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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 Summerville, 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.

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Here are just a few of the reasons why homeowners and business owners in South Carolina trust Action Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • We have been serving clients in South Carolina since 1983 – before many of our clients were even born!
  • We provide a wide range of HVAC services for both heating and air conditioning.
  • We are committed to giving our clients the highest quality products and services at affordable prices.
  • As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the best HVAC units available.
  • We are members of the South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors.
  • We are members of our local Chamber of Commerce and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

If you need a trusted AC repair company in Summerville, 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:

Air Conditioning Repair in Summerville, SC

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.

Here are just a few of the AC issues that our talented team can help solve for you:
Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

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.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Air Conditioning Refrigerant Leak

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.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Heater Keeps Running

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.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Burning Odors

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.

Air Conditioning Drainage Block

Broken Air Conditioning Compressor Fan

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.

Our Special Offers

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.

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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.

Air Conditioning Install in Summerville, SC

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 Summerville.

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.

Common Signs That You Need a New AC Install in Summerville, SC

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.

Strange Noises

Almost all air conditioners make a bit of low-level noise as they warm up and turn off. However, if you hear loud, unusual noises, it might be a sign that your air conditioner’s time is coming to an end. Buzzing and rattling noises are often indicators of a loose part. Grinding and whistling noises may mean something more serious is happening. Because these issues won’t dissipate over time, it’s crucial to have your air conditioner examined if you hear loud, strange noises.

Frequent Repairs

Summerville AC repair is essential for keeping your air conditioner working efficiently. Sometimes, however, it makes more sense from a cost perspective to install a replacement system. This is especially true if your repairs are racking up. Some AC experts suggest using the “$5,000 rule” if you’re considering a new AC install. Simply multiply the age of your air conditioner by the costs you have been paying to repair your unit. If that amount is over $5,000, it may make more financial sense to install a new air conditioner rather than pay for expensive repairs throughout the year.

Higher Energy Bills

If you notice that your energy bill has significantly increased in price, it could be a sign that your HVAC unit is struggling to cool your home effectively. Try to be mindful of your air conditioner’s cooling cycles. If you notice frequent cycles, even in the summer, it could be the reason for your increased energy bill. In these cases, it’s best to have an expert test your system to see if a repair or replacement option is best for your family.

Age of Air Conditioning Unit

This sign is a no-brainer and one of the easiest ways to tell if you need to install a new AC system. On average, your HVAC unit will have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. If your unit is more than ten years old and doesn’t have the “pizzaz” that it once had, it might be time to think about installing a new air conditioning unit.

R-22 Refrigerant

Old air conditioners usually require a type of refrigerant called R-22. This substance is very harmful to the environment and has been all but outlawed on newer HVAC systems. If your AC unit is old enough to require R-22, you should give serious thought to replacing your system with a newer, environmentally friendly solution.

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Over our 35+ year history, we have built our reputation on honesty, skilled workmanship, and reasonable pricing. If you are on the hunt for the highest quality air conditioning repair in Summerville, SC, give our office a call today.

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Protecting Your Investment

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 Summerville, 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.

If you’re having second thoughts about purchasing an extended warranty, consider these points:
  • Generally speaking, HVAC equipment lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. However, warranties provided by the factory will often expire before the service life of your cooling unit is over. With an extended warranty, your indoor comfort system is covered even if the factory warranty expires.
  • Having an extended warranty on your AC system gives you the chance to project and plan for any HVAC costs. This helps you balance your budget and anticipate expenses so you aren’t caught off guard. Having a warranty will also help protect your budget against increases in labor and parts costs due to inflation.
  • If you’re thinking of selling your home, having an extended warranty may help raise your home’s value. You may also be able to transfer your extended warranty to your new home if you choose to do so.

Latest News in Summerville

This Weekend, Celebrate Sweet Tea in the South Carolina Town That Invented It

The two best places in the world to enjoy sweet tea are: 1. your front porch; and 2. Summerville, South Carolina.Each year, the town known as the "Birthplace of Sweet Tea," celebrates the beloved beverage with its very own festival, which is currently in full swing outside Charleston.The w...

The two best places in the world to enjoy sweet tea are: 1. your front porch; and 2. Summerville, South Carolina.

Each year, the town known as the "Birthplace of Sweet Tea," celebrates the beloved beverage with its very own festival, which is currently in full swing outside Charleston.

The week-long Summerville Sweet Tea Festival transforms historic downtown Summerville into a massive street fair complete with food trucks, artisanal vendors, and live entertainment. This year's fun began Monday and culminates Saturday, September 18.

Organizers with Summerville Dream told Post & Courier that this year's festival was inspired by pandemic-related revisions made to last year's event, when the festival was transformed from a one-day gathering into the "Sweetest Week Ever" to allow for social distancing.

"Last year we got creative and spread it out over a few days and we called it the 'sweetest week ever,'" Steve Doniger, executive director of Summerville Dream and festival organizer, told the paper. "Well, that was so popular, and we had such a great turnout that we are actually doing that again this year, and we have expanded that a little bit."

Over the past decade, Summerville has broken a world record for the world's largest sweet tea, and set up a Sweet Tea Trail featuring businesses that offer sweet tea-inspired specials like sweet tea cupcakes, sweet tea cinnamon rolls, sweet tea jelly, a sweet tea pork chop sandwich, and even a sweet tea brined chicken salad.

But Summerville hasn't been recognized as the official "Birthplace of Sweet Tea" for long. For decades, the drink was believed to have been invented in St. Louis at the World's Fair in 1904. Everything changed, however, when a list of items purchased for a reunion of old soldiers near Summerville, which included 600 pounds of sugar and 880 gallons of iced tea, was discovered from 1890.

"We started sharing the history that we thought was so charming," Summerville tourism director Tina Zimmerman told the Post & Courier. "I think great things have come from it."

For more information on the Summerville Sweet Tea Festival and a full schedule of events, visit SummervilleDream.org/sweet-tea-festival.

Summerville economic development launching community office hours

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The economic development manager in Summerville will start hosting community office hours to support small businesses and entrepreneurship in town.Summerville Economic Development Manager Michael Lisle says these office hours will allow him to be available to answer questions for residents in a convenient way. He plans to hold these community office hours at different coffee shops around town, three times a week.The program begins Monday morning at Coastal Coffee Roasters downtown. Wednesday meetings ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The economic development manager in Summerville will start hosting community office hours to support small businesses and entrepreneurship in town.

Summerville Economic Development Manager Michael Lisle says these office hours will allow him to be available to answer questions for residents in a convenient way. He plans to hold these community office hours at different coffee shops around town, three times a week.

The program begins Monday morning at Coastal Coffee Roasters downtown. Wednesday meetings will be at Bigby Coffee in Oakbrook and Thursdays will be the North Main Starbucks in Nexton.

Lisle says his goal is to be available in different areas of Summerville for folks interested in starting a business in town, growing an existing business in Summerville, or for those with questions about possibly starting a business.

“What we want to do is just kind of break down some of those barriers for folks who are looking to get started in business or looking for ideas and resources to help them grow,” Lisle said. “Just one more effort that the town’s making to be business friendly, and business centered.”

Lisle says he’ll be able to share information on things like revolving loan funds, low interest loans, and the town’s incentive programs. Ultimately, he thinks this will help build relationships between the town and the business community.

“It’s really just an indicator of our commitment to our small business community,” Lisle said. “Yes, Summerville is definitely growing and there is opportunity around every corner, but we really want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to reach out and engage and help those small business owners be successful because again that’s sort of the heart and soul of every community, whether it is downtown, Oakbrook, North Main, all the different communities around the town of Summerville having a thriving small business community is a really important part in making sure that those communities, and by extension the whole town, is successful.”

Lisle says they plan to hold these meetings every week from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. He says he will continue updating this info via the office’s twitter. He says he picked this time because small business owners don’t open up until 10 a.m. and later, so they won’t have to take off work to attend.

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Joe Pye reflects on his time as Dorchester District 2 superintendent, set to retire in 2022

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – After decades of leading education in Dorchester District 2, Superintendent Joe Pye announced his plans to retire at the end of the school year.“I announced that after 52 years,” said Pye. “A very emotional decision, but I decided it was time for me to retire.”Pye believes he, and the distri...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – After decades of leading education in Dorchester District 2, Superintendent Joe Pye announced his plans to retire at the end of the school year.

“I announced that after 52 years,” said Pye. “A very emotional decision, but I decided it was time for me to retire.”

Pye believes he, and the district, are in a good place. “We just moved into this district office and it was the last of the building projects from the referendum we did some years ago,” he said.

Ironically, when Pye moved into the new office a few weeks ago, he moved into the same place he taught when he took his first job in Dorchester District 2 as a teacher. His officer area was his classroom back then, at what was called Rollins Elementary.

“I love teaching, I just love the process of teaching,” he said. “But I love the interaction with kids.”

But it’s time for other things now.

“I have a 95-year-old father who needs looking after. Also, I haven’t had any family time—my whole life has been the school system,” he said.

Some of his biggest adjustments were when he started with the district. Learning to relate to high school students and teachers. His teaching background was with younger students.

“And the pandemic, of course, brought on new challenges,” he said.

He shared some of his proudest moments: “Probably my greatest, some of the greatest successes, passing that referendum years ago. The Bellmore Score was important. I was named Superintendent of the Year a few years back, that was quite an honor for me.”

Then having a school named after him tops the cake — Joe Pye Elementary.

Pye said he is leaving whoever takes over in good hands. “There will be a supporting cast here that is second to none. I have the best staff. And of course, when getting out to the schools, I have the best teachers. We have fantastic teachers.”

So, what’s next?

“I’ll be honest with you; I had this thing last night I know I would love to teach again. But at my age, 74, I guess if they get desperate and they can’t find someone.”

What does he hope people think of as they remember the 52 years that Joe Pye spent in education? “This man dedicated his whole life to this job, giving 100%. Never forgetting where I came from,” he said.

But perhaps traveling with his wife, Patsy, will suffice.

Pye will continue to be the superintendent here in Dorchester District 2 until the end of the school year.

Dorchester Paws in ‘dire need’ of adoptions and fosters

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- Community pet shelter Dorchester Paws has issued a temporary moratorium, closing their admissions department until Sunday.According to Marketing and Development Director Danielle Zuck, the shelter has taken in 748 dogs and cats since September 1. That is an average of 15 animals per day, resulting in the shelter being at max capacity.A full shelter means Dorchester Paws no longer has space for new animals and had to issue a temporary moratorium on animal intake on Tuesday, an action which Zuck said is ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- Community pet shelter Dorchester Paws has issued a temporary moratorium, closing their admissions department until Sunday.

According to Marketing and Development Director Danielle Zuck, the shelter has taken in 748 dogs and cats since September 1. That is an average of 15 animals per day, resulting in the shelter being at max capacity.

A full shelter means Dorchester Paws no longer has space for new animals and had to issue a temporary moratorium on animal intake on Tuesday, an action which Zuck said is the last resort.

“For us to have to say no as an open-admission shelter, it’s urgent,” Zuck said. “We are in dire need of adopters and fosters.”

Dorchester Paws is an open-admission shelter, meaning it takes in every lost, abandoned, or abused animal and houses them until they find a forever home. The shelter is also a partner in “No Kill South Carolina,” an initiative aimed at creating “an infrastructure for humane animal welfare organizations in order to optimize quality of care and maximize lifesaving of healthy, treatable canines and felines in South Carolina.”

Zuck noted that another challenge facing the shelter is funding. It costs an average of $35 per animal, the first day they are with Dorchester Paws. With 748 animals currently in its care, it costs $26,180 at a minimum to care for the animals.

“We don’t have the funding,” she said. “We get food donated and we get supplies as much as we can donated, but we’re still low on some things.”

Dorchester Paws is calling on Lowcountry residents to consider adoption or fostering. In an effort to encourage this, the shelter has launched a “Name Your Own Adoption Fee” campaign for all dogs, cats, and kittens, excluding puppies. Zuck said the shelter does ask for at least a minimum of $5 for adoptions. Until the shelter intake reopens, Dorchester Paws is offering supplies and resources for those who keep an animal.

“For you to get a $5, $10, $15 animal that’s ready to go, that’s awesome,” she said. “We are not closing our doors but we are literally SOSing, we don’t know what else to do.”

Currently, there are about a dozen seniors (dogs over the age of 7) on the shelter’s adoption floor. Senior dogs tend to be adopted at a 50% slower rate than any other age, according to Zuck.

“We are asking people to give the animals a shelter break, just foster them for a week or two,” she said. “Get them out because shelter life is no life for any animal.”

Dorchester Paws hopes to end the moratorium on Monday at 12 PM, but Zuck said they will need to clear out at least half of the shelter to do so.

Below are some of the animals currently available for adoption:

All photos courtesy of Dorchester Paws

The current “Name Your Own Adoption Fee” campaign will end on November 7.

SC Christmas tree farmers expect strong demand, but consumers will likely pay more

SUMMERVILLE — Juliana Velarde and her father sold so many Christmas trees last year on their choose-and-cut farm in Berkeley County, they had to halt sales.Steve Penland encountered similar strong demand on his 60-acre spread of evergreens in York County near Rock Hill.“People were starting to cut the smaller trees, and that would have cut into those that would be big enough to sell this year,” Velarde said.Penland, secretary of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association, had the same reaction....

SUMMERVILLE — Juliana Velarde and her father sold so many Christmas trees last year on their choose-and-cut farm in Berkeley County, they had to halt sales.

Steve Penland encountered similar strong demand on his 60-acre spread of evergreens in York County near Rock Hill.

“People were starting to cut the smaller trees, and that would have cut into those that would be big enough to sell this year,” Velarde said.

Penland, secretary of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association, had the same reaction.

“We had to cut off sales last year after the third weekend because we didn’t want to go into next year’s crop,” said Penland, who traditionally doesn’t open Penland Christmas Tree Farm until the day after Thanksgiving.

Both are confident they will have plenty of good-growth trees this year, and they expect to sell more of the holiday centerpieces than last year, but they also said consumers will see higher prices.

On average, Penland said the conical greenery will cost about 10 percent more this year across the state.

Fuel, labor and shipping costs are up, and that has to be passed onto the consumer, he said.

As for the popular Fraser firs that are grown out of state, Penland expects fewer to be available and the price will be 10-20 percent higher.

Fraser firs have been in limited supply for the past few years because several farmers left the industry during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. Since fewer farms were operating, fewer trees were planted to replace those that matured in subsequent years.

Penland cut his order of the mountain-grown specimens this year because of the price increase. He’s also leery of people seeing higher prices on the shipped-in orders and switching to artificial varieties.

“Trees on choose-and-cut farms cost less overall and are more economical,” Penland said. “And families still want that experience of coming out to a Christmas tree farm.”

He expects to sell more than the estimated 3,000 trees he sold last year on his 60-acre farm near the suburbs of bustling Charlotte.

With just the right amount of rain this past year, Velarde, too, said the trees are in good shape this year on the 30-acre Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm off Cypress Campground Road.

She took over the operation after her father, Kim Yerich, the longtime president of the S.C. Christmas Tree Association, died in August.

“I think it is going to be one of our busiest seasons ever,” Velarde said. “I’ve already received hundreds of emails from people asking about trees this year.”

Like Penland, she said there is no getting around a price hike this year, especially for limited-supply varieties from out of state, because of higher fuel and shipping costs.

“There will definitely be an increase in price,” Velarde said.

Still, she plans to have more stock on hand than last year, when Yerich cut his Fraser fir order because he was stuck with leftover trees in 2019 and didn’t know what to expect with the COVID-19 crisis last fall.

“We ran out of trees last year,” Velarde said. “I’ve ordered more this year, so we should have plenty for everyone.”

Also, to make up for the loss of some of the smaller farm-cut trees during last year’s sales, she and her late father ordered specimens taller than tiny seedlings and planted them in January and February.

“The farm was not looking good after last year’s sales,” Velarde said.

Ideal amounts of rain have helped get growth back on track.

“This has been the best weather season for Christmas trees we have had in a long time,” she said.

Velarde expects to exceed the 1,500 or so trees the farm sold in 2020.

Hal Frampton has operated Holy City Christmas Trees on the Charleston peninsula for three decades, but he, too, is seeing his inventory shrink.

“They are cutting everybody back this year,” he said of the out-of-state suppliers of Fraser firs.

Frampton opened the day before Thanksgiving and he expects to sell out quickly.

“We sold out last year in 13 days,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to be any different than last year.”

Trees at his lot on North Hanover Street near Romney Street start at 6 feet and $75. The price goes up with the height, with some going for more than $800, Frampton said.

Frampton expects to sell about 500 trees along with other greenery and stands, but his lot is open only during daylight hours.

“Buy early,” Frampton said. “Get them home and put them in a bucket of water and keep them away from heat vents and sunny windows. The key to keeping them fresh is to keep them in water.”

In addition to garlands and wreaths, tree farms also offer a variety of family activities such as hay rides, children’s games and fire pits on cooler days.

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