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

The Big Commercial HVAC Problems We See

Monday, January 7th, 2019

row-of-rooftop-ac-unitsWe’ve been working on commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation for more than three decades here in the Greater Toronto Area. We’ve seen it all when it comes to HVAC troubles for commercial facilities and buildings, from the routine and common to the very weird.

It’s fun to share weird stories, but they aren’t helpful when it comes to providing our customers with the information they need. So today we’re going to broaden the scope and look at the most common HVAC problems a commercial facility—such as yours—may face, as well as what we can do about it.

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December Isn’t Too Late for Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Monday, December 10th, 2018

winter-sceneThe official start of winter doesn’t arrive until later in the month—but the Toronto winter never obey specific dates. But by the last month of the year, the cold weather has already settled in, with below-freezing temperatures as the norm.

So … if you didn’t get around to maintenance for the HVAC systems in your commercial facility when it was warmer during fall, is it just too late to have it done?

No! In fact, you should be calling us right now to arrange for your maintenance.

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Commercial Radiant Heating: What Is It?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

sunshine-iconIf you are shopping for a residential HVAC system, then the term radiant heating has a specific meaning: heating systems that spread warmth through living spaces by raising the temperature of objects in those spaces so heat waves radiate from their surfaces. Boiler systems that use radiators and baseboard heaters or in-floor piping are common examples, and radiant systems can also be powered with electricity.

For commercial and industrial purposes, radiant heating is something different, although a similar principle is at work, which is the radiant part. We’ll explain more below.

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Rough Weather and Your Rooftop HVAC Units

Monday, October 29th, 2018

frost-on-the-doorIt’s never too early in the fall to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the rigors of another winter in the Greater Toronto Area. And we’re already past early fall! If you haven’t yet signed up for our commercial maintenance program for Toronto, ON businesses, get in touch with us right away. We’ll assign you an account manager and design a customized program that fits your facility—not a general checklist applied to any business. We can offer you a free quote on a preventive maintenance program—set up an appointment today.

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Have You Scheduled Commercial Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

filling-in-calendarIf you’ve owned a business in Toronto for more than a year, or if you’ve lived here that long, you already have a good idea of how cold it gets during the winters. It gets very cold! The average low during January is -3°C, and the hottest days aren’t much warmer than that. Any business needs to have proper indoor heating, no matter how harsh the winters get. But it’s especially vital in the Greater Toronto Area and it applies to businesses of all types. Protecting everything from customers to equipment and facilitating process are on the line when any commercial heating systems start to fail.

The best way to defend your commercial building from winter problems is to work with commercial HVAC contractors in Toronto, ON to arrange a maintenance program.

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How to Tell Your Commercial Boiler Needs Professional Repair

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

commercial-boiler-technicianDoes your commercial facility rely on a boiler in any way? Boilers remain popular for many commercial uses, such as providing comfort to a retail environment or to help with process. One reason for this popularity is the high energy efficiency of these systems: using heated water to send waves of heat into a space is more effective at delivering warmth rapidly than blowing around heated air from a furnace or rooftop unit. Boilers also don’t send dust and other particles around a space, and this is often essential for proper building operation—and it’s good for air quality in general as well.

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What to Expect from Industrial Unit Heating

Monday, March 19th, 2018

space-heaterA standard commercial business space usually requires only sufficient heating for comfort for its employees, clientele, etc. during the winter months and sufficient warmth to protect equipment and allow for process. Standard ducted systems are the most common way to heat these spaces. Industrial facilities, however, are another story, and they often need a variety of heating systems to provide the right indoor climate control.

One of the most helpful of industrial heating systems is the unit heater, which can solve a number of the problems industrial spaces present.

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The Benefits of Hydronic Heating for Industrial Facilities

Monday, March 5th, 2018

radiant-heating-tubesHydronic heating is any type of heating done through the circulation of heated liquid. It is sometimes called radiant heating, although in industrial use radiant heating can also refer to other types of heating systems that use hot surfaces. A hydronic system heats liquid and then pipes it to terminal points, where it raises the temperature of an object, such as floorboards, radiators, or baseboard heaters. The heat radiates off the object into the room, raising the temperature of any object the heat touches without raising the temperature of the air between.

Hydronic heating can be found in many types of buildings, and they are becoming popular for many industrial applications. If you are planning on a heating installation for your industrial facility, you may wish to consider using a hydronic system for a number of reasons:

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You Need Industrial HVAC Specialists for All Jobs

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

industrial-vents-and-valvesWe hope we don’t have to remind you of the importance of relying on trained and professional specialists when it comes to getting work done in an industrial facility. If you own and operate an industrial facility, you already rely on educated and skilled professionals in all the various parts of your operation.

So when it comes to hiring HVAC professionals to deal with repairs to equipment like industrial chillers or make-up air units, or to arrange for the installation of a complete new ventilation system, it’s good business sense to look to industrial specialists.

The requirements of industrial HVAC and commercial HVAC are often substantially different. A company that only does commercial HVAC services may be focused on providing indoor comfort but not have expertise in the climate control necessary for process and to protect equipment. Industrial specialists understand the numerous factors that go into proper climate control and ventilation in industrial facilities.

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Benefits of Radiant Heating for Industrial Use

Monday, December 25th, 2017

red-bulbEnvironmental control inside an industrial facility is critical for process and the protection of equipment and products. But industrial facilities present numerous challenges when it comes to percision environmental control, particularly the distribution of heat. Forced-air heating systems (furnaces, rooftop units) often cannot do the job. Radiant heating systems are often the answer, and they offer a number of major industrial benefits.

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