Air Curtains Offer Commercial Energy Savings

You may have felt an air curtain as you’ve walked into a retail or commercial building in the past. As you enter, there is a blast of air coming from above. That blast of air serves a specific purpose – to create an air seal.

A Schwank air curtain from Haley Mechanical puts your company back in control of rising utility bills. Air that escapes through dock doors and other large, open doorways can lead to spiking utility costs for mid-large commercial enterprises. There is now a better solution to control your building’s airflow.

At Haley Mechanical, we remain on the lookout for long-term solutions to help our customers remain energy efficient and save money on their utilities. Those Michigan winters are known for frigid temperatures. Your employees and customers no longer need to freeze when the doors swing open. We offer Schwank air curtains as an affordable solution to create a powerful air seal along your entryways.

The Benefits of Using an Air Curtain Door

  • Prevents cold drafts from blowing into your building during the wintertime.
  • Reduces energy output allowing you to save money on your utilities.
  • Deters dust.
  • Cuts back on number of outdoor flying bugs in your building.
  • Improves employee and customer comfort.
  • Stabilizes temperatures throughout the building.
  • Allows for more usable space near the door, even at times of seasonal temperature swings.

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How an Air Curtain Heater Works

You may have felt an air curtain as you’ve walked into a retail or commercial building in the past. As you enter, there is a blast of air coming from above. That blast of air serves a specific purpose – to create an air seal.

That seal is formed by cascading air and allows a building to maintain comfortable temperatures during the winter and summer months. When the unit is powered on, air enters through the intake, and is then accelerated by the fan. It then passes through the plenum, which allows for even distribution. The unit creates a uniform air stream pushing toward the floor, with minimal turbulence.

Roughly 80 percent of the air is then returned to the curtain. This stream is what creates the powerful seal and a more temperature-regulated atmosphere as doors routinely open and close.

A Powerful Way to Save

The use of high-efficiency air curtains can lead to 30 percent energy savings, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. This can be greatly beneficial in buildings that contain open docks, or retail doors that continuously open and close with the continued flow of foot traffic.

Air curtains allow for increased commercial efficiency and provide a means for retailers to leave doors open for longer – making their stores more attractive to nearby customers. They can also be used as a way for retail businesses to save money in architectural design by avoiding costly vestibules.

Your customers and employees will remain happier when the indoor temperatures are better regulated.

Consider Your Unique Needs

If you’re looking for which air curtain will be best for your business, some building specifications may come into play.

  • The type of door it will be used with (front customer access, dock door, etc.)
  • The dimensions of the opening, including the space available above the door mantle.
  • The existence of drafts due to pressure differences.

Schwank air curtains are made with various blowing strengths. These unique building specifications can influence which curtain is right for your business. One of our friendly mechanics can help you asses which air curtain will be right for your business.

Keep Your Building Comfortable

You pay good money to have your building heated in the Michigan winter, and air conditioned in the summer. Contact Haley Mechanical today to find out how your business can take advantage of this affordable option for energy savings. Schwank air curtains can truly make your business ready for seasonal temperature changes.

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