Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog

Regular Commercial Boiler Service Is a Must for Your Business

December 9th, 2019

The boiler is one of the oldest types of heating systems still in use in homes and businesses. Heating water and distributing it through a building provided central heating long before the creation of ventilation systems.

If your commercial facility has one or more boiler systems, these units probably serve multiple functions—something that sets them apart from residential boilers, which are only designed to provide comfort to people in a house. Your facility’s boilers may be part of process and manufacturing. Your business can’t continue to run, no matter the season, if these boilers malfunction or fail. Only seasoned, trained, and licensed commercial HVAC experts can handle the routine maintenance service to protect your investment in boilers and the operation for your facility.

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High Bills, Unhappy Employees, Process Problems—What’s Happening?

November 25th, 2019

young-women-shiverThis is a catch-all question that covers what we often hear from our new clients, especially during winter when the Toronto temperatures plunge. For facility managers in commercial buildings, day-to-day functions can become nightmarish when it costs a fortune to run heating equipment, people in the facility are complaining about discomfort, and process and equipment are having problems that seem connected to changes in the indoor climate.

So … what is going on?

The answer is: many different problems are possible, or maybe just one. Getting to root of the issue and finding out if you need heating replacement, upgrades, or commercial heating repair in Toronto, ON requires working with experienced professionals. We’ll run down a list of the common sources we see for a facility that is just “wrong” during winter.

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The Challenge of Heating a Warehouse (And Other Large Spaces)

November 11th, 2019

tech-servicing-heating-panelWe’re a top commercial HVAC contractor in Toronto, ON with more than 30 years of experience working with commercial and industrial facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. We understand the many challenges of proper heating in facilities during the extreme winter conditions, and have met a variety of these challenges during our time in the business.

When it comes to heating commercial/industrial spaces, one of the most difficult is heating a warehouse. Not only do warehouses have a range of climate needs based on what’s stored in them, but their immense open spaces, high ceilings, and doors and windows that are often open make them tricky to heat properly without energy waste.

Here are some of the more difficult aspects of warehouse heating we confront when we work with our clients:

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A Chiller With Cooling Tower and Boiler—A Great Commercial HVAC Option

October 28th, 2019

water-heater-commercialA commercial facility requires specialized heating and cooling system configurations and layouts. There are several options, such as a water-source heat pump or packaged rooftop units with variable-air-volume (VAV) boxes to modulate heating and cooling needs. The different configurations have benefits and drawbacks, and it’s always best to leave the decision-making for the ideal HVAC system for your facility to seasoned professionals.

We’re going to examine one of the most common types of commercial HVAC systems: the chiller with a cooling tower and boiler.

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Rooftop Packaged Units Need Special Fall Maintenance

October 14th, 2019

three-rooftop-ac-units-maintenanceAt Advantage Airtech, we place emphasis on regular maintenance for commercial and industrial heating systems. It’s not only that we understand how beneficial maintenance is for HVAC systems. It’s that we offer maintenance programs that go beyond what many commercial heating contractors in Toronto, ON offer. A maintenance program should fit a facility exactly, which a basic checklist maintenance program can never do. Each or our clients has a maintenance program developed for their equipment, and only dedicated technicians familiar with the equipment show up to handle the maintenance each fall.

This applies even to heating systems considered “standard” for commercial and industrial facilities, such as the rooftop packaged unit. These heating/cooling systems require special attention.

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Understanding the Types of Loops for Commercial Geothermal

September 30th, 2019

geothermal-loopsNot many Toronto, ON, commercial HVAC contractors offer complete service to install, repair, and maintain ground-source heat pumps, i.e. geothermal heat pumps. But we do.

Not only are our commercial HVAC technicians experienced and skilled with geothermal services, we actively encourage our clients to look into the possibilities of using this alternative form of energy for climate control in their facilities. The benefits of geothermal systems are numerous—and they’re much more widely available than people often believe.

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Watch Out for Problems With Commercial Boilers

September 16th, 2019

water-heater-commercialA commercial boiler can serve a range of functions inside a commercial facility, providing heating to spaces for comfort or for process and protection of other equipment. Boilers are often the best and most cost-effective alternative to standard forced-air heating systems.

If you use a commercial boiler or boilers for your building, it needs the same level of routine professional repair as any other HVAC system, although in general the maintenance needs are less intense. Our technicians offer extensive commercial boiler service in Toronto, ON and can help you whenever you need immediate repair service. We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Here are major boiler troubles to watch for:

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Commercial IAQ: Thinking Ahead to Winter Troubles

September 2nd, 2019

classic-fanThe indoor air in commercial buildings is often extremely poor, with around 30% of buildings suffering from extensive IAQ issues. The trouble has worsened over the last few decades because the construction of commercial facilities has become tighter to help improve energy efficiency.

The trouble with tighter construction and better air sealing is that it traps pollutants inside the building where they increase in concentration. Any commercial facility produces pollutants from multiple sources and processes. The World Health Organization links these pollutants to respiratory illnesses and allergies.

Illness is obviously no good in a workplace, and studies have found that low IAQ causes a productivity drop from 20% to 33%. This means billions of dollars lost annually across Canada because of indoor air quality issues.

And, unfortunately, the trouble this year is only going to get worse as colder weather arrives. Low IAQ drops further during seasons when buildings are more tightly secured against outdoor temperatures.

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How Restaurants Benefit from Building Automation Systems

August 19th, 2019

thermostat-gaugeOne of the many areas of commercial HVAC that we specialize in is the installation and management of building automation systems (BAS). These systems are a way to improve upon the energy management programs that already offer numerous benefits to commercial and industrial buildings. If you are a restauranteur, a standard energy management program will pinpoint where our team can upgrade and retrofit your equipment and put in place superior building controls. When you work with us, we’ll assign you a dedicated account manager so the new program is tailor fit for your needs.

We strongly recommend making installation of a building automation system part of your restaurant’s energy upgrade. BAS has benefited many restaurants by making the switch to a “smart” establishment.

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It’s Not Too Early to Plan for Commercial Maintenance

August 5th, 2019

service-blue-markerAugust is often the hottest month in Toronto, and commercial facilities will have their cooling systems working at peak levels for long stretches. This makes it hard to imagine preparing HVAC equipment to handle cold temperatures and ensure that heating systems are in good shape. However, planning is an essential part of preventing major equipment breakdowns.

If you don’t have a maintenance plan in place for your commercial HVAC systems, we strongly recommend calling our office to set up one. We not only offer commercial air conditioning services in Toronto, ON, but our maintenance programs are designed to see to your facility’s HVAC needs around the year.

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