Air curtains offer a unique means of separating the interior of a business from the outdoors, and keeping some things that are outside from getting inside. A controlled stream of air is directed, typically downward, across the garage or dock opening, creating an air seal. This invisible barrier boosts energy efficiency by preventing the flow of cold and warm air between the spaces separated by the air curtain or air door. The barrier also keeps out insects, dust, odors and other pollutants – all while not limiting the access of people moving into and out of the space.
Who Needs an Air Curtain?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, an air curtain might be a smart choice for your business:
- Does your restaurant staff struggle to keep out flying insects and dust? Does your business have a drive-through window that lets in flying bugs? Do you need a barrier between your business and the outdoors, but also an unobstructed view of the parking lot? Other operations that commonly benefit from installing air curtains are those with shipping and receiving docks, customer entryways, and refrigerated and cold storage rooms. Air curtains are also frequently found at airport hangars.
The energy savings from air curtains are well documented. Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News has reported that air curtains conserve more energy than vestibules, which means businesses can save significantly on construction costs by not adding vestibules.
At Sacs Door and Gate Corp, we’re happy to meet with you and discuss which type of air curtain is right for your business. Our experienced technicians are trained to pay attention to the details, ensuring your air door works to its maximum level of efficiency after it’s installed. Concerned about maintenance? We’re here to guide you. Sacs Door and Gate Corp is Sacramento’s go-to source for air curtains and more.