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

Approaches to Humidity Balance

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

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We recently discussed the problems of high humidity in buildings. In this post, we wish to talk more in depth about how we take a holistic approach to creating balancing humidity. A key part of this approach is managing humidity levels inside buildings through proper ventilation, air balancing, and dehumidification. As anyone who has gone through a single summer in Toronto knows, high humidity is a major problem—and it easily gets into buildings where it can cause significant damage beyond simply making a space less comfortable.

The standard measure of high humidity is relative humidity that’s greater than 60%. (Relative humidity is a measure of water vapor in the air relative to the temperature of the air, i.e. the percentage of water vapor in the air of the total amount that could be held at the current temperature.) Residential homes usually aim to balance humidity at 45%. But when it comes to commercial and industrial spaces the ideal humidity balance may be different based on equipment and process. This is one of the main reasons to work with professionals to combat humidity in your facility: our experts will know what humidity level is ideal for the space. 

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Answers a Few Common Questions About Commercial Geothermal HVAC

Monday, July 19th, 2021

geothermal-vents-in-groundGeothermal energy offers special advantages for heating and cooling commercial facilities. These systems remove boilers and cooling towers from the conventional HVAC set-up for a building and instead use the thermal energy of the earth—a renewable resource and one that allows for high levels of energy efficiency.

Although geothermal heat pumps aren’t “new” technology, they are new to many commercial facility owners and operators, who often have many questions about how geothermal operates and if it will work for their specific needs. We’re experienced with all types of HVAC for commercial and industrial facilities and have worked extensively with geothermal HVAC in Toronto, ON, so we can provide answers to some of the most common questions.

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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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Don’t Forget Spring Commercial AC Maintenance

Monday, April 26th, 2021

industrial-rooftop-pipesWhat is the best thing you can have done for your commercial air conditioning in Toronto, ON, regardless of how you use cooling in your facility? It’s to schedule routine professional maintenance for it. How often you’ll need this job done will depend on your facility and equipment, but almost all commercial HVAC contractors recommend spring maintenance to prepare the equipment for the rigors of summer. 

If you want to have your spring maintenance done by the right people, and you want to develop a plan for future maintenance, then Advantage Airtech is the contractor in the Greater Toronto Area to talk to. We offer much more than the standard maintenance service that many other contractors provide.

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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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