An open door is not only easy to pass through, but it encourages patrons to visit your store. The downside to this is it’s not energy efficient and creates a poor working environment.
Air curtains solves these issues by minimizing energy loss and creating a safe, comfortable environment for both staff and customers.
Air curtains, also known as air doors, create an invisible door that effectively separates ideal indoor and outdoor temperatures. They work by adding a streamlined, fast-moving air stream to prevent air penetrating through the open doorway.
By creating an air partition between two areas, it prevents outdoor air from entering and indoor air from escaping. This helps the HVAC system work more efficiently by protecting the air conditioned facilities. This in turn reduces overall energy costs.
The latest technology allows air doors to work systematically and maintain the optimum balance between velocity & volume. Having an optimized balance allows air doors to operate at a more comfortable sound level, which is perfect for commercial use.
Vestibules are no longer the most practical solution, either from an economical or architectural standpoint. It is recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), that 7 feet of space should separate interior and exterior doorways (study). Simply put, they offer enhanced improvement to conditioned air movement in buildings.
They solve the aforementioned issues by offering the same advantages of a vestibule, but eliminate construction costs and substantially improve energy efficiency. It should also be noticed that they offer the benefit of additional floor space that would otherwise be consumed by a vestibule.
Pests and insects not only make life for clients, customers and staff uncomfortable, but they also have the ability to contaminate products in many industries. Areas like loading docks at a warehouse don’t have the luxury of shutting doors due to constant need of transporting goods. Therefore they are a practical solution to solve this issue.
They’re also useful in ensuring that harmful fumes or harsh irritants don’t affect staff.