Hospitals use Air Curtains

To save energy and maintain healthy, comfortable environments when the door is open.

Walk-in Cooler Air Curtains

Maintain stable temperatures, decrease touch-points, INCREASE FOOD SAFETY.

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 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

Hospitals & Emergency Rooms

Hospitals, elder care facilities, and other healthcare institutions rely on Berner Air Curtains to protect their patients and employees when the door is open. Our Architectural Series air curtains, specifically the Architectural Recessed 12 and 16 and Architectural Low Profile 8, are often used over main entrances to keep ambulance fumes and dust out, as well as to save energy and maintain occupant comfort during cold or hot weather. Air doors also protect hospital service and cafeteria doors with chemical-free flying insect control, while also reducing touch points. Berner’s EPH Listed to NSF-37 Sanitation Certified Low Profile 7 and High Performance 7 air curtains are perfect for these applications.

Food Supply Chain & Grocery Stores

The food supply chain, from food processing to food packaging, to cold storage and warehousing, and then out to delivery uses Berner Industrial Air Curtains. Berner’s Industrial Air Curtains include the Industrial Direct Drive 12 and Industrial Direct Drive 14 air curtains, which are often used over garage, cold storage, and shipping and receiving doors. These air doors save energy, support safe work environments, and keep employees happy and healthy by reducing touch points and increasing sanitary conditions. Buildings that regularly utilize Berner’s industrial air curtains include food processing and packaging facilities, distribution centers, grocery stores, and more. Berner is a UL Listed panel shop, authorized to build UL Listed Motor Control Panels.

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