Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog

The Big Commercial HVAC Problems We See

January 7th, 2019

row-of-rooftop-ac-unitsWe’ve been working on commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation for more than three decades here in the Greater Toronto Area. We’ve seen it all when it comes to HVAC troubles for commercial facilities and buildings, from the routine and common to the very weird.

It’s fun to share weird stories, but they aren’t helpful when it comes to providing our customers with the information they need. So today we’re going to broaden the scope and look at the most common HVAC problems a commercial facility—such as yours—may face, as well as what we can do about it.

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The Make-Up Air Unit and Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 24th, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeDuring winter weather, concerns about the air quality inside commercial and industrial buildings is higher than at any other time of the year—especially in a place like Toronto, where the temperatures stay below freezing for most of the season. Fresh air circulation in a building simply doesn’t happen during cold weather when an indoor facility must be sealed off from the outside, so matter the type of facility.

The lack of fresh air ventilation not only leads to a buildup of indoor contaminants and imbalanced humidity, it can also cause negative air pressure inside a building—too much air exhaust, not enough air brought in. This is where the make-up air unit can be invaluable. If you aren’t aware of make-up air units and their use, we’d like to show you what they may be able to do for you.

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December Isn’t Too Late for Commercial HVAC Maintenance

December 10th, 2018

winter-sceneThe official start of winter doesn’t arrive until later in the month—but the Toronto winter never obey specific dates. But by the last month of the year, the cold weather has already settled in, with below-freezing temperatures as the norm.

So … if you didn’t get around to maintenance for the HVAC systems in your commercial facility when it was warmer during fall, is it just too late to have it done?

No! In fact, you should be calling us right now to arrange for your maintenance.

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Commercial Radiant Heating: What Is It?

November 26th, 2018

sunshine-iconIf you are shopping for a residential HVAC system, then the term radiant heating has a specific meaning: heating systems that spread warmth through living spaces by raising the temperature of objects in those spaces so heat waves radiate from their surfaces. Boiler systems that use radiators and baseboard heaters or in-floor piping are common examples, and radiant systems can also be powered with electricity.

For commercial and industrial purposes, radiant heating is something different, although a similar principle is at work, which is the radiant part. We’ll explain more below.

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Common Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Commercial Facilities

November 12th, 2018

virus-microbesYou probably often hear about the importance of indoor air quality in buildings. It applies to commercial facilities, industrial facilities, and homes. You may be more focused on climate control inside your commercial facility, balancing heating and cooling to the ideal levels to provide comfort and protect process. But you cannot afford to ignore commercial indoor air quality in Markham, ON or elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Rough Weather and Your Rooftop HVAC Units

October 29th, 2018

frost-on-the-doorIt’s never too early in the fall to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the rigors of another winter in the Greater Toronto Area. And we’re already past early fall! If you haven’t yet signed up for our commercial maintenance program for Toronto, ON businesses, get in touch with us right away. We’ll assign you an account manager and design a customized program that fits your facility—not a general checklist applied to any business. We can offer you a free quote on a preventive maintenance program—set up an appointment today.

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Upgrade Your Company’s HVAC Efficiency

October 15th, 2018

budget-scissorsWhen you own and operate a commercial or industrial facility, you want to find any spot where you can lower overhead costs without having a negative effect on operations. You may not realize it, but too much of your overhead may be going straight to aging and inefficient HVAC equipment. Even with regular maintenance service (and some companies even skip that), older ventilation, heating, and cooling equipment cannot perform at the current higher standards for efficiency.

You don’t have to have your entire HVAC system torn out and replaced to upgrade to better efficiency. When you work with our skilled experts, we’ll find the best ways to retrofit the equipment. For example, the motors in your rooftop units may be wearing down. We can replace these to improve the performance using variable frequency drivers (VFD). We’ll offer all the in-house assistance necessary to inspect the HVAC equipment and find where we can replace and upgrade so you’ll have top-of-the-line performance.

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Have You Scheduled Commercial Heating Maintenance Yet?

October 1st, 2018

filling-in-calendarIf you’ve owned a business in Toronto for more than a year, or if you’ve lived here that long, you already have a good idea of how cold it gets during the winters. It gets very cold! The average low during January is -3°C, and the hottest days aren’t much warmer than that. Any business needs to have proper indoor heating, no matter how harsh the winters get. But it’s especially vital in the Greater Toronto Area and it applies to businesses of all types. Protecting everything from customers to equipment and facilitating process are on the line when any commercial heating systems start to fail.

The best way to defend your commercial building from winter problems is to work with commercial HVAC contractors in Toronto, ON to arrange a maintenance program.

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The Basics of Rooftop Heating and Cooling Units

September 17th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-units-rooftop-sunnyChances are high that your commercial or industrial facility uses rooftop units in some capacity. Everything from a standard office building to a sheet metal factory has HVAC units housed on the roof to provide for proper environmental controls around the year.

We are experienced professionals when it comes to commercial heating and air conditioning in Whitby, ON, as well as industrial heating and cooling. We know rooftop units of all types and sizes: we’ve installed them, repaired them, maintained them, and replaced them. We’d like to help you get to know the ones serving your facility a bit better.

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Cooling Towers and Chillers Combine for Powerful Cooling

September 3rd, 2018

industrial-rooftop-pipesAir conditioning is a word that’s often misunderstood when it comes to the industrial and commercial world. People think of ACs as small systems sending out cool air to provide comfort. But the job of conditioning industrial and commercial spaces often involves systems far different from the air conditioning systems people are used to. For many large facilities, it takes the combined work of chiller and cooling towers to deliver the consistent lower temperatures that make work even possible in the first place.

We’ll look at the partnership of the chiller and the cooling tower in industrial/commercial buildings.

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