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Your Guide to Portable Air Conditioner Repair in Beaufort, SC

Your Guide to Portable Air Conditioner Repair in Beaufort, SC

Portable AC units provide a flexible and accessible way to cool your space, especially if you rent. Other benefits of portable air conditioning units include their affordability, compact size, and simultaneous dehumidifier settings. However, when the AC isn't working,...

The Importance of Annual Furnace Maintenance

The Importance of Annual Furnace Maintenance

The Importance of Annual Furnace Maintenance Read our top reasons to have annual furnace tune-ups & 4 easy DIY checklist tips for you to  start saving money now.Now that winter is finally here, your furnace has probably become one of the most valuable assets...

The Best Air Conditioner Filters For Allergies

The Best Air Conditioner Filters For Allergies

Allergies are your body's way of protecting itself from harmful substances. Your immune system produces antibodies in response to your unique allergy profile. The symptoms can affect your airways, skin, and digestive system. Some allergies are little more than...

Wi-Fi Thermostats

Wi-Fi Thermostats

What Are Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats? If you’ve not heard of them before, Wi-Fi smart thermostats are exactly what they sound like, smart devices connected to your home network that manage your heating and cooling in the place of a traditional thermostat. At its simplest,...

Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills in the Winter

Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills in the Winter

6 Great Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills in the Winter Winter is fast-approaching, and although the season is chock-full of many wonderful holidays and potentially the chance of a fluffy snowfall, it can also bring along hefty energy bills. It’s crucial to...

Sig Cox Wins 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Sig Cox Wins 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Sig Cox Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to announce that our team has earned the HVAC service industry’s prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award. Because of the exceptional service ratings and reviews we received from our incredible customers, our company...

HVAC Maintenance Cost: How Much Should I Expect to Pay?

HVAC Maintenance Cost: How Much Should I Expect to Pay?

When is the last time you scheduled an annual or biannual HVAC maintenance service? If it's been over a year, you should get the system serviced immediately. Proper maintenance is the key to enjoying a functional HVAC system all year round. However, many people shy...

5 Signs of a Frozen Sewer Line (And How to Fix it)

5 Signs of a Frozen Sewer Line (And How to Fix it)

The sooner you can recognize the signs of a frozen sewer line, the quicker you can take steps to ensure the issue doesn’t lead to extensive damage and an expensive repair. When water becomes trapped in your sewer line during periods of sub-zero temperatures, it can...

5 Great Ways to Improve Home Comfort With Proper HVAC Maintenance

5 Great Ways to Improve Home Comfort With Proper HVAC Maintenance

During winters and summers, whenever the weather conditions turn chilly or hot, you close your house to avoid the cold - as well as the heat and humidity of the CSRA area. But, did you know that closing your doors and windows leads to stagnant air getting trapped...

Heating and Cooling Your Outdoor Space

Heating and Cooling Your Outdoor Space

How to Stay One Step Ahead of the Weather Do you have a large, sunny backyard? A tiny little balcony space? Maybe a porch, patio, deck? If you like using your outdoor space, or if you are ready to start using the area more, you have a few things you need to think about Do […]

Everything You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Everything You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining Proper Indoor Air Quality You probably don’t think about the air quality in your home. But, when you really take a second, you’ll quickly realize how important it is. The space you’re living in should have clean air quality to help you maintain excellent health. Keeping improper air quality in the home can lead […]

Spring Has Sprung: The Ultimate Spring HVAC Checklist

Spring Has Sprung: The Ultimate Spring HVAC Checklist

After months of constant running to keep you and your home warm during winter, your HVAC system has probably caught some dust and debris that can slow down or damage it. The repair of a faulty HVAC system is expensive and can set you back several...

Air Filter Tips to Keep Your AC Running Smoothly in 2021

Air Filter Tips to Keep Your AC Running Smoothly in 2021

Tips for Keeping Your AC Air Filters Working Their Hardest It’s summer weather season, and that means that your AC system is turning on and getting cranked up to keep your home cool!With the increased use of air conditioning, you’ll need to make sure your system is...

Top 5 Signs You Need to Call Your HVAC Specialist

Top 5 Signs You Need to Call Your HVAC Specialist

5 Times You Need to Call an HVAC Expert Is your air conditioner making a horrible noise again? Does it seem like you’re forever cleaning the vents only to find you still can’t get cold air? It’s probably time you called in your local HVAC expert. There are a few major...

6 Best Reasons to Sign an HVAC Maintenance Contract

6 Best Reasons to Sign an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Anybody who has experienced a malfunctioning HVAC system knows how expensive and frustrating it can be. But it’s an unavoidable part of being a homeowner, right? Wrong. You have more control over it than you think. And the answer lies within having an HVAC maintenance...

Annual HVAC System Maintenance: Your Guide and Checklist

Annual HVAC System Maintenance: Your Guide and Checklist

It's a breath of fresh air. It warms you up on cold nights. And it's very expensive to replace. No, we're not talking about a spouse. We're talking about your HVAC system! HVAC systems are a significant investment. And with the right upkeep, they can last for...

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an HVAC Company

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an HVAC Company

A homeowner should never put off needed repairs to their furnace, air conditioner, air purifiers, or any ventilation system. Minor damage to these appliances can become major fixes the longer you wait to address them. Ensuring proper humidity levels and temperatures...

How to Find the Best HVAC Contractor in North Augusta

How to Find the Best HVAC Contractor in North Augusta

Is it just about time for you to do routine maintenance on your home's HVAC system? Or do you need a repair made to your business' HVAC system so that you can start heating or cooling it again? Either way, you should always make sure that you call on the right...

The Importance of Installing The Proper Size HVAC Unit

The Importance of Installing The Proper Size HVAC Unit

It’s easy to take an HVAC system for granted. Many home and business owners likely don’t give much thought when everything is functioning as it should — and probably haven’t ever wondered whether it is the correct size for their residential or commercial setups. The...

AC Broke? Here’s What NOT to Do

AC Broke? Here’s What NOT to Do

Is there anything worse than having your home's air conditioner break on you in the middle of a hot day? In a matter of just an hour or so, your house can go from cool and comfortable to sticky and unbearable as a result of a broken air conditioning. The good news is...

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

How Often Should Your Air Ducts Be Serviced? Know When To Call an HVAC Contractor About Your Air Duct System Are you wondering, "How often should I have my air ducts cleaned"? Do you need to know if you have to hire an HVAC contractor to clean out your vents and...

Why Home Ventilation Is Important

Why Home Ventilation Is Important

Why Home Ventilation Is Important Everyone understands that ventilation is an important part of any home. But Ventilation plays an important role in keeping you home comfortable and safe. Find out more. Improper Ventilation is Costly If you’ve ever stepped out of a...

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System? Ductless mini-split HVAC systems are gaining popularity, but is it the right choice of system for your home? Find out more. A ductless mini-split system (sometimes just called a mini-split) is typically a wall-mounted heat pump or...

What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work? Heat pumps are responsible for transferring and moving thermal energy, and the process is an interesting one. Here’s a quick guide to how it all works.If you’ve got an HVAC system, you know that a flip of a switch on your...

Types of Air Filters for Your Heating & Cooling Unit

Types of Air Filters for Your Heating & Cooling Unit

Air Filters For HVAC Units: Types & Uses Your HVAC system is a crucial part of your home air system. It heats and cools your home to keep it at a comfortable temperature. Around the world, HVAC systems have become an integral part of both business and home...

How to Prevent the Most Common AC Repair: Broken Capacitors

How to Prevent the Most Common AC Repair: Broken Capacitors

Broken Capacitors: How to Prevent the Most Common AC Repair An air conditioning capacitor jump starts the motor and keeps it running. Here’s how to fix one when it breaks down, and who to call when you need help.Every air conditioner component is important to its...

End-of-Summer HVAC Maintenance Checklist

End-of-Summer HVAC Maintenance Checklist

End-of-Summer HVAC Maintenance Checklist In this guide, we'll provide you with an end-of-summer HVAC maintenance checklist that'll help you prepare your HVAC unit for the colder months.Not maintaining your HVAC system reduces the equipment's life and increases costs...

HVAC Terms: Important HVAC Terminology You Should Know

HVAC Terms: Important HVAC Terminology You Should Know

HVAC Terminology The most common Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning terms that home and business owners should be familiar with.HVAC, like any other industry, is full of its own terminology, jargon, and abbreviations. It’s important to be at least somewhat...

4 Signs You Need Heater Repair

4 Signs You Need Heater Repair

Whether you're dealing with extreme heat in North Augusta or the surrounding area or facing freezing temperatures, you know that there's a problem with either your heating or cooling system.In this post, we're breaking down some of the most common heater...

5 Warning Signs Your HVAC Unit Is Going Bad and Needs to Be Repaired

5 Warning Signs Your HVAC Unit Is Going Bad and Needs to Be Repaired

7 Warning Signs Your HVAC Unit Is Going Bad and Needs To Be Repaired Not sure if your HVAC needs to be repaired? Read our simple guide to seven common signs your heating and cooling system may need a repair. Most homeowners wait until their HVAC unit stops working to...

Top 5 Smart Thermostats in 2018

Top 5 Smart Thermostats in 2018

Top 5 Smart Thermostats in 2018 Read about our five favorite Smart Thermostats of 2018 to help you narrow down your choice for a WiFi thermostat to make your home smarter and save you money.If you are looking to make your home smarter, starting with a new thermostat...

Portable Outdoor Air Conditioners – Your Buying Guide

Portable Outdoor Air Conditioners – Your Buying Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Portable Air Conditioners for the Outdoors In the sweltering summer heat, many people still want to spend time outside in relative comfort. Especially with the fourth of July and Memorial day coming up, there’s a lot of pressure to...

Honeywell’s New Monthly Energy Report

Honeywell’s New Monthly Energy Report

HVAC Terminology Honeywell’s New Monthly Energy Report Who doesn't love to save money? Read this easy guide to learn how Honeywell's energy reports work and the features of a WiFi thermostat.  New WiFi Thermostat Feature Gives Homeowners Unprecedented Transparency...

Keep Your Bedroom Cooler With These 7 Simple Tips

Keep Your Bedroom Cooler With These 7 Simple Tips

Keep Your Bedroom Cooler With These 7 Simple Tips A comfortable bedroom is often a cool bedroom. Check out these tips to help ensure you’re able to create that. 1. Use blinds or curtains to block out the sun. According to Family Handyman, your home’s windows are...

How to Prep Your House & HVAC System for Vacation this Winter

How to Prep Your House & HVAC System for Vacation this Winter

How to Prep Your House & HVAC System for Vacation this Winter Taking a vacation this winter? Read our foolproof guide to prepare your home with these 5 steps. As the winter months approach, many people plan to travel for the holidays. In fact, according to AAA...

Your Guide to HVAC Filters

Your Guide to HVAC Filters

Your Guide to HVAC Filters Indoor air quality can be improved significantly by replacing HVAC filters. Do you know what type of filter is best for your HVAC system? Read to find out! Understanding Different Types of HVAC Filters Usually, HVAC filters come in standard...

Indoor Air Quality & How To Clean HVAC Ducts

Indoor Air Quality & How To Clean HVAC Ducts

Indoor Air Quality & How To Clean HVAC Ducts Read our easy 10  DIY steps to clean and sanitize your air ducts and HVAC vents to improve your home's air quality.  During the hot summer months and cold winter season, we go several months without opening...

The Ultimate HVAC Winter Guide

The Ultimate HVAC Winter Guide

The Ultimate HVAC Winter Guide Sometimes winter arrives out of nowhere... being prepared ahead of time will keep you and your family from being left in the cold. Read our 7-Step Winter HVAC To Do List and get started today!So now that winter is nearly upon us, it’s...

Fighting Winter Allergies With Quality Heating & Air Systems

Fighting Winter Allergies With Quality Heating & Air Systems

Fighting Winter Allergies With Quality Heating & Air Systems There's nothing worse than being uncomfortable with allergies. Read these simple steps to help prevent issues during winter months if you suffer from winter allergies. Reduce Winter Allergy Symptoms...

Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Working?

Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Working?

Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Working? Did your air conditioner just stop working? Check out these common reasons an air conditioner will stop working and how you can possibly fix it.  Signs to Look for As to Why Your Air Conditioning is not Working What is...

How do Air Conditioners Work?

How do Air Conditioners Work?

How do Air Conditioners Work? Learn about how air conditioners work and the process of creating cool air.  Do You Know How Air Conditioning Works? Nearly everyone has an air conditioner in their home. They rely on it to keep themselves and their family...

Your Guide to Quality Affordable Furnace Repair, North Augusta SC

Your Guide to Quality Affordable Furnace Repair, North Augusta SC

Your Guide to Quality Affordable Furnace Repair Read our 5 steps to ensure that your heating and air unit stays up & running and know when it's time to hire a professional.  Furnace Repair & Replacements - Do you know which one you need? Furnaces & Air...

Finding an Aiken HVAC Contractor

Finding an Aiken HVAC Contractor

Finding an Aiken HVAC Contractor If you are in need of a professional HVAC contractor for heating or cooling services, read this guide to help find the right one for you. Good contractors are difficult to find. No matter what industry you’re in, the world is filled...

Air Conditioner Repair VS Air Conditioner Replacement

Air Conditioner Repair VS Air Conditioner Replacement

Air Conditioner Repair VS Air Conditioner Replacement Not sure if it is time to replace your air conditioner? Read our guide to help make the decision. Air Conditioning does not come cheap. You invested a considerable amount of money into your system. After a period,...

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Your home’s indoor air quality is an essential part of being comfortable and healthy in your home. Read these simple ways you can help the air quality today by cleaning your ductwork today. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Duct...

Surprising Facts: The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Surprising Facts: The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Surprising Facts: The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning Air ducts play a very important role in the air quality of a home, office or commercial space. Read these 4 facts and learn the effects of dirty air ducts on air quality and your health. Why Clean Your Air Ducts? If...

7 Great Ways to Save Money on Your AC Bill This Summer!

7 Great Ways to Save Money on Your AC Bill This Summer!

7 Great Ways to Save Money on Your AC Bill This Summer! Read our 7 simple ways to reduce cooling costs during the summertime.  How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill Did you know that you can reduce 20-50 percent of your energy bill by making the switch...

7 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit May Need Some Repairs

7 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit May Need Some Repairs

7 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit May Need Some Repairs Read these common reasons to learn whether or not your air conditioning needs a repair today.  1 – Loud Noise Air conditioners make noise. As complicated devices that impact the entire home, they are bound to...

Sig Cox Launches Brand New Website!

Sig Cox Launches Brand New Website!

Sig Cox Launches Brand New Website! Today we are proud to unveil our brand new website. Developing service loyalty and striking success is not easily achieved overnight, but we at Sig Cox Inc, understand the formula for success. This is why we’ve invested a lot of...

“Honey, it’s hot in here. And no, it’s not you.”

“Honey, it’s hot in here. And no, it’s not you.”

“Honey, it’s hot in here. And no, it’s not you.” Air Conditioning One of the distinguished engineering achievements of the 20th century is air conditioning; it is by far America’s biggest first world– solution. An air conditioning unit is responsible for heating,...

Hiring the Right Air Conditioning Expert

Hiring the Right Air Conditioning Expert

Hiring the Right Air Conditioning Expert As a homeowner, you will eventually need your HVAC unit serviced or repaired, read these important things to look for in a reputable company.  Air Conditioning Contractors Handling an AC repair is one of the most irritating...