Commercial Air Curtains

commercial air curtainA commercial air curtain is the answer to keep doors open, which is more inviting to customers. Even when the weather isn’t ideal, when a door is open customers feel welcome.

However, keeping commercial buildings’ doors open puts a strain on an HVAC system, but not with an air curtain over the entry door.

Commercial air curtains provide a safe, permeable barrier to keep pests out while giving customers a welcoming feeling of an open door. Which is very important for businesses that rely on heavy foot traffic.

Air curtains in commercial buildings increase the amount available space. Providing an unobstructed entryway for people with baby strollers, wheelchairs and trolleys. There is also the added benefit of increasing the comfort of staff and customers.

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Commercial Air Door

Commercial air door is another name for air curtains. There are many types of commercial air doors. Depending on the application a specific model would be required. Custom commercial air doors are available upon request.

There are several ways to power an air door depending on the model.

Commercial Air Curtains Features

High performance commercial air curtains can be mounted up to 10 feet above a door. The finish is customizable to incorporate into the application’s design.

Electric heated air curtains are more common in commercial applications. Some features in electric heaters are exclusive to commercial units.

Air curtains with an electric heater can be customized to automatically adjust the amount of heat based on indoor temperatures. These units prevent heat loss while introducing filtered heat. A factory installed speed / fan switch is installed and can be activated by the remote temperature sensor.

Contact a reputable supplier for heated air curtain installation.

Advantages of Commercial Air Curtains

There are plenty of additional benefits to commercial air curtains.

Additional benefits of air curtains for commercial applications are:


Air curtains filter pollutants indoors while simultaneously preventing bugs and pollutants from entering. They act as an invisible barrier over an entrance door, stopping dust, bad odors, and pollution from affecting customers and staff.

Energy Efficient Air Curtains

The energy savings help pay for the commercial air curtain in about a year (ˢᵒᵘʳᶜᵉ). By reducing the amount of energy wasted from the HVAC system having to continuously temper the indoor air.

Air curtains facilitate the HVAC system’s ability to operate, which in turn reduces the overall running costs of operation. When less energy is used then CO2 emissions are reduced as well.

Improves Safety

Without anything blocking the entrance of the commercial building there is a reduced likelihood of incurred liability. Heated commercial air curtains are able to maintain dry floors, which is beneficial for customer and staff safety.

In case of an emergency, such as a fire, the air curtain acts as a barrier between 2 areas. This limits or at least slows the progression of a fire. Since the air curtains are over entrance doors, people are able to evacuate without obstruction.

Sizes Available

The most common sizes for commercial air curtains are:

Commercial air curtains are available for your customized application. In addition to various air door sizes, there are various installation options such as horizontal, vertical or recessed.

Speak with a qualified representative to assess your application.

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Air Curtains for Grocery Stores & Food Service

Grocery stores stand to benefit from air curtains for fly control. Keeping pests out ensures that the produce stays fresh and inviting longer. If the grocery has a food service area or a meat storage freezer, they can easily separate those departments without a physical barrier.

In the food service industry, an air curtain can provide tremendous value over time. Not only by reducing energy costs, but keeping pests and pathogens away from food products in the grocery store, and even grocery distribution centers.

Also available are air curtains with ETL sanitation certifications (more info at intertek site) for food service applications.

Retail stores

over door air door retailRetail shops constantly open & close doors. These actions allow for air, dust, allergens, and pests to make their way in with the customers. Adding a commercial air door allows to a retail store customers to enter the store, while keeping the unwanted contaminates out.

There are quiet air curtains available as well. This will reduce unwanted noise pollution, which gives a more inviting feeling for customers to enter.

There are also air curtain accessories that turn on the unit whenever the door opens and closes. Timers for air curtains are available as well.

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