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Whether you own an apartment building or an office space, being able to keep your tenants warm in the winter is important. Investing in the right rooftop heating option is a good way to do exactly that.

Commercial HVAC Can Help You Find The Right Rooftop Heating Options

For more than 30 years, we have helped homeowners and commercial businesses with their HVAC needs in Toronto and the GTA. Rest assured we’ve seen, repaired, and installed it all, which makes us a great resource. Just give us a call and someone will gladly be there to answer your questions and set you up with a consultation.

Rooftop heating replacement options don’t come cheap, and we can make sure yours is always running efficiently. To start, one of our technicians will meet with you to take a look at your building and assess the space you’re looking to keep warm. After all, every model of rooftop heating isn’t created equal, and you’ll want to make sure you have enough power to distribute heat evenly throughout the entire space. On the other hand, some models can be too powerful – leading to higher energy bills if trying to heat a small space. Good thing our guys know best and can recommend rooftop heating replacement options that make sense for your space.

Repairing & Maintaining Your Rooftop Heating Option

Don’t worry, we wouldn’t expect you to climb up onto the roof to perform any maintenance yourself. That would be an unnecessary risk. Instead, give us a call whenever you feel your rooftop unit isn’t performing optimally. We can be there to take your call 24/7 in the event of an emergency too.

If your unit is performing at its best, all we ask is that you don’t forget about annual maintenance. Remember, this rooftop heating option is designed to last for years – but not if you wait for it to breakdown. Annual maintenance is a great way to protect your investment on just about any HVAC system, not just rooftop heating units. So, give us a call and let us make sure everything is running smooth. We don’t need to make regular visits, just every year or two to take a closer look at things and correct any issues.

Don’t risk being caught in the cold without the proper heating. Let the experts at Commercial HVAC keep your tenants warm and cozy all winter. Just call 416-727-5016!

All commercial heating and cooling equipment needs routine maintenance. This maintenance should be done by experienced and knowledgeable HVAC professionals. At Commercial HVAC out HVAC experts have been taking care of commercial HVAC maintenance services throughout Toronto and the GTA for over 35 years. Our regularly scheduled maintenance process identifies minor issues before they become major problems. This ensures that you won’t blow your budget with a big unexpected breakdown.

All of our commercial HVAC maintenance technicians are properly trained and have the ability to work with any and all rooftop HVAC equipment. They work to find problems before they occur. Our experienced commercial HVAC maintenance technicians are fully equipped to execute expert commercial HVAC maintenance designed to meet or exceed all major manufacturers’ recommendations.

Commercial HVAC Maintenance: The Benefits Of Clean Coils

Our routine commercial HVAC maintenance services for both heating and cooling repairs are designed to keep your rooftop units operating as efficiently as possible. This commercial HVAC maintenance includes coil cleanings on all your systems, which is a more important task than you might initially think.

The difference in system efficiency between clean and dirty coils is one of the most important things you should know about your commercial HVAC system. Dirty coils keep your HVAC system from operating at top efficiency, which means that your system has to work harder to produce the heating or cooling it normally does. This means it’s wasting energy by trying too hard to perform the tasks that it needs to. Dirty coils affect the removal of humidity, which can lead to breeding bacteria, decreased air flow, and as mentioned an increase in energy consumption. Dirty coils can consume up to 37% more electricity and result in a 30% loss in heating and cooling capacity. If your HVAC coils aren’t cleaned regularly your system will also experience more breakdowns and require more maintenance over time.

For more information about our commercial HVAC maintenance services contact us today: 416-727-5016

We hope you liked Part 1 of our commercial HVAC FAQs. Some of our customers have found them very useful in understanding their commercial HVAC system. Here’s part 2:

Q: Is it safe to run the commercial HVAC with contractors working on the finishings?

A: It depends on which finishings are being installed. If a drywall contractor is working in the building they will be producing an exceptional amount of dust that could be drawn into the duct system. Overall, construction sites have lots of airborne dust and debris. If you turn on your commercial HVAC system while contractors who make lots of dust are still working you will have problems that can be costly. Use a temporary heating and cooling option while construction is taking place.

 

Q: I’ve just bought a building and the HVAC system is noisy. What’s the problem?

A: If the commercial HVAC system in your building hasn’t been properly installed there can be a number of reasons for the noise. Most glaringly building ductwork is one of the most common places where noise originates from. Ductwork has the ability to function like large speaker tubes that allow noise to travel throughout the building. Airflow doesn’t have an impact on the sound so shutting your system off might not have any affect. Holes in your ductwork might also be the reason for the noise. The easiest way to find the source of the problem is to contact a reputable and professional commercial HVAC technician from Commercial HVAC. With over 30 years of experience in the commercial HVAC industry they’ll easily find the source of the noise in your building’s HVAC system.

Q: I’m worried about mold in my building. How can it be avoided?

A: Moisture is the source of mold, so controlling moisture in your building is the best way to prevent mold. One of the primary functions of your commercial HVAC system is to control moisture in the air and effectively remove it to help prevent mold from forming. Keeping your system properly maintained is ideal and will ensure that moisture is controlled, but if there is excess water in your building it needs to be manually removed. Your commercial HVAC system can only do so much and if your roof is leaking or water is entering your building from somewhere else then you may need to take other measures.

The solution to mold isn’t replacing your ductwork or rooftop HVAC unit. Contact a HVAC technician if you suspect you have a mold problem. They’re the best people to help you understand if your system is part of the problem.

For more information about commercial HVAC or to schedule a maintenance or repair appointment contact Commercial HVAC today: 416-727-5016.

We get lots of questions from our commercial HVAC customers every time we visit for a HVAC maintenance or a HVAC repair appointment. Here are some of the most common questions with answers that we hope are helpful to our customers.

Q: How does my commercial HVAC system move air through my building?

A: There are fans that draw air in through returns, which look like grilles. This air is then forced through ductwork in your building that fills the building with conditioned air through the registers in the various rooms on all floors. This process is continuous and helps regulate the temperature and moisture levels in your building.

Q: How is the commercial HVAC duct system built and installed?

A: The duct system is most buildings is installed when the building is first constructed. It’s designed and installed by commercial HVAC professionals like Commercial HVAC that have years of experience and know the rules and regulations of the commercial HVAC industry. The ducts are made of sheet metal and installed by sheet metal workers and HVAC technicians.

Q: What should I be weary of when it comes to the design and installation of ductwork?

A: When ductwork isn’t installed, sealed, or built properly it can leak and divert excessive amounts of air to the wrong places. This can not only reduce the efficiency of a system, but also create necessary and excessive noise throughout the building. If ductwork is installed to soon during construction it can be much dirtier than it should be and can be expensive to clean out once construction is finished.

Q: How can duct leakage be reduced?

A: If a building is being constructed then it’s important for the builder to adhere to the provincial rules and regulations surrounding commercial HVAC installation to ensure your ductwork is built, installed and sealed correctly.

Q: Who can help me evaluate, adjust and inform me of the condition of my ductwork?

A: At Commercial HVAC we regularly work on commercial HVAC projects with a number of customers in Toronto, York Region and throughout the GTA. We have over 30 years of experience working with commercial HVAC and ductwork. We’ll be happy to help you understand your duct system and help you ensure its serving your building to the best of its ability.

Q: The energy bills are high in my building and tenants are uncomfortable. Is there a HVAC problem?

A: There are a number of things that could be causing these issues. There could be problems with your duct system, your rooftop unit might be rapidly aging, you boiler might need maintenance or replacing, or any number of other problems. The best way to find out what’s wrong and to get it fixed quickly is to call Commercial HVAC: 416-727-5016.

 

For more information about commercial HVAC or to schedule a commercial HVAC maintenance or repair appointment contact Commercial HVAC today: 416-727-5016.

Now that spring has officially hit Toronto it’s time to think about commercial HVAC maintenance for your rooftop units. Taking action in the early spring is the best way to avoid the rush of maintenance requests that occur as soon as temperatures breach 20 degrees Celsius. When commercial HVAC maintenance is required it’s necessary to take action quickly as tenants and visitors to your commercial building are relying on a comfortable working atmosphere.

When it comes to commercial HVAC maintenance more than 50% of all air conditioner failures result from poor cleaning practices, which means avoiding a breakdown is easier than you might think. Here are some essential things to take care of in addition to booking an appointment with a reputable commercial HVAC maintenance visit with a company like Commercial HVAC.

Commercial HVAC Maintenance Checklist

  • Condenser Unit Check: During the fall and winter months a condenser unit can become clogged with fallen leaves and other airborne debris. Coil damage can also occur during this time with strong fall and winter storms pounding the elements against your rooftop units. Snow and ice have the ability to do real damage it care isn’t taken and repairs are properly performed. In the spring ensure that all debris is removed from the coils, straighten any best coils, and clean all coils and the surrounding area with soapy water.
  • Wiring Inspection: Whether commercial HVAC maintenance is being performed on a rooftop or ground-based unit inspecting the wiring is important. Rodents like rats and mice will find their way into your air conditioning units during the cold winter months seeking shelter. Wiring is an ideal place for a nest, which means they can be damaged in many ways: chewed wiring, burnt wires, loose connections, electrical shorting, or deteriorating wiring.
  • Check Refrigerant Levels: If the refrigerant levels are low in your system there’s a good chance you might have a leak somewhere. In that case it’s important to repair the leak prior to adding more refrigerant or running the unit when the weather gets warm again.
  • Proper Cleaning Includes The Drain Lines, Blower Fan, & Evaporator Coils: Mold mineral deposits, dust, dirt, and other debris can clog fans, drain lines, and evaporator coils. Cleaning and removing any debris from the internal areas of your commercial HVAC units is essential to their efficiency and proper functioning.
  • Filter Replacement: Filter quality is a big factor in how often filters need to be changed. Fibreglass and charcoal filters typically only last a month or two, while pleated filters will last anywhere between 3 and 5 months depending on the time of year.

Overall, a properly configured and maintained commercial HVAC system will provide a lifetime of efficient cooling and air filtering for your commercial building. Commercial HVAC maintenance is designed to keep your utility bills from increasing dramatically during seasons temperature peaks, which is not only good news for you but also your tenants.

For more information about commercial HVAC maintenance, commercial air conditioners, and other commercial HVAC components contact Commercial HVAC today. Commercial HVAC has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. Call: 416-727-5016.