Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘building automation systems’

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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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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Does Building Automation Really Make a Difference With Energy Management?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

heating-and-cooling-iconsBuilding automation systems (BAS) are common among both new buildings and retrofitted older buildings. You’ve probably already heard plenty about how much a facility can benefit from having a building automation system installed. But you may have felt hesitant about making the leap to retrofitting your facility with something so extensive. Is this change worth it? Does it make an important difference in commercial energy management?

The simple answer is: yes, absolutely! The longer answer we’ll get into below.

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What Building Automation Can Do for You

Monday, May 10th, 2021

tech-servicing-heating-panelBuilding Automation Systems (BAS) are both the present and the future of energy management for commercial and industrial facilities. Using building automation gives you new tools for handling different systems in your facility, including heating, cooling, ventilation, security, and electrical systems. The increasing complexity of these systems makes it necessary to have automation to oversee them effectively. Customized building automation in Toronto, ON can have a huge beneficial impact on running your facility, especially if you have a rowing business that didn’t previously use any type of BAS. 

Below are only a few of the benefits of having our team set up a customized building automation system for your business.

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The Many Savings of Commercial Energy Management

Monday, November 9th, 2020

budget-scissorsThe bottom line of your business is something you keep a close eye on as a facility manager. It can be difficult to detect where you can reduce overhead costs, and this is especially true when it comes to the HVAC system and other energy consumption systems across the facility. 

One of the best ways to get a handle on this energy consumption is with commercial energy management with our team. There are many ways a commercial energy management program can save you money. Below are three major ones, including one you may not have considered.

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Money-Saving Help for Your Commercial Cooling System

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

stacks-of-changeYou keep a close watch on the budget for your commercial facility, no matter the time of year. During the hot and humid Toronto summers, you expect to see an increase in energy usage in your facility because of the high energy demands from the cooling system. Keeping temperatures controlled inside a building is necessary for almost every type of business, whether it means providing comfort to the people inside or preventing damage to equipment and a slow-down in process. Even a medium-sized office space must have effective cooling for the server room or it will suffer from data loss.

There are ways you can reduce those summer HVAC costs—in fact, we feel as close to certain as we can be that you are currently paying more than necessary. If you aren’t already working with our technicians for your commercial air conditioning in Toronto, ON, you’re missing out on ways to lower summer operating costs. Below are ways to save money during summer with commercial cooling.

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Improving Your Commercial Air Conditioning—And How We Can Help!

Monday, June 8th, 2020

commercial-air-duct-largeIf you’re reading this post, you probably think you could do better for your commercial facility when it comes to its cooling system. There are many reasons you may think this: perhaps higher bills, loss of revenue from equipment failing due to overheating, complaints from employees/clients/customers, or a general realization you have an HVAC system that’s old and outdated.

There are many ways you can have better commercial cooling. We have some recommendations below. However, every commercial facility is different and so your requirements for boosting cooling won’t be the same as another local business. This is why we recommend calling our experienced commercial HVAC professionals for a consultation when you’re ready for better cooling.

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The Challenge of Heating a Warehouse (And Other Large Spaces)

Monday, November 11th, 2019

tech-servicing-heating-panelWe’re a top commercial HVAC contractor in Toronto, ON with more than 30 years of experience working with commercial and industrial facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. We understand the many challenges of proper heating in facilities during the extreme winter conditions, and have met a variety of these challenges during our time in the business.

When it comes to heating commercial/industrial spaces, one of the most difficult is heating a warehouse. Not only do warehouses have a range of climate needs based on what’s stored in them, but their immense open spaces, high ceilings, and doors and windows that are often open make them tricky to heat properly without energy waste.

Here are some of the more difficult aspects of warehouse heating we confront when we work with our clients:

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How Restaurants Benefit from Building Automation Systems

Monday, August 19th, 2019

thermostat-gaugeOne of the many areas of commercial HVAC that we specialize in is the installation and management of building automation systems (BAS). These systems are a way to improve upon the energy management programs that already offer numerous benefits to commercial and industrial buildings. If you are a restauranteur, a standard energy management program will pinpoint where our team can upgrade and retrofit your equipment and put in place superior building controls. When you work with us, we’ll assign you a dedicated account manager so the new program is tailor fit for your needs.

We strongly recommend making installation of a building automation system part of your restaurant’s energy upgrade. BAS has benefited many restaurants by making the switch to a “smart” establishment.

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HVAC Savings With an Energy Management Program

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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The HVAC system for a commercial facility is one of the major sources of energy use—sometime the biggest source of energy use. It can be a challenge to find ways to lower operating costs and finding opportunities to save energy.

There are different strategies for improving commercial HVAC energy efficiency. On the extreme end, you can have an aging system entirely retrofitted with the latest in heating, cooling, and ventilation technology and special high efficiency units. This is the most expensive route, but for older facilities it may be the best option. Our technicians at Advantage Airtech Commercial can perform this retrofit so you receive the best results.

For a newer building, we recommend investigating commercial energy management in Toronto, ON.

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