Your Local Heating and Air Conditoning Company
Servicing Dorchester, Berkeley and Charleston Counties!

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Why Choose us as your Heating and Air Conditioning Service Provider?
There are many reasons to choose Oceean Breeze as your TRUSTED heating and air conditioning service provider. With over 50 years of experience, our family has been servicing to heating and air conditioning install, service and repair needs of our communities. We are committed to your complete satisfaction. You can count on Ocean Breeze to deliver the finest service and materials – before, during, and after our visit.

24/7 Emergency Service

Do you need emergency air conditioning or heating repair in Summerville or the Charleston area? It does not matter if your air conditioning or furnace repair needs to happen at 2:00 in the afternoon or 2:00 in the morning, Ocean Breeze Home Comefort Solutions is there to meet all of your needs.

For those new to South Carolina, a broken down air conditioning unit can be seen as a cause for emergency AC repair. Charleston can get sizzling hot, and offering 24 hour Air Conditioner repair is what makes Ocean Breeze Home Comfort Solutions, one of a kind.

Many other companies that may offer 24/7 will often charge you alot to come out after hours, or there repair rates are raised for after hours repairs. not us, we have a slightly higher fee for after hours air conditioner or furnace repairs, but as always, we will waive the fee with a repair. If the fee is your concern, you can sign up for our maintenance club and always have waived emergency fees. As weell as lower rates on your heating and air conditioning repairs and installs.

1. How often does an AC needs to be replaced?

Most companies wil advise you that air conditioning units last between 10-12 years. But the truth is, with PROPPER maintenance, a newer air conditioner will last you up to 20 - 25 years. Maintenance is the key to keeping units running at its peak and reduces costly replacement.

2. Why do I need an on-site replacement consultation?

On-site consultations are extremely important when wanting to purchase a new unit. Common things we find when doing an on-site consultation are the ducts are:

Very old and damaged and may need to be replaced to get the best quality out of your new unit.

The unit in the home currently is the wrong size for the load and duct system

There may be other underlying issues that would be missed if a unit is purchased over the phone

3. Should I get an air conditioning system that is bigger?

Absolutly Not, bigger isn’t always better.

Air conditioners work, first, to remove humidity from your home,second, lowering the room temperature.

Oversized systems will run for shorter periods of time, which will not properly remove humidity from your house. This will lead to excessive humidity in the system, causing a number of problems including mildew and excess wear and tear. 

Modern day air conditioning systems have technology like variable speed and multi stage compressors and blower. Which allows a smaller system to carry a larger load, while keeping your bills down.

Lastly, if your ducts are not sized for a larger system, the airflow from a larger system will damage the newer equiptment.

4. What determines if I should replace or repair my unit?

Simple answer, YOU. We will give you options and provide you with all of ther benefits and costs. that way you can make an educated decision. We will never push you toward and decision.

5. Can I Just replace my compressor?

Replacing just your compressor is always an option when you have a bad compressor. When you do this, there is not a guarantee Also, you will have issues with the age of the unit. With the compressor being newer than the air handler, once your air handler dies, you will have to replace that separately. The cycle will then continue with replacing piece by piece. 

6. Can I get a price of repairs over the phone?

No. Although you may call in with an idea of what needs to be done, the repair or service you had in mind may not be the correct process necessary to get your unit up and running again. A qualified technition must perform the diagnostic, because we have to warranty any work performed.

You will always get an up front price before we perform any work..

7. Is there a fee for a service call?

Yes. The diagnostic fee for service calls made between the hours of 8am - 5pm is $45 (locally). Any visits made after hours (after 5pm) has a fee of $99 (locally). There may be extra charges for holidayand weekend hours. As always, with most repairs, we waive any fees. 

If it no fees you are looking for. Our club members never pay any fees.

8. Do you offer Financing?

Yes. We offer 2 different levels of financing and multiple plans and terms.

9. Is seasonal maintenance worth the investment?

Yes. Having maintenance done on your unit regularly is extremely important. In most cases, keeping up with maintenance is required to keep your manufacturer warranty valid. If your unit breaks down, most manufacturers want to make sure you took care of the unit to prevent possible issues.

Maintenance is especially important during the spring to prepare your central air system for the hard work it will be doing all summer to keep you home cool.

10. How do I know if my ducts need to be replaced?

If you have an excess amount of dust in your house that can mean you have leaky ducts. At this point you would repair or replace the ducts

If some rooms are either excessivly hot or cold,you cold have a balancing issue or it may be because of a problem with the HVAC ducts. 

Mold in your ducts

We can test your ductwork for mold, leaks and efficiency.

11. How often do I need to change my filter?

Filters should be changed monthly. If you have pets, we recommend checking the filter frequently to determine how much build up you have. Pet dander and fur may require you to change your filter more than once a month.

If you have a HEPA or media filter, it is recommended to change every 3 to 6 months.

12. Do you Service Commercial Property?

Yes we service and repair commercial properties.

13. I am a tenant and would like to have repairs done on my unit, but my landlord is responsible for the bill. Can you do the repairs and bill my landlord later?

In this situation, your landlord will need to call our office to set up an account with us. He/She will also need to provide a credit card to keep on file for billing.

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