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Using Radiant Heating in Your Commercial Building

October 25th, 2021

Floor-heating-installationWe work with all types of commercial heating in Toronto, ON, and this covers a wide spectrum of systems. The most common commercial heating systems are rooftop units, which are refrigerant-based and used forced air to send heat throughout a facility. Commercial furnaces also use forced air to provide heat. 

An alternative type of heating with many broad applications is radiant heating. In commercial HVAC, radiant heating embraces several types of systems that operate in different ways, so we have to be more specific when talking about how to achieve radiant heating inside a commercial space. In this post, we’ll look at some of the ways we can install radiant heating for a facility—the right type of radiant heating to match its needs.

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Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI): A Great Commercial Indoor Air Quality Solution

October 11th, 2021

vent-cover-in-ceilingWhen people think about the work commercial HVAC contractors do, they usually think of climate control. But our HVAC services concentrate on indoor air quality as much as heating and cooling. Creating clean air for commercial buildings is a large task that requires the best in technology and skill. 

Today we’re going to examine one of the most powerful tools we have for improving commercial indoor air quality: an air purifier that works through a process with an intimidating name, Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI). We’ll make this less intimidating below.

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Our Commercial Heating Maintenance Goes the Extra Distance

September 27th, 2021

winter-sceneFall has officially started, and we hope you’re thinking about the heating service in Richmond Hill, ON necessary to ensure your commercial facility is ready for another onslaught of Toronto winter weather. The good news is you don’t have to think too far about it, because you have a top-tier commercial HVAC team serving the area who will do all the hard work for you—including laying out an extensive plan customized to your equipment and space. 

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What Is Negative Air Pressure? How Can It Be Corrected?

September 13th, 2021

commercial-hvac-fans-in-rotationWhen you think about indoor air quality problems for your commercial facility, your mind probably goes directly to contaminants circulating through the ventilation system or various indoor pollutants. But one of the biggest issues for commercial indoor air quality is negative air pressure

The simple definition of negative air pressure is that it’s when the air pressure inside the building is lower than the pressure outside the building. This often happens in commercial and industrial facilities because of over insulation designed to improve energy efficiency. If not enough outdoor air can enter because of the strong heat-sealing, the indoor pressure will be lower than the outside. Negative air pressure can also happen because of poorly constructed or damaged ventilation systems or malfunctioning equipment that draws on too much air inside the space. 

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Common Types of Commercial AC Installations

August 16th, 2021

three-rooftop-ac-units-maintenanceThe task of providing cooling for a commercial facility is complicated. There are many more types of HVAC systems for commercial cooling than for residential. Residential homes favor the simple split system with an outdoor condenser and indoor evaporator with a blower and network of ducts. The wide range of types of businesses with their different needs requires a similar variety of commercial AC systems. 

If you’re currently looking for commercial AC installation in Toronto, ON, the best way to start choosing the HVAC system to provide cooling for your facility is to reach out to us. We’ll pair you with a dedicated account manager who will help you find the right installations to meet the specific requirements of your business space.

Below we’ve listed the most common types of commercial cooling installations.

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Approaches to Humidity Balance

August 2nd, 2021

System of ventilating pipes

We recently discussed the problems of high humidity in buildings. In this post, we wish to talk more in depth about how we take a holistic approach to creating balancing humidity. A key part of this approach is managing humidity levels inside buildings through proper ventilation, air balancing, and dehumidification. As anyone who has gone through a single summer in Toronto knows, high humidity is a major problem—and it easily gets into buildings where it can cause significant damage beyond simply making a space less comfortable.

The standard measure of high humidity is relative humidity that’s greater than 60%. (Relative humidity is a measure of water vapor in the air relative to the temperature of the air, i.e. the percentage of water vapor in the air of the total amount that could be held at the current temperature.) Residential homes usually aim to balance humidity at 45%. But when it comes to commercial and industrial spaces the ideal humidity balance may be different based on equipment and process. This is one of the main reasons to work with professionals to combat humidity in your facility: our experts will know what humidity level is ideal for the space. 

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Answers a Few Common Questions About Commercial Geothermal HVAC

July 19th, 2021

geothermal-vents-in-groundGeothermal energy offers special advantages for heating and cooling commercial facilities. These systems remove boilers and cooling towers from the conventional HVAC set-up for a building and instead use the thermal energy of the earth—a renewable resource and one that allows for high levels of energy efficiency.

Although geothermal heat pumps aren’t “new” technology, they are new to many commercial facility owners and operators, who often have many questions about how geothermal operates and if it will work for their specific needs. We’re experienced with all types of HVAC for commercial and industrial facilities and have worked extensively with geothermal HVAC in Toronto, ON, so we can provide answers to some of the most common questions.

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Warnings of Failing Rooftop AC Units

July 5th, 2021

air-conditioning-units-sunny-roofIf your facility is like most modern ones, it uses packaged rooftop AC units to provide it with cooling. For a small retail business, you might only need a single unit to meet your needs. Larger companies may use many of these modular units to deliver the proper climate control within the building. 

The modular design of these ACs makes it easier for technicians to service one of them without a facility losing all of its cooling at once. However, detecting that one or more of the rooftop units is starting to fail is key to acting fast so the equipment can be repaired or replaced with minimum interruption. Your facility may be able to continue to operate when one of these units fails, but it will throw off the climate controls, lead to higher bills, and may damage equipment and process if it’s allowed to continue.

Below we’ll go over some ways you can detect rooftop AC units that are failing and need our assistance to repair or replace them.

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Does Building Automation Really Make a Difference With Energy Management?

June 21st, 2021

heating-and-cooling-iconsBuilding automation systems (BAS) are common among both new buildings and retrofitted older buildings. You’ve probably already heard plenty about how much a facility can benefit from having a building automation system installed. But you may have felt hesitant about making the leap to retrofitting your facility with something so extensive. Is this change worth it? Does it make an important difference in commercial energy management?

The simple answer is: yes, absolutely! The longer answer we’ll get into below.

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Humidity Control in a Commercial Building

June 7th, 2021

humidity-on-windowRelative humidity during the summers in Toronto is often extreme. The July daily average is 82% relative humidity, which is 22% higher than what’s already considered high humidity. The increase in moisture in the air is a cause of discomfort on hot days, but high humidity is also a major concern for commercial buildings. Not only do commercial facilities need to worry about comfort levels indoors, they also have concerns about the damage high moisture levels can do to equipment and property and how it can affect process.

Humidity control inside a commercial facility is much trickier than in a residential home. A house can sometimes deal with humidity using a standard AC that’s the right size for the space, or a whole-house dehumidifier. With commercial facilities, humidity control is the job of the entire HVAC system—and this is a place where experienced commercial HVAC professionals can make a huge difference. Especially pros like ours, who get to know our clients’ equipment and facilities in detail so we can deliver the customized work necessary.

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