Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Archive for the ‘Commercial Air Conditioning’ Category

Is It Time to Schedule New Commercial AC Installations for Your Facility?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

three-rooftop-ac-units-maintenanceThe intense heat of this summer, not only here in Toronto but throughout North America and Europe, has spotlighted the vital importance of reliable and energy-efficient air conditioning systems. This extends to both the commercial and the residential sectors. It has never been more important for commercial facility owners and managers to stay on top of their requirements for commercial air conditioning in Toronto, ON

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Handling Heat Waves for Your Commercial Facility

Monday, August 1st, 2022

sunshine-iconToronto frequently becomes hot and humid during the summer, especially in the latter half. This year is already setting heat records across North America, and we can anticipate some intense heat waves moving through in August and September. 

If you feel concerned about your commercial facility’s performance during heat waves, you’re already a bit ahead. These kinds of climate conditions can create havoc with HVAC systems and create indoor conditions that jeopardize comfort, equipment, and process. Today we’re going to look at ways to help handle the effects of heat in your commercial facility and the different methods our commercial air conditioning professionals in Toronto, ON can use to assist. 

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When Is It Best to Repair Rooftop HVAC Units or Replace Them?

Monday, July 18th, 2022

commercial-rooftop-unit-fanThe “repair vs. replace?” question is one of the major ones in the HVAC industry, whether it’s for the air conditioning system in a small house or the array of rooftop units supplying climate control to a larger commercial building. The question is often a pressing one for commercial and industrial HVAC systems because of the expense involved in replacement. Business owners and facility managers want to know the right decision to make when they have failing equipment: continue to have professionals repair them, or have professionals replace them?

We have more than three decades of history working with rooftop HVAC units in Toronto, ON, so we can help answer questions you may have about the future of your vital climate control systems. 

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Refrigerant Leaks in Your Commercial AC Equipment

Monday, July 4th, 2022

commercial-hvac-technician-servicingOne of the common repair issues we often deal with when it comes to commercial air conditioning in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area is refrigerant leaks. This isn’t a problem that only strikes residential equipment! If your facility uses refrigerant-based heat pumps or air conditioners, they can begin to leak refrigerant at almost any point in their service lives. 

Refrigerant leaks require quick action to repair, otherwise the equipment is in danger of a full breakdown due to compressor failure. In this post, we’ve provided a list of ways to detect refrigerant leaks as early as possible so you can alert our technicians. We’ll work to avert greater problems and have your proper cooling restored.

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Common Repair Issues With Rooftop HVAC Units

Monday, June 20th, 2022

three-rooftop-ac-units-maintenanceRooftop HVAC units are among the most frequently employed climate control systems for industrial and commercial facilities. The typical rooftop HVAC unit is a packaged system containing a compressor, expansion device, condenser coil, evaporator coil, and powerful blower fan. Unlike split systems, which place some of their components indoors (the air handler and one of the coils), a rooftop unit handles the heating and cooling in one unit and then sends the conditioned air down into the building’s ventilation system.

Rooftop units are advantageous for businesses because they remove all the bulky and noisy equipment out of the workspace and onto the roof. It’s easy for technicians to access them without disrupting workflow, and they’re modular to allow for a business to continue to expand. A well-installed rooftop unit can last for around 15 years.

However, any HVAC system can encounter repair issues. Below we’ve listed several common rooftop HVAC problems.

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Understanding Tonnage in Commercial/Industrial HVAC

Monday, June 13th, 2022

air-conditioning-units-sunny-roofIf you’re currently looking to install commercial or industrial HVAC equipment for your facility, you’ll immediately encounter the question of how powerful the equipment needs to be and how many units you’ll need to have installed to meet the climate requirements of the facility. In the HVAC industry, the job of determining the heating/cooling output requirements for new installations is called sizing. It doesn’t have a direct connection to the physical size of the units, but rather to their tonnage, a measure of their heating/cooling capacity. 

Understanding what tonnage is will help you grasp what goes into finding the right new HVAC installations—but you’ll absolutely need the assistance of our professionals for the job. Sizing commercial HVAC equipment is a complex task and it needs to be done accurately the first time. You can count on us for any commercial heating and commercial air conditioning installation in Toronto, ON and the Greater Toronto Area.

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Common Repair Issues for Commercial AC Systems

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

commercial-hvac-fans-in-rotationCommercial air conditioning systems consume a great amount of energy. Compared to the standard residential AC systems, a commercial system costs 150% to 200% more to run on average, and that doesn’t account for how much longer these systems must run. This extra labor puts commercial air conditioning systems in danger of abrupt malfunctions that can lead to massive energy waste and expensive interruptions in operation, especially if the system doesn’t receive regular professional maintenance.

Even with maintenance, you can expect to encounter air conditioning troubles at some point. We’re ready to help with the service necessary to get you back to work. To help you identify service needs, we’ve listed several common repair concerns you may have with your commercial cooling system.

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Is Your Commercial Cooling the Best It Can Be?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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