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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant’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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Mount Pleasant 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
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Loyal Trader Joe’s customers will soon be able to buy their “two-buck chuck” again after the Mount Pleasant store had its beer and wine permit suspended.Sales were “off the table” for the last ten days following a ruling from a South Carolina administrative court.The suspension began on January 2 stemming from an undercover SLED operation from nearly two years ago.The agency reported that during a 40 store sting in February 2020, a clerk at the Trader Joe’s st...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Loyal Trader Joe’s customers will soon be able to buy their “two-buck chuck” again after the Mount Pleasant store had its beer and wine permit suspended.
Sales were “off the table” for the last ten days following a ruling from a South Carolina administrative court.
The suspension began on January 2 stemming from an undercover SLED operation from nearly two years ago.
The agency reported that during a 40 store sting in February 2020, a clerk at the Trader Joe’s store sold a 6-pack of beer to a 19-year-old who was working with them.
That was the store’s third offense in three years.
According to court documents, the first was in November 2017 where the grocery store chain paid a $500 fine. The second, in March 2018, resulted in a $1,000 fine.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue, which issues alcohol and beverage licenses, has a procedure for each consecutive violation in selling alcohol to an underage customer.
In this case, the DOR made a final determination in February 2021 and imposed a 45-day suspension.
But the store challenged that.
Based on the estimates provided by the store manager, 12 to 13% of the store’s sales are alcohol and it is considered to have the highest volume of alcohol sales for the chain in the region
A suspension of 45 days would cost the store an estimated $750,000.
A regional vice president testified this would cause a decline in customer satisfaction and possibly lead to hours cut for employees due to the loss in revenue.
However, the DOR allows for “mitigating factors” to reduce penalties.
These include documented training for employees, internal checks and automated age verification programs (i.e. register system requires manual input of birth date before sale can be completed).
Judge Shirley Robinson, citing these mitigating factors present at Trader Joe’s store 752 and its good standing in the community, ordered the store to pay a $3,000 fine and institute a 10 day suspension instead of the 45 days.
The suspension also could not take place during the holiday season between November 19, 2021 and January 2, 2022.
The store can begin selling beer and wine again on Wednesday, January 12.
If there is a fourth violation within three years, the DOR could fully revoke the store’s permit, according to its penalty guidelines for ABL violations.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The town of Mount Pleasant wants your input on plans for a new multi-use path between Mathis Ferry Road and Long Point Road.The path is planned for Whipple Road, stretching just over a mile. It’s part of the Mount Pleasant Way project and would run behind the existing sidewalk.The project team wants to know which alignment of the path you prefer and what features you’d like to see along the trail.Operations Division Chief James Aton says the goal of the Whipple Road trails is to ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The town of Mount Pleasant wants your input on plans for a new multi-use path between Mathis Ferry Road and Long Point Road.
The path is planned for Whipple Road, stretching just over a mile. It’s part of the Mount Pleasant Way project and would run behind the existing sidewalk.
The project team wants to know which alignment of the path you prefer and what features you’d like to see along the trail.
Operations Division Chief James Aton says the goal of the Whipple Road trails is to bring more connectivity between destinations like Lucy Beckham High School, the town’s tennis facility, Seacoast Church, and adjacent neighborhoods that sit Whipple Road.
Through an online survey and an in-person public meeting on Thursday, Aton says you’ll see three different proposed crosswalks for Whipple Road. You can vote on your preferred option.
You’ll also be asked to rank the amenities you would like to see along the 10 to 12-foot path. These include benches, dog stations, historical markers, workout areas, and a community garden.
“This is really a flagship project for the town, Mount Pleasant Way in this segment in particular,” Aton said. “So, we want to make sure that there’s community buy-in and that’s vested moving forward for other segments as we pursue those as funding becomes available.”
He says concrete and asphalt are the two preferred surfaces for the path. He says concrete is cheaper and less impactful, so that’s what they prefer, but they are open to other recommendations.
Aton says a potential 13-acre park could eventually be built to connect to the trail as well. Those plans are still in the early stages.
Thursday night from 5 to 7 p.m. there’s a public meeting to view these plans and ask questions in person. It’s happening at the Jones Center on Egypt Road.
If you can’t make it in person, the online survey is open until January 28. Aton says that’s the deadline for the town to submit its application for Greenbelt funding.
He adds that the town hopes new infrastructure grant programs can help fund the project in addition to Greenbelt Funds.
Aton expects this to be an 18-to-24-month project.
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- The last day to ship through the United States Postal Service for expected delivery by Christmas Day is December 18.Pak Mail in Mount Pleasant says that there are other ways to mail, but customers have to act fast to ensure delivery by Christmas.“Just get in as soon as you can. My computer may tell you something gets there in a day or two. But once it leaves our shop and gets in the carrier’s hands you can see an extra one or two day delay,” said Trey Carden, the store’s co-o...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- The last day to ship through the United States Postal Service for expected delivery by Christmas Day is December 18.
Pak Mail in Mount Pleasant says that there are other ways to mail, but customers have to act fast to ensure delivery by Christmas.
“Just get in as soon as you can. My computer may tell you something gets there in a day or two. But once it leaves our shop and gets in the carrier’s hands you can see an extra one or two day delay,” said Trey Carden, the store’s co-owner.
Carden says that delays have been happening across the country. Some are due to winter weather in the Midwest. Although delays aren’t as severe as they have been according to Carden, he’s seeing the volume of packages rise.
“We aren’t seeing entire terminals being delayed at this point in time,” said Carden. “You know we had our FedEx girl the other day probably pick up 200 packages and normally she’s only picking up 40 to 50.”
Carden says that the busiest shipping day of the year for Pak Mail will be on December 20. Store customers are already seeing lines elsewhere.
“This is the second store I’ve been to because at the last store the line was out the door. I came over here and I’m glad it wasn’t very crowded. It’s getting to be crunch time. Everything is starting to be busy. I think next week it’s going to be lines out the door. Which is great for the business, but tougher for the consumer,” said Joe Good of Mount Pleasant.
Across the parking lot in the the Northcutt Plaza shopping center, clothing store Liam John has seen delays for its products.
“Sometimes places that typically take one day delivery is taking two or two is taking three,” said A.T. Norwood, the general manger of the store. “It becomes frustrating at times because you are paying either extra or the same amount for items to get there at a certain time.”
USPS says that December 23 is the last day to ship Priority Mail Express service, but they say that they cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas Day that late in the week.
“A lot of the postal service options are going to be out of the range for getting them there by Christmas. But we still have plenty of FedEx and UPS options that can make it across the country in time,” said Carden.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Cold Rain, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Snow. When a winter storm is in the conversation, these terms are always thrown out in the mix. And most of the time, especially in the Lowcountry, we only see heavy amounts of cold rain.With the potential for a winter storm expected to impact parts of South Carolina, we can clarify the difference between the terms, and why the Lowcountry doesn’t look like it will get any snowfall at all.Snow is something that the Carolinas are no stranger to however...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Cold Rain, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Snow. When a winter storm is in the conversation, these terms are always thrown out in the mix. And most of the time, especially in the Lowcountry, we only see heavy amounts of cold rain.
With the potential for a winter storm expected to impact parts of South Carolina, we can clarify the difference between the terms, and why the Lowcountry doesn’t look like it will get any snowfall at all.
Snow is something that the Carolinas are no stranger to however, it seems as if the Lowcountry gets left out of the fun whenever a winter storm impacts the region. The last time the Lowcountry saw snow was actually not too long ago, with the Great Winter Storm of 2018, which was the third-highest recorded snowfall here.
Even though snow and ice are in the forecast for our neighbors in the upstate, and perhaps midlands, it doesn’t look like the snow, ice, or sleet will reach down to the Lowcountry.
Sleet and Freezing Rain
With this winter storm headed to the Carolinas, the midlands have a chance to see sleet/freezing rain. But what is the difference between the two, and what ingredients do we need to see these events? Different parts of the atmosphere have different temperatures, and that accounts for the differences we see between sleet and freezing rain. Sleet occurs when snow falls through the atmosphere and as it passes through a thin layer of warm air it melts. After it melts a bit, it will re-enter a pocket of cold air right before it reaches the surface. From there it refreezes and bounces off the surface like an ice pellet that we call sleet.
Freezing rain follows a journey similar to sleet on its descent through the atmosphere. Beginning as snow in the upper atmosphere, freezing rain reaches a larger warm pocket, melts, and becomes rain. Instead of re-cooling before hitting the surface, the water droplet reaches the cold Earth’s surface and freezes immediately becoming ice.
Forecasting for the coming winter storm, in particular, requires a lengthy process, with many variables.
The United States is currently in a weather pattern called La Niña. A La Niña winter typically means we see warmer, wetter conditions in the Pacific Northwest and warmer, dryer conditions in the Southeast. We have also seen warmer temperature trends within the last couple of weeks, even with this threat of freezing rain and sleet, models are leaning more towards just cold rain this weekend.
Currently, there is an active jet stream plunging south with widespread colder air, meaning the Carolinas are likely going to be affected. Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for Midwestern and Southern states. It is likely that additional watches and warnings could be issued while the storm is in its path and becomes more in focus.
There are still some uncertainties in the forecast, including exactly where low-pressure tracks and where the below-freezing air near the ground will set up and for how long. This could lead to changes in the forecast in the days ahead, which is typical for most winter storms. It doesn’t look as if the Lowcountry will be able to join the snow-day fun that our neighbors in the upper part of the state will be having.
We could possibly even see a rumble of thunder or two. Many details are still in the works as we wait for the Higher Resolution Mesoscale Models; however, it looks as if it will be just another cold, windy, and rainy weekend for the Lowcountry.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester District 4 and the Colleton County School District are moving to virtual learning because of a rise in COVID-19 cases among staff and students in the districts.DD4 and Colleton County each made the decision in the last 24 hours.District officials at both Colleton and DD4 say the move to virtual learning had to happen due to the increased spread of COVID-19 among both students and staff. Making it nearly impossible to operate their districts in-person.“We were all unprepared f...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester District 4 and the Colleton County School District are moving to virtual learning because of a rise in COVID-19 cases among staff and students in the districts.DD4 and Colleton County each made the decision in the last 24 hours.
District officials at both Colleton and DD4 say the move to virtual learning had to happen due to the increased spread of COVID-19 among both students and staff. Making it nearly impossible to operate their districts in-person.
“We were all unprepared for the spread of the virus, no one expected omicron to raise it’s ugly head,” says Dr. Valerie Cave, Superintendent of the Colleton County School District.
The omicron variant is hitting Lowcountry schools hard making it difficult to keep buildings open for students and staff.
“From Friday to Monday our numbers nearly doubled in the majority of our buildings, that same trend held from Monday to Tuesday with our numbers nearly doubling again,” says Monica Tudder, Director of Exceptional Children at DD4.
District leaders say roughly 20% of the DD4 students are either COVID-19 positive or in quarantine with a number of staff members also out of the classroom.
“But keeping obviously teachers in the building, keeping nurses in the building because they are getting COVID-19, it is very difficult,” says Tudder.
It’s a similar story for Colleton County, Dr. Cave says roughly an eighth of the district’s staff members are out while more than 700 students are in quarantine.
“The spread was going at a rampant pace within our schools and when you can’t provide instruction you need to make those decisions,” says Dr. Cave.
“It’s something district staff knows is an inconvenience and concern for parents of district students. The Colleton County School District plans to continue strict dis-infecting protocols and will bring back desk shields in an effort after the break to keep students and staff healthy.
“Our teachers are going to be in constant communication with those students, we’re going to record our lessons and upload those to google classrooms,” says Dr. Cave.
Charleston County School District parents have raised concerns over the accuracy of the district’s COVID-19 dashboard. The district says due to an “extreme” rise in COVID-19 cases, they are experiencing delays in updating the dashboard. The updates are done twice a day Monday through Friday.
In Berkeley County, the decision to transition to virtual learning is made on a school by school basis. District officials say they have no plans to transition to virtual learning at this point.
School leaders say they are working through the challenges while ensuring the level of education remains top of the line for students.
“We’ve done everything possible to make sure our children get quality instruction,” says Dr. Cave.
Georgetown County School District has decided to move Georgetown Middle School to virtual learning starting on Thursday and will return to in-person learning on Monday January 24th.
Colleton County plans to bring students back to in-person learning on January 19th while DD4 will bring back student on January 20th. District officials for both schools say they will continue to monitor infection rates.