A huge concern for hospitals is keeping indoor environments stable and sanitary while allowing people to enter and leave.
Air curtains for hospitals are specifically designed to help with that goal. They do this by maintaining indoor temperatures and keeping pollutants such as cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust out when the door is open. One common situation air curtains address is keeping ambulance fumes out of the E.R. Air curtains are also used as part of isolation room systems.
Additionally, when doors are propped open to reduce touch points with regards to door handles, air curtains provide both energy savings and comfort by keeping outside temperatures out.
Where Hospitals Use Air Curtains:
Main Entrances: You can use both ambient and heated air curtains on high-traffic main entrances, along with or instead of a vestibule. They protect the Welcome and Waiting areas from outside temperatures and traffic fumes as visitors and staff come and go.
ER (Emergency Room) Entrance: Keep vehicle exhaust out and the triage and registration areas comfortable as doors open to allow first responders and patients in.
Service Door: Facilities managers use air curtains over man doors to protect back hallways. As a result, they keep out outside temperatures, secondhand smoke, truck exhaust, and flying insects.
Loading Docks: Healthcare Systems use air curtains as a simple and energy-efficient way to keep indoor temperatures stable. Plus, fend off flying insects and keep the interior fume-free when unloading supplies or taking out the recycling.
Kitchen/Cafeteria Doors: Air curtains are recommended by foodservice consultants and health departments to use for chemical-free insect control on kitchen doors. They can also contain smells when used over hallway doors.