Heating Systems for Buildings

The Right Choice For Your Building’s HVAC Heating Begins With Knowing Your Options

Heating systems for buildings is one of the most important priorities for businesses and homes living in cooler climates. Maximizing the heating efficiency is a decision incorporated during design and pre-construction.

In cold climates such as Ontario, heating options are somewhat limited as most new home developments have natural gas as the primary heat source using forced air furnace to heat the house. In Quebec, the primary source of heat is electric (baseboard and heat pumps) since electricity is subsidized by the provincial government.

Secondary heating options in ducted homes is sometimes added for additional comfort such as gas, wood or electric fireplaces, mini-split heat pumps, propane or in-floor hydronics. You can often see this in higher-end homes, or in homes that do not have forced-air, or have inadequate heating. For those with a lot of land space Geo-thermal is a great option, using the ground’s heat to heat a home via a heat pump.

In commercial buildings there are a few more options for heating including: heat pumps, rooftop units, gas furnaces, boilers and VRVs (which can also be used for heating). The options depend on many factors such as the size of the building or unit, accessibility, structure and interior space for interior units.

If you do some research before hand, you will become a little more familiar with your options and know what is available to you before you start making a call for an HVAC visit or quote. Many commercial heating solutions have the technology built right in to also proved air conditioning during warm times. Although it’s not a requirement (especially in an existing building), having a packaged unit can save on big on budget.

For 20 years Heating Ontario has built a reputation as one of the leading providers of residential and commercial heating and cooling solutions in Toronto, the GTA and Southern Ontario. Call us for a free quote: 647-591-2683 or fill out the form and we’ll get back to you quickly.

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WE ARELicensed Installers of Brands Like:

  1. Central Air – Building Types: Residential and Commercial – Produces hot air only but external a/c unit can be installed outside and run through furnace.
  2. Ductless Mini Split – Building Types: Residential and Commercial – Product: Cold Air and Heat –  These are a great option and one of the simplest permanent a/c solutions for smaller homes, and commercial spaces such as stores & restaurants. A single outdoor heat pump can support 2 or more evaporators, which can be individually controlled.
  3. Hydronics in-floor tubing: Building types: Residential and Commercial – Product: Cooling and Heating – also known as chilled water piping, hydronics are most often used in single or multi-family dwellings to  flow hot or cold water through floors to add cooling comfort to a single room or whole building.
  4. Rooftop RTUs: Building types: Commercial. Product: Cooling and Heating –  Packaged Unit like these can supply cooling, heating and ventilation to either a single or many commercial units at the same time.
  5. Heat Pumps: Building type: Residential and Commercial – Product: Cooling and Heating – Heat pumps are used in many types of air conditioning systems in both home & commercial applications including: geo-thermal, ductless mini-splits,  and VRF.
  6. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF/VRV): Building type: Large commercial – Product: Cooling and Heating – commonly used for large retail, hotels and commercial office space, the two types are: heat pump and heat recovery. Heat pumps are switched to EITHER heating or cooling – appropriate for open spaces, whereas heat recovery units can operate as both heating AND cooling at the same time. (Banks, labs, historical buildings & schools).
  7. Boilers – used to heat a liquid such as with radiators or in-floor hydronic heating.

If you are looking for more information about your building and HVAC options for your commercial space in Toronto, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, contact us at: 647-591-2683. At Heating & Cooling Toronto we bring quality heating and cooling installation, repairs, maintenance, and inspection directly to your home.

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