Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Heating Installation’

The Job of Sizing Commercial HVAC Units

Monday, January 30th, 2023
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One of the most important parts of installing new commercial and industrial HVAC equipment is sizing it. To people unfamiliar with HVAC terms, this may sound like trying to determine the right physical size of the equipment.

But the “sizing” we’re referring to is the capacity of the unit to provide either heating or cooling (often both in the case of packaged rooftop units).

This sizing needs to take into account numerous factors about the facility.

When you schedule commercial or industrial HVAC installations/replacements with our expert technicians, they’ll go through several steps to size the new equipment so that it matches your facility’s requirements. Undersizing or oversizing equipment will result in inefficient performance and early unit failures. 

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Using Radiant Heating for Large, Open Commercial Spaces

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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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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Understanding Tonnage in Commercial/Industrial HVAC

Monday, June 13th, 2022

air-conditioning-units-sunny-roofIf you’re currently looking to install commercial or industrial HVAC equipment for your facility, you’ll immediately encounter the question of how powerful the equipment needs to be and how many units you’ll need to have installed to meet the climate requirements of the facility. In the HVAC industry, the job of determining the heating/cooling output requirements for new installations is called sizing. It doesn’t have a direct connection to the physical size of the units, but rather to their tonnage, a measure of their heating/cooling capacity. 

Understanding what tonnage is will help you grasp what goes into finding the right new HVAC installations—but you’ll absolutely need the assistance of our professionals for the job. Sizing commercial HVAC equipment is a complex task and it needs to be done accurately the first time. You can count on us for any commercial heating and commercial air conditioning installation in Toronto, ON and the Greater Toronto Area.

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Help Understanding Sizing of Commercial HVAC Units

Monday, February 28th, 2022

commercial-hvac-workers-assessing-a-buildingCommercial HVAC is a complex field that requires years of training and experience. Most business owners and commercial facility managers don’t have specialized knowledge of this field, and that’s the reason they rely on contractors like us for their commercial air conditioning and heating in Toronto, ON

Some of the terminology used in commercial HVAC can sound confusing, and in this post, we want to help you get a better understanding of one of the most important parts of any HVAC unit installation: sizing.

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Hydronic Heating in Commercial Buildings: What It Can Do

Monday, January 18th, 2021

radiant-heating-tubesYour commercial facility may already use hydronic heating in some capacity, possibly because it is necessary for process. If you are currently doing remodeling, renovations, or new construction for your facility and are considering your options for commercial heating installation in Toronto, ON, there are several excellent reasons to think about using hydronic heating. 

We want you to keep in mind that installing any system like a hydronic heating system in a commercial building isn’t an “either/or” situation. Commercial HVAC for facilities may involve multiple different types of heating and cooling equipment. This is one of the many reasons why it’s best to rely on an experienced commercial and industrial HVAC contractor like Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. We customize our services, from new installations to the regular maintenance that keeps your business running day after day.

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Why Consider Rooftop Unit Installation for Your Commercial Heating

Monday, August 31st, 2020

commercia-HVAC-unit-cloudy-skyWhen it comes to commercial heating installation in Ajax, ON and the Greater Toronto Area, our team is able to handle any job. Heating is a special challenge here in Toronto because of the long winters and heavy snowfalls. In fact, concern about snowfall is what often makes commercial facility managers feel hesitant about installing rooftop HVAC units to provide heating. The exposure to the elements makes it sound like a rooftop packaged unit is a risk.

But rooftop HVAC units are the most common way to provide climate control for facilities. You only have to look at buildings in Toronto to see all the units installed on the roofs of buildings. Why is the rooftop heating (and air conditioning) installation advantageous, and why do we do so many for our clients?

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A Chiller With Cooling Tower and Boiler—A Great Commercial HVAC Option

Monday, October 28th, 2019

water-heater-commercialA commercial facility requires specialized heating and cooling system configurations and layouts. There are several options, such as a water-source heat pump or packaged rooftop units with variable-air-volume (VAV) boxes to modulate heating and cooling needs. The different configurations have benefits and drawbacks, and it’s always best to leave the decision-making for the ideal HVAC system for your facility to seasoned professionals.

We’re going to examine one of the most common types of commercial HVAC systems: the chiller with a cooling tower and boiler.

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Benefits of Using Geothermal HVAC Systems for Your Facility

Monday, 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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Custom Sheet Metal for a New Commercial HVAC System

Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

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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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We Are High Rise HVAC Specialists

Monday, October 30th, 2017

commercia-HVAC-unit-cloudy-skyOur company deals with many different types of heating and cooling challenges for commercial and industrial buildings. This is a wider field than many people may realize. We aren’t just focused on providing comfort for people in buildings, but arranging for environmental control that protects equipment and process. It’s a major job to be able to handle everything from delivering air conditioning to a retail store to preventing industrial equipment from overheating using powerful chillers, but we’ve been in the commercial/industrial HVAC business for more than 30 years, and we have confidence in our technicians, account managers, and equipment to handle any situation.

Here’s a specific type of HVAC service we offer: high-rise heating and cooling.

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