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We service the entire state of South Carolina with local offices in Manning, Charleston and Columbia

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1st Choice Quality Heating & Air - Best of Clarendon 2023

When it comes to your comfort, our 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air heating and cooling professionals are experts. Our team is trained, certified, and ready to take care of whatever your HVAC needs may be. Our superior customer service is at the heart of all we do.

Your HVAC system is a substantial investment. To keep it performing at peak efficiency, routine professional maintenance by our team is a must. Having our highly trained experts inspect and clean your equipment on a regular basis can keep your investment working well for years to come.

Breathe easy and stay healthy by improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home or business. Our team of indoor air quality experts can help you clean your air to help promote good health. 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air has all of the right solutions to put you on the right path for an ideal indoor environment.

You can count on 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air to provide the highest quality service for all of your company’s commercial cooling and heating needs. We specializing in installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining all makes and models of equipment.

1st Choice has over 25 years of heating and air conditioning experience. Allowing us to give the best quality of work to each customer. Our team provides excellent customer service and is dedicated to ensuring our staff is informed and knowledgeable so that your commercial or residential space remains safe for you, your family, or your business.

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Customer Testimonials


“Chris, fatback, Shawn Freddy,, Eric
Was the team that came to our home today . They showed up on time . Very respectful throughout the whole job. Explained when they came in house what they were doing inside . Cleaned everything up outside took old units away. Very impressed with the professional actions on everyone of them . Started right away and finished in a timely manner .Would recommend 1 st Choice Quality heating and air team. Thank everyone from Tammy with my first contact to set up estimate, Gentleman that did estimate, all the team that showed up today.”

- Glenn Y.



“Drayton, did an outstanding job considering the elements and time constraint . He was very knowledgeable and dedicated to identifying the issue with the unit.

****Outstanding job!****”

- Cornell D.

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Our Service Area

The 1st choice for your local heating and cooling needs, our expert technicians service Charleston, Columbia, Darlington, Florence, Kingstree, Manning, Orangeburg, Santee, Summerton, Sumter and more! Don't see your town call (803)433-9100

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We Service All Brands

Amana Heating & Air Conditioning. American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning. Ameristar by American Standard Heating & Air. Armstrong Air. Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. Carrier. Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning. Comfortmaker. Daikin. Day & Night Heating & Cooling Products. Fujitsu. Goodman Air Conditioning & Heating. Heil. Lennox. Mitsubishi. Payne. Rheem. RunTru by Trane. Ruud. Trane. Westinghouse. York.
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Read the 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air Blog

What Is a Heat Pump?

February 15, 2024

What’s the best way to preserve resources? Working with what you already have. Heat pumps make your Santee home more comfortable by using heat that already exists. It pushes heat from outdoors to indoors (to warm) or pulls heat from indoors to outdoors (to cool). It stands apart from a gas furnace or boiler, which…

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

January 15, 2024

At 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air, we take the safety of our customers in South Carolina seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? Ventilation Cleaner - Looking for Dust.

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 29, 2023

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water?

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