Commercial Berner Air Curtain Earns AMCA Certification for Electric Heat

Commercial High Performance 10 Series Air Curtains Meet IECC Requirements for Heated and Unheated Alternatives to Vestibules

This series is designed to meet functional needs while also integrating seamlessly into its surrounding environment to be an AMCA-certified option for engineers and architects to separate indoor and outdoor environments easily and efficiently.

New Castle, PA – June 11, 2018 – Berner’s recently-introduced Commercial High Performance 10 Series (CHD10) air curtain has been certified for electric heat by the Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA).

The Commercial High Performance 10 Series joins Berner’s Architectural High Performance 10 (AHD10) and Architectural Recessed 12 (ARD12) air curtains in offering architects and engineers AMCA-certified heated and unheated choices to replace vestibules in building projects as per allowances by the International Energy Conservation Code’s (IECC) Section C402.4.7, under “Building Envelope Requirements”. This allowance eliminates the construction costs and wasteful footprint of vestibules, while also providing equal or better energy efficiency and occupancy comfort.

Berner’s Venturi Heater

The superior performance of the Commercial High Performance 10 Series’ AMCA-certified heat is partially due to Berner’s patented Venturi heater, the air curtain industry’s most efficient electric heater. Berner air curtains with the Venturi heaters outperform other air curtains with electric heaters due to a more efficient design as well as the placement of the heater. The Venturi heater is mounted on the incoming airside of the blower wheel, warming the air without interfering with the air movement. Other manufacturers’ designs place the electric heater in the discharge airstream, which interrupts an air curtain’s laminar airflow and performance efficiency.

Vestibule Alternative

The AMCA certification on heated models gives designers more IECC building code compliant options when specifying air curtains instead of a vestibule. The Commercial High Performance 10 Series’ heat and airflow performance is comparable to Berner’s premium Architectural Category of heated high performance and in-ceiling mount air curtains. However, the Commercial High Performance 10 Series is an economical alternative for applications not requiring premium features, such as a higher level of aesthetics, Berner’s patented Intelliswitch digital control package, or access control via a smartphone. The heated Commercial High Performance 10 Series does come with Berner’s Basic Control Package that can be upgraded to the Deluxe Package for a time delay; or the Comfort plus for time delay and thermostatically controlled air comfort even when the door is closed.

The Commercial High Performance 10 Series’ attractive CNNC-cut decorative grille and aesthetic, pentagonal-shaped cabinet come powder-coated in standard white or black. Due to Berner’s in-house powder coating capabilities, custom colors are also an option, such as stainless steel, grade 304 or better.

Other features of the Commercial High Performance 10 Series with electric heat are:

  • effective prevention of flying insect infiltration and energy losses through open doorways;
  • UL and cUL listed, USDA-compliant, and FDA-recommended;
  • no assembly required – units are manufactured in single construction lengths of up to 10-feet-long, and shipped fully assembled, which reduces installation time and labor;
  • a five-year parts warranty for unheated models and a two-year parts warranty for heated models.

Learn more about Berner’s AMCA certified air curtains by calling (724)658-3551; visiting; or emailing