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

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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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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