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Ready For A New Heating & Air Conditioning System In Charleston? Here’s What To Do First

Installing A New HVAC System In Charleston, SC

With summertime temperatures winding down and fall already upon us, now may be a great time to push forward an HVAC replacement project for your Lowcountry home.

Not only will a new system installation have you ready for our usual balmy spring and summer seasons next year, but also get you ready for the cooler fall & winter temps in 2020.

So where’s the best place to start when planning a new HVAC system replacement project?

To help you get started, below are the first 3 steps you should take for any heating and air conditioning replacement project you plan for this fall.


1. Assess Current System Details

A sure-fire way to help speed things up for your HVAC replacement is to gather details about your current system, to help your eventual HVAC installation company (see below for more details) know where to start when finding the best solution for your replacement.

Details include:

  • System Type (Split/Package Unit, Traditional Central Air, Heat Pump, Ductless, etc.)
  • System Make & Model
  • System Age
  • Any Other Details You Think Your HVAC Company Would Need To Know


Having these details on-hand before the next step will make estimating your project a bit easier (and faster).


2. Research HVAC Companies

With your system information noted, now is when you should start the heating and air conditioning company search.

Installing an HVAC system isn’t something you’ll want to take on yourself or even have a non-licensed friend or family member take on. It takes years of study and real-world training to properly install an HVAC system and attain the licensing needed in South Carolina.

If you have someone non-licensed and non-insured, it could end up costing you thousands in repairs and replacements should the installation go wrong.

When searching for HVAC companies in the Lowcountry, after licensing and insurance are checked on, the next thing you’ll want to take a look at are online reviews.

Look for not only a high rating, but also the quantity and age of the reviews.

Has a company gotten consistently good reviews over time, to current day?

Is the high rating only for a small handful of reviews?

Are the reviews consistent across different platforms (Google, Yelp, etc.)?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself during your research.


3. Work With Local Heating & Air Company On Best New System Fit

After you’ve done your old system homework, HVAC company research and you’ve picked out your local heating and air company near you, now is when they’ll come out to evaluate the best fit for your new system.

Although there are many new system options and add-ons available, a proper, honest HVAC company should try to guide you to the most affordable – yet effective – replacement solution.

We could add more steps to this replacement HVAC project list, but if you stick to starting with the three important steps above, you’ll be well on your way to being comfortable in Charleston, year-round.

Marshall Gay
Marshall Gay
Marshall Gay is the founder and owner of Carolina Climate Control. With over 15 years experience in the HVAC industry, he’s committed to providing better, more affordable HVAC services for Charleston and the Lowcountry.
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