Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog

Beware Refrigerant Leaks in Rooftop Units

November 23rd, 2020

air-conditioner-evaporator-coilYour facility probably uses rooftop units as an important part of its cooling and heating around the year. These packaged heat pumps operate through the circulation of refrigerant, which is necessary in both heating and cooling mode. 

One of the major dangers you may face to your heating this winter is a rooftop unit that’s leaking refrigerant. Leaks are a reason to call us for commercial heating repair in Ajax, ON. We’ll explain below the danger of refrigerant leaks, how they can occur, and what we can do to correct the issues so your facility can get back to work.

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The Many Savings of Commercial Energy Management

November 9th, 2020

budget-scissorsThe bottom line of your business is something you keep a close eye on as a facility manager. It can be difficult to detect where you can reduce overhead costs, and this is especially true when it comes to the HVAC system and other energy consumption systems across the facility. 

One of the best ways to get a handle on this energy consumption is with commercial energy management with our team. There are many ways a commercial energy management program can save you money. Below are three major ones, including one you may not have considered.

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Commercial Hydronic Heating: The Benefits

October 26th, 2020

radiant-heating-tubesThe term hydronic heating encompasses any type of heating system for a facility that uses the circulation of hot water to send heat into a space. The most common type of hydronic heating is a boiler system, although this is not the only way to heat and circulate water to terminal points. 

Although people commonly think of radiators as the method hydronic heaters use to distribute heat, these are rare today—especially for commercial systems. Baseboard heaters are more common, and the preferred method for the installation of new commercial heating in Toronto, ON is with in-floor heating. For new commercial construction, we often recommend our clients consider hydronic floor heating, which is one of the best methods available for providing heat to a large area with reduced energy consumption. Hydronic heating is suitable for numerous types of businesses and facilities, whether to provide comfort for people inside, facilitate process, and/or protect equipment and product.

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Rely on Our Professionals for Commercial Boiler Maintenance

October 12th, 2020

water-heater-commercialOctober is the ideal time to arrange for heating maintenance services for your commercial or industrial facility. The winters in Toronto are intense, and no matter the type of facility you operate, the heating systems necessary for the process, comfort, and the protection of equipment need to work reliably every day through the season.

In our last post, we wrote about the importance of customized commercial and industrial heating maintenance. Today, we’re going to go a bit deeper into the customized part and talk about the care necessary for a commercial boiler. Not all facilities use commercial boilers, and this is why you want to always work with a skilled commercial HVAC contractor with decades of history—we’re used to dealing with boilers on a regular basis, so if you have one, you can trust us for commercial boiler cleaning in Pickering, ON and all other services necessary to keep your commercial boiler running effectively and efficiently.

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Now Is When to Sign Up for Customized Commercial Heating Maintenance

September 28th, 2020

corssed-wrenchesWhen it comes to commercial HVAC in Toronto, ON, maintenance is the most important service we provide for our customers. Maintenance is key to ensuring steady operation of a facility without interruptions due to climate changes or indoor air quality fluctuations because of failed equipment, and maintenance also keeps efficiency from sliding and equipment from failing years too early. It’s impossible to overstate how much about the operation of a facility—from heavy industrial to light commercial—depends on the reliability that regular professional maintenance provides.

Now that we’ve entered the fall, it’s time to schedule heating maintenance for your facility. If you have “gotten by” with making a call to a local HVAC company that comes to your business once and runs through a checklist on your equipment, you are not receiving the full equipment maintenance necessary. Only a customized maintenance plan can give you the assurance you’re getting the most benefit from these inspections and tune-ups.

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Customized Ductwork Installation: How It Benefits Your Facility

September 14th, 2020

commercial-air-duct-largeWe are a full-service commercial and industrial HVAC contractor, and that means we can offer extensive services you won’t find at all commercial HVAC companies. One of the most important of these services we provide for our clients is customized ductwork sheet metal installation in Toronto, ON.

When we design ventilation systems for buildings, either as part of new construction or a retrofit-remodel-renovation, we use both pre-fabricated pieces and customized sheet metal ductwork. There’s always a place for prefabricated parts, but it’s rare for a facility to be able to have a practical ventilation system with only these off-the-shelf components. A house can manage with them, but a commercial or industrial space has more complex requirements and variables.

Below are reasons to always go with a commercial/industrial HVAC contractor who can offer you customized sheet metal ductwork installation:

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Why Consider Rooftop Unit Installation for Your Commercial Heating

August 31st, 2020

commercia-HVAC-unit-cloudy-skyWhen it comes to commercial heating installation in Ajax, ON and the Greater Toronto Area, our team is able to handle any job. Heating is a special challenge here in Toronto because of the long winters and heavy snowfalls. In fact, concern about snowfall is what often makes commercial facility managers feel hesitant about installing rooftop HVAC units to provide heating. The exposure to the elements makes it sound like a rooftop packaged unit is a risk.

But rooftop HVAC units are the most common way to provide climate control for facilities. You only have to look at buildings in Toronto to see all the units installed on the roofs of buildings. Why is the rooftop heating (and air conditioning) installation advantageous, and why do we do so many for our clients?

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You Need Regular Commercial Boiler Cleaning

August 17th, 2020

water-heater-commercialIf your business facility uses a commercial boiler, either hot water or steam, in any capacity, the boiler requires regular maintenance from experienced commercial and industrial HVAC experts. One of the essential tasks for maintaining this equipment is commercial boiler cleaning in Toronto, ON.

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Finding the Right Commercial Air Purifiers for Your Business

August 3rd, 2020

commercial-air-duct-largeClimate control inside a commercial building is only one part of maintaining conditions that are conducive for process as well as the protection of the health of employees, clients, and other people in a facility. Proper indoor air quality control is essential: from humidity to the removal of dust, the air quality inside a building must present no obstacle against running your business from day to day.

No matter the size of your facility, you should look into installing commercial air purification systems in Toronto, ON. Commercial air purifiers are not “plug-n-play” systems; even residential homes don’t benefit from such simple air purifiers. Commercial grade air purification systems must be matched to the space: its volume, its air circulation, and its usage.

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Why Server Room Cooling Is Different Than Other Commercial Cooling

July 20th, 2020

thermometer-going-redThe job of a commercial air conditioning contractor in Toronto, ON covers many different tasks. A contractor who handles residential air conditioning has a single, straightforward job: provide cooling for a house that keeps its residents comfortable. Commercial cooling is far more complicated, since comfort isn’t the only goal. It’s best to think of commercial air conditioning as general cooling and climate control rather than comfort, since businesses rely on temperature control for different reasons.

One of the essential jobs of commercial HVAC is server room cooling. Most businesses have a server room or computer room of some type; even small offices need to have a server room to store vital computer and telephone equipment. What is the best way to cool down these rooms? It’s not as basic as having a standard air conditioning system blow cooled air into the server room. We’ll go into why server room cooling is different and requires special consideration from licensed commercial HVAC pros.

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