December 19th, 2022
One of the things that we take great pride in at Advantage Airtech Commercial is the depth of the services we offer. Many standard commercial HVAC companies provide a suite of basic services that cover forced-air systems, rooftop units, commercial furnaces and boilers, and standard ventilation systems.
Some may also work with chillers. We go much farther, installing make-up air units, cooling towers, many types of radiant and hydronic heating systems, geothermal systems, and customized sheet metal fabrication.
One service we offer you won’t find at other HVAC contractors is work with commercial unit heaters. We’re going to explain what these are and their benefits.
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December 5th, 2022
The term hydronic heating is a broad one that covers several types of heating systems used in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings and facilities. It’s sometimes conflated with radiant heating, but radiant heating refers to a way heat moves through a space, while hydronic heating is the method used to produce the heat.
This might sound a bit confusing, but below we’ll go into what makes hydronic heating different from other heating types you may have installed for your commercial heating in Toronto, ON.
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November 21st, 2022
Running a business is a challenging job, no matter its size or type. Ensuring proper heating in your commercial facility, especially during a Toronto winter, is one of several major challenges you have to deal with. The good news is that when it comes to commercial heating in Ajax, ON, you can trust any problem to our expert technicians. And we do mean any problem: we have more than 30 years of experience with industrial and commercial heating systems that makes us qualified to tackle any heating challenge in any commercial facility.
We could definitely tell you some unusual stories about heating problems we’ve solved for clients. But it’s more useful to you if we discuss the common commercial heating issues we’re called to handle. These are the types of challenges that your business is most likely to run into during the coming winter.
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November 7th, 2022
The term radiant heating tends to mean something different in the commercial and industrial sector than it does in the residential. When you hear residential HVAC technicians talk about adding radiant heating to a house, they’re usually referring to heating using a boiler, a.k.a. hydronic heating. In hydronic heating, a boiler heats up water and sends it to terminal points such as radiators and baseboard heaters to raise their temperature, which then sends waves of heat into rooms. Other types of radiant heating in homes include electrical elements in the floor or walls that heat up building material and radiate heat indoors.
These methods are used in commercial buildings, but when technicians talk about using a radiant heating system for a commercial or industrial space, they usually mean radiant tube heating. The heat from these is still radiant, i.e. it doesn’t heat the air but instead sends infrared waves to heat the people and objects within that space. However, radiant heaters work much differently than hydronic systems, and they have a special use: they’re excellent at heating large, open spaces such as warehouses or spaces that are often exposed to the outside cold.
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October 24th, 2022
Mold is an insidious and serious issue for any building—residential, commercial, industrial. The development of mold creates a major two-prong problem. On one hand, mold can have a devastating impact on the health quality of indoor air.
The release of toxic mold spores is connected to numerous health issues, particularly respiratory ones, and they are especially harmful for people who have allergies and asthma. Mold issues will often lead to health code violations that can shutter a business. On the other hand, mold causes extensive damage to building material, rapidly ruining roofs and weakening structural supports.
Once mold starts to develop in your facility, you may have to schedule an expensive and work-disrupting mold remediation service. We want to help you avoid this in the first place with proper mold prevention.
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October 10th, 2022
The true “heating season” will soon be upon us, and no matter what type of business or facility you run in the Greater Toronto Area, you’ll want to make sure that its heating systems are working properly.
You may be interested in something better than “working properly,” however. You’re looking to improve your heating systems for more reliable performance and lower costs.
If you have an older facility that hasn’t undergone significant updates to its HVAC and other heating systems in over a decade, you are almost certainly missing out on ways to save on energy costs. Advantage Airtech can help you with important upgrades and retrofits to boost your commercial heating in Toronto. We’ve listed a few of them below.
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September 26th, 2022
Most commercial and industrial facilities need ductwork for basic operation of their HVAC systems. Whether it’s for ventilation of fumes, proper circulation of fresh air, or the distribution of cooling and heating, these ducts handle a great deal of work.
Many duct systems are created from pre-manufactured pieces—off-the-shelf parts—which is a less expensive option than having professionals custom fabricate sheet metal ducts. But the small savings from standard ductwork isn’t worth much in the long run, especially when a facility’s ventilation system is expected to work for 10 to 15 years. Customized ductwork offers several major advantages. Here are five of the best reasons to either install customized ductwork or have it replace your existing pre-fabricated ductwork.
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September 12th, 2022
The best time to begin to think about your commercial heating needs is during the fall. Your business may rely on heating throughout the year for process or to protect equipment, or you may only require powerful heating during cold weather. Regardless of how you use your commercial heating, fall is one of the key times to schedule regular maintenance and tune-up service for your HVAC system and other heating equipment to ensure it works its best during the rigors of the coming season.
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August 15th, 2022
The 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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August 1st, 2022
Toronto 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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