If you’re like most residents living in the Lowcountry, your home is your happy place. It’s where you come to unwind, rest, and regroup for another day at work. But when your HVAC system fails, your peaceful property can turn into an uncomfortable, even unsafe environment. You need to get it fixed, and you need it fixed quickly.
As the most trusted HVAC company in Charleston, Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools, experience, and technicians to help, whether you need a simple maintenance check or emergency HVAC repair. We truly care about your comfort and will do everything in our power to restore your home to the happy place that you love.
When we opened Burke HVAC Services, Inc. many years ago, we did so with one goal in mind: To exceed our customer’s expectations by ensuring that each of our clients received individualized service.
Since that time, we have grown and expanded into one of Charleston’s largest HVAC companies, but we still hold true to that goal. Despite our growth, we are proud to say that we continue to offer a boutique, personalized experience for all of our clients.
When you call our office, you will speak to a trained, knowledgeable customer service professional. When you make an appointment for an estimate, we will come to your residence rather than asking you to come to ours. When you need emergency service, you can rest easy knowing an HVAC tech is their way, no matter what time of day.
At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., our customers keep coming back because we believe in hard work, timely service, and fair pricing. Honesty is the backbone of our business, and that will not be changing anytime soon.
Here are just a few more reasons why the Lowcountry leans on Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for their heating and cooling maintenance and repair:
Our unbeatable HVAC and air quality services include:
Having your AC go out during the hottest days of summer is no fun, but don’t sweat it; Burke HVAC Services is here to keep you cool!
We know that your home’s AC system needs to be fully operational to keep your family comfortable when summertime rolls around. Our skilled AC repair techs in Charleston are ready to help with any AC issue you are having, whether it be a quick fix or full system replacement.
We provide trustworthy AC maintenance services when you need them the most, so you can focus on more important things like your family or business. With the most comprehensive list of AC services in Charleston, we can get your air conditioning pump up to snuff so you can cool down no matter how hot it gets outside.
A few of our most common AC repair services in Charleston include:
Burke HVAC Services, Inc. also offers preventative maintenance and tune-up options for homeowners that would like year-round confidence in their air conditioning system. It doesn’t matter if you have a central heating system for your home or a wall-mounted AC unit for your office – we are just a phone call away from keeping summer heat at bay.
When properly maintained, a good air conditioning system can last for many years. However, if no amount of repairs or maintenance will fix your AC system, it’s probably time to send your old unit to the scrap yard. Before you call us for a replacement system, let us provide you with a thorough exam to make sure it is needed. If we discover that a replacement AC system is required, our skilled technicians would be happy to travel to your to complete the job.
At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., we understand how important it is for you and your family to stay cool during the hot summer months in South Carolina. That is why we are proud to install the highest-rated cooling systems available. When we come to your home or business to install an AC unit, we will take all the time needed to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have.
Any time we install a new air conditioner for a client, we strive to let them know what may be wrong with their original system. We’ll discuss what unit might be best for your home, budget, and cooling needs. Once we have a good understanding for what you need, we will get to work right away to minimize your time without air conditioning.
Our goal is to do the best job possible the first time out, with minimal interference in your life. That way, you can continue enjoying summertime while we work hard to give you a fast, effective AC solution.
Did you know that a broken heat pump or air conditioner can lead to higher utility bills? Updated cooling systems, like the replacement systems installed by Burke HVAC Services, are more reliable and can help lower your utility costs over time.
But how do you know if your air conditioning system is on its last legs? Here are a few telltale signs that your AC unit might need to be replaced:
If you are in need of a replacement cooling system for your home in Charleston, Burke HVAC Services, Inc., is here to help.
Few things are worse than having your heater go out in the middle of winter. Fixing your heater is of the utmost importance when it’s freezing outside, and Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools and technicians to help. With our 24/7 emergency heating repair services, you won’t have to worry about being left out in the cold. Our talented HVAC contractors in Charleston are only a call away, whether you need a minor fix or a replacement heater.
Here are just a few common issues that Burke HVAC Services, Inc. heating technicians can help solve for you:
If you notice any of the following signs from your furnace, contact Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for an inspection. Our fully-trained furnace repair technicians will detail what issues your furnace is experiencing and offer solutions tailored to your home and budget.
“Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality HVAC services in Charleston. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Charleston leaves your home. “Remember that any company can make an honest mistake, but it is what they do about it that makes a difference. We will work to make things right by you; that is our promise.”
Larry H. Burke Jr. President
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cannonborough Beverage Company, a craft soda company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The project will create 22 new jobs.
Founded in 2012, Cannonborough Beverage Company produces craft sodas and mixers made from whole ingredients including fruits, herbs and spices.
Located at 1750 Signal Point Road in Charleston, Cannonborough Beverage Company’s expansion will increase the company’s capacity and production capabilities. The company also plans to add a commissary kitchen.
The expansion of the company’s production facility is currently in progress. Individuals interested in joining the Cannonborough Beverage Company team should visit the company’s contact page.
"We are very proud to announce this exciting milestone for the company. Not only will this new production facility allow us to expand our operations to keep up with growing demand, it will allocate newly renovated food production space for other food businesses and is an opportunity to give back to a community that has been so supportive of Cannonborough Sodas. The generosity of Charleston area businesses to share their space, knowledge and experience with us over the last nine years has made a big impact on the company. To be able to pay that forward to the next generation of food entrepreneurs in Charleston is something we're very excited about." -Cannonborough Beverage Company Co-Founders Mick Matricciano and Matt Fendley
"Today we congratulate a homegrown business – Cannonborough Beverage Company – on their success in the Palmetto State. We look forward to watching them continue to grow in Charleston County for years to come.”-Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina continues to attract investments from companies of all types, and today’s announcement by Cannonborough Beverage Company is proof of that. Team South Carolina celebrates their growth, and we look forward to their continued success.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We’re pleased to see a local company not only expanding, but planning to source more agricultural products from South Carolina farmers. This is a great example of the teamwork that makes agribusiness our state’s No. 1 industry.” -Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
“Our community has a passion for homegrown products, and we are excited to see what the future has in store for the growing craft soda market. Congratulations to Cannonborough Beverage Company on their expansion and establishing permanent roots in our community.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
A waterfront property on Charleston’s peninsula may see new life in coming years thanks to a potential $5 million investment from the South Carolina Aquarium.The city of Charleston is in the process of approving a deal to lease the Charleston Maritime Center to the aquarium essentially for free. City Council on Nov. 23 unanimously advanced a proposed $1-per-year lease for further consideration. If given final approval, the lease’s term would end in 2045 with the option to renew for another 25 years.“I don&rsqu...
A waterfront property on Charleston’s peninsula may see new life in coming years thanks to a potential $5 million investment from the South Carolina Aquarium.
The city of Charleston is in the process of approving a deal to lease the Charleston Maritime Center to the aquarium essentially for free. City Council on Nov. 23 unanimously advanced a proposed $1-per-year lease for further consideration. If given final approval, the lease’s term would end in 2045 with the option to renew for another 25 years.
“I don’t see a downside to this in any aspect,” Mayor John Tecklenburg told council members during a Nov. 22 committee meeting.
The aquarium, located at 100 Aquarium Wharf, is less than half a mile away from the Maritime Center, located at 10 Wharfside St.
Included in the aquarium’s proposed $5 million renovations is a pedestrian path connecting the two properties. It would also include upgrades to the existing Maritime Center building to provide classroom space and a café. The existing event space and public restrooms for boaters would be upgraded.
The aquarium plans to use the space for youth educational programs. It currently runs a free K-12 STEM program, but leaders see an opportunity to expand their offerings to provide space for research trips into Charleston Harbor, an adult lecture series and teen programming, aquarium President and CEO Kevin Mills told the city’s Recreation and Real Estate committees Nov. 22.
“We’re still effectively turning away two kids for every one that applies,” Mills said of the demand for the STEM program.
They could also partner with other area organizations such as the YWCA Greater Charleston and the forthcoming International African American Museum.
Fundraising efforts are already underway, Mills said, with $2 million out of the $5 million goal raised by the aquarium. If the lease is approved, construction on the upgrades will begin in mid-2023 with an opening date projected for mid-2024. The plans were first proposed in 2018 and town hall meetings held for area residents in 2019, but the proposal faced delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mills said.
Currently, the city owns and maintains the Maritime Center, which can be used as event space and as a stopping point for boaters. In recent years however, the city has made little use of the property. Under the terms of the proposed lease, the city will still maintain the ability to use the site for event space and to accommodate boaters.
“Its basically a garage space in a way right now,” Tecklenburg said at the committee meeting.
Since at least 2018, the city has lost money on the property each year ranging from $23,000 in 2019 to $111,000 in 2020, city records show. In 2018, hurricanes Florence and Michael limited the revenue the Maritime Center typically collects from boaters, and in 2020, the facility was closed much of the year due to the pandemic.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians are expected to be on the roads for the next few days.AAA is forecasting this year’s Thanksgiving travel period will be nearly as busy as it was before the pandemic, after a sizable slowdown last year. The auto club expects about 678,000 cars will be on South Carolina roads from Wednesday through Sunday, up from 617,000 cars in 2020 and just a 1% decrease from 2019′s total.In addition to more cars, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said more state ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians are expected to be on the roads for the next few days.
AAA is forecasting this year’s Thanksgiving travel period will be nearly as busy as it was before the pandemic, after a sizable slowdown last year. The auto club expects about 678,000 cars will be on South Carolina roads from Wednesday through Sunday, up from 617,000 cars in 2020 and just a 1% decrease from 2019′s total.
In addition to more cars, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said more state troopers will be out over the next several days too.
“If you make that poor choice to drive drunk, or you make the poor choice to speed or drive reckless, we’re going to be out in full force and make sure we stop you, make sure we ticket you, make sure we educate you, and make sure you get to your destination safely,” SCHP Trooper David Jones said.
The extended holiday weekend arrives with an extra warning for safety, as South Carolina’s 976 traffic deaths so far in 2021 have already surpassed last year’s total, 961, with still more than a month left in the year.
Too often, Jones said congestion leads to minor crashes, and those turn into big backups or even bigger collisions, especially if drivers get distracted.
“The thing that we look at isn’t a number on a billboard or a number of a traffic fatality,” he said. “We remember those names. We remember the faces. We remember those loved ones who get the worst news of their life, and what’s disheartening for us is that all too often, these crashes could’ve been completely avoidable.”
AAA reports South Carolina roads will likely be busy for the bulk of the day and evening on Wednesday, saying drivers should hit the least amount of traffic if they leave after 9 p.m. On Thanksgiving, it said the best time to drive is before 11 a.m., while the hours between noon and 3 p.m. are the busiest.
AAA recommends people leave in the morning to return home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
“Go ahead and plan now and know that the roads are going to be congested. Make sure you limit your distractions, wear your seatbelt, reduce your speed, and if you do these simple things, we know we can reduce the fatalities we’ve seen in the years past,” Jones said.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – From the sanctuary to the center stage, Aaron Hines proves no matter what, your faith can take you far.Aaron grew up in Charleston in a family of athletes and soldiers. Even though he too played sports, at a very young age he realized his talents were far away from any football field.“Sports, military, corporate, that’s kind of the base of my family. I thought about going that route, but I was just always super passionate about music,” said Aaron.After much encouragement ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – From the sanctuary to the center stage, Aaron Hines proves no matter what, your faith can take you far.
Aaron grew up in Charleston in a family of athletes and soldiers. Even though he too played sports, at a very young age he realized his talents were far away from any football field.
“Sports, military, corporate, that’s kind of the base of my family. I thought about going that route, but I was just always super passionate about music,” said Aaron.
After much encouragement from a childhood friend, Aaron performed for the first time in his eighth-grade talent show — and won?! He soon began playing the drums and piano for his church.
“I literally helped raise him, make sure he was okay all throughout high school and made sure he got into college,” said Pastor Lance Johnson, Sr. of The Revelation of Christ Church, or ‘The ROC Church.” Aaron then went on to Charleston Southern University, and Pastor Johnson then hired him as an intern at the church.
“He became like a son to me, and still is,” said Johnson. He also says from the very beginning he knew Aaron would make it to the big stage.
“I’ve seen him come from simply playing the drums when he first came to the church, and then he taught himself how to play the keyboard, and then initially again, he taught himself how to play the bass and the guitar.” Pastor Johnson says he saw Aaron’s progression first hand. “I told him years ago prophetically, that ‘you were going to do something great and was going to make an impact in this world through your gifts.'”
Aaron began writing his own music and singing with various groups throughout college, but a phone call one day put his dreams on hold.
“I got the news about my mom actually being diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer,” said Aaron.
He was ready to move home and take care of her, but she pushed him to keep singing. After two years of chemo, and a whole lot of faith, Aaron’s mother beat cancer. Her courage inspired him to go for ‘The Voice.’
Pastor Johnson recalls the moment he learned Aaron would be on the show. “He called me and he said ‘Pop, I gotta tell you something and you can’t tell anybody.’ I said okay, well I’m pretty used to that being a pastor, and he says ‘Well I’m on The Voice!’ and I go wow okay.”
Aaron says he’s still learning new things about himself. “It’s been the most emotional, encouraging, inspiring, life-changing experience ever.”
Sadly, Aaron did not make it to the finals, but his village of supporters continues to grow.
“The most encouraging part about it, is I tell a little more in-depth the story about my mom and just her having breast cancer for a while, and how it affected our family.”
One thing’s for sure, this won’t be the last time you hear the name, Aaron Hines. He’s currently working on new music, new merchandise, and booking shows.
A South Carolina hospital system that for the last 165 years has cared for the sick and injured on the low-lying Charleston peninsula announced that it is moving to higher ground.Roper St. Francis Healthcare said Wednesday that it must relocate its flagship hospital from its current downtown location so that patients can “more easily access care closer to where they live and work.”The health system also said in its 10-year strategic plan that the hospital also needs to be in a building that is “upgraded to bet...
A South Carolina hospital system that for the last 165 years has cared for the sick and injured on the low-lying Charleston peninsula announced that it is moving to higher ground.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare said Wednesday that it must relocate its flagship hospital from its current downtown location so that patients can “more easily access care closer to where they live and work.”
The health system also said in its 10-year strategic plan that the hospital also needs to be in a building that is “upgraded to better withstand natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.”
Roper Hospital is located on Calhoun Street in Charleston’s flood-prone medical mile, where chronic flooding impacts three major health systems: Roper St. Francis, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina, the region’s only Level I trauma center.
Though Roper Hospital has not said yet where it plans to go, its departure marks the first evacuation from Charleston’s medical district.
“Who we are has always been more important than where we are,” Roper St. Francis CEO Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi said in a video published on the health system’s website.
The soon-to-be-announced building will be the fourth location for Roper Hospital since it opened downtown in 1856. DiLisi said in a statement that he expects to announce the new Roper Hospital location in the coming weeks.
“Today, I make this promise that whether you live in downtown Charleston or the farthest reaches of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties, Roper St. Francis Healthcare will be a short drive away to serve your health care needs,” DiLisi said. “This strategic plan serves as our beacon to making primary and specialty care services more convenient for all of the communities we serve.”
The decision by Roper Hospital to move off the peninsula is the latest and one of the most dramatic examples of how climate change is impacting this coastal port city, which last year saw a record number of high-tide flooding and is currently in the process of building a sea wall to keep out storm surge.
The city has also had a change of heart when it comes to allowing residents to elevate their historic homes.
While moving Roper Hospital off the peninsula is a “focal point” of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 plan, the health system on Wednesday also announced other changes ahead.
It plans to expand its Berkeley County Hospital, upgrade its electronic medical records system and expand its medical services to growing parts of the region.
For example, this week, the health system said it has purchased property near the corner of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant.
The town of Mount Pleasant, located just east of peninsular Charleston over the iconic Arthur Ravenel Bridge, has seen its population grow by nearly 33% in the last decade, according to the latest 2020 Census data. It is now the fourth-largest place in South Carolina, based on population estimates, right behind North Charleston.
Even as Roper Hospital charts its departure from the peninsula, other health systems have continued to build downtown. Last year, right next to Roper Hospital, MUSC opened its Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.
However, both the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and MUSC have also expanded their footprints beyond the Charleston peninsula.
In recent years, the Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina has looked to expand its physical footprint around the state, with plans in Indian Land, Berkeley County and Kingstree. The most recent expansion effort included the purchase of two hospitals in the Midlands — Columbia-based Providence Hospital and Camden’s Kershaw Health Medical Center.
In 2019, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center opted to move its primary care off the peninsula and cited frequent downtown flooding as one of the reasons driving the decision.
At this time, it is not known how much Roper’s 2030 strategic plan will cost or how the health system plans to pay for it.
But in a prepared statement, Dr. Brian Cuddy, a neurosurgeon and chairman of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare Board of Directors, projected optimism about the big move ahead.
“Our 2030 strategic plan is bold, ambitious and, together, it’s possible,” he said.
Hours after Roper’s announcement, the city of Charleston issued a warning to its citizens.
Major tidal flooding is expected starting Thursday in low-lying areas of the city during morning high tides, which are expected to exceed 8 feet Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In a statement, Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff urged residents to “make a plan for your morning commute, leave yourself extra driving time and remember to ‘turn around, don’t drown.’”
This story was originally published November 3, 2021 2:57 PM.