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 Folly Beach, 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 Folly Beach, 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 Folly Beach.
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 Folly Beach, 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.
A South Carolina destination is a popular place for tourists — and now ranks among the best locations for a fall getaway.Charleston landed at No. 9 on a list of top places to visit this season, according to U.S. News & World Report.To create the list, U.S. News & World Report focused on locations in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Thousands of users voted on whether destinations deserved recognitio...
A South Carolina destination is a popular place for tourists — and now ranks among the best locations for a fall getaway.
Charleston landed at No. 9 on a list of top places to visit this season, according to U.S. News & World Report.
To create the list, U.S. News & World Report focused on locations in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Thousands of users voted on whether destinations deserved recognition, and editors scored several factors of each place, including “sights, culture, people, food, family, nightlife, adventure, romance, value and accessibility,” according to results updated Aug. 30.
Also under consideration were the recommended times to visit each place, with fall defined as the period from September to November, officials wrote in their report.
Charleston was the only location in the Palmetto State to earn a spot in the top 10.
There are “a lot of fall festivals happening in Charleston each year, which is really great for out-of-town visitors to kind of get to know the city,” Erin Evans, managing editor of travel for U.S. News & World Report, told McClatchy News in a phone interview.
Evans also gave the city a nod for its location, which she said is easily accessible for many people along the East Coast. Then there’s the region’s fall weather, which is often sunny and warm.
“Now that the humidity has dropped, strolling through the historic streets of The Battery or sinking your toes in the sand at Folly Beach is even more enjoyable,” officials wrote in their report.
Charleston isn’t a stranger to receiving praise around this time of year. One of the city’s tours recently ranked among the nation’s most “spine-chilling” — just in time for the Halloween season.
This time around, the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina, earned the No. 1 spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The other destinations rounding out the top 10 Best Fall Vacations list:
The Lowcountry dodged a hurricane bullet – this time. Now begins the storm cleanup following harrowing hours of Friday winds and rain from Hurricane Ian, a Category 1 storm that made landfall 55 miles northeast of Charleston in Georgetown County.“We’ll be back to normal Monday,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, admitting the Holy City was lucky the storm didn’t hit the peninsula head-on. “We are a resilient city.”Early Saturday, a clear blue sky, crisp temperatures and sunshine g...
The Lowcountry dodged a hurricane bullet – this time. Now begins the storm cleanup following harrowing hours of Friday winds and rain from Hurricane Ian, a Category 1 storm that made landfall 55 miles northeast of Charleston in Georgetown County.
“We’ll be back to normal Monday,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, admitting the Holy City was lucky the storm didn’t hit the peninsula head-on. “We are a resilient city.”
Early Saturday, a clear blue sky, crisp temperatures and sunshine greeted recovery crews sawing a limb that fell across a power line at South Windermere shopping center and cut off power to the adjacent neighborhood. According to Dominion Energy, about 110,000 of its S.C. customers lost power Friday at the peak of the storm. “In fewer than 18 hours, the company had significantly reduced that number to approximately 15,000,” according to a press release.
On Folly Beach, cars and trucks drove Saturday morning along messy streets and sent standing water spewing onto lawns. Residents walked stir-crazy dogs to get out of homes that had been without power for almost 24 hours. “Gotta do something,” one woman said.
Eva Williamson of Rock Hill, who braved the storm in a friend’s beach house on Cooper Street, said Ian wasn’t too bad as she swept a concrete driveway. At least now, she noted, she’s gone through a hurricane.
A few miles away on James Island, a man chainsawed an oak tree that fell onto Kentwood Circle. A neighbor was thankful that water didn’t get into his home.
“The storm wouldn’t have gotten us at all if it wasn’t for the people driving along the street,” said Ryan Kohlhepp, who explained how cars driving too fast on standing water during the storm splashed waves of water that got past sandbags into his garage.“People just need to be more mindful.”
After such a long, gloomy Friday, crisp air and sunshine made Charleston’s marshes pop, reflecting a brilliant chartreuse from grasses and silvery blue on streams. Other than leaves scattered on soggy yards, it was a Chamber of Commerce morning.
“We were lucky as all get-out,” Tecklenburg told the City Paper today. “There’s no question about it. I was nervous as hell the day before yesterday. Even after the track had changed so many times with this unpredictable storm, we were less than 24 hours out and the best information we had was the track was coming over Folly Beach and straight to the peninsula of Charleston.”
The mayor said he knew things wouldn’t be a worst-case scenario early Friday when he looked at skies at the Battery and saw clouds heading from the peninsula to James Island – the exact opposite of what he expected. And because winds didn’t push water into the city, the storm surge from Ian was less than predicted.
“I knew we were going to have a much better day than had been predicted. But it had to play out.”
City of Charleston officials on Saturday morning asked motorists to drive local roads with caution.
“Since late yesterday, crews have reopened 51 of 66 closed roads and restored 73 of 89 inoperative traffic signals,” a spokesman said.
Ian hit South Carolina Friday with a vengeance
Ian made landfall 55 miles northeast of Charleston near Georgetown about 2:15 p.m. Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. It packed maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and was moving north at 15 mph.
The National Weather Service’s John Farrell on Friday described the impacts of the storm across the state: “Peak wind gusts as of 12 p.m. have reached 83 mph at Fort Sumter, 73 mph at Folly Beach, 60 mph at Murrells Inlet, 58 mph at the Charleston Airport, 55 mph at Georgetown and 53 mph at North Myrtle Beach.”
Former state Rep. Vida Miller of Pawleys Island said today that her beach community got hit hard by the storm.
“Beaches got slammed,” she said in an early morning text. “Pawley’s is a wreck. Georgetown got a lot of water too.” She added both causeways to the barrier island were breached by water.
On Wednesday, Ian was a Category 4 tempest that pounded southwest Florida. It weakened into a tropical storm as it tore across the center of the state, only to be resurrected Thursday as a hurricane again as it hit the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
As of Saturday morning, Ian was a tropical depression in Virginia with winds of about 35 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Its rain bands stretched to Boston.
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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Folly Beach is asking for public comment on its new proposed parking plan.The proposed plan is looking to bring both paid and free parking to the area. They are submitting the plan to the South Carolina Department of Transportation Saturday and are encouraging residents to share their opinions beforehand.According to the c...
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Folly Beach is asking for public comment on its new proposed parking plan.
The proposed plan is looking to bring both paid and free parking to the area. They are submitting the plan to the South Carolina Department of Transportation Saturday and are encouraging residents to share their opinions beforehand.
According to the city, the new proposal adds 131 paid parking spaces along the front beach, bringing the new total of paid parking spaces to 33% of all front beach spaces.
They plan to add paid parking spaces along Artic Avenue and up numbered streets. They are also planning to add free parking along Ashley Avenue, on top of the free parking that already exists on the street.
The city said the plan was developed with the goal of giving residents and visitors equal opportunity to prime parking. For each paid parking space proposed, two additional free spots were created, according to the city.
However, it appears not everyone is on board with the proposal.
The Charleston Beach Foundation released a response to the plan objecting to the increase in paid parking.
They also challenged the claim that only 33% of the parking is paid for, claiming that some of the free spaces included in the equation are blocked by debris, ditches, or other encroachments.
“Many spots that they’re claiming you can park, you can’t fit a car there. Not to mention... If you go to the beach here as an older person, or with a family, or whatever, it’s about a mile walk to get to any sort of facilities,” Tim Jump, who provided research to the Beach Foundation, said.
He’s a frequent surfer on Folly and said he believes that the beach, like the rest of nature, should be free to everyone.
In a statement, the city’s mayor said:
“The free and paid parking space counts shown on the plan are based on a physical inventory of spaces within the DOT right of way. The number of free spaces does not include obstructed areas. The scale of the map does not lend itself to a space-by-space demarcation on each block. However, the actual count of spaces within the areas marked as free parking was conducted in person and does not include areas where a vehicle cannot be parked. The count of free parking spaces also does not include spaces located on County property at the County Park and Folly Pier. Alternatively, the beachfront parking lots that are shown on the map are for reference only. They are outside of the DOT right of way and were not included in the tally of paid parking spaces.”
Comments will be accepted until this Saturday. The city said all comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Laid back. Eclectic. Edge of America. South Carolina's Folly Beach has been called any number of things.Now comes Travado, a travel website, with a new moniker — hippie hangout.Folly Beach was included on a list of 25 hippie h...
Laid back. Eclectic. Edge of America. South Carolina's Folly Beach has been called any number of things.
Now comes Travado, a travel website, with a new moniker — hippie hangout.
But Folly Beach? In staid South Carolina?
Travado went so far as to say, “This place is so far out that you might not even realize you’re still in South Carolina!”
Charleston is about 12 miles to the north.
While people lived on Folly Island since the late 1600s, it has officially been a township for almost 50 years. It’s celebrating its 50th birthday Sept. 22 to 30, 2023. They’re planning to close streets, shag into the night on the pier, show off classic cars and stage a prom-themed gala.
The island name is from the Old English word Folly, meaning a place wild with trees and undergrowth. It is a barrier island, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, some 18 square miles with 6 miles of coastline. It bills itself as one of the last true beach towns in America, home to about 2,400 permanent residents.
King William III gave the first land grant to William Rivers on Sept. 9, 1696, then the island passed to a series of owners, none of whom lived there. Members of the Bohicket tribe did.
As was the way, the Europeans arrived and the Bohickets were forced from their homes.
Shipwreck survivors in the early years and thousands of federal soldiers during the Civil War lived on the island. One of the stranger stories is that 14 bodies were unearthed during construction in May 1987, believed to be soldiers from the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment. Twelve of them were missing skulls and other body parts and showed no signs of war casualties. The mystery ensues.
It wasn’t until the 1940s that the makings of an island resort showed through. Ocean Plaza was built with amusement rides, shops and a pier.
“The Folly Pier was a musical hub for the greater community with all the big bands playing the Folly Pier from Glenn Miller to Maurice Williams,” Gretchen Stringer Robinson wrote in her history of the island. “People from all over the country developed a love for the community that is, more than most, a people’s beach.”
Travado says, “Folly Beach is prime real estate for surfing, so the town attracts all sorts of laid-back, beach bum types — perfect for any hippie at heart!”
Folly is also known for spectacular sunsets and sea turtles that nest on the island from May 1 to Oct. 31. Downtown includes locally owned stores, seafood restaurants and nightlife in what town officials call “one-of-a-kind bars.”
Travado again: “After a day of surfing, you might even find that a drum circle has spontaneously coalesced on the shore. And don’t forget to give Bert’s 24-hour market when the munchies hit at strange times!”
A group of people who live at Folly Beach are asking the city to put a limit on investment short term rental licenses, or STRs. In June, the city council votedFOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - A group of people who live at Folly Beach are asking the city to put a limit on investment short term rental licenses, or STRs. In June, the city council voted against the mayor’s proposed 800-unit cap on STRs.Still hoping to see changes, John McFarland established ‘Save Folly’s Future’ and collected 469 signatures of peo...
A group of people who live at Folly Beach are asking the city to put a limit on investment short term rental licenses, or STRs. In June, the city council voted
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - A group of people who live at Folly Beach are asking the city to put a limit on investment short term rental licenses, or STRs. In June, the city council voted against the mayor’s proposed 800-unit cap on STRs.
Still hoping to see changes, John McFarland established ‘Save Folly’s Future’ and collected 469 signatures of people supporting an investment STR cap of 800 units. The petition would not put a limit on owner-occupied STRs.
“Once the mayor’s proposal was defeated, we knew that there was one more avenue. It enables a city to have a referendum. You can write your own ordinance,” McFarland says.
Under South Carolina law, a verified citizen petition ordinance signed by 15% of the registered voters can go before the council. If the signatures are verified, city council will schedule a vote on the proposed ordinance. They have the option to pass it as presented or send it to a vote of the general public within one year.
“We needed 15% and we received 24%. It was a lot of work. We have a post office here and everybody has to drive to the post office to get their mail, so we set up a table across the street and all you had to do was walk over and sign the petition,” McFarland says.
On Tuesday, McFarland presented the petition to council. Now Charleston County is working to verify the signatures. He says he hopes the topic goes to a vote so, like the petition, the people of Folly will decide.
The petition cites quality of life impacts, stress on infrastructure, burdens on public serves and threats to the population numbers as reasons for the cap.
“I don’t think that a typical tourist understands that when they come to the city for a visit that they are in a house in the middle of a residential district. They have a great time, that’s great, except the people living next door have to get up and go to work and get the kids to school,” McFarland says.
As of October 18, Folly Beach confirmed the city issued 1,112 STRs for the 2022 business license year. McFarland says he hopes this process will create the right balance between people visiting and people living at Folly Beach. According to census data between 2010 and 2020, Folly Beach lost more than 500 residents. McFarland says he fears STRs are contributing to the population decline and wants to preserve the community.
“We have churches, we have civic clubs, we have Halloween events, we have Christmas parades. We are a community just like any other, although we are very small, and I would like to make sure that community is still around in 10, 20 and 30 years,” McFarland says. “And that can only happen if we limit the number of STRs and reestablish the balance that we had 10 and 20 years ago when we had enough tourists but not too many.”
At Tuesday night’s meeting, city council approved a three month pause on giving out short term rental licenses while they work out what the next steps with the petition are.
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