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

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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What Sets Apart Different Commercial HVAC Companies?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

changing-rooftop-filterYou might believe that it doesn’t really matter what contractor you hire to handle the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation needs of your commercial facility. As long as the company is licensed, it should be fine, right?

But you don’t actually believe this—not when you stop to think about it as you click around different contractor websites. As a business owner yourself, you know what sets you aside from your competition and what you strive to do to make your company better. It’s no different with commercial HVAC contractors. They aren’t all equal, and some go beyond the standard level of service that others provide. Below are some examples of what separates commercial HVAC companies in Toronto, ON from each other—and specifically what sets Advantage Airtech apart.

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Keeping a Server Room Cool: What You Should Know

Monday, March 18th, 2019

commercial-building-exteriorThe server rooms and data centers for businesses are vital for a company to run. All the valuable information that helps a company operate each day are contained in these rooms—and this data is more vulnerable to damage than many facility owners may think. The equipment is sensitive to temperature changes, and if the room gets too hot, it can lead to computer slowdowns, downtime, and even loss of precious data.

But keeping a server room cooled isn’t like providing air conditioning to other parts of a facility. It can’t be handled simply by keep a door open or putting a fan inside the space. Here’s a list of some important things to know about cooling the server rooms in your facility.

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The Importance of Climate Control Systems For Employee Wellness

Monday, March 4th, 2019

woman-with-allergiesWe handle commercial HVAC service in Toronto, ON for a wide variety of facilities and businesses. We know the value of climate control inside a building to help with process and protect equipment—whether it’s installing heating units for a large warehouse or maintaining chillers to cool down vital equipment.

But what we want to address here is a part of climate control that often gets overlooked, and that’s employee wellness. For most facilities, employee productivity and health are as important as process and equipment, and yet this is often overlooked. The ideal climate control systems in your commercial building—covering temperature, humidity, air quality, and ventilation—can sustain excellent employee wellness and help your enterprise succeed.

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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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Upgrade Your Company’s HVAC Efficiency

Monday, 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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Ways to Upgrade Your Commercial Cooling This Summer

Monday, 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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The Difference Building Automation Makes to a Business

Monday, December 11th, 2017

commercial-lobby-with-vents-ductsIt wasn’t long ago that the concept of a computer automated home or business was reserved for science-fiction stories and special displays at futurist exhibits. However, the technology for building automation has not only arrived, but it continues to improve, allowing for advancements in everything from energy management to basic comfort, convenience, and efficiency throughout a building. Let’s look at some of the ways building automation can make a difference to a commercial/industrial building.

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