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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan, 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 Hanahan.
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 Hanahan, 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.
For years, Hanahan appeared to be a growth hot spot in South Carolina, with the Census Bureau estimating the city had the most rapid population gains in the Charleston metropolitan area.Then the 2020 census results came out, and local officials were stunned.Instead of the estimated 28,280 residents in Hanahan, the 2020 census found just 20,325. The difference — as if more than a quarter of the city’s residents suddenly vanished — will impact Hanahan’s state funding and budget for years to come.Acr...
For years, Hanahan appeared to be a growth hot spot in South Carolina, with the Census Bureau estimating the city had the most rapid population gains in the Charleston metropolitan area.
Then the 2020 census results came out, and local officials were stunned.
Instead of the estimated 28,280 residents in Hanahan, the 2020 census found just 20,325. The difference — as if more than a quarter of the city’s residents suddenly vanished — will impact Hanahan’s state funding and budget for years to come.
Across South Carolina, the decennial census found that a number of towns and cities had populations much smaller, or larger, than had been thought. Charleston, for example, turned out to have 150,227 residents in 2020, not 139,714 as the Census Bureau had estimated.
The Census Bureau says, in cases where that happens, it’s the estimates that were wrong, but Hanahan City Administrator Mike Cochran is among those who disagree.
“When we first saw the number a few weeks ago, I said there’s no way that could be correct,” Cochran said. “We didn’t saw off half the city.”
Cochran looks at all the new homes and apartments, the building permits issued, the record number of children in the fall sports program and other statistics, and believes the 2020 census number is far too low.
Located between North Charleston and Goose Creek, Hanahan’s population jumped by 39 percent from 2000 to 2010. In the following decade, it grew 12.9 percent, according to the 2020 census, which is faster than the state’s total population grew but much less than roughly 50 percent growth that had been estimated.
One result is that Hanahan will get a considerably smaller share of state funding, which is based on population, starting this month. Another will be constraints on the city’s taxing and borrowing ability, which are also linked to population growth.
“We’ve grown exponentially over the last decade, but the things we get that are tied to the census have not,” Cochran said.
Growing populations come with demands for more public services, and the census counts are tied to a number of state and federal streams of revenue. State aid is directly tied to population growth rates, with towns and cities that grow most quickly getting more help paying for the costs of growth.
Financially, the gap between estimates and the 2020 census has cut both ways, because towns and cities received American Rescue Plan Act money based on estimated population, but will receive state aid to subdivisions for the next decade based on the 2020 census.
So, Hanahan got far more ARPA money than the official census count would have supported but will get less state aid than expected for years to come.
In the small town of Lincolnville, near Summerville, Mayor Charles Duberry said he first learned of the official census number from a Post and Courier reporter in October, and he was shocked. The town had been estimated to have about 2,500 residents, but the official count was 1,147 — just eight more than in 2010.
“We’ve had so many people move in,” said Duberry, ticking off a list of new housing and apartment developments. “Since I took office in 2014, Lincolnville has grown tremendously.”
He said it’s possible that many residents did not fill out their census forms, amid the pandemic.
The town of Edisto Beach has fewer full-time residents than Lincolnville, but turned out to have 157 percent more than the Census Bureau had estimated; 1,033 instead of 402.
Town Administrator Iris Hill was pleasantly surprised. Not because the official number seems too high — the town does have more than 900 registered voters — but because the estimate had been so low.
“I wonder why we didn’t get ARPA money based on the 1,033,” she said.
The answer to that is, the ARPA money went out before the official census numbers were available. The town’s jump in population, 619 more residents than in 2010, will mean more state aid through 2030.
Hill said Edisto Beach received $212,000 in ARPA funds, but would have received far more if the towns’ estimated population had been on target.
As in Edisto Beach, Charleston officials weren’t surprised by the official census count, because it was closer to what they expected than were the estimates.
“Most of that estimate is based on housing unit counts,” said Phillip Overcash, the city’s senior planner. “Obviously, we know a good bit about that, because we are the ones permitting them.”
The city had estimated it would have 156,000 residents in 2020. The Census Bureau estimated 139,714, and the 2020 census found 150,227.
The official count cements Charleston’s title as South Carolina’s largest city. Charleston’s population narrowly overtook Columbia’s in 2016, by 213 residents, and now the gap is 13,595.
“There’s lots of residential (growth) downtown, but West Ashley has also continued to develop, James Island has seen some infill, and Johns Island and Cainhoy are, of course, growing,” said Christopher Morgan, director of Charleston’s Planning Division.
While a number of towns and cities had sizable differences between the estimated and official population counts, none came close to the gap seen in Hanahan, with 7,955 fewer residents than expected.
Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb was previously Hanahan’s city administrator, and said “there is no way in the world” the 2020 census number could be correct for that city.
“There are entire communities over there that didn’t exist in 2010, with thousands of people,” he said. “I’d be screaming from the rooftops if I was there.”
Cochran isn’t screaming, but he’s gathering data and looking at options.
“I don’t know the exact method of appeal, but we’ll get to that,” Cochran said.
Unfortunately, there are only limited, specific ways to challenge the results of a census. Local governments can request a review of the 2020 census count, through mid-2023, but reviews focus on municipal boundary lines, and whether there were geographic or processing errors.
For example, if a town can show that a subdivision or apartment complex was mistakenly counted as being in a different town or city, that could change the official count.
“As we understand it, there is no mechanism to say, ‘Hey, you guys were off by half,’” said Scott Slatton, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
What towns and cities can do is wait a few years and request a special census, in 2023 or later. A special census is sometimes done when local officials think there’s been significant growth that’s not been accounted for, between decennial censuses.
A special census isn’t a challenge to the decennial census, but a new census limited to a local area. They are conducted by the Census Bureau at the local government’s expense, and Mount Pleasant did one in the mid-2000s.
The idea is that having a special census, reflecting a fast-growing population, will trigger more funding and more than offset the cost.
In 2005, during Mount Pleasant’s most rapid phase of population growth, the town spent about $750,000 on a special census and expected to get twice that much back in state aid through 2010. Completed in 2006, it found that the town’s population had grown from 47,610 in 2000 to 59,104.
“We were pretty sure — this was a town going through tremendous growth — that we were going to get the money back. I think we got it back in two years,” said Town Administrator Eric DeMoura, who was directly involved in the count.
“It wasn’t cheap, and we had to bring in the Census Bureau,” he said. “I do recall having trouble getting enough workers.”
So, for Hanahan and other places that believe they were undercounted, a special census in 2023 or later would be the next option to consider.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Did the end-of-year fireworks begin a little bit earlier in your neighborhood? Many people across the Lowcountry shared messages online and in community groups after hearing the pop and sizzle of fireworks on Christmas Eve and in the days following.Is that allowed? You might be surprised to find out many local municipalities allow fireworks a little more often than you would imagine.Before you run out and purchase a box of fireworks, it’s important to know where you can – and cannot &...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Did the end-of-year fireworks begin a little bit earlier in your neighborhood? Many people across the Lowcountry shared messages online and in community groups after hearing the pop and sizzle of fireworks on Christmas Eve and in the days following.
Is that allowed? You might be surprised to find out many local municipalities allow fireworks a little more often than you would imagine.
Before you run out and purchase a box of fireworks, it’s important to know where you can – and cannot – set off fireworks in the Lowcountry on New Year’s Eve.
City of North Charleston – Setting off fireworks is legal year-round from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., and on holidays like New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July, you can set them off until 1:00 a.m.
City of Hanahan – setting off firecrackers is only legal five days of the year: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:59 p.m.
City of Goose Creek – You can only shoot fireworks in the city on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and July 4.
Town of Mount Pleasant – You can set off fireworks the day before and the day after a holiday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Mount Pleasant.
Town of James Island – Fireworks are allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. any day including the 4th of July, but that time runs later on New Year’s Eve.
Town of Summerville – People living in town limits can shoot fireworks any day between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., and on the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Town of Moncks Corner – Fireworks can be discharged on New Year’s Eve from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m., and on July 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Purchasing and setting off fireworks in the City of Charleston and on most of the islands is prohibited. This includes Folly Beach, the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, West Ashley, and the peninsula. You can use sparklers.
Fireworks are allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. for the 4th of July in unincorporated Dorchester County. There are no laws set in unincorporated Charleston County.
If you are unsure, it’s always a safe idea to check with your local government or your Homeowners Association before setting off any fireworks.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids learn differently, so families need options when it comes to education. That's the message South Carolina families and educators are bringing to their celebrations of National School Choice Week 2022.South Carolina schools, organizations, and individuals are planning 457 celebrations for the Week, which will feature more than 26,000 activities nationwide. One of the biggest events in South Carolina will be a school choice fair in Charleston, where families can pick up free school supp...
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids learn differently, so families need options when it comes to education. That's the message South Carolina families and educators are bringing to their celebrations of National School Choice Week 2022.
South Carolina schools, organizations, and individuals are planning 457 celebrations for the Week, which will feature more than 26,000 activities nationwide. One of the biggest events in South Carolina will be a school choice fair in Charleston, where families can pick up free school supplies, on Saturday, Jan. 22.
The Week's celebrations focus on community building, sharing student and teacher successes, and raising awareness about how to put kids first when it comes to education. The goal? Supporting families and highlighting schools so more kids can find learning fits where they thrive.
Here in South Carolina, there are a variety of educational options to attend including: traditional public schools with open enrollment at the discretion of each district, charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling. In South Carolina, students with disabilities may qualify for a state-run scholarship program.
To raise awareness about these options, Gov. Henry McMaster has officially proclaimed South Carolina School Choice Week. Across the state, additional communities are celebrating School Choice Week by formally proclaiming it, including the cities of McCormick, Mount Pleasant, Mullins, Chapin, Hanahan, and Hardeeville, as well as the county of Calhoun.
"For families in South Carolina and across the U.S., the process of choosing a school is too often a stressful one," said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. "With clear resources and support, navigating your child's education can be a hope-filled, positive experience, and School Choice Week is a time to encourage that."
Local celebrants are available to discuss their plans with reporters upon request. For more information, send us the specifics of your coverage area at email@example.com, or preview a sampling of South Carolina events at schoolchoiceweek.com/south-carolina.
National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children, focusing equally on traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options. Every January, participants plan tens of thousands of celebrations –– such as school fairs and open houses–– to raise awareness about school choice across all 50 states. School Choice Week also develops resources and guides to K-12 education for families. As a not-for-profit effort, the Week is nonpolitical and nonpartisan and does not advocate for legislation. For more information visit schoolchoiceweek.com.
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – Five years ago at the age of 15 Chad Waldrop picked up a new sport and started swimming for West Ashley High School.“It’s his life. It really is. He loves it. He took to it right away and it became his life,” said his father Jerry Waldrop, but now Chad is putting that passion on hold as he fights for his life.His Dad Jerry just wants to take away the pain of his son.“The thought of him not being able to swim again just hurts, hurts,” said Jerry.On Saturday...
HANAHAN, S.C. (WCBD) – Five years ago at the age of 15 Chad Waldrop picked up a new sport and started swimming for West Ashley High School.
“It’s his life. It really is. He loves it. He took to it right away and it became his life,” said his father Jerry Waldrop, but now Chad is putting that passion on hold as he fights for his life.
His Dad Jerry just wants to take away the pain of his son.
“The thought of him not being able to swim again just hurts, hurts,” said Jerry.
On Saturday, September 18th both Jerry and Chad’s life changed in a matter of five seconds.
“It’s just, it’s just, you know, to think you almost lost your kid and you want to do everything for him, you want to be there for him. It’s your worst nightmare. It really is,” said Jerry.
Police say Chad walked out the back door of his house in Minnesota where he attended school at St. Cloud State University to the sounds of a woman screaming. Reports state she appeared to be in a fight with a man. Moments later Waldrop was slammed to the ground, punched repeatedly, and knocked out.
“Just by the witnesses and what they told me it was really unprovoked and unwarranted and just evil, evil,” said Jerry.
The suspect Ezaya Oropeza is a wrestler at the university and is now charged with assault 3rd degree and could face five years in prison.
“Why, why, why? He’s a good kid. He doesn’t deserve this,” said Jerry.
Chad suffered a concussion, multiple fractures in his face, and cuts in his mouth.
“Basically, it looks like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s all broken,” said Jerry and now the family is demanding justice.
“It tears you up. I just I can’t. I want to take it away from him. I want the pain. Give me the pain. I don’t want my child to have that,” said Jerry.
Chad’s family has set up a GoFundMe, as well as a page dedicated to holding accountable those responsible. Click here for more information.
A season of firsts continued for Cane Bay High School’s basketball teams on Jan. 18.The Cobras swept visiting Goose Creek on the hardwood for the first time ever in a pair of Region 7-AAAAA matchups. Cane Bay’s girls edged the Gators, 41-37, while the boys squad won, 54-45.The Cobras girls (15-3, 3-0 region) won their seventh straight game.“They’ve set the (school) record for most points in a game,” said Cane Bay girls coach Ira Owens, whose team is ranked seventh in Class AAAAA by the S.C. ...
A season of firsts continued for Cane Bay High School’s basketball teams on Jan. 18.
The Cobras swept visiting Goose Creek on the hardwood for the first time ever in a pair of Region 7-AAAAA matchups. Cane Bay’s girls edged the Gators, 41-37, while the boys squad won, 54-45.
The Cobras girls (15-3, 3-0 region) won their seventh straight game.
“They’ve set the (school) record for most points in a game,” said Cane Bay girls coach Ira Owens, whose team is ranked seventh in Class AAAAA by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association. “They’ve set the record for most wins in a season. Now they have the record for most wins in a row. Every time they say something about it, they’re like ‘that’s us.’ They’re taking pride in knowing the next thing they do is going to be the best at something.”
Cane Bay High School opened in 2008 and neither basketball team had ever been able to best the Gators. Alaina Nettles scored a team-high 16 points against the Gators while Lauren Thomas chipped in nine points. Tatum Carr added eight points.
Samiya Grant paced the Gators with 11 points.
“They’ve done an amazing job on defense all year,” Owens said. “Defensively, this is the best team I’ve ever had. That transitions to the offensive end of the floor. We’re getting easy baskets here and there.”
Cane Bay travels to Berkeley to finish the first rotation through region play on Jan. 25 and heads to Wando on Jan. 28.
A return trip to Stratford is Feb 1. Cane Bay’s girls defeated the short-handed Knights, 52-30, on Jan. 14 in a battle of Top 10 teams. Stratford, then ranked fifth in Class AAAAA, was without its top scorer, Yasmine Cook. The Knights are now No. 8 in Class AAAAA.
“When we see them again it’s going to be a very different dynamic,” Owens said. “Her being back will alter the matchups. We’re going to have to play better.”
The Cane Bay boys improved to 14-6 overall and 2-1 in the region with the nine-point win over the Gators. Robert McLeod powered the Cobras with 17 points while Christian Smith and Jabarie Green contributed nine and seven points, respectively.
Elijah Dates led the Gators with 16 points and Shane Potts added 11 points.
The Cobras boys also set a new top mark for wins in a season with their victory against Stratford four days earlier.
On Jan. 20, Cane Bay swept Stall in a pair of non-region games in North Charleston.
Yasmine Cook poured in a game-high 24 points and Ciera Mustapher added 17 points as Stratford’s girls returned to the win column with a 21-point victory against visiting Wando on Jan. 18. Kaleiya Brown chipped in seven points for the Knights, who led 29-25 going into the final quarter.
Stratford (13-4, 1-1 region) outscored Wando 29-12 over the final eight minutes to pull away.
The Warriors won the boys game, 52-43. It was Stratford’s sixth loss by single digits this season. The Knights fell to 2-14 overall and 0-2 in the region.
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Hanahan’s boys basketball team came up just short in a region basketball game on Jan. 18 against visiting Academic Magnet.
Malik Horry led the Hawks with 18 points while Keith Bryant contributed 13 points.
In the girls game, Academic Magnet won, 38-34.