Advantage Airtech Commercial Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

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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December Isn’t Too Late for Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Monday, December 10th, 2018

winter-sceneThe official start of winter doesn’t arrive until later in the month—but the Toronto winter never obey specific dates. But by the last month of the year, the cold weather has already settled in, with below-freezing temperatures as the norm.

So … if you didn’t get around to maintenance for the HVAC systems in your commercial facility when it was warmer during fall, is it just too late to have it done?

No! In fact, you should be calling us right now to arrange for your maintenance.

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Rough Weather and Your Rooftop HVAC Units

Monday, October 29th, 2018

frost-on-the-doorIt’s never too early in the fall to prepare your commercial HVAC system for the rigors of another winter in the Greater Toronto Area. And we’re already past early fall! If you haven’t yet signed up for our commercial maintenance program for Toronto, ON businesses, get in touch with us right away. We’ll assign you an account manager and design a customized program that fits your facility—not a general checklist applied to any business. We can offer you a free quote on a preventive maintenance program—set up an appointment today.

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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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Have You Scheduled Commercial Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

filling-in-calendarIf you’ve owned a business in Toronto for more than a year, or if you’ve lived here that long, you already have a good idea of how cold it gets during the winters. It gets very cold! The average low during January is -3°C, and the hottest days aren’t much warmer than that. Any business needs to have proper indoor heating, no matter how harsh the winters get. But it’s especially vital in the Greater Toronto Area and it applies to businesses of all types. Protecting everything from customers to equipment and facilitating process are on the line when any commercial heating systems start to fail.

The best way to defend your commercial building from winter problems is to work with commercial HVAC contractors in Toronto, ON to arrange a maintenance program.

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When Late Summer Weather Is Too Much for Your Commercial AC

Monday, August 20th, 2018

thermometer-going-redWe’ve experienced a hot summer here in Toronto, and we can expect the temperatures to remain high for the foreseeable future. These conditions place a huge workload on any type of cooling system—but especially for the air conditioning system for a commercial or industrial facility. An air conditioner is not only doing the work of cooling off personnel, clients, and customers in a facility, it also must manage climate control to protect equipment and process. This is one of the reasons commercial and industrial ACs are more complex than residential air conditioning: a commercial AC handles multiple jobs, and the risk of a loss of cooling puts more in jeopardy than just stopping people indoors from sweating.

But what happens when all this summertime pressure overwhelms an AC, and suddenly you’ve not only got sweat but the threat of failing equipment and an operational shutdown?

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Why the Rooftop AC Is the Standard for Business and Industry

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-units-sunny-roofUnless your business is related to the HVAC industry, you probably don’t have much more than a standard working knowledge of commercial heating and cooling systems. Nor do you need to have one—that’s why you have professionals like us around to assist you. So if you’ve ever wondered why rooftop AC equipment is the standard for businesses, we’ve written the post to answer that question and give you some information about how our side of the HVAC industry works.

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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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Hesitant About Replacing Your Commercial AC System?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

commercial-hvac-fans-in-rotationRunning a business of any kind involves making numerous decisions both large and small on a daily basis. Making a choice to upgrade or replace a large part of a facility’s air conditioning system definitely falls in the “large” category: most commercial facilities need cooling of some type in order for them to operate. Cooling can be necessary to protect equipment (such as in vital server room cooling), facilitate process, and provide comfort to employees, clients, tenants, etc. Failure of the air conditioning equipment or ineffective/inefficient performance will have a major negative impact on running your business.

Of course, taking the step to make major changes to older, out-of-date cooling equipment can be expensive, and you may be reluctant to make the change immediately. If you are on the fence about a new commercial air conditioning installation in Toronto, ON, the best step to take is to work with our commercial HVAC professionals. We have more than 30 years of experience assisting local businesses, both commercial and industrial, with proper heating and cooling. From server room cooling to industrial chillers, we can handle all cooling requirements and give you the information you need to make the right choices about your air conditioning equipment.

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How Our AC Maintenance for Businesses Differ from Others

Monday, May 28th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-unit-refrigerant-rechargeIf you are looking for an AC maintenance plan for your business in Toronto, ON, first of all: smart idea. No matter what type of commercial facility you own or operate in the Greater Toronto Area, having HVAC professionals regularly maintain your heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment is essential for receiving the best steady work from it. Routine commercial HVAC maintenance helps keep utility bills under control, avoids breakdown surprises that can bring work to a halt, extends the life of vital equipment, and reduces the number of repairs any system may need over its service life.

You have numerous options when it comes to commercial maintenance contractors. If you’ve come to our website, it’s likely because you are shopping around to find the best possible HVAC maintenance service. Also a smart idea—because you’ve found us! Our AC maintenance plans are different from what you’ll find at most commercial and industrial HVAC contractors. It’s not only that we’re an experienced company with more than 30 years of history in the area. Our maintenance is maintenance with a difference!

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