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At Southern Seasons Heating and Air, we understand that you might have a lot of questions about heating and air conditioning. Below are answers to the questions we receive most often from our customers.

How Do I Know When I Need Professional AC Repair?

Homeowners are sometimes tempted to perform their own repairs on a malfunctioning air conditioner. Unfortunately, this can create more problems than it solves unless you have undergone HVAC training yourself. We encourage you to contact our company right away if you notice any of these problems:

  • Weak airflow or no airflow at all
  • Some rooms in your home are much cooler or warmer than others even though you have the air conditioner set to cool the entire home
  • Moisture and/or signs of leaking on or near your air conditioner
  • Unusual odors or sounds coming from your cooling unit

A service technician will assess the problem and provide you with an immediate estimate on how much it will cost to repair.

How Often Should I Change the Filter in my HVAC System?

We recommend that you do this approximately every three months or at the start of each new season. Air filters collect debris in the air and can quickly become too clogged to do an efficient job of heating or cooling your home. Replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one helps to keep your energy costs as low as possible as well.

Why is Preventive Maintenance Important and How Often Should I Have It Performed?

Preventive maintenance is one of the most important HVAC services you can receive because it has such a positive impact on the performance of your heating and cooling systems. Southern Seasons Heating and Air recommends that you schedule a preventive maintenance appointment for each unit at least once a year, preferably right before the start of the heating and cooling seasons.

Preventive maintenance is more than just a tune-up. It also gives your service technician the opportunity to detect problems with your unit before they become difficult or costly to repair. Annual maintenance can also help to extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling systems by several years.

When Should I Consider Replacing My Heating or Cooling System?

According to the federal program Energy Star, homeowners should start to consider replacement when their air conditioner or heat pump is 10 years old or their furnace or boiler is at least 15 years old. However, Energy Star published the information several years ago and newer HVAC systems are more efficient than ever. That means age of the unit is only one small consideration. You also need to consider the following:

  • Your utility and repair costs continue to increase even though you frequently schedule repairs with an air or heating contractor.
  • Your home sits empty for many hours every day and you prefer not to install a programmable thermostat.
  • You experience unequal distribution of warm or cool air in different rooms of your home.
  • Your home seems excessively humid or dusty.
  • Your heating or cooling system is uncomfortably loud.

It’s easy enough to repair one of these issues but having several of them at the same time should direct you more towards replacement rather than continued repairs.

What Are Some Common Problems Caused by Too Much Humidity in the Home?

Ideally, you should aim for 30 to 40 percent humidity in your home. When the percentage goes higher than that, you start to see condensation on windows as well as dust and mold. The latter two are prime causes of allergies and asthma. On the flip side, having too little humidity can cause static electricity and a dry throat, nose, and skin. If you struggle with getting the humidity level in your house just right, contact our heating and air services company for an evaluation.

We hope the above helped to answer some of your most pressing questions about heating and air conditioning. Southern Seasons Heating & Air always welcomes you to contact us with additional questions or to request an appointment.

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At Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning, our customers know we take their comfort seriously.

Since 1992, Southern Seasons has been providing homeowners in South Carolina

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with service for all of their heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. Claude Mc Alhany, owner and founder of the company, has been working in HVAC for over 26 years, and our experience makes us the most dependable team in the greater Charleston area! Our quality standards for technicians, products, and client satisfaction are simply second to none, and you can always expect our team to go above and beyond.

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For nearly 26 years, our primary goal as a local HVAC contractor has been to maintain lasting relationships with our customers, both residential and commercial — that’s why our customer retention rates are unbeatable,

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and our reputation for quality is one you know you can trust! We’re a locally owned and operated company, and we use our size to your advantage: no other service professionals will get to know your name and your story like we do, and we guarantee quick, efficient, and personal service for every call.

Partner with Southern Seasons the next time you need heating, AC, or air quality service, and you can expect:


  • Residential and Commercial HVAC Service (after hours service available.)
  • Upfront, Flat-Rate Pricing on All Our Work
  • Emergency Service for After-Hours Calls — Ask About Same Day Service!
  • Thorough, Professional, and Accurate Diagnostics
  • State-of-the-Art Heating & Cooling Products/Solutions
  • Award-Winning HVAC Work (A+ on BBB/ A-Rating on Angie’s List

When your home has a heating, AC, or air quality problem, you know that Southern Seasons has the solution. Not only are our HVAC technicians fully licensed, insured, and certified, but they are also 100% dedicated to making you happy from start to finish. Contact Southern Seasons to schedule a consultation, upgrade your HVAC system, or get an emergency heating or AC repair!

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