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Keeping a Server Room Cool: What You Should Know

March 18th, 2019

commercial-building-exteriorThe server rooms and data centers for businesses are vital for a company to run. All the valuable information that helps a company operate each day are contained in these rooms—and this data is more vulnerable to damage than many facility owners may think. The equipment is sensitive to temperature changes, and if the room gets too hot, it can lead to computer slowdowns, downtime, and even loss of precious data.

But keeping a server room cooled isn’t like providing air conditioning to other parts of a facility. It can’t be handled simply by keep a door open or putting a fan inside the space. Here’s a list of some important things to know about cooling the server rooms in your facility.

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The Importance of Climate Control Systems For Employee Wellness

March 4th, 2019

woman-with-allergiesWe handle commercial HVAC service in Toronto, ON for a wide variety of facilities and businesses. We know the value of climate control inside a building to help with process and protect equipment—whether it’s installing heating units for a large warehouse or maintaining chillers to cool down vital equipment.

But what we want to address here is a part of climate control that often gets overlooked, and that’s employee wellness. For most facilities, employee productivity and health are as important as process and equipment, and yet this is often overlooked. The ideal climate control systems in your commercial building—covering temperature, humidity, air quality, and ventilation—can sustain excellent employee wellness and help your enterprise succeed.

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Leaking Refrigerant Can Endanger Your Heating

February 18th, 2019

ice-capsThere are several ways to provide central heat to a commercial building. The most common one is the rooftop HVAC unit. These packaged heat pump are useful for providing both heating and air conditioning around the year, and because they are located on the roof, they are easy for technicians to work on without creating disruption in the facility space.

One of the bigger repair concerns with packaged HVAC systems is loss of refrigerant—and this can spell huge trouble for your winter heating! Leaking refrigerant requires prompt commercial heating repair in Toronto, ON or it may cause a complete failure.

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What Tonnage Should Your Commercial HVAC System Be?

February 4th, 2019

commercial-rooftop-fansIf you aren’t familiar with the specifics and the terminology of commercial and industrial HVAC systems (which is no problem; that’s why you have professionals like us!), then you may not understand what a “ton” is when it comes to heating and cooling.

Professionals will talk about finding the appropriate tonnage for a new installation, replacement, or expansion of your commercial HVAC system. What does this mean, and how much tonnage is necessary for your facility?

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Get Ahead of Winter Woes With Commercial Heating Replacements

January 21st, 2019

frosty-window-paneA winter in Toronto can be tremendously stressful on the heating systems for homes, let alone commercial facilities. Almost any commercial or industrial building requires extensive heating systems with proper ventilation to maintain an environment that protects equipment and keeps any employees, customers, or other people in the building from freezing.

Maintenance is the best way to help your facility’s heating equipment soldiering through the winters, and our experts in commercial heating in Oshawa, ON will see you have the check-ups and inspections necessary during the year. We provide a customized maintenance program, not a generic check-list, for each of our customers, along with a dedicated account manager to ensure all facilities have the exact maintenance work necessary.

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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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