Air Conditioning Repair

Air Conditioning Repair

What’s wrong? We can fix it

Is your house humid and not getting the AC you need?

Is your utility bill climbing even as the air-conditioning blows warm air?

Is the air conditioner making unusual noises or bringing foul smells inside?

Call Lighthouse. Our certified technicians are craftsmen when it comes to repairing AC problems. We have experienced specialists in residential HVAC and in commercial HVAC, so you will be getting help from some of the most knowledgeable technicians in their field.

You can be sure the work is done right!

We service Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island, cheerfully answering your calls and providing honest, affordable repairs. We accept credit cards and we offer military discounts.

Our number is 718-568-7562. We are available 24/7 to repair the air conditioning in your home or business.

Residential AC repairs

Our techs know how to resolve drainage issues. They’re equipped with a wet/dry vacuum and other equipment. They can expertly remove clogs that can shut a system down and allow mold and mildew to accumulate. We will end this problem before it causes health issues for you and your family.

If your AC isn’t working, the techs will check the capacitor, coil and other parts. They will look at the refrigerant level, examine blower fans and unravel kinks in refrigerant lines.

It’s important to maintain the proper level of refrigerant. Otherwise the system won’t remove humidity and heat from your home.

If your heat pump or ductless mini-split air conditioner quits working, we will locate the error code and determine the problem.

Your AC system may be fine but still not getting the job done because there are clogs or leaks in the ducts that deliver the air to your home. We can test the ducts and clean them if needed.

Because it’s outside, the condenser is vulnerable to dirt and other unwanted substances. A dirty coil can interfere with the condenser’s job of discharging the heat removed from your home. In turn this makes the unit labor harder, putting more stress on the system.

Average temperatures in July and August hit 84-85 degrees and September is not much better, averaging a high of 77 degrees. June’s high average is 80. Steady heat and humidity will tax ac systems and cause components to wear down.

Our vehicles carry many spare parts, allowing technicians to address the problem quickly, making your summer in the city more pleasant.

We guarantee our work. We’re not happy until you’re happy.

Commercial AC repairs

We know you can’t stay in business for long if your air conditioning problem is making tenants, employees or customers uncomfortable. We respond promptly when you call.

A refrigerant leak or even a low level of refrigerant can keep your unit from providing cold air. We stop the leak and make sure you have enough of the right kind of refrigerant to make your property cool again. Refrigerant leaks can cause nausea, headaches and coughing, so don’t delay if you suspect a refrigerant leak. Call us immediately.

Unusual noises indicate an inefficient system; it’s working harder yet producing unacceptable cooling and letting humidity build up. Parts could be broken or loose, debris could be in the unit, or the fan motor may be wearing out.

Does your system seem to randomly turn on or off? The problem could be in the thermostat or the sensors that help it run smoothly.

Our technicians frequently deal with natural gas piping, chilled/hot water piping, storage tanks, cooling towers, custom ductwork and other features of commercial HVAC.

They are certified, licensed and insured. Put their experience and training to work for you!

And you will have peace of mind because we guarantee our work.

Who we are

Lighthouse is locally owned. We are veterans of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.

We answer calls from businesses and homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island, and we live in the communities we serve. We take our reputation seriously, as you can see from Yelp reviews.

Our techs arrive on time, politely listen to customers and offer a choice of solutions whenever possible. They’ve dealt with many problems and they’re always up for a new AC challenge.

Maintenance programs avert problems

You avoid many problems when you have a maintenance agreement with Lighthouse. It includes regular checks of the system, everything from the condenser and the gauges to lubrication of moving parts, a thorough cleaning and calibration of the thermostat.

In our maintenance checks we often find small problems and fix them before they become big, expensive, time-consuming problems.

Help yourself and your system

Try these simple ways for you to avoid breakdowns and save money:

• Change or clean the filters periodically and you will help the system run efficiently and lessen the chance of a breakdown. When filters become clogged with dust, debris and pet dander, they cause leaks and they force the AC to run longer yet deliver less cool air.

In effect you will pay far more in energy bills than a clean filter will cost.

An easy way to remember: On the day you receive your utility bill check the filter. If it’s accumulating dirt, mites and allergens, clean or replace it.

• Make sure that shrubs and tree branches aren’t interfering with the outside condenser unit. They can block airflow and hurt ac efficiency.

More AC repair

Lighthouse techs also repair window AC units, mini-splits and PTACs – those packaged terminal air conditioners that deliver great cooling and heating for condominiums, apartments, sunrooms and other areas.

In addition, we install and repair water heaters, both conventional and tank-less, so you can get a comfortable shower after a hot summer day. (Lighthouse has a licensed plumbing contractor who repairs water heaters, leaky faucets and toilets, and other plumbing needs.)

We respond as quickly as possible to HVAC calls in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Our office is in Sheepshead Bay and our number is 718-568-7562.

We welcome emergency calls seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Uncle Sam says

The U.S. Department of Energy says the same thing that our parents yelled when we were kids: “Close the windows and doors when the AC is on!”

“One of the top air conditioning problems is improper operation and heading the list under that category is open windows and outside doors,” the federal agency said. “So one of the easiest and most inexpensive problems to fix on our air conditioning troubleshooting mission is to make sure windows or doors are closed; otherwise you are undermining your air conditioner’s efficiency.”

The agency also said:
“Other common problems with existing air conditioners result from faulty installation, poor service procedures, and inadequate maintenance.”

Our qualified, conscientious technicians understand the ins and outs of air conditioners and they know how to fix them for the best possible price.

Call Lighthouse at 718-568-7562.