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."
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It is no secret temperatures in the Lowcountry can get hot during the day, but a group of organizations, including the city of Charleston, are looking at how heat impacts the health of a downtown neighborhood.City of Charleston Chief Resilience Officer Dale Morris said Wednesday that heat kills more people than any other natural disaster.“We don’t have a hot day. We have hot months here,” Morris said. “People sort of get used to that, but if you don’t get cooling at nightt...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - It is no secret temperatures in the Lowcountry can get hot during the day, but a group of organizations, including the city of Charleston, are looking at how heat impacts the health of a downtown neighborhood.
City of Charleston Chief Resilience Officer Dale Morris said Wednesday that heat kills more people than any other natural disaster.
“We don’t have a hot day. We have hot months here,” Morris said. “People sort of get used to that, but if you don’t get cooling at nighttime, the heat manifests and causes health problems.”
A group of scientists came out to the Gadsden Green neighborhood over the weekend during a cloudy day, and they measured the temperature of the pavement to be 118 degrees Fahrenheit, which they say reaches dangerous levels.
There are 11 organizations, including the city, that are involved in the Charleston Heat Health Research Project, which is fully funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The study first started in 2020. It identified Gadsden Green, the medical district and the Union Pier Terminal as having the most intense heat on the peninsula.
Scientists will be looking at how the direction of the wind, tree shading, building materials and even the paint on the buildings contributes to that heat.
“What we’re trying to understand is what’s going on here in the neighborhood outside of the buildings,” Morris said, “and eventually, inside of the buildings to see what we can learn from that and what kind of solutions we would be able to offer to the housing authority and to a bunch of other folks around the city as the city gets redeveloped.”
Charleston Housing Authority CEO Art Milligan said there are around 400 units in the neighborhood.
“We’ve heard that constantly, that the heat is exhausting,” Milligan said.
Milligan said the housing authority already had plans to either rehabilitate or reposition the buildings, meaning they would tear them down and redevelop the area in phases over the next four to five years. He said the results of the study could help them decide where to place those buildings.
“We wouldn’t do it all at one time,” Milligan said. “We would phase it out, and that way we would be able to give residents a place to stay until the units were rebuilt.”
Morris said the community will play a big part in the neighborhood’s future.
“How they may like us to improve the buildings, to improve the streetscape, to put more trees and things like that, so they’re going to be a part of this process going forward,” Morris said.
Scientists expect to have the results from this study in October. That is when they will share those recommendations on how to further cool down the neighborhood.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A school principal in Charleston County has left the district after multiple investigations revealed she attempted to use her position to keep her son out of trouble and violated a number of district policies – including a policy dictating how special education students should be handled.Former Principal Shanitra Deas worked at Deer Park Middle School since 2019. That changed this year after a series of parent complaints and multiple internal investigations. Deas was demoted in June but decided to resig...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A school principal in Charleston County has left the district after multiple investigations revealed she attempted to use her position to keep her son out of trouble and violated a number of district policies – including a policy dictating how special education students should be handled.
Former Principal Shanitra Deas worked at Deer Park Middle School since 2019. That changed this year after a series of parent complaints and multiple internal investigations. Deas was demoted in June but decided to resign as of Aug. 25.
Deas was investigated by the district twice in the last year. The first investigation started in October when there was a fight in which her son, who attends the school, was involved. The documents in Deas’ employee file say he was helping break up the fight, but that Deas should have recused herself from the student discipline process.
The documents say she became more involved and interfered with the district’s discipline procedure.
“The extend of your involvement was such that a deadline to submit a required DAP packet was not met and standard protocol was not followed regarding the consequences to students,” the documents read.
She was given a formal reprimand in January.
In June, she was placed on administrative leave as the district began another investigation. Much of this investigation has been redacted, but the documents say she again violated the district’s nepotism policies.
However, this is not the only charge levied in the investigation material. The district also noted they received several complaints from parents about excessive suspensions for their children. It says a number of special education students had been put out of the school for an excess of 10 days – violating federal law.
“Days in which administrators have sent these students home for behavioral issue have not been coded as days of suspension as required, and no measures appear to have been taken to provide the special education services the students have missed by being sent home,” the documents read.
The district demoted Deas and she was offered an assistant principal position at Stall High School. She was allowed to keep her principal-level salary of $102,931.20 a year. Deas formally resigned on August 25.
Deas did not respond to a request for comment.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- August 31 is recognized as “National South Carolina Day” and celebrates the charm, history, and beauty of the Palmetto State.And whether you have lived in South Carolina your entire life, just moved, or are visiting, there are numerous town, city, and community names that might trip you up.Here are some commonly mispronounced places in the state:AlcoluThere is a hidden key on how to pronounce the name of this unincorporated community in Clarendon County. The na...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- August 31 is recognized as “National South Carolina Day” and celebrates the charm, history, and beauty of the Palmetto State.
And whether you have lived in South Carolina your entire life, just moved, or are visiting, there are numerous town, city, and community names that might trip you up.
Here are some commonly mispronounced places in the state:
There is a hidden key on how to pronounce the name of this unincorporated community in Clarendon County. The name is derived from the family who established the town and is a mash-up of three different names—Alderman, Colwell, and Lula. Folks from Clarendon County swear the correct pronunciations is “al-col-loo,” but you also might hear “al-cuh-loo.”
Pronouncing the name of this Lowcountry town can be a little confusing for new residents and tourists alike as it is often mistakenly pronounced like a town with the same name in North Carolina. There, it’s pronounced “bow-fort”, but here you’ll want to pronounce it like “byou” so that it rhymes with “you.”
You’ll want to make the “h” silent when you pronounce the name of this Marlboro County known for its namesake ginger ale. The end of the word should not rhyme “time,” so the correct pronunciation is “blen-um.”
While it’s technically acceptable to pronounce this Berkeley County town like the popular name of the U2 lead singer (bahn-oh), you may get some funny looks from locals who insist it should be pronounced like “bun-oh.”
The name of this city right outside of Columbia is not too difficult to pronounce. Simply say the first syllable like “kay” as in the body of water and the second syllable like “see.”
Similar to Cayce, you’ll want to pronounce the first syllable of this small lake town as “chay.”
Keep the emphasis on the first syllable of this dual-county community and pronounce it like the plural of the place of worship “chapel.”
These is technically a correct way to say the name of this Chesterfield County town. An official town resolution says it should be said as “chuh-RAW,” but you’ll likely hear a lot of people say “shuh-RAW” instead.
This one seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, locals say the quickest way to reveal yourself as an outsider in this Upstate city is to pronounce the “T” syllable. All the syllables should be soft and sound like “clin-nin”
This one may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually pretty simple. Just pronounce the first half of the Orangeburg County town like the state “Utah.”
Nationally known for its biennial festival, the first syllable in “Galivant’s” is pronounced the same as “gala” and the second rhymes with “since,” so together it is “gala-vince.”
This community between Newberry and Laurens counties shares the pronunciation of its first syllable with the greeting “hi.” For the second half of the name, keep candy on the brain and pronounce it like “nerds.” So the correct way to say it would be “KYE-nurdz”
Located near the border with North Carolina, this city’s name is often said wrong. South Carolinians use a long “a” sound and place emphasis on the first syllable, so it is said like “lank-uh-stur.”
For the name of this Beaufort County community, you’ll want to pronounce the middle syllable like the insect “bee.”
This Midlands community which has been the epicenter of a months-long earthquake swarm pronounces the first half of its name the French word for bathroom “loo.”
The name of this community just outside Hilton Head seems easy on first glance, but it’s actually slightly more complicated. The name should be said with three syllables “oh-kuh-tee” instead of two like “oh-katie.”
While it is common to hear the name of this Spartanburg County town said with three syllables, locals insist the “uh” syllable should be barely pronounced so it sounds like “PAK-let.”
The first syllable of this Berkeley County community shares a pronunciation with the dessert “pie,” not like the “pin” you knock over in bowling.
Don’t forget the “p” when pronouncing the name of this city east of Columbia! It should be said “sump-ter.”
This one is tricky because there are two accepted pronunciations of this Lowcountry town–“yam-uh-see” and “yem-uh-see,” but you’ll most often hear it pronounced the second way.
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The sites of three shuttered restaurants in Charleston could soon be serving diners again.In West Ashley, a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, steak and seafood plans to open in a former Chinese diner while two Mexican-themed offerings are in the works for different sites on the peninsula....
The sites of three shuttered restaurants in Charleston could soon be serving diners again.
In West Ashley, a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, steak and seafood plans to open in a former Chinese diner while two Mexican-themed offerings are in the works for different sites on the peninsula.
Konnichiwa is upfitting a space at 975 Savannah Highway in the Harris Teeter-anchored St. Andrews Center. The site previously was A1 China Super Buffet, which closed in June 2021.
The name Konnichiwa stems from the traditional Japanese greeting from midday to onset of evening, or a standard way to say “hello.”
The restaurant originated in its Charlotte location and has five more sites throughout South Carolina, including Greenville, Florence and Lexington. Two are in Spartanburg County in Moore and Boiling Springs.
Business partner Eka Lesmana said the West Ashley restaurant is aiming for a late October opening.
In downtown Charleston, Azul Meeting St. LLC recently applied for an alcohol license at 385 Meeting St. next to Charleston School of Law. The company is registered to Armando Navarro, who owns Azul Mexicano Restaurante near Park Circle in North Charleston. He could not be reached for comment on the proposed restaurant.
The site is the former location of Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar. An opening time frame has not been announced.
And in downtown Charleston, a new Mexican-themed restaurant and tequila bar is in the works.
The Matador, with nine restaurants in the Seattle area as well as Idaho and Oregon, plans to open in the former Sticky Fingers site at 235 Meeting St., according to plans presented to the city of Charleston.
Plans show the front entry door shifted to the left, with a window replacing the existing entry to match current elements. Interior renovations are planned on the first two floors of the three-story building.
The restaurant chain, with its bull-horned logo, offers an array of Mexican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas and burritos and specializes in tequila with more than 150 offerings, all from Mexico. It also offers hand-crafted cocktails and a full menu of other items.
A restaurant representative did not immediately respond for comment on a projected opening timeframe.
Sticky Fingers closed the Meeting Street site in September 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It had operated downtown for more than two decades. Before that, the space at the southwest corner of Hasell Street housed Marianne, a popular French bistro that closed in 1995.
Work resumed over the past month or so on the inside of the new discount grocery store Lidl coming to North Charleston after interior upfitting had stopped earlier this summer.
The German-based grocer that runs its U.S. headquarters from Arlington, Va., recently posted a “Now Hiring” sign in front of the shop on an outparcel of the Ross Dress for Less-anchored Cedar Grove Shopping Center on Dorchester Road.
The company also recently applied for its state license to sell alcohol at the future store.
Lidl spokeswoman Chandler Spivey said the new North Charleston store is expected to open in the fall while the company hopes to have a better sense of timing at a later date for the store proposed for Bowman Place Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.
A new dining venue is in the works for downtown Charleston. Applicant Michael Hebb is requesting a special exception from the city to allow a restaurant at 30 Pinckney St. with 198 square feet of inside patron space without providing two required off-street parking spaces. The Board of Zoning Appeals will consider the request Sept. 6.
Food Lion supermarket has added five stores in South Carolina to its growing list of locations that offer its “To Go” order online and pickup grocery service.
New locations include stores at Richland Avenue West in Aiken, S.C. Highway 81 North in Anderson, U.S. Highway 321 in Gaston, U.S. Highway 701 North in Loris and Jefferson Davis Highway in Warrenville. The grocer also offers the service at 55 other locations across the Palmetto State.
In the Charleston area, the service is offered at five of Food Lion’s 19 supermarkets. They include locations at Ashley Crossing in West Ashley, College Park Road in Ladson, Maybank Highway on Johns Island, North Street in Summerville and St. James Avenue in Goose Creek.
The service is free on the first pickup and delivery for an order of $35 or more. A pickup fee of $1.99 is charged on subsequent purchases over $35 and $3.99 for orders under $35.
A delivery fee of $3.99 is charged on orders over $35 and higher for orders less than that but at least $10. A delivery service fee of 5 percent of the order also is assessed, and it could be higher during peak times.
Ruke’s roadside fruit and vegetable stand in Mount Pleasant will change its days of operation after Labor Day.
The produce vendor at 378 Mathis Ferry Road will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday from Sept. 8 until Dec. 31.
The roadside stand near Holy Trinity AME Church was previously open the same hours Monday through Saturday during the summer season.
Beach Cowboy Fitness is now open at 1200 Queensborough Blvd. in the Publix-anchored Queensborough Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.
It offers home-school physical education classes and inclusive and adaptive fitness programs for special needs students.
It’s open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9-11 a.m. Saturday as well as other times by appointment.
It’s no secret that the temperatures in the Holy City have been steamy this summer. We know we’re not the only ones with an appetite for cool desserts to beat the heat, right? Think: Homemade ice cream by the pool after a hot day exploring our city.We’ve rounded up seven Charleston spots wh...
It’s no secret that the temperatures in the Holy City have been steamy this summer. We know we’re not the only ones with an appetite for cool desserts to beat the heat, right? Think: Homemade ice cream by the pool after a hot day exploring our city.
We’ve rounded up seven Charleston spots where you can cool off with a sweet treat.
Ye Ole Fashioned, locations vary | If you’ve been in the Lowcountry long enough, you’ve probably made a trip (or two) to any Ye Ole Fashioned location. In case you didn’t know: The café has been a staple since 1972.
While you can’t really go wrong with any of the 30+ ice cream flavors, there’s just something special about a late night float from the Highway 17 creamery.
In the meantime, head to the King Street spot to grab a scoop of Wedding Cake flavor ice cream. Trust us: It’s worth it.
Off Track Ice Cream, 6 Beaufain St. | Indulge in traditional and vegan options made from scratch with simple, locally-sourced ingredients. Not just looking for a scoop? Grab a Cold Brew Milkshake or Freshly Minted sundae.
This local shop recently celebrated its third birthday.
The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar, 1909 Suite P., US-17, Mt. Pleasant | This is the business’ first Charleston location, and we’ll cheers to that with one of the most photo-worthy creations you’ve ever seen. We think these photos speak for themself.
Weezy’s Ice Cream & Cocktails, 3293 Maybank Hwy., Ste. 205, Johns Island | There’s something for everyone at this Johns Island shop, serving up 36 flavors of ice cream, plus cocktails, boozy milkshakes and floats, and bites. Did someone say three-course meal?
Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar, 198 E. Bay St. | Featured on HGTV, Food Network, and Bravo, Carmella’s offers both savory + sweet options like the restaurant’s choice Salami Goat sandwich and plenty of cake, cookies, and gelato to go around.
*Heads up: There are plenty of local spots to enjoy a sweet treat around town and these are just a few.
Happy indulging, Holy City.