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 Ladson, 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 Ladson’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.
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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 Ladson 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 Ladson, 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 Ladson 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.
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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 Ladson, 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 Ladson 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 Ladson. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Ladson 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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A South Carolina man is facing a felony assault charge after authorities say he beat and choked his 72-year-old mother unconscious Thursday after telling her he had wrecked her car and she began to cry.The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Friday that it has charged Jerry Lee Wood, 45, of Ladson, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.Deputies were dispatched to Mickler Drive around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. When authorit...
A South Carolina man is facing a felony assault charge after authorities say he beat and choked his 72-year-old mother unconscious Thursday after telling her he had wrecked her car and she began to cry.
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Friday that it has charged Jerry Lee Wood, 45, of Ladson, with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Deputies were dispatched to Mickler Drive around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. When authorities arrived about 10 minutes later, Wood’s mother told deputies she had just been assaulted by her son inside the home where they both live.
She told authorities her son got home around 7 a.m. after taking her vehicle without her permission. When Wood told her he had wrecked the car, she looked outside through the blinds in her living room and saw the damaged car.
That’s when she began to cry. But when she told her son that he was going to have to pay for the car, Wood lunged at her, according to an incident report.
The elderly woman told deputies her son knocked her phone out of her hands and began punching her in the face. She said Wood then knocked her to the ground and got on top of her.
He grabbed her by the hair, according to the incident report, and started banging her head against the ground.
That’s when she said her son told her he was “going to kill her” and that this was “her last day to live,”according to the incident report.
Deputies said Wood then began to strangle his mom until she lost consciousness.
When she regained consciousness, the woman saw Wood get off her. After he walked to the bathroom and shut the door, she told deputies that’s when she fled.
She called 911 from a neighbor’s house. When EMS arrived, she was transported to Summerville Medical Center for treatment.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Rick Carson said in a statement that the victim suffered “significant injuries in addition to being choked into unconsciousness.”
Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies approached the home where the alleged assault took place and tried to talk to Wood.
Deputies say he refused to come out, shouting, “You better not come through that door mother (expletive).”
Deputies again tried to talk to Wood through the door.
Wood refused to comply and continued to shout, according to deputies.
“I have a bomb and a hostage,” Wood warned, according to deputies. “Get off my property mother (expletive).”
After their unsuccessful first attempt, deputies returned hours later with an arrest warrant.
Wood continued to say he had a bomb inside the house, and deputies decided to kick in the front door of the house.
They found Wood sitting on the couch in the living room. Deputies cuffed him, put him the back of a patrol car and drove him to the Summerville Medical Center after he told them his right foot might be broken.
He was later booked at the L.C. Knight Detention Center in Summerville.
On Friday morning, a judge set Wood’s bond at $150,000.
The investigation is ongoing, and the sheriff’s office said additional charges may be coming.
Among the many things the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is the rising demand for online shopping and the logistical challenges posed by that demand. This is the backdrop against which Walmart announced in October plans to build a $450 million, 720-000-square-foot grocery distribution facility in Spartanburg County.According to the company’s ...
Among the many things the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is the rising demand for online shopping and the logistical challenges posed by that demand. This is the backdrop against which Walmart announced in October plans to build a $450 million, 720-000-square-foot grocery distribution facility in Spartanburg County.
According to the company’s third-quarter earnings report released in November, ecommerce sales increased 8% in the quarter and showed strong growth in grocery sales.
In announcing the new facility in Spartanburg County, the company said the highly-automated distribution center will handle increased demand in fresh and frozen foods among the company’s 122 South Carolina retail stores.
“The world has changed…I think we’ve learned from the pandemic you can’t be offshore.” — David Britt, Spartanburg
According to Taylor Jackson, director of SC Logistics for the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the Walmart move is part of a growing trend where companies are locating distribution and logistics hubs closer to the markets they serve.
Jackson also says the high level of automation the company plans to use at the facility is part of a broader trend nationally and, instead of killing jobs, actually represents opportunities for more skilled workers.
“I think this is a trend that will continue to grow,” Jackson says. “I believe South Carolina is in great position to take advantage of this trend.”
Spartanburg County councilman David Britt agrees.
Britt sees the 400 new jobs expected to come with the distribution center as among the reasons so many people are moving to the Upstate.
As one of his county’s main economic development recruiters, Britt says he has delivered the message to prospective companies that if they build in the Upstate, the area will supply the skilled workforce needed.
He adds that market shifts accelerated with the pandemic and drove home the critical importance of location and logistics.
“The pandemic changed the game forever, not only from the logistics end in manufacturing,” Britt says. “That’s why you’re seeing such a move to the Carolinas — because of the area’s logistical strengths.”
With the Upstate being within a two-day drive of 75% of the country’s population and having such key transportation infrastructure like Inland Port Greer, it makes sense for companies like Walmart and Amazon to increase the number of distribution centers in the area, says Britt.
The new Spartanburg County facility will be Walmart’s fifth distribution center in the Palmetto State. Amazon currently has three distribution/sorting centers in the state centered near population hubs: in Spartanburg, West Columbia and Ladson, near Charleston.
Britt adds that more companies equal more jobs, and more jobs attract more people. More people buy more products. It becomes something of a self-sustaining cycle.
“That’s why Walmart’s doing what they’re doing,” he says.
LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – When driving down Stoney Road or Heaton Drive in Ladson, you’ll notice trash lining the street. But residents say it’s getting worse, and they’re not sure who to turn to.According to Ladson resident, Amanda Collers, people have started dumping tv’s, mattresses, and even couches on the sides of the roads.“We can’t get help from the county, getting it picked up. And we can’t collectively as a community, haul those things off,” Collers said.Collers ...
LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – When driving down Stoney Road or Heaton Drive in Ladson, you’ll notice trash lining the street. But residents say it’s getting worse, and they’re not sure who to turn to.
According to Ladson resident, Amanda Collers, people have started dumping tv’s, mattresses, and even couches on the sides of the roads.
“We can’t get help from the county, getting it picked up. And we can’t collectively as a community, haul those things off,” Collers said.
Collers and other community members clean the litter themselves. They joined the nonprofit, PalmettoPride, which provides safety equipment for residents to pick up litter a few days during the year.
Aside from that, Collers said residents also go out at least once a month to collect trash on their own.
However, she said they are struggling to find help with the bigger items.
“A few years ago, we had assigned people who would contact the (Charleston) county when we had big things, and they would come out here and pick it up and now we’re having trouble getting them out here to have it picked up,” Collers explained.
When asked about this issue, Charleston County officials told News 2 Stoney Road and Heaton Drive are state roads. Officials said the county steps in if the trash is on private property.
County officials released a statement to News 2:
“If a property owner leaves trash for collection for more than 48 to 72 hours, then they are in violation of Charleston County ordinance. To address trash left on private property, residents can call Charleston County Code Enforcement. A code enforcement officer shall serve written notice on the owner of the property requiring the owner to abate or remove the litter within 15 calendar days from the date of the notice.”
Collers also said she and other community members have reached out to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. She said they told residents to submit work orders online.
On Friday, News 2 reached out to SCDOT about the issue. They said they hadn’t received any recent reports of litter, however, they said district employees inspected the area and removed what they could accommodate in their truck. They submitted a work order for the rest of the trash.
They advise residents to report issues on state roads at 855-GO-SCDOT or click here.
Minnesota football will try to plug in one Clemson transfer to replace another on the defensive line.Darnell Jefferies, a junior with two years of eligibility remaining, announced Monday on social media that he would play for the Golden Gophers next season.“I am blessed and excited to announce that I will be committing to the University of Minnesota,” Jefferies posted on Twitter just one week after officially entering the transfer portal.If he is able to reach success anywhere near that of form...
Minnesota football will try to plug in one Clemson transfer to replace another on the defensive line.
Darnell Jefferies, a junior with two years of eligibility remaining, announced Monday on social media that he would play for the Golden Gophers next season.
“I am blessed and excited to announce that I will be committing to the University of Minnesota,” Jefferies posted on Twitter just one week after officially entering the transfer portal.
If he is able to reach success anywhere near that of former Clemson player Nyles Pinckney with the Golden Gophers, they will have successfully filled a need again. Pinckney transferred to Minnesota as a graduate student at this time last year and became a key piece of a strong defense and a nine-win team.
Pinckney started all 13 games for Minnesota (9-3), which went 6-3 in the Big Ten and smothered West Virginia, 18-6, in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix. He finished with 29 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. The Gophers ranked second among Big Ten teams in scoring defense and total defense.
Jefferies appeared in 15 games (118 snaps) as a redshirt freshman in 2019 but his playing time dwindled recently. He had 17 snaps in this season’s opener against Georgia and the following week against South Carolina State but had just seven snaps the rest of the season and one game on special teams.
Of the 11 players who left Clemson during the season, all but quarterback Taisun Phommachanh and tight end Jaelyn Lay have found new homes. Lay and Jefferies announced their departures following the Tigers’ Cheez-It Bowl victory against Iowa State in Orlando, Florida. They followed Phommachanh and wide receiver Frank Ladson leaving after the regular season. Ladson has committed to Miami.
Three players are headed to South Florida, coached by former Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott, who has been in Tampa for two years. Scott has welcomed wide receiver Ajou Ajou, running back Michel Dukes and safety Ray Thornton. Ajou had six catches in 12 games, Dukes just two carries in one game and Thornton got 74 snaps in 12 games while also being a key contributor on special teams.
Running back Lyn-J Dixon, who was expected to be the starter to replace Travis Etienne this season, quit the team after only three games and has committed to West Virginia. He rushed for 1,420 yards with 13 touchdowns at Clemson and his per-carry career average of 6.5 yards is behind only Etienne in program history (minimum 1,000 yards).
Offensive lineman Paul Tchio is headed for Georgia Tech, safety Joseph Charleston to Missouri and linebacker Kane Patterson is enrolled at Vanderbilt.
Among the players who had the most success after transferring from Clemson following the 2020 season were cornerback Derion Kendrick and running back Chez Mellusi. Kendrick a key starter for Georgia in Monday night’s national championship game and was defensive MVP in the Orange Bowl semifinals victory against Michigan. Mellusi led Wisconsin with 815 yards (4.7 per carry) and five touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury in November. Defensive lineman Jordan Williams started for Virginia Tech but opted out of its bowl game to prepare for the NFL draft.
Todd Shanesy is a 30-year veteran of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal now focusing on Clemson athletics for the USA TODAY network.
If you asked me what concerned me most about the 2021 Tigers in August, I would have said running back. I felt like quarterback was set, wide receiver was set, tight end was set, and offensive line was mostly in good shape. This was the general consensus after the Tigers said goodbye to the record setting Travis Etienne. While there was the hope of talent in the system, only Lyn-J Dixon had ever really done much of note in his career and most of that damage was prior to his disappointing 2020 campaign. Clemson was also breaking in a new runn...
If you asked me what concerned me most about the 2021 Tigers in August, I would have said running back. I felt like quarterback was set, wide receiver was set, tight end was set, and offensive line was mostly in good shape. This was the general consensus after the Tigers said goodbye to the record setting Travis Etienne. While there was the hope of talent in the system, only Lyn-J Dixon had ever really done much of note in his career and most of that damage was prior to his disappointing 2020 campaign. Clemson was also breaking in a new running backs coach, albeit a hall of fame Clemson legend in C.J. Spiller.
The season started with a profound offensive dud against a UGA team bound for the National Championship. The running game was virtually non existent. The struggles continued during the disappointing 2-2 start to the season and some folks on the message boards began questioning if Spiller was qualified to handle the job (among other criticisms levied against the offensive staff as a whole). Things came to a head when Lyn-J Dixon, clearly unhappy with his diminished role, put himself into the transfer portal.
However, instead of things falling apart, the room came together and talented young backs Will Shipley and Kobe Pace essentially took the offense over. Most folks thought D.J. Uiagalelei would be throwing it all over the yard the way he did in 2020, Justyn Ross would rekindle his 2018-19 magic, Joseph Ngata would become the 5 star stud folks had been expecting, and Frank Ladson would be taking the top off of defenses. Instead, the team leaned on the running game and featured the backs more and more in the passing game as the WR corps eroded into a collection of true freshmen and walk-ons. By the time the Cheez-It Bowl came around, the biggest question (at least for me) in August was the only true answer the offense had. New OC Brandon Streeter just built on what Tony Elliott and the staff had been working towards as the Tigers featured 32 rushes and 9 receptions between Shipley, Pace, and freshman Phil Mafah. The Tigers finished 2021 at 10-3 despite some of the lowest rated QB and WR play in the ACC. It might not always have been pretty, but the name of the game is winning and credit should go to the staff and these players for finding ways to do that despite the warts this team possessed.
I said in the fall that a clear RB1 needed to emerge by seasons end. You can argue that Clemson finished with an RB1 and RB1A in Shipley and Pace. The duo combined for 253 carries, 1380 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, and 17 TDs despite both players missing at least 2 games. For comparison, Travis Etienne and backup Lyn-J Dixon combined for 210 carries, 1104 yards, 4.95 yards per carry, and 16 TDs without missing any games (12 total). It really is pretty impressive considering how badly the season started and how much the passing game struggled all season long. The 2020 team at least had teams afraid of Trevor Lawrence, Amari Rodgers, and Cornell Powell who made people pay for loading the box more often than not. This year’s running back group had no such luxury. It also should help you respect the job the offensive line did this season despite serious injuries affecting depth all season long.
Turns out the two most concerning areas of the offense coming in were the strengths of the unit by year’s end.
The best news is that Clemson is set to return its entire three deep at running back. Super senior Darien Rencher moves on and Lyn-J Dixon of course, but Shipley, Pace, and Mafah give the Tigers an impressive group to work with going forward. The staff is looking to add a running back signee to this class, and Travis Etienne’s little brother won’t be it after committing to Florida. We will see if it is a high school guy or perhaps even someone from the portal. The 2022 offensive line is poised to be the best Clemson has seen in quite some time in my opinion. If the QB/WR play can revert back towards the norm for the program in the last decade, 2021 should be that year folks around the league say, “well, that was the time to get Clemson if there ever was one.”
I have to give C.J. Spiller high marks for his job this year, especially being year one. You rate coaching on growth and improvement, which was undeniable for this group. The Dixon move was a classic “addition by subtraction” that helped the chemistry of the unit and allowed the young backs to freely emerge as leaders. Step two for him will be on the recruiting trail. As for the offensive staff as a whole, they really played with one hand tied behind their back most of the season, if not all of it.
Clemson’s offense didn’t light it up in the bowl game but effectively controlled the ball most of the game and did what it needed to win against a good defense. I thought Streeter got the ball to the right guys and didn’t expose DJU to situations where he had routinely made mistakes this season for the most part. His true evaluation should start now heading into the spring where guys are returning from injury, new signees are added to the mix, and a true quarterback competition will be underway.