NEW! Architectural Icon 8 and 10
BACnet and Digital Controls for Industrial Air Curtains
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What are the benefits of an air curtain?
- Energy savings
- Occupant comfort and customer experience
- Better indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Food safety
- An integrated pest management (IPM) plan
- Sustainability and Green Building goals
- Reduced touch points
- Employee well-being
Do air curtains really work?
Yes! Air curtains, a.k.a. air doors or fly fans, properly selected, installed and operated really do work to create a barrier out of air across an opening. So much so, that ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) building code allows AMCA certified air curtains as alternatives to vestibules.
Are air curtains effective?
Energy Conservation & Comfort: Research shows that properly selected, installed and operated air curtains are +/- 80% effective at keeping warm air on one side and cold air on the other when the door is open.
Flying Insect Control: Research with the USDA shows that air curtains are effective at preventing flying insects from passing through the air stream formed across the opening.
How Do Air Curtains Work?
When the door is open, Berner air curtains & air doors form a barrier out of air that:
- Keeps warm air on one side and cold air on the other
- Keeps flying insects out, chemical-free
- Keeps out fumes such as cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, and odors
while allowing people, machines and goods to enter and exit.
Industries and Applications
Cold storage facilities and warehouses are essential for preserving perishable goods and maintaining optimal conditions for various products. However, they come with their fair share of challenges that can impact safety, energy efficiency, and product quality. Which in turn, affects profit margins. Here are some common cold storage (freezers, coolers) challenges along with how Berner […]
“Our mission at Berner Air Curtains is to save energy and create healthy, comfortable environments,” said President/CEO David Rimbey. “We’re excited to more fully incorporate the mission into our organization with solar energy.” The journey to net zero began approximately five years ago with a conversation at a clean energy forum between Berner CFO Denise […]
Berner International, New Castle, Pa., the leading manufacturer and innovator of air curtains, introduced the Architectural Icon 8 and Icon 10 to its Architectural Collection of air curtains for protecting commercial building main entrances. The two models make this collection the HVAC industry’s quietest high performance air curtains for protecting open doorways. The Architectural Icon […]
This ACHR News Podcast shares a few reasons why On March 1st, 2023, ACHR NEWS editorial director Kyle Gargaro sat down with Miranda Berner, of Berner Air Curtains, in Atlanta during AHR Expo 2023, to talk about the opportunity that air curtains bring to contractors, as well as how doors made out of air help […]