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

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

Monday, 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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The Challenges of Server Room Cooling

Monday, 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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Common Types of Commercial AC Installations

Monday, 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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Warnings of Failing Rooftop AC Units

Monday, 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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