Your Reliable HVAC Contractor in Charleston
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.
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Why Choose Burke HVAC Services, Inc.?
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.
Each of our HVAC experts is an EPA Certified Factory Trained Technician. When one of our HVAC techs comes to your home or business, you can rest assured that you will be working with the best of the best.
Friendly Customer Service
We know how important that helpful, personable customer service is for our customers. Unlike some heating & air companies, our customer service professionals are local, efficient, and ready to help with all your needs and questions.
Heating & cooling units tend to break down in the most inopportune times. It doesn’t matter if your HVAC system stops working at 2AM on a Saturday night. Our team is ready to work at the most inconvenient times so you can get back to enjoying your home in comfort.
Licensed & Insured
Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is fully licensed and insured to protect your investment and maintain your peace of mind. If you are not 100% satisfied with our work, we will do everything possible to correct any mistake and make the situation right.
On-Site Estimates and Consultations
We won’t ever ask you to come to our offices for an estimate or consultation. Instead, we come to your home or business, so you don’t have to change your daily routine. We cater to your schedule, not the other way around. Call us today at (843) 568-7336 to learn more about our on-site estimates or to schedule a consultation.
To make life a little easier, we offer flexible financing to all of our customers. If you need to pay your bill one payment at a time, we are here to make your HVAC experience as convenient as possible.
When you and your family need the highest level of indoor comfort in South Carolina, Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is ready to get to work – 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
Our unbeatable HVAC and air quality services include:
AC Repair in Charleston
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:
- Filter replacement
- Broken fan replacement
- Duct and airflow optimization
- Motor replacement
- Thermostat replacement
- Fan belt replacement
- Coil replacement and maintenance
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.
AC Installation in Charleston
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.
Signs You Need AC Replacement in Charleston
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:
Warm Air Blowing from AC Unit:
This is a sign that you might need a complicated repair or a replacement AC unit. Before you call Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for an estimate, you should check your air filter first. If it’s too dirty to allow airflow, clean or change the filter and check to see if cool air is flowing now.
Outdated AC Unit
AC systems typically last between 12 and 15 years. If your AC system has more than 15 years of regular use, it might be time for an AC replacement in Charleston.
Rise in Utility Bill
AC units become less efficient over time. Old AC systems use more electricity, which will raise your energy bill. Unfortunately, this situation will only get worse until you replace the system with a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Cost to Repair vs. Replace
If you find that it will cost you half or more of a new unit’s price to fix your old one, it might be time to consider a replacement AC system. Rather than spending money to fix a dying AC unit, you can purchase a new one that is more energy efficient, which will save you money over the long run.
If you are in need of a replacement cooling system for your home in Charleston, Burke HVAC Services, Inc., is here to help.
Give us a call Today, & and one of our skilled AC technicians will explain the best AC replacement options for your home and budget.
Heating Repair in Charleston
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:
- Overheating of your system
- Faulty or broken heat exchangers
- Damaged blower or motor
- Dirty burners
- Busted limit switches
- Misconfigured blower belts
Before you start looking at replacement heaters, call Burke HVAC Services, Inc. first so that we can inspect your heating unit. Your issues might be resolved with a quick fix. If we discover that you need a replacement unit, our heating experts will offer guidance on choosing the best unit for your unique situation.
Signs You Need Heater Replacement in Charleston
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.
Pilot Light is Out
If your furnace runs on gas and its pilot light will not come on, it is important to address the issues as soon as possible.
Warming Your Home Takes a Long Time
There are many reasons why your furnace isn’t heating your home quickly. From duct cleaning to heating element replacement, our furnace repair technicians in Charleston are here to help.
Little to no airflow throughout your home is usually a sign that your ducts or air vents are blocked. Move any furniture away from air vents. If that does not solve your problem, you should seek help from a professional heating repair company like Burke HVAC Services, Inc.
“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.Larry H. Burke Jr.President
“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.”
Latest News in Charleston
SC lawmakers working on 'use of force' legislation in light of Jamal Sutherland case
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Jamal Sutherland’s death has highlighted a number of systemic shortfalls. One big element moving forward is the lack of an excessive force law in South Carolina. Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson talked about t...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Jamal Sutherland’s death has highlighted a number of systemic shortfalls. One big element moving forward is the lack of an excessive force law in South Carolina.
Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson talked about that at length in her press conference Monday.
“We need to change in how we address officer-involved incidents of force,” Wilson said Monday. “It’s time for South Carolina to have an excessive force bill, an excessive force statute that is, a use of force statute.”
State lawmakers are already working on legislation to address some of the issues brought to light by the Sutherland case.
Gubernatorial candidate Senator Mia McLeod, D-District 22, introduced the Transparency in Justice Act earlier this year. Among some of the many provisions, the bill requires law enforcement to undergo de-escalation training. McLeod said she plans on introducing a use of force bill next session.
“If (Wilson’s) hands are tied because the law current law doesn’t support what we know she should be able to do in terms of charging them, that’s a real problem,” McLeod said on Tuesday.
“It’s one I haven’t stopped thinking about once I heard her say that yesterday. I believe with my Transparency in Justice Act, the use of Force bill that I plan to file and the mental health issues that I plan to address all go hand in hand in terms of addressing the systemic reforms that I know we need," she said.
Representative Marvin Pendarvis, D-District 113, introduced an excessive force statute earlier this year. It was introduced during the last week of the legislative session.
“A use of force statute is something that the legislative black caucus has been calling for since George Floyd’s death last summer,” Pendarvis said. “I believe it would have been just another tool in (Wilson’s) tool kit of measures that could be used to bring charges, so yes, I believe it would have helped.”
Pendarvis said he’s working with several other colleagues on a new use of force bill. While it’s too early to spell out the specific details of it, he said they’re collaborating and sharing specific language that would help them arrive to an actionable use of force statute on the book.
“I believe that any measure you have that will hold officers accountable will certainly do enough to deter that kind of behavior,” he said. “You’re going to need language that allows for officers who engage in conduct that may be in their normal scope of handling a situation, but that conduct exceeds the bounds, it escalates in a way that severely and significantly injures someone or causes them to lose their life, they’re going to be properly charged for that.”
Charlestowne Hotels Raises The Bar On Hotel Food and Beverage
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charlestowne Hotels, the innovative, full-service hospitality management company, emerges as a leader in the food and beverage space with the debut of six new concepts this year, including the company’s first standalone bar and restaurant. Since January, Charlestowne has opened four successful hotel F&B operations, including ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charlestowne Hotels, the innovative, full-service hospitality management company, emerges as a leader in the food and beverage space with the debut of six new concepts this year, including the company’s first standalone bar and restaurant.
Since January, Charlestowne has opened four successful hotel F&B operations, including Anvil + Ax at Hotel Morgan (Morgantown, WV), Famille at Origin Hotel Westminster (Westminster, CO), Front & Main at the Lockwood Hotel (Waterville, ME) and NOVO at Wild Rice Retreat (Bayfield, WI). Charlestowne’s fully integrated food and beverage team leads all front and back-of-house operations for every restaurant it manages, including concept development, branding, menu ideation, staff hiring and training, and design consultation.
Each restaurant opening has been met with praise by guests and locals, driving robust reservations and foot traffic during a particularly challenging time for the hospitality industry. Since opening in March, over 60% of Origin Hotel Westminster’s total revenue has come from food and beverage alone. Further, restaurant reservations at Front & Main, which opened its doors in advance of the Lockwood Hotel, are fully booked nearly every day of the week.
“Charlestowne’s success in restaurant concept development is supported by our community-centric approach. We observe the local landscape and design our culinary concepts to fill gaps in the market,” says Anthony Langan, corporate director of food and beverage at Charlestowne Hotels. “We never add a restaurant simply to check a box. For us, it’s all about what we can create that will inject more color, energy, and hometown pride into the neighborhood.”
Later this year, Charlestowne Hotels will celebrate a monumental moment in its 40-year history: the opening of Gingerline, its first F&B standalone restaurant concept outside a hotel property. Located on Market Street in the heart of Charleston, SC, the bar and restaurant will feature lively cocktails and coastal cooking. In addition to its central location, it is also steps away from two of Charlestowne’s flagship hotels: The Spectator and The French Quarter Inn, giving it a continuous source of foot traffic from two of the most highly awarded hotels in the country.
In addition to Gingerline, Charlestowne is set to open a sophisticated, garden-inspired bar & lounge at The Loutrel (Charleston, SC) later this year, with additional restaurant concepts already in the pipeline for 2022. The company is quickly signing new partners as they build their reputation as a premier food and beverage operator.
Charlestowne currently manages more than three dozen food and beverage outlets, ranging from coffee shops and delis to rooftop bars and full-service restaurants. Within the past six months alone, Charlestowne’s newest restaurants have experienced almost instantaneous success, further establishing food and beverage as one of the management company’s core pillars. Looking ahead, Charlestowne aims to use these F&B concepts to establish higher ADR and elevate operations and guest services through a range of new capabilities, culinary-focused hotel programming experiences and bookable packages.
For more information about Charlestowne Hotels and their F&B management services, visit CharlestowneHotels.com.
Independent hotel management has been a cornerstone of Charlestowne Hotels' business for more than 40 years. Ranked one of the industry's top management companies (Lodging, HOTELS), Charlestowne specializes in lifestyle, adaptive reuse, collegiate and condo properties spanning a range of markets including urban city centers, secondary cities and resort destinations. The company's portfolio also includes branded and soft branded properties, as well as a growing food and beverage division with more than two dozen F&B outlets across 17 states. Charlestowne develops and operates some of the country's most award-winning properties, many of which regularly top the "best hotels" lists by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and TripAdvisor. To achieve this, Charlestowne treats each property like its own brand, working with owners and on-site teams to develop revenue optimization, operation systems, creative programming and strategic marketing synergies that elevate the property's unique story and enhance the guest experience. As a result, Charlestowne properties consistently achieve above-average RevPAR growth. For more information visit CharlestowneHotels.com.
Jail consultant hired by solicitor calls Sutherland death ‘shocking’ and ‘disturbing’
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A day after Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced that the two Charleston County detention deputies involved in the death of Jamal Sutherland will not face state charges, the use of force consultant hired by Wilson said that what is depicted in the videos of Sutherland’s death is “shocking” and “disturbing.” Gary Raney, who served as a sher...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A day after Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced that the two Charleston County detention deputies involved in the death of Jamal Sutherland will not face state charges, the use of force consultant hired by Wilson said that what is depicted in the videos of Sutherland’s death is “shocking” and “disturbing.”
Gary Raney, who served as a sheriff in Idaho for a decade, said in a phone interview that in order to understand the actions of the two deputies, it is important to take a look at how they were trained.
Raney pointed to a decade-old clip of one of the two deputies, Lindsay Fickett, being pepper-sprayed at a training for Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center employees. To Raney, what the video showed is more like hazing than the sort of training that he feels is needed.
“There’s really no jail or no law enforcement organization this size that I know of that is not doing some sort of active training on de-escalation and force avoidance,” Rainey said. “The sheriff’s office here had a little bit, but it was so superficial [that] you couldn’t even really call it training.”
Raney said that an incident like what led up to Sutherland’s death could “absolutely” happen again at Charleston County’s jail.
“A jail is a difficult environment,” Raney said. “It’s filled with people who don’t want to be there. Mental illness is a very difficult thing. In any jail, this could happen. The likelihood of it happening is greater in the jail here in Charleston because fundamentally, the policy is not in place to fix it. The foundation of reform starts with good policy.”
Moving forward, Raney said that the jail needs to boost its de-escalation efforts, give detention deputies proper taser training, remove detention deputies’ shotguns, make sure that supervisors correct deputies right away whenever they notice something wrong, and allow detainees who are pepper-sprayed to have a 10-minute waiting period to surrender.
Raney said that if even Sheriff Kristin Graziano fully implements all of the changes that he is recommending, it would take two or three years before they become effective.
“We don’t intimidate people into compliance anymore in jails,” Raney said. “What we do is use good communication skills. We often have to use force, no question about that. It happens every single day across the United States dozens or hundreds of times. But the whole effort should be to avoid that use of force and that’s what they need to reform.”
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Kelsey Rounds Out Staff with Addition of Assistant Coach Michael Cassidy
CHARLESTON, S.C. --- College of Charleston Men’s Basketball head coach Pat Kelsey finalized his coaching staff for the 2021-22 campaign with the addition of assistant coach Michael Cassidy, he announced Monday. Cassidy joins the program fresh off a summer as an assistant coaching the U19 Australian National Team at the U19 FIBA World Cup. A Canberra, Australia, native, Cassidy brings a wealth of international coaching experience to the staff. For the past five years, he’s played an integral role on staff with the Ba...
CHARLESTON, S.C. --- College of Charleston Men’s Basketball head coach Pat Kelsey finalized his coaching staff for the 2021-22 campaign with the addition of assistant coach Michael Cassidy, he announced Monday. Cassidy joins the program fresh off a summer as an assistant coaching the U19 Australian National Team at the U19 FIBA World Cup.
A Canberra, Australia, native, Cassidy brings a wealth of international coaching experience to the staff. For the past five years, he’s played an integral role on staff with the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence, a world-class institution dedicated to junior basketball development in Australia and the future Boomers and Opals, who compete for the Australian Men’s and Women’s National Teams.
With the Centre of Excellence, Cassidy was as an assistant coach competing in the NBL1 (Division II Pro League) in Australia. Additionally, he worked in-step with the NBA Global Academy, which is housed in Canberra, Australia. The Centre of Excellence has produced several NBA stars, including Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Luc Longley, Patty Mills and more.
“Michael is one of the brightest young minds in the game in my opinion,” Kelsey said. “He brings unique elements to our staff both from a recruiting and basketball standpoint. Australia is known globally as one of the foremost basketball development countries on the international scene. ‘Cass’ has been a central figure in that system for nearly five years. His selection as a coach on several world championship national teams is indicative of the respect he has garnered. He is bright, witty, creative and forward-thinking.”
Cassidy was responsible for nationally identifying future talent for the Australian National teams and individually tailoring athlete development programs while teaching with a focus on shooting and international offensive and defensive trends. He’s helped lead multiple U19 National Teams and helped steer the U18 National Team to a silver medal at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament, an international competition held in Germany every two years.
A 2018 graduate of the Australian College of Physical Education, Cassidy also has experience as a head coach during the National Basketball League Combine and the Australian Basketball Development Camp. During the latter, he led and managed a staff of 10 coaches and a team of 20 athletes, bringing an impressive resume of recruiting, talent identification and development, and on-court coaching expertise to College of Charleston.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Pat and the great staff here at the College of Charleston,” Cassidy said. “Having known Coach Kelsey for several years and how successful his teams are, it was a no-brainer for me to seize the opportunity. It has been a very positive summer building our program’s culture and I’m so excited for November. Our City!”
Kelsey, Cassidy and the Cougars tip off the 2021-22 campaign vs. Lipscomb on Nov. 11 at TD Arena as part of a three-day Multi-Team Event.
Grey Ghost Bakery expanding operations in Charleston County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Grey Ghost Bakery, a made-from-scratch cookie baking company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The $395,000 investment will create 25 new jobs.
Founded in 2011, Grey Ghost Bakery uses premium ingredients to create made-from-scratch, hand-formed cookies in flavors such as lemon sugar, molasses spice, chocolate espresso, chocolate bourbon and more.
Located at 1028 Wappoo Road in Charleston, Grey Ghost Bakery’s expansion will increase the company’s production and co-packing capabilities to meet growing demand.
The expansion is expected to be completed by summer 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Grey Ghost Bakery team should visit the company’s contact webpage.
“When we relocated Grey Ghost Bakery to Charleston in 2014, we were leaving a commissary kitchen arrangement and wanted to build out our own bakery. We moved largely for lifestyle reasons but quickly discovered the amazing entrepreneurial community here. The support from fellow entrepreneurs and the local government support for small business have been incredible. We should have moved here sooner!” -Grey Ghost Bakery Owner & Chief Baker Katherine Frankstone
“It’s great to see another one of our state’s existing businesses build on its presence here. We celebrate Grey Ghost Bakery’s decision to invest and create 25 new jobs in Charleston County and wish them continued success in the future.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Businesses like Grey Ghost Bakery show that South Carolina has the recipe for success for companies of all sizes. Congratulations to Grey Ghost Bakery on this expansion, and we look forward to many more years of growth.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Charleston County is an appealing destination as all types of companies can find success. We appreciate the commitment Grey Ghost Bakery has made in our community, and we celebrate the 25 new jobs.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor