October 14th, 2019
At 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.
September 30th, 2019
Not 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.
September 16th, 2019
A 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:
September 2nd, 2019
The 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.
August 19th, 2019
One 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.
August 5th, 2019
August 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.
July 22nd, 2019
Air quality inside buildings is often three to four times worse than the air outside. This is the opposite of what most people think when it comes to air quality, which is that air pollution is what occurs outside.
The concern with indoor air quality is severe when it comes to commercial buildings. Equipment and processes in a commercial facility create a large number of airborne contaminants: carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, smoke, chemicals, even bacteria and mold spores. Proper ventilation is a necessity to remove as many of these pollutants as possible, but facilities often need other IAQ measures.
July 8th, 2019
Cooling is an important part of most commercial facilities. Maintaining lower temperatures isn’t only useful for comfort control during summer Toronto weather. It’s also vital to have climate control around the year to protect valuable equipment and allow for process. You may not have realized how important some of these cooling services are for your business’ success.
Below are a few cooling services your business may need. If you aren’t sure what HVAC jobs your commercial facility requires, set up an appointment with our experts and we’ll develop a plan. We have more than 30 years of history serving the Greater Toronto Area.
June 24th, 2019
We work with industrial air conditioning units in Toronto, ON, and have for more than thirty years. Installing, repairing, and maintaining these powerful cooling units are basic parts of our day-to-day job.
You’ll appreciate having trained and experienced industrial air conditioning technicians at work for you. You can’t expect this level of service from people who primarily work on residential air conditioning systems, because there are significant difference between the two types.
June 10th, 2019
When you own and operate a business that relies on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning on a daily basis, it’s vital you have a relationship with a commercial HVAC contractor. You can’t depend on amateurs to handle your regular maintenance service or to come to your rescue when you have a problem like a failed server room cooling system or a complete loss of warm air circulation during the winter. Even simple residential HVAC systems must have a licensed professional to take care of them—and commercial systems are far more complex and intricate.
But not all commercial HVAC contractors in North York, ON offer the same level of service. There are many large contractors who serve the area but aren’t actually local. When you need assistance or to schedule service like installations, these companies will send the work out to whatever contractor in your area is available, sometimes from hundreds of kilometers away. But you can choose to work with a real local contractor in the Greater Toronto Area, like Advantage Airtech. Here’s why going local is your best option.