an integral part of the Club. Females of the Club have full access and use of all JIYC facilities and participation in all social activities.”
Females are only offered access to the Club facilities and able to participate in social activities if their male significant other is a member.
In 2020, the members of the club voted to potentially change the club by-laws to make women full members. But when the men voted, it did not pass.
“While this motion was thoroughly debated it did not garner the necessary % of votes required to change the Club by-laws. The by-laws govern our Club and changing them is the only way to change our membership practices. Proposals to change the Club by-laws are brought up from time to time, often taking multiple attempts to garner sufficient membership support for implementation.”
The Chair for the City of Charleston Commission on Women Jennet Robinson Alterman calls this discrimination.
“It’s discrimination, plain and simply,” Robinson Alterman said. “And although it is legal discrimination because it’s a private club and they’re pretty much allowed to do what they want to, just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.”
The CEO of South Carolina Women and Leadership Barbara Rackes says she is surprised to learn there are still clubs in South Carolina with these types of laws.
“What do you think about your daughters,” Rackes asked. “Are you going to tell her that in order for her to be a member she has to be married? Do you really want you daughter to be precluded from joining the club you like so much?”
As the by-laws of the club currently stand, no women will be able to vote on this matter until the men-only members vote to include them.
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We finally know the main source of pollution that’s fouling James Island Creek: It’s not coming from Charleston’s Plum Island sewer treatment plant or from pet waste or even from wild animals but from the many faulty septic tanks along the creek banks. Now it’s time to address the problem and restore the health of the scenic creek.The work won’t be quick or cheap; it will take years and likely cost several million dollars. But it’s necessary, and we’re encouraged that local and state officials...
We finally know the main source of pollution that’s fouling James Island Creek: It’s not coming from Charleston’s Plum Island sewer treatment plant or from pet waste or even from wild animals but from the many faulty septic tanks along the creek banks. Now it’s time to address the problem and restore the health of the scenic creek.
The work won’t be quick or cheap; it will take years and likely cost several million dollars. But it’s necessary, and we’re encouraged that local and state officials say they are more focused on getting it done. We urge residents of James Island and beyond to hold them to their word.
The nonprofit Charleston Waterkeeper has done tests for bacteria counts in the creek for nine years to sound an alarm about the ongoing contamination. Last year, several local governments formed a task force to tackle the problem. That has led to a new watershed management plan, already approved by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, that offers a detailed picture regarding the sources of pollution and the actions necessary to improve water quality.
Adopting that plan would be a small but important first step for the city of Charleston, the town of James Island, the James Island Public Service District and Charleston County. Their support will be crucial to seeking grants and raising other funds to get more homes off septic tanks and hooked up to sewer lines. Other key actions include promoting the proper maintenance of septic tanks in the interim, as well as studying the island’s sewer lines to ensure they’re not part of the problem.
“My read is the public in and around James Island Creek is in a place where they’re looking for action,” said Charleston Waterkeeper executive director Andrew Wunderley, who is part of the task force. “I think what the public really wants to see is here’s something we’re doing to reduce the bacteria discharges into James Island Creek. And here’s another thing we’re doing. And here’s a third thing we’re doing.”
Aside from the major infrastructure work, the new plan also mentions more modest steps, such as pet waste management programs, educational campaigns and incentives to reduce paving on residential and commercial properties along the creek.
These deserve to be explored to see if their potential payoff would be worth their more nominal costs.
Charleston City Councilman Ross Appel said elected officials ultimately must find a way to raise the necessary money to do the larger work on septic tanks and sewer lines. “At the end of the day, I see this, at its core, as just as much of a public infrastructure issue as our stormwater system and roads.”
To that end, the task force leaders need to think beyond the design of specific projects and figure out how those projects might be paid for and how much affected homeowners ultimately will be expected to pay to hook into the new systems and pay their monthly sewer bills.
DHEC rewrote its regulations this year to give a more accurate picture for those who swim, kayak and fish in our waterways. Its change held all recreational saltwater bodies to the same standard for bacteria counts, so Shem and James Island creeks no longer were deemed OK even if they had 80% more bacteria than other bodies of water, such as the Ashley River.
That was a positive step. The new study pinpointing the pollution problem in James Island Creek is another one. We now know the problem and how to address it, so it’s time to do just that.
Suzanna Marie Gibbs and David Christopher Dudley were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jay Clark officiated.Ann Marie and James Kenneth Gibbs of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Roxane and Glen Arnold, the late Judy Arnold and the late Joy and James Kenneth Gibbs.Parents of the groom are Kendall and David Billows of Rome City, Ind., and Debbie and David Dudley of Murrells Inlet, S.C. He is the grandson of Freida and David C. ...
Suzanna Marie Gibbs and David Christopher Dudley were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jay Clark officiated.
Ann Marie and James Kenneth Gibbs of Little Rock are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Roxane and Glen Arnold, the late Judy Arnold and the late Joy and James Kenneth Gibbs.
Parents of the groom are Kendall and David Billows of Rome City, Ind., and Debbie and David Dudley of Murrells Inlet, S.C. He is the grandson of Freida and David C. Dudley Sr., the late James David Goodson, the late Durie Lee Goodson and the late Betty Jo Elmore Tedder.
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a long sleeve gown by Dany Tabet embellished with pearls and floral appliques. She carried a bouquet of white roses, cattleya orchids and a cascade of dendrobium orchid tendrils.
The bride's maids of honor were her sisters Stevie Gibbs of Fayetteville and Liza Gibbs of Little Rock. Bridesmaids were London Hall and Ashley Jolly, both of Fayetteville; Hailey Merlo of Austin, Texas; Kelly Richardson of Cincinnati; Julienne Thomas of Little Rock; and Rebecca Roberts of Chicago. They wore black gowns in the style of their choice and carried bouquets similar to the bride's.
Flower girl was Londyn Landers and ring bearers were Patton Landers and Jack Tennyson, all of Little Rock.
Davis Dudley of Cleveland was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Louis Gattozzi, Will Ripley and John Colla, all of Cleveland; Chad Volz of Louisville, Ky.; Binh Tran of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Dylan Murphy of Sanibel Island, Fla.; and Brandon Hazlewood of Lexington, Ky.
Seating the guests were Charles Walker Daniel of Fayetteville and Malachi Williamson and Eli Williamson, both of Edmund, Okla., and cousins of the bride; and Harris Daniels of Athens, Ga., and Parker Daniels of Atlanta, both cousins of the groom.
A reception was held at Chenal Country Club. Guest tables held a mix of tall and short arrangements of roses, orchids and pampas grass in neutral shades. Tall flowering faux trees were in each corner of the ballroom.
The bride graduated with bachelor's degrees in French and English from the University of Arkansas and is a high school educator at Little Rock Christian Academy.
The groom has a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky and is a financial adviser at PNC Bank.
The couple will make their home in Little Rock after a honeymoon in Belize.
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Barrel on Folly Road is a mostly open-air space that often hosts live music, events, food trucks, and guests and their dogs.The city of Charleston’s Director of Livability and Tourism Dan Riccio says in June the city started receiving complaints and concerns from nearby residents about guests of The Barrel parking in their neighborhood and along the roads.He says city officials inspected the business and issued two citations on June 25. One was from the Fire Marshal for over occupancy and t...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Barrel on Folly Road is a mostly open-air space that often hosts live music, events, food trucks, and guests and their dogs.
The city of Charleston’s Director of Livability and Tourism Dan Riccio says in June the city started receiving complaints and concerns from nearby residents about guests of The Barrel parking in their neighborhood and along the roads.
He says city officials inspected the business and issued two citations on June 25. One was from the Fire Marshal for over occupancy and the other from zoning for not meeting parking requirements to accommodate all guests. Riccio says The Barrel’s occupancy exceeded 100 people, with the requirement for the business set at only 49.
Legally right now there’s only 16 parking spaces to accommodate that he says.
Riccio says even though it is an outdoor space they still have an occupancy load. He says they have never been approved for the outdoor area through the zoning department.
Riccio says they are working with the owner and zoning officials to develop a plan to bring the business into compliance with zoning and occupancy requirements and legally accommodate guests.
He says this is a common concern and process they get from the public on a regular basis.
Zach Barrack says he’s been coming to The Barrel for the past few years. He says he usually parks down the road behind The Barrel where no houses are or parks at a friend’s house and walks. He says he’s never had a resident complain to him.
He says he can’t wait for The Barrel to open back up.
“I’m definitely confident in their abilities. They seem to have a good plan in place from what I’ve heard, so I’m definitely confident,” Barrack said. “I mean, there’s no way the city can shut down a place that’s not only a great place for the humans, but a great place for the dogs. And especially with it being open air with COVID and everything going on.”
Riccio says another court hearing will be in two weeks.
Chad Reynolds, the owner of The Barrel, released the following statement:
As far as occupancy goes, I am working to comply with what the City is requiring in order to increase my occupancy. The Certificate of Occupancy from 2013 states that it is only 49, including the yard. I questioned that last part in a meeting with Zoning in late 2019 and was told that they didn’t have the same requirements for outdoor patron use areas back in 2013 when my plans were approved. Regardless, I’ve hired a design professional who is working with me on a plan that will create more parking spaces on my property thus decreasing my yard space, but also increasing my occupancy. We just have to find that balance. But yet I worry that, given how badly my neighbors behind me seemingly want The Barrel gone, I might be fighting an extremely difficult battle as they have linked up with some folks with a lot of pull in our community. I hope this isn’t the case, but it is this fear that is causing me to lose sleep at night.
To the insufficient parking citation, for 6+ years my patrons parked in the right-of-way down Battery Island Dr. and along Folly Road with no issues. At least none that I was made aware of. But a unilateral decision was made many months ago to completely surround my business with 17 No Parking signs. Starting at the Folly Boat and going around the corner pretty far down Battery Island Dr. But rather than fight this action, I am willing to sacrifice valuable yard space in order to hopefully make everyone happy. I hope to have a site plan submitted to the City by Friday.”
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NORTH CHARLESTON - Monday was devoted to the boys as the S.C. High School League held its state swimming championship at the North Charleston Aquatic Center. The girls state champions were crowned on Saturday.Three local schools came away as state runner-up in their respective classifications.Oceanside Collegiate finished as the runner-up in Class AAA, the highest finish in school history. The Landsharks finished with 369 points, behind the champion St. Joseph’s Catholic (386.50). Bishop England finished in third with 347...
NORTH CHARLESTON - Monday was devoted to the boys as the S.C. High School League held its state swimming championship at the North Charleston Aquatic Center. The girls state champions were crowned on Saturday.
Three local schools came away as state runner-up in their respective classifications.
Oceanside Collegiate finished as the runner-up in Class AAA, the highest finish in school history. The Landsharks finished with 369 points, behind the champion St. Joseph’s Catholic (386.50). Bishop England finished in third with 347 points.
Oceanside did not have an individual champion or relay champion on the day but piled up points with depth. Landon Duffie earned a silver medal in the 100 butterfly, while Andres Aristimuno took third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Jackson Storm was fourth in the 50 and Gabe Grimm finished sixth in the 100-breaststroke.
“I think everyone came in knowing we had a chance,” oca coach Courtney Beauch said. “I’m very happy with how we placed. When we won region for the first time, we felt like we had a chance today. If you have enough people, you can do very well if everyone does what they are capable of doing.”
Bishop England won state titles in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Owen Fritts took third in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100-breaststroke. Justin Hafner was third in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Matthew Picard was second in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
Academic Magnet’s Kyle Hertwig won the state title in the 50 freestyle and was third in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Jack Troy was the state champion in the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke.
Academic Magnet finished eighth in the team standings. Philip Simmons was 13th, Hanahan was 16th and Charleston Charter was 19th.
Lucy Beckham was the state runner-up in Class AAAA with 285 points. Eastside won its sixth consecutive state championship with a state record 603.50 points.
Lucy Beckham’s 400 relay team took a silver medal. The top individual performer was Stephen Russell, who finished third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Colby Schleier finished fourth in the 100 backstroke.
“We are still a young team, a young program, so this is a great day for the program,” Lucy Beckham coach Zach Parker said. “We have a long way to go, but today was a great start. I think winning was a little out of our reach this year so we set a goal to finish second.”
James Island’s Luke Nixon won the 500 freestyle and was second in the 200. Teammate Wells Cloud was second in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. James Island was 11th in the team standings,
Wando barely missed hoisting the first-place trophy, falling four points (314-310) short of champion J.L. Mann in the Class AAAAA meet. J.L. Mann won its third consecutive state title while Wando was state runner-up for the second straight year.
“You know, we brought six boys here today, so to finish second in the state with six boys, I am not going to complain,” Wando coach Cheryl Durden said. “Unfortunately, we had a disqualification, which didn’t help us. But I am so proud of their effort today. They really did a great job.”
Wando’s William Slowey took second in the 200-yard individual medley, while teammate Charles Green was second in the 500 freestyle and second in the 100-yard backstroke.
West Ashley’s Carson Owens finished third in the 200-yard freestyle.
Ashley Ridge placed 14th in the team standings, followed by West Ashley (15th), Summerville (16th), Fort Dorchester (19th) and Stratford (26th).
2021 SCHSL state swim medalists
200 medley relay – 1. Oceanside, 3. Bishop England
200 freestyle – 3. Clare Natale, Oceanside
200 IM – 1. Kendal Chunn, Oceanside, 3. Lindsay Burbage, Bishop England
50 freestyle – 1. Nell Cagle, Oceanside, 3. Caroline Hill, Oceanside
100 butterfly – 1. Jill Smiley, Bishop England, 3. Caroline Hill, Oceanside
100 freestyle – 3. Anna Albert, Oceanside
200 relay – 2. Oceanside
100 backstroke – 1. Kendal Chunn, Oceanside
100 breaststroke – 2. Nell Cagle, Oceanside, 3. Lindsay Burbage, Bishop England
400 relay – 1. Oceanside, 3. Academic Magnet
200 medley relay – 3. Lucy Beckham
200 IM – 2. Adair Shaw, Lucy Beckham
100 butterfly – 1. Katie Grace Vandergrift, Lucy Beckham, 2. Adair Shaw, Lucy Beckham
200 backstroke – 2. Addie King, Lucy Beckham, 3. Emma Durham, James Island
400 relay – 2. Lucy Beckham
200 medley relay – 1. Wando
200 IM – 2. Mary Shaw, Wando
50 freestyle – 1. Cassidy Lima, Summerville, 3. Madelyn Routhier, Fort Dorchester
100 freestyle – 1. Cassidy Lima, Summerville
100 butterfly – 1. Madelyn Routhier, Fort Dorchester, 2. Sophia Frece, Wando, 3.Illyanna Lightfoot, Wando
100 backstroke – 1. Sophia Frece, Wando, 2. Caitlin Mason, Wando
100 breaststroke – 1. Mary Shaw, Wando
400 relay – 1. Wando
200 medley relay – 1. Bishop England, 3. Academic Magnet
200 IM – 3. Owen Fritts, Bishop England
200 freestyle – 2. Matthew Picard, Bishop England
50 freestyle – 1. Kyle Hertwig, Academic Magnet, 3. Andres Aristimuno, Oceanside
100 freestyle – 3. Kyle Hertwig, Academic Magnet
500 freestyle – 1. Jack Troy, Academic Magnet, 3. Justin Hafner, Bishop England
200 relay – 3. Oceanside
100 backstroke – 2. Jack Troy, Academic Magnet
100 breaststroke – 3. Owen Fritts, Bishop England
400 relay – 1. Bishop England
200 freestyle – 2. Luke Nixon, James Island
500 freestyle - 1. Luke Nixon, James Island
100 butterfly – 2. Wells Cloud, James Island
100 backstroke – 2. Wells Cloud, James Island
100 freestyle – 3. Stephen Russell, Lucy Beckham
400 relay – 2. Lucy Beckham
200 medley relay – 1. Wando
200 freestyle relay – 2. Wando
200 freestyle – 3. Carson Owens, West Ashley
200 IM – 2. William Slowey, Wando
50 freestyle – 3. Parker Azevedo, Summerville
500 freestyle – 2. Charles Green, Wando
100 backstroke – 2. Charles Green, Wando, 3. Jacob Hills, Wando