Full-Service HVAC Company
Lightning Mechanical is a leading full-service HVAC Company providing total air conditioning solutions for the Northern East Coast. We offer a wide range of HVAC services, including commercial HVAC installation, residential air conditioning repair & replacement, rooftop units, commercial refrigeration installation, and indoor air quality inspections. We are licensed for all types of heating, mechanical ventilation, and air conditioning work.
Lightning Mechanical offers excellence in industrial and comfort services through our team of factory-trained engineers and technicians.
The Lightning Mechanical Difference
We're simply better. Our technicians undergo constant training and retraining on our supported manufacturers' equipment. More than just HVAC services, we provide top of our field expertise to businesses across the North Eastern United States. The deep scope of all of our work has inadvertently saved our clients millions of dollars in avoided downtime and part replacement. We save our clients money by providing better HVAC service than any other company in the region.
We continue to grow not only because we offer the best HVAC services available--but also because we care about educating our customers on achieving maximum system longevity and energy efficiency.
HVAC BMS Integration Specialists
Lightning Mechanical is experienced with HVAC integration into Building Management Systems. This solution allows building owners to manage all facility systems from a centralized access point.
Integrating HVAC equipment with a Building Management System allows for complete access and control of your air conditioning, heating, humidity levels, and more from a computer, smartphone, or other mobile devices. This integration will allow building owners to maximize energy efficiency while maximizing occupant comfort.
HVAC Control Wiring Services
Lightning Mechanical offers complete control wiring design and installation. We help companies make sure that their HVAC equipment responds to changes in the environment or notifies building operators of any irregularities. We work with your building's architecture to route wiring with minimum structural interference.
We have been doing this for over a decade. We have experience with large-scale projects and work on multi-story structures down to single-story commercial buildings. Control wiring specialists at Lightning Mechanical are dedicated to providing exceptional HVAC services that combine efficiency, ease of use, and dependability. Click here to find out more.
We have experience designing, installing, servicing, and maintaining HVAC systems for residential units of all sizes and occupancy. We work with each client to provide an indoor environment that meets their specific needs. Whether it's on-the-go air conditioning repair, thermostat installation, or teaming up with homeowners for energy efficiency upgrades, our team is here to meet high residential heating and cooling services standards.
Our commercial clients are the foundation of our business. We have provided regular maintenance, carbon dioxide monitoring, excessive moisture management, and air conditioner service for many industries, each with specific air conditioning system requirements.
Our teams have worked to provide natural ventilation, heating, and cooling to:
- Data Centers
- Large Hospitals
- Manufacturing Plants
- Pharmaceutical Plants
- Commercial Kitchen Refrigerators (and ventilation systems)
- State and Federal Government Facilities
Customer companies that work with our network benefit from professional technician support to keep their water heating and air conditioning systems running in case of emergency.
Our success has grown out of providing solutions in record time, with high satisfaction rates to ensure our client companies save money as much as they make it.
What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This is the industry term used to describe all equipment that provides heating or cooling for a building's interior space. HVAC systems often include airflow and filtration components as well. Following are some terms you've probably heard concerning your air systems, coupled with a brief overview of what exactly they do.
A heat pump is a device that provides heating and cooling by moving heat rather than converting source energy into thermal energy within a home or business.
A compressor releases thermal energy from your interior to the outside in warmer climates—cycling hot air out to keep your indoors cool.
Heat pumps traditionally didn't do well in areas where temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of us here in New York and New England aren't overly familiar with heat pumps because we need all the heat we can get come winter.
That is changing as heat pumps become more and more effective in colder and colder weather. It isn't uncommon for modern heat pumps to be rated for temperatures well below freezing, moving cold air out, and heating the air coming in.
In the HVAC industry, a condenser refers to both the part that cools the air and the unit that heats it when said unit is outdoors.
The condensers are those cabinets with fans you see outside buildings or rooftops. You'll find fans, condenser coils, and a compressor inside the cabinets. The compressor moves the refrigerant around the coils, and the fan blows outside air on the coils to either speed up or slows down heat transfer.
Cooling towers are giant heat exchangers. They use air and water to regulate indoor air temperatures.
The most significant difference between a heat pump and a cooling tower is that, unlike with a heat pump, there isn't any thermal energy added to the air when it comes in; only removed.
Instead of transferring heat from one environment to another, cooling towers use water (sometimes antifreeze solution) moving over large metal air-cooled coils to keep heat levels low.
Your AC condenser takes the heat out of the air and transfers it into the liquid inside your cooling tower. The liquid is then used to remove additional heat from the system.
Central air conditioning refers to an HVAC system that has been expanded and contractually configured. An individual unit is not responsible for controlling the temperature of a single room but rather several rooms or an entire building. These systems use the same components as stand-alone systems, but they connect to more extensive duct networks that control the temperature of a whole home or building.
Central AC is better at maintaining comfortable temperatures in larger spaces and can incorporate centralized air filtration and air recycling capabilities.
Ductwork is the network of small and large vents that connect all the parts of your HVAC system. You can think of it as a giant circulatory system for air.These vents vary widely in size, but they are all should be insulated to prevent heat loss and be well airtight to prevent heating and cooling inefficiencies.
Heat Recovery Ventilator
The heat recovery ventilator is a ventilation system that captures the heat from outgoing stale air to preheat the incoming fresh air, reducing energy consumption in winter and summer.
These systems are frequently used for new construction projects where contractors can provide design input to optimize the system better.
Air handlers look like giant metal boxes. They are the indoor counterpart to your compressor and do what the name says: circulate and regulate the air. Your air handler will usually comprise a blower and some heating or cooling coils.
You'll also sometimes find air filtration systems inside. Because these units are indoors, they also feature sound deadening to keep them quiet.
Heating & Furnace Systems
All furnaces operate under the same premise: air comes in from outside, warming up as it passes through your furnace. The warm air is then moved through your home or office by a blower.
An electric fan forces warm air through your ducts in a forced-air system. If you have a furnace without a blower, basement or attic-based vents will be required to distribute the conditioned air throughout your home.
Contact us today
To learn more about the HVAC services Lightning Mechanical has to offer, contact us at (973) 763-0300 today.
We provide a wide range of HVAC services to New York City Metro and the surrounding area. Our clients have facilities from New Jersey to Syracuse.