About Us

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Some Words About Southern Comfort Climate Control Inc.

Founded in 1995,  Southern Comfort Climate Control has been a fully operating air conditioning business for over 24 years. We are licensed in the state of Florida as a air conditioning and heating contractor, with over 35 years of actual field experience in the business.
Bringing the knowledge needed to help solve your cooling and heating needs, the owner Jim Larder, is actively out in the field overlooking and performing the work. Commercial buildings from the size of Sam’s Clubs, to new residential homes have been completed along with performing service, repairs, and replacement.  
Living and working the trade right here in the Fort Walton Beach,  has allowed us to learn how to interact with our sometimes unique weather patterns.  We are a truly local company that started and has stayed in Fort Walton Beach.

When you call Southern Comfort, you will talk directly with a highly experienced service and installation technician. This is a great advantage as rheem logo 3sometimes your problems are minor, and may be solved just by speaking over the phone. Perhaps you may only need some advise and may not have the need for a service call. We will gladly help if possible, and recommend a service call if it should be required.

Nobody works off commission here, so no selling of unneeded parts or services to make a bigger pay check.

Southern Comfort Climate Control is locally owned and operated and is not a franchise company. Straight forward, honest pricing on both repairs and system replacements with no hidden costs or “diagnostic fees” .   

Servicing the areas of Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, Mary Esther and the Florida panhandles surroundings areas, we strive to make our customers happy with what some may call the old fashioned, honest approach.

Our main line of air conditioning and heating equipment is Rheem brand.  We can service most major brand equipment. Please call us with any questions.

We are also proud to offer the Mitsubishi line of mini split air  Mitsubishi heat pump condenserconditioner/heat pump systems. Mini split air conditioning systems are fantastic in those troublesome rooms of the home that just don’t get as cool as needed. Florida rooms, add on rooms, and enclosed garages are examples of where we have installed these units.
Mitsubishi mini splits are very efficient with a very high SEER energy rating.They operate extremely quietly, and look attractive in any room. They are a ductless system that can provide both cooling and heating if needed.






We perform all the needed repairs and services to keep your home comfortable. From system replacements, repair, yearly service, remodel and new construction.

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Flexible Appointments

Don’t want to spend a whole day sitting around waiting for a service man? We can work with your schedule giving you a appointment to fit into your day.

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No Misleading Pricing

We use no misleading or gimmicky advertising, sales, or pricing.  Straight forward, honest repair pricing. Know the costs without any surprises when handed your repair bill.

Nobody works for commission here, so no selling of unneeded parts or services.