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Quality Service Company is your #1 HVAC contractor in Florence, SC, and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Quality Service Company are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit’s SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

 

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Customize to Your Home

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Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.

SEER
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Quality Service Company, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 843-252-0360 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Darlington, SC 29532

“Jonathan Smallwood came earlier in March to perform regular maintenance on my air units. He was very efficient and thorough. He took time and did a very detailed check of each unit. Then he explained what he found and went over the inspection with me. I would recommend him to others. He had a good attitude and was easy to talk to about the work. I appreciate his skill as this is an older home built in 1911. Thanks for a good job!” – Nancy C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Florence, SC 29501

“My name is Josh McDowell and I'm the counter sales rep for Border States in Florence, SC. We have used y'all for several years now, for all of our HVAC needs. Y'all have always been super nice and helpful and do regular maintenance and checkups on our system. I am very hot natured, so I use the AC at the counter a LOT. I have never had a complaint and anytime something has gone wrong, y'all were quick to respond and repair. Today we had one of our regular maintenance checkups and the 2 techs that showed up were Clyde and Nelson. Clyde and Nelson both seemed very knowledgeable and were very polite and efficient. They came in and introduced themselves and patiently waited while I helped a customer. Once they introduced themselves, we told them to make themselves at home and let us know if they needed anything. I barely even noticed they were here, and they were very quick and clean. I spoke with them both after they finished to sign the forms and everything and we had a little conversation throughout. I won't go into what the convo was about, but it let me know that these gentlemen are considerate, caring, and just all-around stand-up guys. I really appreciated their help and the nice convo after was just a bonus. Thank you for your consistency in always doing a great job and going the extra mile when it's needed.”

– JOSH M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Dillon, SC 29536

“Hunter was on time, knowledgeable, professional, and generous with his time and attention in assessing our heating/AC system. Great service!”

– Y Darsell S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Florence, SC 29501

“I would like to add to my review I left earlier today. I mispoke when I mentioned the 2 gentlemen that came and looked at my unit today. I was beside my self thinking I had a leak in my attic because I had drips coming down my kitchen cabinets. To say the least, I was a little wacky as I just arrived home last night from being gone for several weeks to find this issue. I incorrectly said Clyde’s name was David. Remember I did say I was a little wacky with worry,
Both gentlemen, Nelson and Clyde, were outstanding. I could not have wished or hoped for a better experience.
Clyde, I apologize for my error, and my only hope is when I use Quality Service in the future I have the pleasure and luck to have you both service my unit. Again, thank you Nelson and Clyde.”

– Claudette P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Florence, SC 29505

“I wish I could give 10 stars! Our Carrier unit went out on one of the hottest days of summer. The initial call with Tori was great and she was able to schedule a technician quickly within a few hours.
Mr. Domingo H. was our technician and his knowledge of our complicated unit was amazing. He was courteous in answering our questions, quickly diagnosed the issue with a fair quote for repair.
Mr. Domingo picked up the parts needed and returned to promptly fix the problem. He explained what was repaired and gave suggestions to keep the unit running well.
The professionalism, trade skills and customer service we experienced was outstanding. We are very grateful for Quality Service Co. and will continue to use them in the future!”

– Katherine M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Florence, SC 29501

“Very professional and timely. Replaced motor in my unit. Domingo was knowledgeable and informative. He explained the issues where I could understand and not HVAC language. Highly recommend Domingo with Quality Service Company.”

– Laurie B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Timmonsville, SC 29161

“My ac unit wasn’t cooling the house down like it normally has in the past. I called Quality Service. Spoke with Tori, explained to her everything the best I could. She scheduled up an appointment. Jonathan was very helpful and explained things to where I could understand what was going on. He made the repair needed and checked to make sure everything else was working right. My family and I are so thankful for the Quality Service team!”

– Kristen B.

Air Conditioner Installation in Florence, SC 29501

“We had to have the entire unit installed. This included the duct work and vents throughout the home. They had everything done in 4 days. I was amazed at how fast this was done. They didn’t leave a mess. They were also very knowledgeable in getting this project completed. I will definitely be recommending them to family and friends.”

– William S.

Air Conditioner Installation in Florence, SC 29506

“Quality service company is a top notch company with great employees. I have dealt with Glenn and the installers, and they are all hardworking and great guys.”

– John P.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Darlington, SC 29532

“This group of men is well mannered and hard working. They replaced my unit and my duct work in 2 days. They took the time to answer all of my questions and showed me how to work my new thermostat. Supervisor made sure I was pleased with everything before they left. Definitely recommend this company for your AC and duct work needs.”

– Nicole E.


Quality Service Company services Florence, Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar, Marion, Pamplico, Timmonsville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 843-252-0360 today.