Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog

Rough Weather and Your Rooftop HVAC Units

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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Upgrade Your Company’s HVAC Efficiency

October 15th, 2018

budget-scissorsWhen you own and operate a commercial or industrial facility, you want to find any spot where you can lower overhead costs without having a negative effect on operations. You may not realize it, but too much of your overhead may be going straight to aging and inefficient HVAC equipment. Even with regular maintenance service (and some companies even skip that), older ventilation, heating, and cooling equipment cannot perform at the current higher standards for efficiency.

You don’t have to have your entire HVAC system torn out and replaced to upgrade to better efficiency. When you work with our skilled experts, we’ll find the best ways to retrofit the equipment. For example, the motors in your rooftop units may be wearing down. We can replace these to improve the performance using variable frequency drivers (VFD). We’ll offer all the in-house assistance necessary to inspect the HVAC equipment and find where we can replace and upgrade so you’ll have top-of-the-line performance.

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Have You Scheduled Commercial Heating Maintenance Yet?

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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The Basics of Rooftop Heating and Cooling Units

September 17th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-units-rooftop-sunnyChances are high that your commercial or industrial facility uses rooftop units in some capacity. Everything from a standard office building to a sheet metal factory has HVAC units housed on the roof to provide for proper environmental controls around the year.

We are experienced professionals when it comes to commercial heating and air conditioning in Whitby, ON, as well as industrial heating and cooling. We know rooftop units of all types and sizes: we’ve installed them, repaired them, maintained them, and replaced them. We’d like to help you get to know the ones serving your facility a bit better.

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Cooling Towers and Chillers Combine for Powerful Cooling

September 3rd, 2018

industrial-rooftop-pipesAir conditioning is a word that’s often misunderstood when it comes to the industrial and commercial world. People think of ACs as small systems sending out cool air to provide comfort. But the job of conditioning industrial and commercial spaces often involves systems far different from the air conditioning systems people are used to. For many large facilities, it takes the combined work of chiller and cooling towers to deliver the consistent lower temperatures that make work even possible in the first place.

We’ll look at the partnership of the chiller and the cooling tower in industrial/commercial buildings.

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When Late Summer Weather Is Too Much for Your Commercial AC

August 20th, 2018

thermometer-going-redWe’ve experienced a hot summer here in Toronto, and we can expect the temperatures to remain high for the foreseeable future. These conditions place a huge workload on any type of cooling system—but especially for the air conditioning system for a commercial or industrial facility. An air conditioner is not only doing the work of cooling off personnel, clients, and customers in a facility, it also must manage climate control to protect equipment and process. This is one of the reasons commercial and industrial ACs are more complex than residential air conditioning: a commercial AC handles multiple jobs, and the risk of a loss of cooling puts more in jeopardy than just stopping people indoors from sweating.

But what happens when all this summertime pressure overwhelms an AC, and suddenly you’ve not only got sweat but the threat of failing equipment and an operational shutdown?

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Why the Rooftop AC Is the Standard for Business and Industry

August 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-units-sunny-roofUnless your business is related to the HVAC industry, you probably don’t have much more than a standard working knowledge of commercial heating and cooling systems. Nor do you need to have one—that’s why you have professionals like us around to assist you. So if you’ve ever wondered why rooftop AC equipment is the standard for businesses, we’ve written the post to answer that question and give you some information about how our side of the HVAC industry works.

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Benefits of Using Geothermal HVAC Systems for Your Facility

July 23rd, 2018

geothermal-loopsThe standard way of providing climate control inside most commercial facilities is with the air-source heat pump. You’re most likely familiar with these as the rooftop units found on commercial buildings. They work through refrigeration circulation to move heat either into or out of a facility space. The reason they’re called “air-source” heat pumps is because the use the air both indoors and outdoors for heat transfer.

But what other option is there aside from using the air? The ground! The ground-source heat pump draws and deposits heat in the ground beneath the frost line, allowing it to either heat or cool the air inside a space. You know this type of HVAC system better as a geothermal system.

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Ways to Upgrade Your Commercial Cooling This Summer

July 9th, 2018

fan-blowing-in-faceSummer is already here, and you’re fretting over the energy bills for your commercial facility. You need more power than ever for the cooling system that keeps your building comfortable and/or which provides the proper environment for equipment and process. Rooftop ACs, server room cooling systems, chillers—they put in an immense amount of work through the summer.

But could they be doing even better? We’re almost certain of it. Below is a list of various ways you can upgrade and improve your commercial cooling this summer. Feel free to call us for more details as well as other suggestions we have that are tailored to your commercial needs.

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Custom Sheet Metal for a New Commercial HVAC System

June 25th, 2018

 

System of ventilating pipes

A typical ventilation system set-up in a commercial or industrial facility consists of pre-fabricated duct sections that are fit together as best they can to serve the space. This allows for fast installation of ductwork during new construction, but it is almost never the ideal way of doing it. The space dictates how the ducts should be laid out, but when the ducts are all pre-fabricated there is little flexibility for putting in ducts in a design that will optimizes airflow, air balance, and conditioned air distribution.

The better route for new duct installation during construction is to have a contractor put in customized sheet metal ducts. Not all commercial and industrial HVAC contractors have the facilities, means, and training to do this job. But we do!

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