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

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Commercial IAQ

Monday, February 15th, 2021

industrial-vents-and-valvesYour facility’s commercial indoor air quality in Toronto, ON is as important as maintaining the proper indoor climate for process and comfort. It’s easy to overlook IAQ when so much of your HVAC concerns are focused on temperature levels, which can vary wildly based not only on season but the type of facility you run. 

But high indoor air quality is critical for any building, and one example of an IAQ problem that is especially prevalent in commercial facilities is volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

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Do You Need Commercial Air Purifiers for Your Business?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

commercial-ventChances are high that the answer to this question is yes. Even most small homes today need to have some type of air purification system to help control the large number of contaminants that build up naturally inside residential buildings, as well as additional defenses against germs, bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. All of these are problems that commercial facilities face as well, and impurities in the air are not only a danger to people within the building, they can harm process and equipment.

Proper ventilation for the building is the first step in ensuring indoor air quality in a commercial property. But commercial filtration and a commercial air purifier in Toronto, ON may also be necessary for the building. The best way to find out which of the many types of purifiers on the market is ideal for your facility is to contact our technicians. We have more than 30 years of experience working with the ventilation and IAQ needs of businesses in the Greater Toronto Area.

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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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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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Commercial Hydronic Heating: The Benefits

Monday, October 26th, 2020

radiant-heating-tubesThe term hydronic heating encompasses any type of heating system for a facility that uses the circulation of hot water to send heat into a space. The most common type of hydronic heating is a boiler system, although this is not the only way to heat and circulate water to terminal points. 

Although people commonly think of radiators as the method hydronic heaters use to distribute heat, these are rare today—especially for commercial systems. Baseboard heaters are more common, and the preferred method for the installation of new commercial heating in Toronto, ON is with in-floor heating. For new commercial construction, we often recommend our clients consider hydronic floor heating, which is one of the best methods available for providing heat to a large area with reduced energy consumption. Hydronic heating is suitable for numerous types of businesses and facilities, whether to provide comfort for people inside, facilitate process, and/or protect equipment and product.

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Now Is When to Sign Up for Customized Commercial Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 28th, 2020

corssed-wrenchesWhen it comes to commercial HVAC in Toronto, ON, maintenance is the most important service we provide for our customers. Maintenance is key to ensuring steady operation of a facility without interruptions due to climate changes or indoor air quality fluctuations because of failed equipment, and maintenance also keeps efficiency from sliding and equipment from failing years too early. It’s impossible to overstate how much about the operation of a facility—from heavy industrial to light commercial—depends on the reliability that regular professional maintenance provides.

Now that we’ve entered the fall, it’s time to schedule heating maintenance for your facility. If you have “gotten by” with making a call to a local HVAC company that comes to your business once and runs through a checklist on your equipment, you are not receiving the full equipment maintenance necessary. Only a customized maintenance plan can give you the assurance you’re getting the most benefit from these inspections and tune-ups.

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Customized Ductwork Installation: How It Benefits Your Facility

Monday, September 14th, 2020

commercial-air-duct-largeWe are a full-service commercial and industrial HVAC contractor, and that means we can offer extensive services you won’t find at all commercial HVAC companies. One of the most important of these services we provide for our clients is customized ductwork sheet metal installation in Toronto, ON.

When we design ventilation systems for buildings, either as part of new construction or a retrofit-remodel-renovation, we use both pre-fabricated pieces and customized sheet metal ductwork. There’s always a place for prefabricated parts, but it’s rare for a facility to be able to have a practical ventilation system with only these off-the-shelf components. A house can manage with them, but a commercial or industrial space has more complex requirements and variables.

Below are reasons to always go with a commercial/industrial HVAC contractor who can offer you customized sheet metal ductwork installation:

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You Need Regular Commercial Boiler Cleaning

Monday, August 17th, 2020

water-heater-commercialIf your business facility uses a commercial boiler, either hot water or steam, in any capacity, the boiler requires regular maintenance from experienced commercial and industrial HVAC experts. One of the essential tasks for maintaining this equipment is commercial boiler cleaning in Toronto, ON.

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Finding the Right Commercial Air Purifiers for Your Business

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

commercial-air-duct-largeClimate control inside a commercial building is only one part of maintaining conditions that are conducive for process as well as the protection of the health of employees, clients, and other people in a facility. Proper indoor air quality control is essential: from humidity to the removal of dust, the air quality inside a building must present no obstacle against running your business from day to day.

No matter the size of your facility, you should look into installing commercial air purification systems in Toronto, ON. Commercial air purifiers are not “plug-n-play” systems; even residential homes don’t benefit from such simple air purifiers. Commercial grade air purification systems must be matched to the space: its volume, its air circulation, and its usage.

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Why Server Room Cooling Is Different Than Other Commercial Cooling

Monday, July 20th, 2020

thermometer-going-redThe job of a commercial air conditioning contractor in Toronto, ON covers many different tasks. A contractor who handles residential air conditioning has a single, straightforward job: provide cooling for a house that keeps its residents comfortable. Commercial cooling is far more complicated, since comfort isn’t the only goal. It’s best to think of commercial air conditioning as general cooling and climate control rather than comfort, since businesses rely on temperature control for different reasons.

One of the essential jobs of commercial HVAC is server room cooling. Most businesses have a server room or computer room of some type; even small offices need to have a server room to store vital computer and telephone equipment. What is the best way to cool down these rooms? It’s not as basic as having a standard air conditioning system blow cooled air into the server room. We’ll go into why server room cooling is different and requires special consideration from licensed commercial HVAC pros.

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