Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog

Is Your Commercial Cooling the Best It Can Be?

May 9th, 2022

three-rooftop-ac-units-maintenanceIf you’re asking yourself the question in the title, then the answer is probably “no.” For some reason, you have doubts about your current air conditioning system and how well it’s serving your facility. You might wonder about temperature fluctuations, or concerns that the cooling costs are higher than they should be.

You’re already on the right track: turning to expert sources for information. Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. is one of your best resources in the Greater Toronto Area when it comes to commercial/industrial HVAC. We have more than 30 years of history and have worked on every conceivable type and size of business. If you want to know how to improve your commercial cooling systems, we’re the people to help.

We’ll look at several ways we can assist your commercial air conditioning in Toronto, ON reach its best levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

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Indoor Climate Settings for Businesses: What’s a Good Range?

April 25th, 2022

fan-blowing-in-faceThis is a difficult question to answer in a standard blog because the type of business has a huge effect on control of temperatures and humidity. The range depends on whether the HVAC system is being used primarily to provide comfort to people inside the facility or if it’s designed to protect equipment and process. A large industrial space will need much different amounts of cooling during the summer than a small office space.

For this blog, we’re going to look at the office environment. This will give you an idea of what you need to expect from your commercial cooling in Toronto, ON and the ways we can help you.

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The Job of the Commercial/Industrial Chiller

April 11th, 2022

industrial-rooftop-pipesProviding air conditioning for a commercial or industrial facility is much different than air conditioning a residential home. Most houses use the same type of refrigerant-based split systems to provide cooling. There are some variations in design, such as ductless mini splits and packaged units, but they still operate on the exact same principles. 

With commercial and industrial facilities, air conditioning can mean several different jobs with different goals. Rooftop units may handle comfort needs in a way similar to residential air conditioning, but commercial facilities also have cooling requirements for process and for equipment, such as server room cooling. The air conditioning system for a business often encompasses several types of cooling systems—such as the chiller, which we’re going to look at closer today. 

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Signs of a Failing Compressor in Your Commercial HVAC Equipment

March 28th, 2022
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Technician is checking air conditioner

The most common types of commercial HVAC systems are refrigerant-based. The rooftop units that often provide climate control for commercial facilities operate using powerful compressors that put the refrigerant under pressure so it circulates to move heat from one location to another—either heating or cooling the interior. The compressor is the most important component of these commercial HVAC systems: it draws on the most power and it serves as the literal heart of the system. A failed compressor is a serious problem since the cost of replacing one often makes it more cost-effective to replace the entire HVAC unit instead.

If you know what to watch for, you may be able to detect a compressor that’s starting to fail and call for professional repairs in time to stop a bigger problem. Below we’ll look at some of these warning signs of compressor trouble.

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Alert! It’s Time to Think About Spring HVAC Maintenance

March 14th, 2022

sunshine-iconThe weather is still cold, but next week is the first week of spring, and spring means businesses need to start planning for the warmer weather and the changes it brings. For many facilities, that means ensuring that the cooling systems necessary to maintain proper temperature during the often hot and humid Toronto summers are working in peak condition and have the necessary adjustments, cleanings, inspections, and tune-ups to prepare them to handle the seasonal shift.

In short, it’s time to think about HVAC maintenance in Ajax, ON for your business. And you have come to the right contractor to handle that maintenance. Advantage Airtech has over three decades of experience with helping commercial and industrial facilities of all types and sizes with their HVAC services. Maintenance is one of our specialties since we customize our programs and form close working relationships with each of our clients so they receive the best benefits from regular maintenance. 

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Help Understanding Sizing of Commercial HVAC Units

February 28th, 2022

commercial-hvac-workers-assessing-a-buildingCommercial HVAC is a complex field that requires years of training and experience. Most business owners and commercial facility managers don’t have specialized knowledge of this field, and that’s the reason they rely on contractors like us for their commercial air conditioning and heating in Toronto, ON

Some of the terminology used in commercial HVAC can sound confusing, and in this post, we want to help you get a better understanding of one of the most important parts of any HVAC unit installation: sizing.

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The Challenges of Server Room Cooling

February 14th, 2022

thermometer-going-redOne of the most important commercial HVAC services we offer for our customers is cooling for a relatively small area of a facility. But it’s one of the most vital areas: the server room (also computer rooms and IT rooms). Server room cooling in Toronto, ON is a specialized service, and not one you can allow a standard HVAC company to manage for you. These rooms contain precision equipment that’s sensitive to temperature and humidity fluctuations and generates its own heat, and all of it is stored in a limited space. 

If you want to ensure you have the best protection for your valuable commercial data and equipment, only hire experienced professionals like ours to set up and maintain your server room cooling system. We’ll go over some of the key challenges that server room cooling presents to help you understand why you want expert technicians on the job.

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What to Watch Out for With Your Commercial Air Quality

January 17th, 2022

virus-microbesAt no other time have people been more aware of the need for improvements to indoor air quality in both homes and businesses than now. We often work with commercial indoor air quality in Whitby, ON and can help your commercial facility with the necessary installations, repairs, replacements, and retrofits to solve the issues with your indoor air. 

With the wide range of business types, there are many different problems that can affect indoor air quality. When you work with us, we’ll identify the specific concerns you are facing and help you with customized solutions. We’re going to look at a few of the common air quality problems that commercial facilities deal with. These are the troubles to watch for that will alert you to the need for professional HVAC assistance.

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The Important Function of Make-Up Air Units

December 20th, 2021

commercial-air-duct-largeYet another harsh winter in Toronto is getting started, and we can expect temperatures to drop much lower than the 3°C we’re currently experiencing. If you own or operate a commercial business, this is the time of year when you’ll have your facility sealed off from the outside weather as much as possible, both for the purposes of comfort and protection of equipment and safety, and to keep energy bills from rising exponentially.

But the more sealed a facility, the more its indoor air quality starts to suffer. We’re commercial HVAC specialists and one of the most important services we offer for our clients in GTA is helping to battle the decline in indoor air quality that happens during the extreme winters. One of our key tools for helping boost indoor air quality at this time of year (and throughout the year) is the make-up air unit.

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Hydronic Commercial Heating: Some Major Benefits

December 6th, 2021

radiant-heating-tubesThe way you use commercial heating in Ajax, ON for your business depends largely on the type of facility you operate and the job of the heating system. You may need heating primarily to provide comfortable conditions for employees and customers (such as in a retail store). Or you may need it to protect equipment and process. Or both. The best way to find the right heating solutions for your specific commercial needs is to work with commercial HVAC pros. Our team has more than thirty years of helping commercial and industrial facilities of all sizes and types in the Greater Toronto Area, and we know we can find the right heating for your requirements.

In this post, we’re going to specifically look at how hydronic heating can benefit your business. It may not be the sole answer, but if you haven’t considered hydronic heating systems, here are some good reasons to look into them.

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