Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Lightning Mechanical is your #1 HVAC contractor in Wesley Chapel, FL, and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Lightning Mechanical are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit’s SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.

SEER2 Energy Savings Calculator

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Customize to Your Home

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Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Lightning Mechanical, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 813-492-5575 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Thermostat Repair in St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Service was very punctual, actually early, very knowledgeable, proficient!
- Walter M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

Very professional, nice and patient. They got the AC running same day!

- Ingrid C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Lutz, FL 33549

This company is awesome! I got a same day appointment. They were on time. They didn’t mess around and immediately fixed the issue with our AC unit.

- Kimberly B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

This company is very professional. Tyler did a complete duct replacement for me as we were adding and extension to the house. The team was courteous and did the job on time 9 months ago. I recently had a leak near the blower in the garage and the team came in and took care of it and covered it under warranty. I would go to them for all my AC needs.

- Nate S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Lutz, FL 33549

I have used Lighting Mechanical for my business in the past and let me tell you… top notch service at its best. They are always so pleasant and able to get a technician out right away and always fix the issues at hand. I highly recommend them. Very professional and reliable.

- Intrgra Rx.

Air Conditioner Repair in Temple Terrace, FL 33617

The team was responsive, corrected the problem, advised how to potentially prevent this kind of problem, and saved me money!

- Charles T.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Tampa, FL 33614

Great customer service! They were able to get me scheduled quickly and fixed my issue. Professional team, definitely recommend. 🙂

- Tori S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Brooksville, FL 34601

Quick response and honest repair.

- Harold W.

Air Conditioner Installation in Tampa, FL 33602

Professional, courteous, and putting client and our needs above all. Highly recommend this team to anyone needing work on their HVAC systems.

- Tim B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Quick and efficient. No hassles and customer service is top-notch.

- Scott L.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Lightning Mechanical.

Call us at 813-492-5575!