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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 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.

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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 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:

Air Conditioning Repair in Folly Beach, 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 Folly Beach, 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 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.

Common Signs That You Need a New AC Install in Folly Beach, 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

Folly Beach 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.

Call Action Heating & Air Conditioning Today!

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 Folly Beach, 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 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.

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 Folly Beach

Folly Beach businesses ‘excited’ for flip flop drop’s in person return

FOLLY BEACH (WCSC) – Business owners on Folly Beach say they are excited to welcome back a New Year’s tradition for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.The city’s flip flop drop will be held on New Year’s Eve along Center Street.“We’re very excited to have that happen again,” Rita’s Seaside Grill Manager Tayler McBarron said.Charlotte Goodwin, the brainchild of the event and the mayor’s wife, said the event has helped make Dec. 31 the busiest night the lo...

FOLLY BEACH (WCSC) – Business owners on Folly Beach say they are excited to welcome back a New Year’s tradition for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The city’s flip flop drop will be held on New Year’s Eve along Center Street.

“We’re very excited to have that happen again,” Rita’s Seaside Grill Manager Tayler McBarron said.

Charlotte Goodwin, the brainchild of the event and the mayor’s wife, said the event has helped make Dec. 31 the busiest night the local businesses will have throughout the year.

McBarron said she expects to have at least 100 more customers for this year compared to 2020, when the event was held virtually.

“All the bars had to be shut down and all alcohol off the tables by 11 o’clock,” McBarron said. “So we couldn’t even celebrate New Year’s at our restaurant with people in it.”

Folly Beach Council Member DJ Rich owns Planet Follywood, a local dive bar off Center Street.

He said the flip flop drop helps bring in people across the Lowcountry to Folly Beach.

“Events like this are always better when they’re in person,” Rich said. “You know, you just get more of a feel. You’re more in the spirit, things of that sort. You just have a lot more fun when it’s in person.”

Goodwin, meanwhile, added that this year’s drop will be the 11th time it’s held.

“People are excited. We’ve had people walking by, and they’re just looking, saying, ‘Oh, they’re excited,’ and we’re going to be here to see them.”

Although the pandemic has taken its toll on the Lowcountry, business owners said they are excited to have a holiday tradition come back.

“It’s one of our favorite events of the year, and because it’s in the offseason, and it’s just something that’s very unique, very community oriented,” Rich said. “You’ll see people from the community of all ages come out.”

Organizers will be closing Center Street at around 10 p.m. to prepare to welcome the new year.

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Folly Beach to expand eParking services

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Folly Beach leaders plan to provide an electronic payment option for drivers using the city’s existing paid parking spaces.The City of Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.7 million in parking fees in 2021, an increase of almost 56% over 2020′s $1.1 million, before expenses.Starting in January, the city will extend its “TapToPay” option so that every paid parking spot will have an electronic option. The city started rolling out the ParkWhiz program in some areas this summer as an...

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Folly Beach leaders plan to provide an electronic payment option for drivers using the city’s existing paid parking spaces.

The City of Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.7 million in parking fees in 2021, an increase of almost 56% over 2020′s $1.1 million, before expenses.

Starting in January, the city will extend its “TapToPay” option so that every paid parking spot will have an electronic option. The city started rolling out the ParkWhiz program in some areas this summer as another option for payment.

City administrator Aaron Pope says they want to make it clear that through this program, they are not adding any additional paid parking, just adding an electronic option to existing pay-to-park spaces.

Pope says currently there are 2,881 right-of-way parking spaces on Folly Beach and 9% of those are paid spots. He says they plan to keep it that way for now.

All of the pay-to-park areas include public beach access, some areas of Arctic Avenue and the Washout on Ashley Avenue.

Folly Beach City Council will give a summary of their parking payment collection and traffic enforcement plan Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

After expenses, Folly Beach says it made nearly $1.3 million in parking fees in 2021. That figure is more than they expected to make, after budgeting for $833,376.02 this year.

Pope says after the companies running the paid parking and parking enforcement programs are paid, the city uses the remaining funds to pay for road shoulder improvements, beach access improvements and repairs, public safety calls, beach and litter patrol, and extra sanitation runs at the beach accesses during the summer.

Folly Beach also reports that over 11,000 parking citations were issued this year and 79% of those have been collected.

The city’s parking contractor, Jared Glass, says they collect unpaid citations by sending late notices to folks who have a citation that is 30 days delinquent. If not paid, they send a follow-up late notice at 60 days informing them of the fine and the intention to release the owed fine to a collection agency. At 90 days, the citation is eligible to be sent to a collections agency to attempt to collect the fine.

Glass says they also have a vehicle immobilization device for violators that they encounter.

Pope says all paid access spots on Folly except for three will still offer a physical pay station option. Those are the 10E access, 1587E access, and the 1670E access.

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Tourists accused of disturbing sea turtle nest on Folly Beach

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Three people are facing fines and possible community service for filming themselves digging up a loggerhead turtle nest on Folly Beach, the state’s Department of Natural Resources says.The incident happened this past July, the peak of South Carolina’s sea turtle nesting season, according to a release from SCDNR.In early September, SCDNR officers in Charleston County said they received a copy of a Snapchat video that appeared to show two young men digging up a sea turtle nest and late...

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Three people are facing fines and possible community service for filming themselves digging up a loggerhead turtle nest on Folly Beach, the state’s Department of Natural Resources says.

The incident happened this past July, the peak of South Carolina’s sea turtle nesting season, according to a release from SCDNR.

In early September, SCDNR officers in Charleston County said they received a copy of a Snapchat video that appeared to show two young men digging up a sea turtle nest and later attempting to replace the eggs from the nest.

One egg was smashed on the ground during the video, which was being filmed by a third person, the release states.

SCDNR Officer Freddie Earhart led the investigation into the source of the video. During the course of his investigation, Earhart was able to identify and locate the three people involved, the release states.

All three were under the age of 21 and were vacationing with family at the time of the incident, the release states.

“A meeting was set up with all three suspects and their parents, at which time the young men made voluntary statements confirming their involvement and that they were aware such actions were against the law,” SCDNR spokesman David Lucas said.

The suspects admitted that some of the eggs were damaged and that they tried to rebury the eggs, which ultimately resulted in additional damage, he said.

SCDNR Marine Turtle Conservation Program coordinator Michelle Pate, using data collected by the Folly Beach Turtle Watch team, was able to confirm that out of ninety eggs remaining in the nest, seventy-one did not hatch.

“While they could have been charged for each egg disturbed, based on the cooperation of the suspects, five summons for unlawful taking of loggerhead turtle eggs were issued to the three suspects (two each for the individuals who dug up the eggs and one for the individual who filmed them),” Lucas said. “These charges can carry jail or fines of up to $2,000, as well as restitution.”

SCDNR will recommend that the restitution comes in the form of community service time to working with SCDNR’s Marine Turtle Conservation program so they can learn first-hand about how much work goes into protecting sea turtles in South Carolina.

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Folly Beach to consider moratorium on short-term rentals

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — Renting a spot on the beach is more popular than ever. Folly Beach may soon put a moratorium on short-term rentals.City council will consider a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals at its council meeting on Tuesday.The number of short-term rentals on Folly Beach has grown significantly in the last couple years.In 2011, when the city first started collecting data, there were 438 licensed short-term rentals. That number grew to 779 in 2017 and by September 2020, there were 1,019 licen...

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) — Renting a spot on the beach is more popular than ever. Folly Beach may soon put a moratorium on short-term rentals.

City council will consider a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals at its council meeting on Tuesday.

The number of short-term rentals on Folly Beach has grown significantly in the last couple years.

In 2011, when the city first started collecting data, there were 438 licensed short-term rentals. That number grew to 779 in 2017 and by September 2020, there were 1,019 licensed and approved short-term rentals.

The proposal would place a moratorium on new rental licenses. It would not apply to properties who were issued and approved in 2020.

City Administrator Aaron Pope said Folly’s short-term rental rules have not been amended since 2018 and do not reflect the current climate. He said the moratorium will put a pause on rentals and give the city time to study what changes need to be made.

Business is booming for those who rent. Gary Hart runs Folly’s Best Rentals.

“I know in our situation at Folly’s Best Rentals we often have more guests inquiring about properties than properties available and so that drives people to want to buy properties to rent them out and so Folly Beach is concerned about how that’s going to affect livability of the island and their ability to control it,” said Hart. “There are people here in town who own houses on Folly who rent them out as short term rentals but they still use their property a tremendous amount, so that’s just a battle Folly Beach is going to have to sort out, how are they going to handle it.”

The proposal allows homeowners to renew or transfer licenses to existing properties prior to the moratorium. Whatever decision council makes is still at least two weeks away. Council will hear the first reading of the proposal Tuesday. If it passes, council will hear the second and final reading the following Wednesday.

Hart said he sees both sides to the argument, the pros and the cons. He added rentals pay a 4% accommodation tax.

“The people who are going to have difficulty with it, they have in the past had people who had been renting their property in the past and didn’t follow the law and get a license. Those people will definitely be impacted,” Hart said. “There’s a lot of good in vacation rentals. There are some companies who do vacation rentals who don’t play by the rules and my personal opinion is those are the ones that they need to be addressing this with.”

Group asks for your help protecting shorebirds when taking a trip to the beach

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Audubon South Carolina is asking beachgoers to watch out for shorebirds as they hit the sand this weekend and throughout the summer.The group is working to ensure the nesting birds can safely raise their young this summer.“They go hand-in-hand with the scenery around here,” said beachgoer Arthur Kilgo. “I don’t think it would be a good beach without some type of birds.”Kilgo loves visiting the beach with his wife and enjoy seeing the birds. “It makes th...

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Audubon South Carolina is asking beachgoers to watch out for shorebirds as they hit the sand this weekend and throughout the summer.

The group is working to ensure the nesting birds can safely raise their young this summer.

“They go hand-in-hand with the scenery around here,” said beachgoer Arthur Kilgo. “I don’t think it would be a good beach without some type of birds.”

Kilgo loves visiting the beach with his wife and enjoy seeing the birds. “It makes the scenery a little bit more pleasant,” he said.

Audubon South Carolina says seabirds around the world have decreased by 70-percent since 1950. So, they are taking steps to protect lots of birds.

“We’re at Folly Beach Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve but there are sites up and down the coast that have nesting birds right now,” said Allyssa Zebrowski.

They are protecting various birds by putting up signs and plastic fencing.

“Particularly Least Terns, Wilson’s Plover, and American Oystercatchers,” said Zabrowski.

We were able to see some birds feeding their babies while visiting the beach Thursday afternoon.

“That was a Least Tern, it is state-threatened here in South Carolina, which means that due to human disturbance and some other factors their populations are dwindling, unfortunately,” she said.

Due to coastal birds’ camouflage, they can nest directly on the beach. You can help by giving nesting birds at least 100 feet, or about six car lengths, of distance; steer clear of these roped-off areas and if pets are allowed on the beach, keep them leashed.

When boating, pay attention to beach and island closures, which are designed to protect vulnerable bird populations.

Kilgo says he understands why these birds need their space.

“I mean they nesting need to grow a little bit and by us being humans we messing around them, messing up their habitat and their little nesting areas; it’s just like somebody coming into one of our nursery areas messing with our little children and kids,” said Kilgo.

Bird nesting season essentially runs the length of summer. You can expect to see birds nesting in the area into at least August.

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