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Heating Contractors in South Carolina

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South Carolina has about 4 million people and is ranked 24th in the United States in terms of population. The state's agricultural base consists of tobacco, poultry, cattle, hogs, dairy products, and soybeans. The state also produces textile goods, chemical products, paper products and machinery. Winter temperatures average in the low 50s, while summer temperatures average in the high 80s to low 90s.

Residential contractors must be licensed by the state if they do more than $200 of work, while commercial contractors must be licensed to do work over $5,000. To get an application for a residential builder's license, contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The cost is $50 for a one-year license, or $100 for two years. Before getting a license you must pass an exam. The license is good for two years, and must be renewed by July 1 of every odd year.

The Department of Consumer Affairs is the state organization tasked with responding to consumer complaints and concerns. If you prefer to work with a private organization, the Better Business Bureau has offices in Columbia, upstate and coastal regions, and Greensboro.

Renters and homeowners who are having difficulty paying their energy bills should contact LIHEAP (Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program).

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