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Your Reliable HVAC Contractor in Columbia

Your Reliable HVAC Contractor in Columbia, SC

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 Columbia, 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.

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 Columbia’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.

Why Choose Burke HVAC Services, Inc.

Columbia’s Most Trusted HVAC Business

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:

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

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.

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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.

Services

24/7 Services

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

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

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.

Financing Available

Financing Available

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 Columbia, SC

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 Columbia 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia 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 Repair in Columbia
AC Installation in Columbia

AC Installation in Columbia, SC

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 Columbia, SC

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:

Signs You Need AC Replacement in Columbia
Warm Air Blowing from AC Unit

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

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 Columbia.

Rise in Utility Bill

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

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 Columbia, 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.

AC Installation in Columbia

Heating Repair in Columbia, SC

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 Columbia 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 Columbia, SC

Signs You Need Heater Replacement in Columbia

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 Columbia are here to help.

Broken Thermostat

If your heater isn’t warming your home to the temperature you desire, your thermostat might be broken.

No Airflow

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.

Noisy Heater

While all heaters emanate noise, you should be concerned if you can hear loud noises coming from a different room or your basement. Be cognizant of how much noise your furnace is making. If it seems like a lot, it’s time for a thorough furnace inspection in Columbia.

Our Promise

“Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality HVAC services in Columbia. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Columbia 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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Latest News in Columbia

SC governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm that's expected to bring hazardous conditions to the state.McMaster issued the order Friday afternoon and is urging the public to use caution."South Carolina will be impacted by a major winter storm this weekend, likely beginnin...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency in advance of a winter storm that's expected to bring hazardous conditions to the state.

McMaster issued the order Friday afternoon and is urging the public to use caution.

"South Carolina will be impacted by a major winter storm this weekend, likely beginning Sunday morning," said McMaster. "There is a potential for very dangerous conditions caused by accumulations of ice and snow, which will likely result in power outages across the state. I urge South Carolinians to monitor their local weather forecasts and begin taking safety precautions. We will hold a media briefing tomorrow afternoon to update residents with the latest information on this winter storm.”

McMaster will hold a news conference Saturday afternoon about the situation.

The National Weather Service forecast predicts significant snow, sleet, and ice starting early Sunday morning, impacting much of the Upstate and Midlands. The northern Midlands: Newberry, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties--are under an ice storm warning.

“The Governor’s Executive Order puts our plans into motion and let’s state agencies best coordinate any resources that may be needed in the days ahead," said SCEMD Director Kim Stenson. "We have experienced ice storms before, and we’re as prepared as we can be to respond to any requests for aid from our local emergency managers. It is vital for people to meet us halfway in this effort by being personally prepared for this winter storm.”

Motorists need to prepare for winter weather driving before a winter storm hits, especially those living in the Upstate or areas of our state that see more severe winter weather conditions. The South Carolina Highway Patrol urges motorists to check the weather forecast frequently and stay informed before and while traveling because conditions can deteriorate rapidly. Troopers will be monitoring the roadways for hazardous road conditions during weather events and working with our partners to respond as quickly as possible.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) started pretreating roads and highways Thursday and has prepositioned equipment and personnel in key areas throughout the state.

Residents should remember the following winter safety precautions:

Chances increase of snow — and ice — in the Midlands. When to expect winter weather

The chances of getting snow in the Midlands this week have increased, but more than the white stuff could fall in the Columbia area.“This has the potential to be a messy event because it will not be all snow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Landolfi told The State Wednesday. “There will also be some ice and some rain.”The combination of ...

The chances of getting snow in the Midlands this week have increased, but more than the white stuff could fall in the Columbia area.

“This has the potential to be a messy event because it will not be all snow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Landolfi told The State Wednesday. “There will also be some ice and some rain.”

The combination of freezing temperatures and at least a 70% chance of precipitation have the Midlands bracing for the first winter weather storm of the year.

Snow — or ice, or rain, or all three — could begin falling overnight Saturday and continue into Sunday morning, according to the forecast.

While all of the Midlands could be impacted by the wintry mix, Landolfi said the area north of the Interstate 20 corridor in Richland and Lexington counties is the most likely place for snow and ice.

There’s a greater chance of freezing rain in the morning, then more rain and snow likely between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the forecast. It could continue to be rainy into the evening, but any snow and ice are predicted to have tapered off by then, Landolfi said.

If enough ice accumulates, that could cause considerable damage to trees and branches, which creates the possibility of downed power lines and outages.

Ice and snow could cause hazardous travel conditions for drivers. While temperatures are expected to rise during the day Sunday, enough precipitation could cause disruptions on the roads to linger into the beginning of the work and school week.

While there could be icy roads, Landolfi said it wouldn’t be as much as accumulated in 2014 when Columbia was hit by an ice storm that the meteorologist called “historic.”

Possible snowfall projections for this weekend are uncertain, but as of Wednesday there’s the possibility it will be more than a dusting and will accumulate, according to Landolfi.

Meteorologists should know by Thursday or Friday if there will be snowfall piling up in the Midlands. Any winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings would begin to be issued on Friday, Landolfi said.

If there is snow, it would mark the first time since Jan. 6, 2017, that the white stuff fell on Columbia. About a tenth of an inch was recorded five years ago, according to the National Weather Service.

While the snowfall and freezing rain are expected to be gone by Monday, the colder temperatures will be sticking around longer, according to Landolfi.

“We’re in a cooler pattern than the area had in December or early January,” Landolfi said. “We’re expecting the cold to continue to develop with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s into next week.”

As temperatures drop, people will want to bring in pets as well as sensitive plants and other vegetation, according to the National Weather Service.

In an effort to get prepared for the winter weather, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division has released a guide.

This story was originally published January 12, 2022 12:10 PM.

Late night earthquake was the third of the day to hit the Columbia area

A late night earthquake was the third to hit the Columbia area Tuesday, as the recent trend of seismic activity continued in the Midlands.A 1.3 magnitude earthquake, or aftershock, was confirmed near Elgin at 11:29 p.m., according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.The ...

A late night earthquake was the third to hit the Columbia area Tuesday, as the recent trend of seismic activity continued in the Midlands.

A 1.3 magnitude earthquake, or aftershock, was confirmed near Elgin at 11:29 p.m., according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

The earthquake that was recorded at a depth of 5 kilometers, or about 3 miles, was the seventh in South Carolina since the start of the new year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Six of the quakes have been in the Midlands.

The late night earthquake followed a succession of seismic activity recorded in less than 24 hours in Kershaw County.

A 1.7 magnitude earthquake was confirmed near Elgin at 12:31 a.m., according to the USGS.

Exactly eight hours later, the USGS said tremors from a 2.0 earthquake were felt near Lugoff at 8:31 a.m.

In all, 13 earthquakes have hit the Columbia area since Dec. 27, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Anyone who felt the earthquake can report it to the USGS.

No major damage or injuries have been reported from any of the recent quakes.

Earthquakes that register 2.5 magnitude or less often go unnoticed and are usually only recorded by a seismograph, according to Michigan Technological University. Any quake less than 5.5 magnitude is not likely to cause significant damage, the school said.

It is typical for South Carolina to have between six and 10 earthquakes a year, the S.C. Geological Survey previously reported. There have been 37 earthquakes in South Carolina since Jan. 18, 2021, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

There were at least 11 earthquakes recorded by the USGS in South Carolina in 2020.

Following Tuesday’s activity, 27 earthquakes have been recorded since Sept. 27, 2020 in the Palmetto State, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Of the earthquakes confirmed in South Carolina since the start of 2021, 24 occurred in the Midlands, S.C. Department of Natural Resources data shows.

Date/Location

Magnitude

Depth (km)

Jan. 18/Dalzell

2.1

6.9

Feb. 13/Summerville

2.1

5.1

May 12/Heath Springs

1.8

9.99

May 31/Summit

2.6

1.7

May 31/Summit

2.0

5.1

July 16/Ladson

2.04.0

July 22/Ladson

1.3

3.5

July 22/Ladson

1.95

3.97

Aug. 21/Centerville

1.75

1.97

Aug. 21/Centerville

1.71

3.37

Sept. 27/Summerville

2.86.0

Sept. 27/Summerville

2.0

5.8

Sept. 27/Centerville

3.3

6.8
Oct. 25/Jenkinsville2.23.8
Oct. 26/Jenkinsville1.80.0
Oct. 28/Jenkinsville1.81.8
Oct. 28/Jenkinsville1.70.0
Oct. 28/Jenkinsville2.14.2
Oct. 31/Jenkinsville2.30.1
Nov. 1/Jenkinsville2.05.1
Nov. 9/Centerville1.53.8
Nov. 16/Arial2.25.4
Dec. 20/Ladson1.12.8
Dec. 27/Lugoff3.33.2
Dec. 27/Lugoff2.52.4
Dec. 27/Elgin2.10.7
Dec. 27/Elgin1.74.9
Dec. 29/Elgin2.31.6
Dec. 30/Elgin2.52.5
Dec. 30/Elgin2.43.8
Jan. 3/Lugoff2.52.7
Jan. 5/Lugoff2.60.5
Jan. 5/Lugoff1.57.0
Jan. 9/Ladson1.42.9
Jan. 11/Elgin1.75.4
Jan. 11/Lugoff2.03.2
Jan. 11/Elgin1.35.0

Another day, another single-day COVID-19 total shattered: 19,483 cases reported Friday, Jan. 14

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Once again, South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports a record breaking single-day total of COVID-19 cases in the state.DHEC announced 19,483 new cases of COVID-19 (15,409 confirmed, 4,074 probable), 34 new deaths (28 confirmed, 6 probable), and a percent positive of 31.8% on Friday, Jan. 14.That number of new cases exceeds the previous single-day report from last week when 16,630 po...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Once again, South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports a record breaking single-day total of COVID-19 cases in the state.

DHEC announced 19,483 new cases of COVID-19 (15,409 confirmed, 4,074 probable), 34 new deaths (28 confirmed, 6 probable), and a percent positive of 31.8% on Friday, Jan. 14.

That number of new cases exceeds the previous single-day report from last week when 16,630 positive cases (percent positive of cases: 35.1%) were reported Thursday, January 6.

Hospitalizations continued to rise as well, with 2,111 COVID-19 positive individuals hospitalized -- 37.6% higher than what was seen one week ago.

Today, DHEC announced 19,483 new cases of COVID-19 (15,409 confirmed, 4,074 probable), 34 new deaths (28 confirmed, 6 probable), and a percent positive of 31.8%. See today's updated COVID-19 and vaccine data at https://t.co/F8sW0mdniu.

— SCDHEC (@scdhec) January 14, 2022

DHEC will be observing Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr, holiday but the testing call center will remain open for normal hours and individuals will still receive test results on the state holiday.

The Public Health Lab will remain open and testing, vaccine clinics and contact tracing will continue across the state. Individuals will still receive test results on the state holiday. Use the contact information at scdhec.gov/findatest to confirm testing site's hours.

TESTING:

DHEC has moved one of the largest COVID testing sites in the Midlands in order to have more capacity to test.

TourHealth COVID-19 testing site relocated to Columbia Place Mall, at 7201 Two Notch from 2600 Bull Street on Jan. 13. The hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.

DHEC says COVID-19 vaccinations will continue at 2600 Bull St., but will also be available at this site.

DHEC also says if you were tested for the virus at any of the sites and have not received your results you can no go to PreMedInc website. Simply type in your phone number and birth date and click 'get my results'.

The state's shattered all-time records for COVID positive cases as the omicron variant has moved through the state.

How to Find Testing Locations:

To help, DHEC said it's ordered nearly half a million rapid antigen tests to distribute to communities in the coming days and weeks with the hope of getting results back sooner and reducing wait times at testing sites, some of which have seen waits upwards of an hour.

Due to increases in the number of people being tested for COVID-19, South Carolinians should prepare for longer wait times (1-2 hours) at testing locations. DHEC encourages those wishing to get tested to plan ahead. DHEC and its testing contractors have been working to increase testing capacity at sites, in order to increase throughput, as well as to ensure turn-around times in labs remain at 24 to 48 hours.

Free testing and vaccinations can be found at county health departments throughout South Carolina.

To find a vaccination site, or to get more information about vaccines and boosters, check out the link at scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine

To find a testing site, go to the link at scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-locations. Note that some private pharmacies, health care and doctor's offices are charging or requiring insurance for certain tests.

How to Get a Vaccine:

Visit scdhec.gov/boosters for more information, and find a vaccination site near you on their vaccine locator webpage or by calling their Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110.

People can also contact any of the major pharmacy chains in the area, which also have information on making appointments on their websites.

Governor Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2022-04 to declare a State of Emergency in preparation for this weekend's expected winter storm and urges South Carolinians to monitor local weather conditions and take winter safety precautions. The governor will also hold a press conference at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) Operation Center to provide updates on the winter storm, tomorrow, Saturday, January 15 at approximately 3:30 PM.

"South Carolina will be impacted by a major winter storm this weekend, likely beginning Sunday morning," said Governor Henry McMaster. "There is a potential for very dangerous conditions caused by accumulations of ice and snow, which will likely result in power outages across the state. I urge South Carolinians to monitor their local weather forecasts and begin taking safety precautions. We will hold a media briefing tomorrow afternoon to update residents with the latest information on this winter storm.”

The National Weather Service forecast predicts significant snow, sleet, and ice starting early Sunday morning, impacting much of the Upstate and Midlands.

“The Governor’s Executive Order puts our plans into motion and let’s state agencies best coordinate any resources that may be needed in the days ahead," said SCEMD Director Kim Stenson. "We have experienced ice storms before, and we’re as prepared as we can be to respond to any requests for aid from our local emergency managers. It is vital for people to meet us halfway in this effort by being personally prepared for this winter storm.”

Motorists need to prepare for winter weather driving before a winter storm hits, especially those living in the Upstate or areas of our state that see more severe winter weather conditions. The South Carolina Highway Patrol urges motorists to check the weather forecast frequently and stay informed before and while traveling because conditions can deteriorate rapidly. Troopers will be monitoring the roadways for hazardous road conditions during weather events and working with our partners to respond as quickly as possible.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) started pretreating roads and highways Thursday and has prepositioned equipment and personnel in key areas throughout the state.

Residents should remember the following winter safety precautions:

The governor will be joined by the S.C. Emergency Management Division and other state agency officials for a press conference to update South Carolinians on the winter storm following a SCEMD executive call, tomorrow, Saturday, January 15 at approximately 3:30 PM.

WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, state public health officials

WHAT: Winter storm press conference

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, January 15 at approximately 3:30 PM

WHERE: South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, S.C.

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