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RICHLAND & LEXINGTON: 803-788-0639

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RICHLAND & LEXINGTON: 803-788-0639

LUGOFF - ELGIN: 803-438-1052

  • How to Solve Your Stale Indoor Air Problem

    How’s the indoor air quality in your home? If you are noticing staleness in the air, it’s time to give your air quality some TLC that can reduce unpleasant smells, lessen allergies, and just make your home a more pleasant place to enjoy. You spend a lot of time there, and you want it to smell good and feel healthy. Fortuna...


  • The Best Way to Prepare My Outdoor HVAC Unit for the Winter

    Making sure your heating and air conditioning system is ready for winter is important, but far too many homeowners neglect to do it. You need to know you can rely on your home to stay warm all winter long. It also helps to know your air conditioning system will be protected throughout the cold months, so you can use it again once the w...


  • 3 Reasons a Maintenance Agreement Is a Good Idea

    When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, there are a lot of ways to keep it running strong. Of course, you also want it to be energy efficient, and you don't want to have to put a lot of time into taking care of it. With a maintenance agreement from the right HVAC company, you can get great efficiency and a long life...


  • Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Heating and Air System Checked Out Today

    In many cases, business owners aren’t always thinking about when they need to contact commercial HVAC services. In fact, the only time many call professional technicians is when a serious issue is present. However, at this point, it is too late to reduce the cost associated with the needed repair. That is why it is a good idea fo...


  • My Energy Bill is Enormous! What do I do?

    Taking care of your heating and air conditioning system is a big job. In some cases, you may not notice a problem right away. However, if you fail to notice these problems and call for repairs, there could be costly consequences. For example, you may discover your energy bill is on a steady, upward climb from one month to the next. ...


  • The Keys to the Highest Indoor Air Quality

    The indoor air quality in your home depends on a number of factors. For example, are there pets in your home? Do you wear your shoes inside? When is the last time you had your ducts, vents, and HVAC system cleaned? The fact is, these are all factors that lead to poor air quality in your home. As a result, you, your family, and others w...


  • The Benefits of a Residential Maintenance Plan

    When do you pay attention to your heating and air conditioning system? For most people, the answer is only when something goes wrong. Have you noticed your energy bills are going up? Is your heating and cooling system working harder than before? If so, it may be time to invest in a professional HVAC maintenance plan. Regular maintenanc...


  • What’s the Difference Between a Gas Furnace and an Electric One?

    When it comes to replacing your furnace, you may be able to choose between a gas furnace and an electric furnace. Both offer benefits to homeowners depending on the home’s current configuration. Natural gas remains the most commonly used fuel source for heat in the United States, but in some cases, electric can be a better bet. W...


  • How Replacing Your Furnace Could Save You Money This Winter

    Replacing your furnace isn’t something many people want to think about, but doing so at the right time is actually cost saving. Older furnaces, especially those that are more than 10 years old, are much less efficient. Over time, these systems may become less efficient to run. That means you’ll spend more money than you nee...


  • What Happens Inside My HVAC Unit When I Don't Change My Air Filters?

    Cleaning the air filters on your HVAC unit is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain the system. If you think about how they work, HVAC units bring in air from outside, often filled with dirt and dust, and cycle it through your system to cool or heat it. It then pumps this air into your home, reducing the temperatures...


  • How Will a Smart Thermostat Improve the Efficiency of My HVAC System?

    A smart thermostat provides homeowners with enhanced control. If you installed an energy efficient HVAC system in your home, you’re already saving money on your heating and cooling costs. However, a smart thermostat turns it up a notch by providing you with the ability to control that temperature from just about anywhere. How D...


  • HVAC Financing Options

    If you’re going through an HVAC installation or major repair, you’ve probably discovered it can cause sticker shock. When it comes to repairing or replacing your home’s comfort system, you could be looking at a thousand dollars. Or more. Luckily, you have options. Here are a few of the ways you can finance your HVAC s...


  • 3 AC Repairs That Could Have Been Prevented

    Home maintenance agreements is an excellent way to protect your system from catastrophic breakdowns. But did you know they're also the single best way to ensure your system doesn't suffer from one of these common (but preventable) repairs? It’s true. A majority of HVAC problems a homeowner encounters stem from poor system mainten...


  • 3 Effective Tips for Using Your Thermostat

    Home thermostats have come a long way in the last decade or so. Today's versions are not only programmable but many offer Wi-Fi connectivity and a host of other options. Here are a few tips for making the most the most out of your thermostat’s features and settings: 1. Set Up Basic Programming Even the simplest of modern thermo...


  • What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?

    Most people are familiar with bulky, window air conditioning units. But did you know there’s another kind of ductless air conditioner available? And did you also know it’s cheaper to install and has a lower operating cost than its ducted counterpart? Read on to learn more! What Is a Ductless Air Conditioner Ductless air co...


  • Why Having the HVAC System Inspected in My New Home Is Important?

    Are you thinking about HVAC inspection for your new home? If you have purchased a brand new home, you may feel yourself being lulled into a false sense of security. Yes, it’s nice to live in a new house that hasn’t been tarnished by previous occupants. But the house was built by people, and people make mistakes. That’s...


  • 3 Basic Tips for Columbia Northeast Air Conditioning Efficiency

    It’s summer, so air conditioning efficiency is at the front of everybody's minds. Homeowners in the Columbia region are no exception. Whether your home is brand new, historical, or somewhere in between, there are things you can do to make your HVAC system more efficient. Here are three basic air conditioning efficiency tips for ...


  • Why Spring Valley Air Conditioning Is Second to None

    Spring Valley Air Conditioning believes that building trust is the key to developing strong relationships with our customers. That’s why our whole company strives to surpass every customer’s expectations. Our customer service agents, dispatchers, and technicians are all trained to take the extra step necessary to ensure tota...


  • Outrageous Cooling Bill: Could It Be a Leaky Air Duct?

    A leaky air duct is the most common culprit behind many inefficient homes. Holes and cracks in your air ducts can send cooled air inside your walls, rather than into the rooms you want cooled. Every time your air conditioner kicks on, you waste a little more money. Here’s how an HVAC company can detect and repair holes in your air...


  • How to Set Your Thermostat for Summer Energy Savings

    Are you doing some troubleshooting on your monthly utility bill? If you’re seeing a bill spike with the onset of warmer months, you aren’t alone. And because heating and air conditioning comprise as much as 50% of your home’s utility bill every month, you’re probably wondering how to shave it down. A Few Creativ...


  • What Is Checked During a Thermostat Inspection?

    Home maintenance agreements include a lot of benefits, but one of the most often-overlooked benefits involves the humble thermostat. Most people take their function for granted, never realizing the power their thermostat has over…well…everything. Why a Functioning Thermostat Is Important Your thermostat is like your home&...


  • How Does a Contractor Choose the Right HVAC for a New Home?

    Commercial builders are many things but, unfortunately, an HVAC specialist is not one of them. That’s why most of the contracting pros in the industry turn to heating and cooling specialists when finalizing their design plans. Is HVAC Design Really THAT Complicated? Absolutely. Many people will tell you HVAC design and sizing are...


  • Why Should I Replace My Existing Heating or Air Conditioning System?

    When it comes to your home’s heating and air conditioning system, the time for a replacement HVAC may not always be obvious. Usually, people wait until their system dies completely before installing a new unit. However, that isn’t always the best choice. When Should I Start Thinking About a Replacement? Here is a list of th...


  • Why Does My Air Conditioner Trip the Breaker When It Turns On?

    If your air conditioner keeps tripping the breaker, you are probably annoyed and looking for some help troubleshooting the problem. Congratulations! You’re in the right place. Here’s a quick list of three of the most common causes, and how they can be fixed: 1. Dirty Air Filters Have you ever tried to suck air through a we...


  • How to Keep Your System Running at Top Efficiency

    Did you know a quality maintenance agreement is one of the single greatest means of ensuring your HVAC system lives a long, healthy life? It’s true. These agreements offer a variety of benefits designed to keep your system running its best for many years to come. For the skeptics among you, we’ve broken out a few of the to...


  • Can We Build a Deck Over a Condenser?

    Let’s get one thing straight: Commercial builders are not HVAC specialists. This differentiation is why we consult on a variety of remodeling and home building projects—to ensure whatever the construction project is, that it will meet both product specifications and building code requirements. Let’s use building or e...


  • What Kind of Home Cooling System Works Best in Our Area?

    You might be wondering if there is a particular type of heating and air conditioning system designed to work best in southeastern climates. Does the type of system make a difference? And does that mean it’s the only one you should consider buying? Well, no. It’s not that simple. Factors to Consider When Replacing or Instal...


  • My Home is Always Colder Than My Thermostat Shows, What Should I Do?

    Four Tips for Troubleshooting Your Thermostat If your home heating system has you feeling a little frosty this winter, the best place to start your basic troubleshooting is at the thermostat. If your thermostat seems to be showing a temperature higher than what you’re experiencing, you could have a real problem. Luckily, there a...


  • 3 Reasons Now Is the Perfect Time for an Air Conditioning Tune Up

    Spring Cleaning Arrives Early with HVAC Maintenance Agreements If you’ve got an HVAC maintenance agreement, you might be wondering why on Earth we’d be recommending you schedule your next tune-up now. However, spring is the best time for getting your HVAC system cleaned and optimized. Here’s why: Availability an...


  • Why Should an HVAC Expert Review New Home Plans?

    What Many Commercial Builders Won’t Tell You About the Building Process Many commercial builders tout home plans as “complete”, including HVAC specifications and indoor air quality assessments. The problem is many of them aren’t qualified to provide accurate inputs. And you’re the one who will end up payin...


  • Which Is Safer – An Electric Furnace, Or a Gas One?

    Find Out the Truth from a Local Heating and Air Conditioning Pro In the heating and air conditioning business, we're often asked tough questions regarding the tradeoffs between different types of units. And when it comes to the choice of an electric or a gas furnace, many people ask if there's a significant difference in the safety of ...


  • Why Is My HVAC Clicking Every Time It Turns On?

    Troubleshooting those annoying heating and cooling problems might be simpler than you think. Every homeowner knows the feeling of frustration that comes from discovering a new, weird problem with a major appliance, but not everyone knows the joys of a successful troubleshooting session. The first instinct for many busy homeowners is t...


  • What's Included in an HVAC Maintenance Agreement?

    A maintenance agreement is designed to protect your investment in heating and cooling excellence. No HVAC installation is complete without a maintenance agreement, in the same way banana splits aren't complete without whipped cream and a cherry on top. Think about this - you wouldn't buy a car then drive around without getting the oil...


  • Will Shading an HVAC Unit Reduce Its Operating Costs?

    The search for reduced operating costs is ongoing for many commercial owners and builders, but Spring Valley pros know the truth about what works and what doesn’t. Putting an HVAC unit in the shade is like an urban legend amongst commercial builders - will it or won't it improve overall efficiency and decrease the cycles between ...


  • What Are the Advantages of Ductless Mini Systems?

    A ductless mini system is perfect when you need an auxiliary heating and air conditioning solution that fits your home and your budget. Getting your heating and air conditioning system just right requires a bit of tweaking and tinkering for some homeowners. When you need extra coverage or additional power, you don't want to buy a whol...


  • My Furnace Is Always Turning Off, then On Again – What Is Wrong?

    If you’re at the end of your rope with inconsistent furnace behavior, try these troubleshooting tips. Many homeowners don’t realize that issues with their heating and cooling systems can be solved with basic troubleshooting. Before you call in the cavalry, it pays to learn a little bit about the potential issues that are c...


  • 3 Reasons Why Your Home Needs an HVAC Maintenance Agreement This Year

    Are you prepared for the worst-case scenario without a maintenance agreement? Maintenance agreements are there to protect your HVAC investment. Getting your money’s worth has never been so simple or convenient! A maintenance agreement entitles your heating and cooling system to routine checkups and inspections, which means your h...


  • How Do I Find the Best HVAC Dealer to Work with My Construction Company?

    When your business needs commercial HVAC expertise, make sure you do your homework before committing to a partner. Commercial HVAC projects can be a source of stress for construction companies. You want to invest in high quality services, but you also don’t want to compromise on your budget. Networking with a reputable HVAC deal...


  • How Does a Furnace Work?

    Don’t let heating and air conditioning woes compromise your home this winter. Heating and air conditioning is an important element of home safety and comfort. Without proper heating systems in place, your home can become drafty and exposed to hazardous moisture levels. Furnaces perform well in cold weather climates, but have you...


  • Check Back Often to Stay in the Loop

    At Spring Valley Air Conditioning, it’s our goal on every job to make you feel like family. We place customer satisfaction as our first priority, and we do everything we can to help you along the way. Whether that is providing the best service, installing the highest quality products, or educating you so you can make the right H...



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