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CM Expert

Commercial HVAC For Restaurants in Toronto


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Same-Day Service

Our technicians are fully committed to arriving at your home quickly and resolving any problems efficiently.

Advanced Diagnostics

We don't just fix the problem, we prevent it from coming back. Our experts use best tools to pinpoint the exact cause.

Service Warranty

We back our repairs with a 1-year warranty, so you can be confident your AC will keep you cool all season long.

Cost Upfront

We believe in transparency. That's why you'll receive a clear and detailed quote outlining the repair cost before any work begins.

Prompt Response & Expert Solutions

Our skilled technicians are available today to diagnose and fix your AC problems quickly and efficiently.

HVAC Champions

Our technicians aren't just skilled, they're champions of HVAC services

Why Choose CM Expert FOR HVAC Services in Toronto


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Experienced Technicians

With over 15 years in the industry, our technicians have extensive experience servicing HVAC systems for commercial kitchens and dining areas. The equipment used in restaurants requires a specialized level of technical knowledge that our team possesses.

Fast and Reliable Service:

Our technicians are on call 24/7 to respond quickly to any issues that arise with your HVAC, allowing your business to stay open without disruption. We aim to complete all service calls within 24 hours so you don’t experience prolonged periods without a functioning HVAC system.

Affordable Rates:

Running a restaurant comes with enough costs – the last thing you need is expensive HVAC repairs. CM Expert provides quality service at competitive prices you can count on. We also offer preventative maintenance plans to help catch any potential issues before they become costly breakdowns.

What Our Clients Are Saying about us

Our HVAC Company Reviews

Certified Mechanical

4.5Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 151 Google reviews

Amazing! Professional and quick service!

Fleming Viegas
3 weeks ago

a great job done on time

Brian Edwards
3 weeks ago

Great service and helpful technician.

David Duncan
3 weeks ago

Very reliable

Raul was very personable and professional. He called in advance to confirm and came back as promised the next day to fix our dryer after his initial diagnosis.

Jason Chan
2 months ago

Price was the highest of all contractors I asked for a quote from. Not at all competitive with other companies for the same product and service. Definitely recommend getting multiple quotes from different contractors before selecting a company. Edit: to answer below, the reason for one star is because the job was not to repair something. It was to replace. All the other contractors were quoting for the same replacement. The actual price will not be lower than your quote will it? Price gouging is not a good business model

Opulent Kitchen
2 months ago

Technician was very helpful and gave all the options to best help me

Mark McDonald
2 months ago

Had a great experience with the technician that came to my laundromat. Very hard working and professional and went out of his way to deliver amazing service for me. Ronaldo is great. Thanks guys. Will definitely use them again.

Sol Omon
2 years ago

Our washing machine was rattling and making a lot of noice so we did a google search for repair service. We found out during this search that Certified Mechanical has the designation of Google Guarantee which means (Businesses with the 'Google guaranteed' badge are screened, and are guaranteed to get the job done right or your money back with a lifetime cap of $2,000. ) Anthony the owner of the establishment sent a repair technician and the charged us for $99 to see visit out place and diagnose the problem. The repair was going to be costly so we decided to purchase a new washer and dryer. We called Anthony to provide us with quotes of 3 brands and see which one was in stock and we decided to proceed with the brand that was available and in stock. (This was not our 1st choice but we had did not want to wait 2 weeks plus) We understand the supply chain issues and low inventory and wanted the delivery and install to be done within 3 days. The only thing that I would say is that Certified Mechanical had to outsource the installation of the machines to another trade but we are happy with Certified Mechanical that the trades assigned to install the machines did a good job. Thank you Google for screening the vendors as it sure helps in make a decision and thank you for the $2000 guarantee.

Amory Erheim
3 years ago

I own a triplex home in Toronto that I rent. Anthony visits the property annually to inspect the system. My experience he is honest, don’t pull your leg or wallet, he is professional & don’t waste your time. Proficient & knows his trade.

Emilio Farouse
9 months ago

Ronnie's definitely a magician, in the best way possible. I work in the property management field and had an issue with a high end commercial dishwasher. Ronnie was on time, professional and informative. He was able to not only fix our machine but leave it functioning better than it was pre breakdown. Keep guys like this around, your sanity and your wallet will thank you.

Ella Lightstone
5 months ago

Our Mechanic showed up on time, patiently explained the issues. fixed it quickly, and even helped move things back into place. Kind and thorough, went above and beyond!

Anita Kumari
8 months ago

Mr Omari went over and above helping me fix my fridge. He was helpful and provided amazing guidance and advice for an easy fix on my fridge. It's hard finding honest and knowledgeable repair people. Thank you again!

Leila Aquino
a year ago

I called Certified Mechanical and they sent Anthony to fix our broken furnace. It was too cold and we can't sleep. Thanks to Certified Mechanical, they repair our furnace right away. Anthony is really knowledgeable, and reliable. Sincere and explains the necessary work. Highly recommended!!!!

Tana Turner
2 months ago

Thank you for your excellent service as always. Ronnie is so knowledgeable and good to work with. Always a pleasure!

2 years ago

Absolutely happy with the service that was provided. It was professional, quick, and honest. Anthony was able to come and access the problem with my fridge and was able to fix it within 15 min. Whoever requires any kind of repair, Anthony and his company is the company you need to contact. Unfortunately I previously had hired another company and they simply scammed me and didn't fix anything. Disappointed that I didn't find Anthony sooner. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.

Michelle Jamieson
6 months ago

Responsive, professional service. Anthony did a great job on our beverage fridge repair.

Melanie Minshull
2 years ago

Raul was Amazing!! He was able to identify the problem easily and then let me know the plan to correct. He was on time and communicated everything clearly. The repair was completed and saved me replacing the dryer!!! I will definitely be calling back if I ever need help again.

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When it comes to ensuring optimal performance of HVAC systems for restaurants in the busy city of Toronto and surrounding areas, it is important to rely on professionals with extensive industry experience. A professional HVAC contractor understands the unique needs of commercial kitchen equipment and ventilation requirements compared to residential systems. We can properly install, maintain and repair commercial HVAC systems for restaurants to provide workers and customers with a comfortable environment while meeting public health standards.

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Our Comprehensive Restaurants HVAC Services in Toronto

CM Expert is committed to delivering reliable restaurant heating and cooling to all our commercial clients across the Greater Toronto Area. We provide a full suite of HVAC services tailored to the unique needs of restaurants, from repair and maintenance to new installations. 

Our technicians are fully licensed and insured, with extensive expertise in commercial kitchen ventilation and walk-in cooler systems. Whether you require maintenance for an existing system or complete replacement, we ensure optimal performance of critical restaurant HVAC equipment.

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HVAC Repair and Maintenance

Keeping up with regular restaurant HVAC repair and maintenance is crucial to the efficient operations of any food service business. The experienced technicians at CM Expert can perform inspections, repairs and maintenance on all of your commercial HVAC equipment, from rooftop units and air handlers to ventilation systems. 

Our comprehensive maintenance programs keep commercial refrigeration and kitchen equipment functioning properly to prevent unexpected downtime. By catching small issues before they become large, expensive problems, we save our clients significant costs over the long run. Rely on us for reliable repair and maintenance services.

HVAC System Installation

Whether you are building a new restaurant or upgrading an existing location, it is important to have specialized commercial HVAC systems tailored for food service operations. We can handle all aspects of commercial installation for restaurants. We ensure compliance with all relevant codes and are authorized installers for all major equipment brands. 

From designing kitchen ventilation layouts to mounting new rooftop units, our team of qualified technicians will complete full HVAC installations accurately and on schedule. We take pride in designing efficient, durable solutions that meet the unique needs of restaurants for years to come.

HVAC System Upgrades

Our team can evaluate your existing restaurant HVAC system and recommend effective upgrades. We are experts in retrofitting spaces and updating commercial HVAC systems for restaurants in a way that minimizes disruption. 

Our technicians will upgrade components like air handlers, ductwork and controls to significantly improve the efficiency and capacity of your HVAC system. By keeping equipment optimized through timely upgrades, we ensure your restaurants enjoy a dependable indoor climate and energy savings for years to come.

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Different HVAC System Types For Restaurants

VRF Systems

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems offer zoning and individual temperature controls for different areas of large commercial spaces like restaurants. VRF’s modular design allows for easy expansion. CM Expert can evaluate if VRF is the right fit to condition your restaurant.

Single Split Systems

Small-to-medium restaurants may benefit from cost-effective single split systems that pair one outdoor compressor with a single indoor unit. Suitable for smaller conditioned zones, these packaged units are economical and efficient.

Multi Split Systems

Larger commercial kitchens and dining areas often work best with multi-split systems that utilize a single compressor hooked to multiple indoor air handlers. Zoned comfort and individual controls can be achieved throughout complex restaurant floorplans.

Common Restaurant HVAC Systems Issues

As commercial kitchens generate a lot of heat, temperature control is crucial in restaurant operations to keep staff and customers comfortable. However, restaurants often face issues that can disrupt indoor climate like inefficient ductwork or a lack of proper maintenance.

Ductwork Issues

One often overlooked yet critical part of HVAC systems is the ductwork carrying conditioned air throughout spaces. Over time, restaurant ducts may develop leaks, tears or poor seals that disrupt airflow. This can lead to uneven temperature control, drafts and wasted energy. The professionals at CM Expert thoroughly inspect the ductwork for any issues like structural weaknesses, holes or kinks during maintenance.

Poor Ventilation

Proper ventilation is crucial in restaurant kitchens to remove excess heat and ensure good indoor air quality. Often, aging ventilation systems become less effective over time in clearing cooking smells and replenishing air. This can negatively impact both the dining experience and workers’ comfort levels. Our licensed technicians thoroughly inspect ventilation hoods and attached ducting for deterioration, grease buildup or other issues restricting airflow.

Lack of Ongoing Maintenance

It is easy for restaurant owners to overlook HVAC maintenance as they focus on daily operations. However, skipping routine inspections and service can allow minor problems to compound over time, leading to premature system failures and expensive replacements. CM Expert helps clients avoid these costly mistakes through customizable maintenance programs.


It is generally recommended that commercial HVAC systems used in busy restaurant environments undergo preventative maintenance checks twice per year. This includes a spring and fall tune-up to prepare systems for temperature changes and ensure reliable operation through peak seasons. 

Having licensed technicians perform biannual inspections can catch small issues before they escalate and result in costly repairs or equipment failure down the road. Regular maintenance also helps optimize energy efficiency. At a minimum, filters should be changed quarterly with inspections annually to validate warranty coverage.

The typical lifespan of commercial HVAC systems used in restaurants depends heavily on the type and size of equipment installed as well as how well it is maintained. With annual maintenance and repairs, lighter-use rooftop units or split systems for a small dining area could last around 15-18 years on average. 

However, the busy heating and cooling requirements of larger kitchen spaces mean major appliances like compressors may need replacing after 12-15 years of continuous operation. Proper, consistent maintenance is key to extending any system beyond the average.

Restaurant kitchens pose unique HVAC challenges compared to office buildings or retail stores due to the high heat loads generated by cooking equipment. Kitchen HVAC systems must be able to effectively exhaust large volumes of hot air to maintain safe temperatures for staff working around grills and fryers. They also need to meet more stringent codes to promote airflow and prevent cross-contamination. 

Specific features restaurant HVAC may include are dedicated commercial-grade exhaust hoods, larger ducting to handle air turnover and zoning to independently condition multiple kitchen areas. Equipment is also engineered to run almost constantly during business hours.

The most prevalent types of HVAC systems used in restaurant kitchens are rooftop units, split systems and air handling units. Rooftop units are self-contained heating/cooling appliances that are easy to install but can be noisy. Split systems and air handlers provide more zoning flexibility through indoor and outdoor components connected by refrigerant lines.

Regardless of specific equipment, the overall purpose of a restaurant’s HVAC system is to provide temperature and humidity control for optimal performance of cooking appliances as well as comfort for employees and patrons. 

Properly functioning kitchen ventilation and supplemental AC/heat work together to maintain safe indoor conditions for food preparation by removing excess moisture and replacing depleted or contaminated air. The HVAC also ensures consistent air quality throughout dining areas. Special features like firewalls between kitchen and front-of-house zones further help regulate airflow to distinct spaces.

HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, refers broadly to the building systems that provide temperature control, indoor air quality and a comfortable environment. More specifically, the key components of most HVAC installations include:

  • Heating equipment (furnaces, boilers) that warm interior spaces.
  • Cooling equipment (air conditioners, chillers, cooling towers) that lower temperatures for occupants.
  • Ductwork, dampers and registers that convey conditioned air through ventilation shafts.
  • Ventilation systems such as exhaust fans, make-up air and economizers refresh indoor air.
  • Thermostats, controls and sensors that regulate heating/cooling activities.
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers that handle excess moisture.
  • Filtration to trap particulates and promote good air circulation.
  • Pumps, pipes and hoses that circulate chilled water or refrigerants throughout equipment.
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