We went back to the ocean yesterday to inspect a condo yesterday. It was a nice unit that the new owners are already planning their upgrades. It is always nice to help people that are excited to have a getaway at the beach.
As we have seen many times, HVAC equipment located near the ocean needs special attention. We recommend at a minimum annual servicing with a treatment for the outside unit to inhibit corrosion.
I am a full-time home inspector servicing all of South Carolina.