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AC Maintenance Checklist

June 17, 2024

Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Santee without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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5 Common AC Problems

May 31, 2024

In addition to changing your filter, it’s important to have an HVAC professional perform a seasonal maintenance inspection, ideally in the spring. Your professional will be able to pinpoint and fix problems that are causing your AC to run less efficiently. Additionally, this will potentially save you from future repair costs. Finally, it will increase the lifespan of your equipment.

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Think HVAC During Your Home Remodeling

May 15, 2024

Congratulations, you’re planning to remodel your Manning home! Breathing new life and comfort into your charming older home is a grand adventure, and you can count on our team at 1st Choice Quality Heating and Air to be there every step of the way to help however we can.

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Need AC repair services in Sumter County? Don't end up stuck sweating and sitting in front of a fan with your family!

3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 29, 2024

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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Why Does My Water Heater’s Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

April 15, 2024

The most common reason the pilot light on your water heater keeps going out has to do with its thermocouple. Our 1st Choice Quality Heating & Air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals can either quickly repair or replace your thermocouple to restore hot water to your Manning home in no time.

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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

March 29, 2024

A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Manning home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. 

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

March 15, 2024

1st Choice Quality Heating & Air is pleased to offer a variety of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products tailored to your Manning living needs.

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Artificial Intelligence and HVAC?

February 29, 2024

Most people do not necessarily think of artificial intelligence (AI) and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the same space. However, the reality is that AI is already part of many modern HVAC systems with much more potential ahead. 

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How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

February 23, 2024

If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help. 

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Listen to Your HVAC System

January 29, 2024

Think of your heating and cooling (HVAC) system components as the instruments in a quiet symphony. 

When all the pieces are in good condition and work in harmony, the only sounds you will hear will be the quiet hum of a motor and whisper of air as it exits registers in your South Carolina home.

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