Air Curtains for Bars

When it comes to bars, environment and efficiency are key factors in their success. A bar where people come to relax and socialize isn’t going to keep its customers coming back and staying longer if the atmosphere is less than ideal. And the more time and energy spent on inefficient operations in this fast-paced industry is money left on the table.

Bars face unique challenges when it comes to keeping their occupants and employees comfortable, their environment welcoming, and making sure efficiency is also a top priority, including:

  • Maintaining indoor comfort
  • Overspending on energy and operation costs
  • Preserving a sanitary and safe environment
  • Keeping cigarette smoke, flying insects, and debris out

For bars, these difficulties could make or break a business and that’s where Berner air curtains for bars can help.

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Benefits of Air Doors for Bars

Air doors, also known as fly fans, for bars create an invisible “wall” by sending a controlled stream of air across an opening such as a main entrance, service or kitchen door, or even a walk-in cooler. This barrier separates different environments while not obstructing the flow of foot traffic through the openings.

Berner's Architectural Low Profile 8 air curtain over bar entrance.

How does this help bars?

  • Increased overall customer satisfaction by improving indoor air quality and thermal comfort, making for a more satisfying experience and atmosphere
  • Energy savings: the high foot traffic that bars see both in the front of house at main entrances and the back of house at kitchen doors can cause inflated energy costs by making the HVAC system work extra hard to maintain the indoor temperature. The barrier created by an air curtain reduces this added strain by keeping the outdoor weather, out starting right at the door
  • Higher sanitation – Berner has EPH Certified to NSF 37 air curtains specifically designed for kitchen and service entryways and are FDA and USDA recommended for chemical-free flying insect control
  • Safer environments – Berner’s PureAir Package™ creates safer indoor environments by helping to disinfect the space’s air, starting at the door. This air curtain accessory uses needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) technology to deactivate viruses and kill bacteria and mold spores, while also working to de-stratify and circulate the air, increasing the indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Air curtains over walk-in cooler entrances offer a more sanitary and effective solution to plastic strip doors by better maintaining indoor temperatures which, in turn, creates less food waste and reduces compressor run times which lowers energy costs.
  • Protect against outside contaminants: due to the very social element of bars, patrons are likely to stay longer and therefore a single customer could enter and exit the building multiple times, causing the infiltration of fumes, such as cigarette smoke, along with flying insects and debris. Air curtains help to keep these contaminants out and improve IAQ

Berner offers a range of air curtains for bars to fit every need and application to help create more revenue and save on costs. In business for over 60 years, we have the expertise and experience to get you the right product, every time. Contact us today to learn more.

Installation Applications for Air Curtains for Bars

Air doors for bars can be used over a variety of openings throughout the building, including customer entrances, kitchen/service entries, walk-in coolers, indoor/outdoor bars and patio/garden entryways, and shipping/receiving areas.

Main customer entries see a great amount of foot traffic, especially for bars where patrons are constantly coming and going. Berner’s Architectural Air Curtains are designed to provide protection while not taking away from the building's aesthetics and are great for these types of openings.

Berner also has AMCA Certified air curtains that meet ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 and other building codes as exceptions to vestibules. This eliminates the need for an expensive, space-consuming addition to the establishment’s main entrance.

The Berner PureAir Package™ is a great solution for ensuring the quality of air indoors and eliminating potentially harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold spores.

Berner Architectural Elite 8 air curtain product image.

NEW! Architectural Elite 8

Series #AE08

For mounting heights to 8' (environmental separation) and 7' (insect control).

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Berner Architectural Elite 10 air curtain product image.

NEW! Architectural Elite 10

Series #AE10

For mounting heights to 10' (environmental separation) and 8' (insect control).

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Berner's Architectural Low Profile 8 air curtain product image.

Architectural Low Profile 8

Series # ALC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Architectural High Performance 10

Series # AHD10 (formerly AHC10)

For mounting heights to 10' (environmental separation) and 8' (insect control).

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Berner's Architectural Recessed 12-16 air curtain.

Architectural Recessed 12

# ARD12 (formerly ARC12)

For mounting heights to 12' (environmental separation) and 10' (insect control).

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Berner's Commercial Low Profile 8 air curtain white product image.

Commercial Low Profile 8

Series #CLC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Berner's Commercial High Performance 10 air curtain white product image.

Commercial High Performance 10

Series # CHD10 (formerly CHC10)

For mounting heights to 10' (environmental separation) and 8' (insect control).

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Bar owners and managers use a Berner EPH Listed to NSF 37 air curtain on their kitchen and service doors for USDA and FDA recommended chemical-free insect control. A fly fan installed in the back of house can help meet health code and save energy.

Berner's Sanitation Certified High Performance 7 air curtain white product image.

Sanitation Certified High Performance 7

Series # SHD07 (formerly SHC07) NSF 37 Air Curtain

For mounting heights to 7' (insect control).

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Berner's Sanitation Certified Low Profile 7 air curtain white product image.

Sanitation Certified Low Profile 7

Series # SLC07 NSF 37 Air Curtain

For mounting heights to 7' (insect control).

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When used over walk-in cooler entrances, an air curtain offers a more sanitary and effective solution to plastic strip doors. They reduce energy consumption by maintaining refrigeration temperatures and reduce the threat, and associated costs, of food spoilage, even during peak business hours when traffic in and out of the cooler is highest.

Berner's Commercial Low Profile 8 air curtain white product image.

Commercial Low Profile 8

Series #CLC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Use air curtains to help bring the fun outdoors without sacrificing indoor comfort and keeping flying insects away from your outdoor patrons.

Berner's Architectural Low Profile 8 air curtain product image.

Architectural Low Profile 8

Series # ALC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Berner's Commercial Low Profile 8 air curtain white product image.

Commercial Low Profile 8

Series #CLC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Berner's Sanitation Certified High Performance 7 air curtain white product image.

Sanitation Certified High Performance 7

Series # SHD07 (formerly SHC07) NSF 37 Air Curtain

For mounting heights to 7' (insect control).

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Protect the inside from outside temperatures and flying insects while still allowing easy access to outdoor dining areas.

Berner's Architectural Low Profile 8 air curtain product image.

Architectural Low Profile 8

Series # ALC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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Berner Architectural Elite 8 air curtain product image.

NEW! Architectural Elite 8

Series #AE08

For mounting heights to 8' (environmental separation) and 7' (insect control).

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Berner's Architectural Recessed 12-16 air curtain.

Architectural Recessed 12

# ARD12 (formerly ARC12)

For mounting heights to 12' (environmental separation) and 10' (insect control).

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Berner's Architectural Recessed 12-16 air curtain.

Architectural Recessed 16

Series # ARC16

For mounting heights to 16' (environmental separation) and 14' (insect control).

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Berner's Commercial Low Profile 8 air curtain white product image.

Commercial Low Profile 8

Series #CLC08

For mounting heights to 8’ (environmental separation) and 7’ (insect control).

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When deliveries are made and goods and trash are passed back and forth, protect the back of house from infiltrating temperatures and flying insects with a Berner air curtain.

Berner's Commercial High Performance 10 air curtain white product image.

Commercial High Performance 10

Series # CHD10 (formerly CHC10)

For mounting heights to 10' (environmental separation) and 8' (insect control).

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Berner's Industrial Direct Drive 12-14 air curtain product image.

Industrial Direct Drive 12

Series # IDC12

For mounting heights to 12' (environmental separation) and 10' (insect control).

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Berner's Industrial Direct Drive 12-14 air curtain product image.

Industrial Direct Drive 14

Series # IDC14

For mounting heights to 14' (environmental separation) and 12' (insect control).

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