EPA requirements are stated and under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. Holding an EPA card does NOT replace the need for a state license in South Carolina.
An HVAC professional should have one of two licenses in order to legally offer and perform HVAC installation or repair. For any residential HVAC repair or installation exceeding $200 or any commercial HVAC repair or installation exceeding $5,000.00.
Both licenses are administered by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. A contractor should have either a commercial license administered by the SC Contractor’s Licensing Board (commercial licensing) or a license from LLR’s Residential Builders (licensing board).
With the commercial license, there are three classifications: Air Conditioning (AC) or Heating (HT) or Packaged Equipment (PK).
With a Residential Builders License, an hvac contractor’s license would be listed under the heading of “heating and air.”
Exceptions to HVAC work with a license
Homeowners can “do their own hvac work” to their home without the need to have one of the two licenses listed above. The homeowner however does need to comply with all other laws and regulations including acquiring a permit. Also, homeowners who “do their own work” may/may not be eligible to invoke the equipment’s manufacturer’s warrantee.
Home Builders (who have their own licensing requirements from LLR to meet) may provide hvac services.
Thanks to HVAC companies with big hearts . . . the association's annual golf tournament that raises money for its scholarship program and community service project, Cool Aid Warms Hearts, is almost sold out. We have 3 teams left to fill. We also are still accepting hole sponsorships. If you'd like to be a part of these worthy causes, please contact SCAHACC staff by calling 1-800-395-9276.
3 team spots left for Scholarship/Cool Aid Golf Tournament
Thanks to sponsor Federated Insurance, golfers at the upcoming SCAHACC Scholarship and Cool Aids golf tournament will be greeted by a special guest, Heisman Trophy Winner George Rogers.
George will bring the Heisman Trophy with him to the tournament and will take pictures with those who would like.
George Washington Rogers (born December 8, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1980s. Rogers played college football for the University of South Carolina, earned All-America honors, and won the 1980 Heisman Trophy. He was the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins of the NFL. As a pro, Rogers rushed for over 7,000 yards. He is also known as the greatest player to ever play at the University of South Carolina.
1980 Heisman Trophy Winner
1981 NFL #1 overall pick
1981 NFL Rookie of the Year
Super Bowl XXII Champion
2 time Pro Bowl
5,204 Rushing yards are still the most in the history of SC Football