South Carolina is one of the most beautiful places in the United States to call home. However, our local weather can be extreme – high temps and thick humidity in the summer and chilly winter weather during cold months. As a local HVAC company in James Island, SC, we know how crucial it is to have a quality HVAC system in your home and experienced technicians to keep it working correctly.
With more than 35 years of serving the Lowcountry, we are proud to be an active part of our local community. As your neighbors, we are here for all of your HVAC needs, whether you need a new AC unit installed this summer or a heat pump replacement this winter. With a reliable team of NATE-certified technicians and decades of experience in our industry, no HVAC project is too big or small for us to handle.
We offer highly competitive pricing and convenient financing options for all of our clients. At the end of the day, our goal is to make it easy and affordable to live comfortably in your home all year long. We are committed to hard work, honesty, and integrity with every service we offer. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with our work, we’ll do our part to make it right.
Here are just a few of the reasons why homeowners and business owners in South Carolina trust Action Heating & Air Conditioning:
If you need a trusted AC repair company in James Island, know that our team is geared up and ready to help you today. While you browse our website, have a look at just a few of our specialties here at Action Heating & Air Conditioning:
Summers in the Lowcountry are hot, humid, and sticky. After a long day at the beach or downtown with your friends, nothing feels better than kicking back on the sofa while your air conditioning cools you off. On the other hand, nothing feels worse than walking into your home and feeling warm, stale air hit your face. Those who know, know – having your AC go out during a South Carolina summer is no joke. With time, a relatively minor inconvenience can turn into a real health problem.
In situations like these, something has probably gone wrong with your HVAC system. If your AC has stopped working in the middle of summer, it’s time to call Action Heating & Air Conditioning right away. Our team of certified HVAC professionals has years of experience repairing and servicing AC equipment. It doesn’t matter how old your unit is or what brand you bought – we have the skills to get your home comfort system up and running in no time.
Over time, condensation builds up in your AC equipment because of its cooling process. This accumulated byproduct must be drained regularly, or the increased amounts of moisture can damage your air conditioner’s components.
Refrigerant is the substance responsible for keeping your home nice and cool in the summer. When refrigerant levels drop due to a leak, it will affect your AC equipment’s ability to cool your home. If your HVAC unit isn’t blowing cold air, this could be a reason why.
This is a common AC issue in South Carolina and the U.S. in general. Sometimes this problem is fixed by switching your thermostat to “auto.” If that doesn’t work, you may have a broken thermostat or a wiring issue that needs to be addressed quickly.
It’s normal for your heater to produce a slight burning smell if it hasn’t been used in a while. However, if you are experiencing a persistent burning smell during the summer months when your air conditioning is on, it could be a serious problem. Turn off your HVAC system immediately and call our office as soon as possible so that we may send out a technician to diagnose your problem.
This fan plays an important role in your AC unit’s heat transfer process. When your air conditioning fan breaks, your AC equipment won’t be able to cool your home off in the summer when it’s needed the most.
One of our goals as a company is to provide HVAC repair services at fair and competitive prices. In addition, we want you to feel confident about investing in high-quality heating and cooling systems without having to worry a lot about the costs. We make sure to provide honest and accurate quotes and we offer a variety of financing options. We want you to get the best bang for your buck, so here are some special offers.See Our Offer
If you are experiencing any of the problems above, be sure to hire a professional contractor to fix your issues. For your safety, don’t ever try to make HVAC repairs on your own unless you are trained. When the time come to have your air conditioning system repaired, our team of licensed AC technicians will handle all of the hard work on your behalf. That way, you can stay safe and have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands.
Your HVAC system works hard all year long. If you have gone years without much maintenance or AC repair, you probably bought a great HVAC unit. However, with constant use and even normal wear and tear, even the highest-quality HVAC systems are prone to malfunctions. Eventually, it will need to be replaced.
If you need an energy-efficient, reliable cooling system for your home or business, you have come to the right place. We have decades of experience installing new AC systems for our clients and can handle any installation project you have. As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we have the most top-rated AC systems available in South Carolina.
At Action Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that buying a new air conditioner and installing it can be a huge source of stress. But when you work with us, it doesn’t have to be that way. We have made it our mission to make the AC installation process easy and efficient for our customers. That way, they can focus more on living life and enjoying their home while we work hard on their AC install in James Island.
Whether you plan to replace a faulty air conditioning system or need a Carrier unit for your new construction home, we have got you covered. We will work with you directly to find the best fit for your home and budget. We are also happy to answer all of your AC installation questions prior to and during your initial service appointment.
Trying to figure out whether your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced can be a tricky decision to make. Most people have a hard time letting things go, and that includes AC units. It can be hard to know when to let go of the old and welcome in the new. To help save you time and make your decision a little easier, keep the following signs in mind. If you find yourself saying, “that sounds like my AC unit,” it might be time for a new air conditioning installation.
Your air conditioning system works very hard every day, all year long to keep your home comfy and cool. Machines that work hard year-round are going to require maintenance and ongoing services to stay operational.
As a family-owned and operated HVAC company in James Island, SC, we know better than anyone how expensive it can be to maintain an AC unit. We know that money doesn’t grow on trees. We also understand that finding last-minute resources to fix an air conditioning system can be challenging. That is why we offer extended warranties for your new or existing AC equipment. With an extended warranty from Action Heating & Air Conditioning, you benefit from repairs, replacement, and additional services covered under warranty. That way, you can enjoy your HVAC products as long as possible.
Pop-Up Picks is a recurring series in The Post and Courier’s Food Section that previews an upcoming pop-up breakfast, lunch or dinner and the chefs behind it.With Charleston’s craft beer scene on the rise, more and more pop-ups are setting up shop at local breweries on a weekly or daily basis. Patrons stopping by Johns Island brewery and roastery Estuary Beans & Barley can now pair their Noche De Mar or Huge Hefe beers with sh...
Pop-Up Picks is a recurring series in The Post and Courier’s Food Section that previews an upcoming pop-up breakfast, lunch or dinner and the chefs behind it.
With Charleston’s craft beer scene on the rise, more and more pop-ups are setting up shop at local breweries on a weekly or daily basis. Patrons stopping by Johns Island brewery and roastery Estuary Beans & Barley can now pair their Noche De Mar or Huge Hefe beers with shrimp and grits from Crystal Coast Seafood, which operates out of Estuary’s stationary blue food truck.
Crystal Coast Seafood owners and brothers Brian and Jonathan Williams grew up along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, where they got their start in casual fried seafood shacks.
The two honed their skills separately, working together for a short period of time in the Caribbean. Eventually, they both found themselves in Charleston; Jonathan was the chef de cuisine at Tomasso at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and Brian was the head chef at Hominy Grill.
Now, they’re inside a small food truck together daily developing new menu items to satisfy their growing local following.
“The very first cooking job that I had, I brought him on with me for it. And then again I worked with him when I was out in the Caribbean for the second time,” Jonathan said. “But this is the first time I’ve worked with him since he became a really good chef. It’s a cool feeling.”
The truck first debuted in 2020 at Low Tide Brewing. Two years later, Crystal Coast is serving customers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch each week down the road at Estuary.
Crystal Coast operates a mobile food truck along with the stationary one at Estuary. On the mobile truck, the No. 1 seller is its fried shrimp basket featuring fresh shrimp from Cherry Point Seafood Co. on Wadmalaw Island. They also serve a Nashville hot oyster sandwich that’s tossed in a house spice blend with duck fat, Charleston crab rice and a shrimp burger, the sandwich that was the inspiration for the concept.
At Estuary, where they operate without a fryer, Crystal Coast is serving options like a seared fish sandwich with lemon caper sauce and a shrimp roll, featuring poached local shrimp.
All Crystal Coast sauces are made from scratch and the seafood is locally sourced. The Williams brothers are currently operating exclusively at Estuary Beans & Barley Wednesday-Sunday, after the engine on their truck broke down earlier this month. They plan to purchase a new food truck for additional pop-ups and special events by March.
Getting a driver’s license can be an exciting milestone or a loathsome task depending on the circumstances, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it became one more thing: a potential health threat.Sitting in a small, enclosed space with someone who is neither a close friend nor a family member is typically what getting a driver’s license requires. And that was a pandemic no-no. So for most of 2020 and 2021, South Carolina did not allow state examiners to ride with license applicants for driving tests.The result? More bu...
Getting a driver’s license can be an exciting milestone or a loathsome task depending on the circumstances, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it became one more thing: a potential health threat.
Sitting in a small, enclosed space with someone who is neither a close friend nor a family member is typically what getting a driver’s license requires. And that was a pandemic no-no. So for most of 2020 and 2021, South Carolina did not allow state examiners to ride with license applicants for driving tests.
The result? More business flowed to private driving schools, which in South Carolina are allowed to conduct tests and approve students for a driver’s license.
“It got us very busy,” said Anthony Fralix, an owner and instructor at James Island Driving School. “Since the DMV wasn’t doing testing, it sent a lot of business to us.”
The Department of Motor Vehicles didn’t actually stop testing, but the road tests required for a license were only offered at DMV offices that had on-site driving courses where officials could watch applicants drive through the series of tests from outside the vehicle.
“They were held to the same standards and we had policies in place to address that,” said Kyle McGahee, the DMV’s chief of strategic communications and community affairs. “It was just in a parking lot.”
Previously, license applicants who went to a state facility would be tested with a DMV examiner in the car, usually on public roads following planned routes.
When concerns about the virus prompted a change in policy — no DMV examiners in cars with applicants — license testing was limited to roughly half the DMV’s 66 locations that had “testing pads” with driving courses on site and by appointment only.
“We did have a lot of questions and some people said they were having trouble finding appointments near them,” said Cindy Hutto, the agency’s driver’s licenses standards manager. “Even though it was in half the number of sites, the staffing was moved and we were running road tests throughout the day.”
In-car testing at DMV offices was halted from May 2020 to June 1, 2021, then halted again from September to mid-November 2021 after the delta variant caused a surge in COVID cases nationwide. In-car testing has since resumed and appointments are no longer required.
At Rusty’s Driving School in Mount Pleasant, owner Rusty Hires said he briefly shut down his business in 2020 for only the third time in 35 years — the other two being Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the 2018 winter storm that closed roads and Charleston International Airport.
After about a month, Hires reopened for business with COVID-19 restrictions in place.
“We reduced our class sizes and mandated masks,” Hires. said “Very few of our clients objected.”
Rusty’s Driving School continued to do in-car license testing, and Hires said they picked up lots of business.
“Even before the pandemic we had driver training schools that were testing drivers,” said Hutto. “From the kid’s perspective, they might be more comfortable testing with the people who trained them.”
Detailed statistics on the number of road tests conducted by private businesses were unavailable from the state, partly because of a change in the way they are reported. Regardless of who conducts the test, the DMV issues the license.
In the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 the DMV issued, respectively, 39,467 and 38,933 regular (non-commercial) licenses that would have required driving tests. In 2019, the last full year before the pandemic, 36,514 were issued.
At least in the greater Charleston area, where population growth has been driven by people moving from other states, it’s not just teens seeking licenses.
“You’ve got a lot of people who moved here, like from New York, and had never learned to drive,” Fralix said. Those drivers, he said, are about half his clients.
Hires said a sizeable portion of the business is older residents who moved to the area.
“Some have a license and just want a little improvement, and some never drove because they could walk out their door and jump on a train or a bus,” he said.
The omicron variant has sent COVID-19 cases soaring once again, but this time the DMV has announced no restrictions on in-car driver’s license testing.
However, some offices are offering limited services due to staffing issues.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Over the summer, the South Carolina Department of Transportation held public input meetings about possible plans for the Mark Clark Expressway extension.Now, the results are in.51 percent of Charleston county residents do not approve of the project. 43 percent approve the project, and 5 percent are neutral.The project would add about nine miles of highway from West Ashley to the James Island connector.Nix-526, a community group, and the Coastal Conservation League oppose the ...
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Over the summer, the South Carolina Department of Transportation held public input meetings about possible plans for the Mark Clark Expressway extension.
Now, the results are in.
51 percent of Charleston county residents do not approve of the project. 43 percent approve the project, and 5 percent are neutral.
The project would add about nine miles of highway from West Ashley to the James Island connector.
Nix-526, a community group, and the Coastal Conservation League oppose the idea. They told ABC News 4 they weren't surprised with the meeting results.
"Between the opposed which was 51 percent, and those that had no particular opinion that's another 7 or 8 percent so 57 percent of people are opposed," said Rich Thomas with Nix-526.
One reason for their opposition is environmental concerns.
"It impacts dozens of acres of fresh and saltwater wetlands. Particularly through crossing of the Stono River in two different places in West Ashley to John's Island and John's Island to James Island," said Jason Crowley, a senior program director at the Coastal Conservation League.
They also worry congestion will only move to the new interstate, which won't resolve traffic delays.
Another concern: the history they feel the construction would destroy.
"If you look on James Island, you see the road proposal going right through some old black neighborhoods that are well established. That have been there for 100 years," Thomas said.
ABC News 4 reached out to SCDOT about the results and they issued us this statement.
"Holding the Public Hearing and soliciting feedback from the public on the Recommended Preferred Alternative is a part of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The public comments received are critical in the transportation decision-making process and help build an understanding of community issues and needs. These comments will be considered during the development of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and may play a role in modifications to the Recommended Preferred Alternative. SCDOT and Charleston County are currently moving forward in the process by responding to the Public Hearing comments and developing the Final Environmental Impact Statement. All comments and responses will be made part of the public record and be included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement."
Still, Jason Crowley said he believes SCDOT can do other things to ease traffic on Johns and James Islands.
"If you invested in bus rapid transit in West Ashley and James Island, and if you invested in local solutions on John's island you would have a greater benefit for the entire region and it would cost less money," he said.
No plan is finalized for the project. Construction is supposed to begin in 2024.
JAMES ISLAND (WCSC) – The Town of James Island will be requesting millions of dollars in state and federal grants to fund a project designed to make a local creek safer to swim.Dave Schaeffer, the James Island Public Service District’s district manager, discussed the grants, which would allow over 200 properties near the creek to switch from septic tanks to water and sewer lines, during a meeting of the James Island Creek Task Force, Thursday afternoon.“Right now, as what we’re seeking, there would not b...
JAMES ISLAND (WCSC) – The Town of James Island will be requesting millions of dollars in state and federal grants to fund a project designed to make a local creek safer to swim.
Dave Schaeffer, the James Island Public Service District’s district manager, discussed the grants, which would allow over 200 properties near the creek to switch from septic tanks to water and sewer lines, during a meeting of the James Island Creek Task Force, Thursday afternoon.
“Right now, as what we’re seeking, there would not be out of pocket tap fees and connection fees, impact fees to the residents,” Schaeffer said.
The town said they will be requesting $6.4 million in federal and state funding to help make the project happen. In addition to the requested money, Schaeffer said the town will commit $1.8 million from American Rescue Plan funds that the town had received.
The James Island Creek Task Force consists of members from the City of Charleston, James Island and Charleston County.
Charleston Waterkeeper Executive Director Andrew Wunderley, who is part of the task force, said the group was formed in 2020 to find ways to clean up the creek and make it safe for swimming.
“Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get this right with the American Rescue Act funding that’s coming to the state of South Carolina and is specifically earmarked for projects like this that are tied to public health and are tied to water and sewer upgrades,” Wunderley said.
Fred Schuh has lived alongside the James Island Creek for 20 years. He said he uses the creek regularly with his grandchildren and wants the septic tanks in the area removed to better the community’s health.
“It is concerning,” Schuh said. “Except for people who take an interest in testing it, we would not know there’s anything changed about it, but when there’s scientific studies done to show that there’s a problem, we need to pay attention to it.”
As a possible solution, Schuh also suggested that septic tanks should be inspected more frequently, so property owners could know when to repair their tanks.
However, for now, he said he supports the town requesting the funds to help solve the problem.
“If we could make the public aware of this and ask whatever funds possible be diverted to this extremely useful endeavor, I say I’m all for it,” Schuh said.
Schaeffer said during the meeting that he hopes the project gets funded when the money from the federal government begins being distributed in January or February.
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The number of females on high school wrestling teams continues to grow across South Carolina, and in the Lowcountry more than a dozen girls are participating in what remains a male-dominated sport.Thomas Bell, president of the S.C. High School Wrestling Coaches Association, said there were 114 girls wrestling on high school teams statewide a year ago, and that number has increased this season.Last season, Hilton Head freshman Zao Estrada became the first female to record a win at the S.C. High School League state tournament. In...
The number of females on high school wrestling teams continues to grow across South Carolina, and in the Lowcountry more than a dozen girls are participating in what remains a male-dominated sport.
Thomas Bell, president of the S.C. High School Wrestling Coaches Association, said there were 114 girls wrestling on high school teams statewide a year ago, and that number has increased this season.
Last season, Hilton Head freshman Zao Estrada became the first female to record a win at the S.C. High School League state tournament. In fact, Estrada posted two wins (both pins) in the state tournament and finished third overall in the Class AAAA 106-pound weight class.
Female wrestlers usually compete against boys. There are some opportunities developing for girls to compete against other girls. The prestigious Bearcat Invitational tournament in Rock Hill had a separate girls division this year. Four girls from Ashley Ridge High School participated in the girls open tournament.
This weekend, the Carolina Invitational middle school and junior varsity state tournament will be held at Lexington High School. There will be a girls division in the tournament, which will act as an unofficial state tournament since the S.C. High School League does not yet offer a state tournament for girls. Girls are permitted to participate in the boys tournament.
Two weeks ago, James Island freshman Jesse Kemp made news by becoming the first female to win a Charleston County championship, winning the 106-pound weight class.
Perhaps the top female wrestler in the area is Cane Bay freshman Madeline Bowlin, who has been a regular this season in the boys lineup at 106 pounds. Bowlin won her first 12 matches this season and has 14 wins overall. She is one of four females on the Cane Bay wrestling team.
“Madeline has earned the respect of the guys because she comes every day and works just as hard as they do,” Cane Bay coach Tim Wash said. “She loves to compete. She takes wrestling very seriously.”
Bowlin took up the sport four years ago, joining a club program in Summerville. She was able to learn the sport quickly and fell in love with the competition aspect of the sport.
“I just really enjoyed competing and my love grew the more I wrestled,” Bowlin said. “It’s fun for me to participate in a boys sport. It’s fun to show that I can compete with them and that I will work as hard as they do to be good at it.”
It is not unusual for Bowlin to hear giggles and jokes when she walks on the mat to compete against a male wrestler.
“There have been some but I think mostly the guys respect me as a wrestler,” said Bowlin, who is home-schooled. “It just makes me want to try even harder. If I lose, I learn. So I am learning and gaining experience every day.”
The most recent statewide rankings of wrestling teams was released last week. In Class AAAAA, Ashley Ridge is ranked second and Summerville is ranked third. They wrestle each other on Thursday night.
Cane Bay is ranked 14th in AAAAA, followed by Wando at No. 17 and Goose Creek at No. 20.
Hanahan is ranked 11th in Class AAA with Academic Magnet checking in at No. 20.
In the Class AA/A rankings, Timberland is ranked second while Cross is ranked eighth. Philip Simmons is ranked ninth.
Fort Dorchester is ranked No. 1 in this week’s Lowcountry high school basketball boys rankings. The No. 1 girls team is Northwood Academy.
Top 10 Boys Teams
1. Fort Dorchester
2. First Baptist
3. Philip Simmons
5. Cane Bay
6. Goose Creek
7. Lucy Beckham
8. Oceanside Collegiate
9. Pinewood Prep
10. James Island
Top 10 Girls Teams
1. Northwood Academy
2. First Baptist
3. Cane Bay
5. Philip Simmons
6. Military Magnet
7. Fort Dorchester