Meet Code / Save Space with Berner

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 allows air curtains as an exception to vestibules.

When the door is open™

Comfortably socialize, work, and hangout in the lobby with Berner Air Curtains

Creating a Better Environment for Diners

Successful restaurants open with Berner to make their spaces more inviting.

Creating a More Productive Environment

Manufacturing facilities are more productive when the temperature is stable.

Air Curtain FAQs

Do air curtains really work?

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 an alternative 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 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
  • Allows people, machines and goods to enter and exit

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

Architectural Air Curtains

Berner’s expansive product line includes designer air curtains meant for main customer entrances. This architectural line includes the Architectural High Performance 10 and Low Profile 8, both designed to protect the space while supporting aesthetics. Our Architectural Recessed 12 completely integrates into the entrance design by being concealed within the ceiling. Using one of the Berner AMCA certified air doors as an alternative to a vestibule has been approved by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 and other building codes. These models also come standard with the patented Berner Intelliswitch™ digital controller with an option for smartphone control via the Berner App.

Industrial Air Curtains

For applications such as dock doors, train and bus bays, cold storage, and more, Berner’s industrial air doors can be used. This line includes the Industrial Direct Drive 12 and Industrial Direct Drive 14 air curtains, which are often used over cold storage, garage, and shipping and receiving doors. Both of these models are available with electric, steam/hot water, and indirect gas fired heat as well as unheated. Berner is also a UL Listed panel shop, authorized to build UL Listed Motor Control Panels.

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