Charleston’s Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

The Lowcountry is in the middle of the (nearly unbearable) summer heat, which means air conditioning units are working harder than ever. Our team here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air has been providing expert air conditioning sales, service design, and installation to the greater Charleston area for more than 50 years. Throughout the many years of experience, we’ve come to understand the most common HVAC problems. If your HVAC is malfunctioning, chances are, it’s one of the following problems:

  1. Loose or Burnt Fuses
  2. Clogged Drain Lines
  3. Malfunctioning Relays
  4. Damaged Capacitors

No matter the problem, LimRic plumbing, Heating & Air has a team of HVAC experts ready to fix any air conditioning issue that may arise. Let LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air help with our up-front fixed pricing options to make your air conditioner work, as it should, and at an affordable rate.

Learn more by visiting limric.com.

Common Questions: What Is a Heat Pump?

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Our team at LimRic receives many questions from homeowners and business owners everyday. Today, we want to answer: What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is part of your HVAC system. Unlike a furnace (which serves a similar purpose), a heat pump is powered by electricity, and it moves air from the inside to the outside and vice versa. Contrary to popular belief, the heat pump actually works for both cooling and heating your home. Its main function is to transfer warm air outside in the summer and inside in winter.

Because it is simply transferring heat, instead of creating it, a heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to regulate your home’s or office’s temperature.

Learn more from the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air or schedule a service appointment today.

Announcing the Winners of February’s Give Back Grant

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We’re proud to announce that WEZL’s 2019 Concert for the Kids & Pattison’s Academy have been chosen as the recipients of February’s Give Back Grant. The Give Back Grant program, initiated in 2016, demonstrates our “LimRic Pride” by donating a financial contribution to two 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations each month. 

WEZL’s 2019 Concert for the Kids is an annual tradition that benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. The event, which took place on February 12 at Charleston Music Hall, featured musical performances by Jon Pardi, Runaway June and Waterloo Revival. Continued supporters of MUSC, LimRic staff also pledged $500 in December during WEZL’s Cares for Kids Radiothon, with funds benefitting the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. 

Pattison’s Academy is an education and rehabilitation academy providing comprehensive, year-round programs to support children with disabilities and their families. The organization provides therapy and family support services, education through PACE Charter School and a therapeutic summer camp, all intended to maximize the potential of each child and also empower parents as caregivers. Quickly approaching is Pattison Academy’s 3rd annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, March 9thwhich will fund this year’s summer camp. To learn more or to register for the event, please visit http://ktp2019.everydayhero.do/.

Learn more about LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, specializing in HVAC and plumbing maintenance and repair with 24-hour emergency service, by visiting limric.com.

How to Prevent Common HVAC Issues

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Throughout our years of experience as one of Charleston’s most trusted HVAC companies, we’ve come to understand the most common air conditioning problem areas, and we know how to prevent and fix them. Now is the time to schedule a maintenance appointment for your HVAC system before the summer heat kicks in.

Drain Lines: Debris often gets trapped and clogs drain lines. Once clogged, drain line condensation may cause extensive water damage to your home or business. Keeping these lines clear is essential to your system’s performance, too. During a routine maintenance call, our technicians will clear drain lines and replace them if necessary.

Fuses: A burnt, damaged, or loosened fuse means a broken air conditioner. Our central air repair technicians always check fuses and replace them when needed during our routine maintenance appointments.

Capacitors: Damaged or burned out capacitors will need to be replaced to restore power to your air conditioning’s components. Let our central air repair technicians check your capacitors on a routine inspection before your unit stops working.

Relays: Relays act as switches that automatically shift to “on” or “off” directing varying components to do as they are told, dependent upon your home’s temperature.  It is common for relays to wear down over time or to become accidentally stuck, causing your unit to run continually or not turn on at all when the air temperature rises. Expert maintenance technicians can replace faulty relays before they cause problems.

Let LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air help with routine maintenance and our up-front fixed pricing options to make your HVAC unit work as it should at an affordable rate. We are one of the Lowcountry’s most reliable air conditioning repair and maintenance companies. Call us today at (843) 620-6810.

At LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re equipped to install and repair any and all air conditioning units, from split systems to central air systems. We are proud to be one of the few locally owned air conditioning companies in our area. As the Lowcountry’s premier central air repair company, we proudly service homes and businesses in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek.

Maintain Your HVAC Unit for Peak Performance All Year Long

Charleston is hot and humid and even our winter months have warm days. We rely on our HVAC units to keep us cool in the summer months and warm on those chilly days. All year round, it’s important to keep your unit maintained so that it’s ready for the sweltering heat or the unexpected cold snap. Check out three reasons regular HVAC maintenance is important.

  1. Fixing Issues Before They Arise: No one likes an HVAC emergency. Regular maintenance and inspections ensure that problems are fixed before they cause a headache.
  2. Staying Efficient: Having a technician check your unit for clogs and leaks will enable the unit to run as efficiently as possible.
  3. Saving Money in the Long Run: Fixing problems before they become complicated ensures that you’re simply repairing your unit instead of having to purchase a new one. Proper maintenance guarantees the longevity of your air conditioning system.

For maintenance, twenty-four-hour emergency service, and new systems, give LimRic Plumbing, Heating, and Air a call at (843) 620-6810.

Air Filter Maintenance 

We’re all guilty of forgetting to changes the filters in our home, but neglecting to do so for an extended period of time can lead to increased allergens and a decrease in your HVAC unit’s performance. The HVAC expert technicians here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air recommend that you follow a set schedule to swap out your air filters. The frequency with which you change your filters depends on several factors, including the type of filter you use, how many pets are in your home, and how many people live in your home.

As a general rule, standard air filters should be changed every 30 to 60 days. Check out the chart below to find the specific time to change your filters, and don’t forget to set a reminder in your phone so that you don’t forget!

Scenario Optimal Time Span
Standard Rule Every 30 to 60 Days
If You’re Allergy Prone Every 20 to 40 Days
If You Have One Pet Every 60 Days
If You Have More Than One Pet Every 30 Days
If You Have No Pets and No Allergies Every 90 to 120 Days

 

Call the experts at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air for more information about proper HVAC maintenance today at (843) 225-2665.

 

LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air Recognized for Being Daikin’s Largest 2017 South Carolina Dealer

We have been named South Carolina’s 2017 Largest Daikin Dealer! After nine months as a Daikin Comfort Professional dealer, we were also named one of the country’s top 5 new Daikin Comfort Pros, a title only given to partners who exceed standards in technical competency, business integrity and customer service.

 

Representatives from Johnstone Supply visited the our North Charleston office to provide our staff with breakfast and to present David Miles, LimRic’s owner, with a plaque.

 

“It’s such an honor to be recognized for our accomplishments across the state of South Carolina, and also at a national level,” said Miles. “By partnering with leading HVAC manufacturers like Daikin, who also share similar values, we’re able to deliver on the promise we make to our customers to provide them with top-of-the-line, trustworthy products.”

 

“We are proud of the quality and performance that LimRic has shown in their first year as a Daikin Comfort Pro. They are a top-notch contractor who has embraced our technology to provide their clients with the highest levels of comfort and efficiency in the Lowcountry. We look forward to growing our relationship with them in the coming years,” said Dietrich McCall, Daikin Area Sales Manager.

 

LimRic is certified to install, repair and service a variety of heating and cooling brands. In addition to Daikin, our team is expertly trained in Carrier, American Standard, Trane, Lennox and many other products. We are also the largest certified American Standard Comfort Care Dealer in South Carolina.

 

“LimRic is constantly taking advantage of the resources offered to them. The company’s dedication to educating themselves about the products is a true testament to their success,” added Brad Marcoe, Government Accounts Manager at Johnstone Supply.

 

For all of your HVAC needs, visit LimRic.com today!

Four Most Common HVAC Problems

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The summer is here, which means air conditioning units are working harder than ever. Throughout these years of experience as one of Charleston’s most trusted HVAC companies, we’ve come to understand the most common air conditioning problems. Most of the air conditioning woes our air conditioning company runs into today involve the following parts and components.

  1. Fuses: A burnt, damaged, or loosened fuse means a broken air conditioner. Our central air repair technicians always check fuses and replace them as necessary.
  2. Drain Lines: Debris often gets trapped and clogs drain lines. Once clogged, drain line condensation may cause extensive water damage to your home or business.
  3. Relays: Relays act as switches that automatically shift to “on” or “off” directing varying components to do as they are told.  It is common for relays to wear down over time or to become accidentally stuck.
  4. Capacitors: Damaged or burned out capacitors will need to be replaced to restore power to your air conditioning’s components. Let our central air repair technicians check your capacitators on a routine inspection before you run into problems.

Let LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air help with our up-front fixed pricing options to make your HVAC unit work as it should at an affordable rate. We are one of the Lowcountry’s most reliable air conditioning repair companies. Call us today at (843) 620-6810.

At LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re equipped to install and repair any and all air conditioning units, from split systems to central air systems. We are proud to be one of the few locally owned air conditioning companies in our area. As the Lowcountry’s premier central air repair company, we proudly service homes and businesses in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, Hanahan, and Goose Creek.