Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Hill’

What Is Negative Air Pressure? How Can It Be Corrected?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

commercial-hvac-fans-in-rotationWhen you think about indoor air quality problems for your commercial facility, your mind probably goes directly to contaminants circulating through the ventilation system or various indoor pollutants. But one of the biggest issues for commercial indoor air quality is negative air pressure

The simple definition of negative air pressure is that it’s when the air pressure inside the building is lower than the pressure outside the building. This often happens in commercial and industrial facilities because of over insulation designed to improve energy efficiency. If not enough outdoor air can enter because of the strong heat-sealing, the indoor pressure will be lower than the outside. Negative air pressure can also happen because of poorly constructed or damaged ventilation systems or malfunctioning equipment that draws on too much air inside the space. 

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Custom Sheet Metal for a New Commercial HVAC System

Monday, 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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How to Tell Your Commercial Boiler Needs Professional Repair

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

commercial-boiler-technicianDoes your commercial facility rely on a boiler in any way? Boilers remain popular for many commercial uses, such as providing comfort to a retail environment or to help with process. One reason for this popularity is the high energy efficiency of these systems: using heated water to send waves of heat into a space is more effective at delivering warmth rapidly than blowing around heated air from a furnace or rooftop unit. Boilers also don’t send dust and other particles around a space, and this is often essential for proper building operation—and it’s good for air quality in general as well.

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Proper Commercial Ventilation Is Critical for Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

commercial-ventWe offer numerous commercial HVAC services in Richmond Hill, ON and throughout the Greater Toronto Area. When people think of commercial HVAC, they usually focus on the “H” and “AC” parts, heating and air conditioning. It’s true that a huge part of what we do is helping commercial and industrial facilities maintain proper indoor temperature control, both for comfort and to facilitate process and protect equipment.

But let’s focus for the moment on the “V” part, ventilation. A vital service we offer for commercial and industrial companies is commercial indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is about the air customers and employees breathe, the dust contamination that can damage machinery, and the shifts in humidity that can affect both people and equipment. Better indoor air quality is essential for most facilities, and there are many methods we use to improve IAQ, such as powerful air filters, electronic air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers.

That “V” is critical. A facility without proper ventilation will end up with poor indoor air quality no matter what. Depending on the building or facility, it can even lead to a dangerous work environment.

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