Restaurants use air curtains at the front of house to:
In the back of the house, air doors (fly fans) help restaurants meet health code by providing chemical-free insect control. But the locations for air curtains don’t stop there.
Berner is a UL Listed panel shop, authorized to build UL Listed Motor Control Panels. We also have AMCA certified air curtains allowed by ASHRAE 90.1-2019 as an alternative to vestibules. By using an air curtain to meet energy codes rather than a vestibule with new construction or major renovations, a restaurant can increase the usable space near the entrance.
Air curtains have also started being used in conjunction with the growing trend of “open-air dining”. This consists of a large section of a restaurant’s wall made into an openable garage door or a series of french doors that open to the outside. By installing air curtains over these openings, restaurants can offer the ambiance of open-air dining while keeping out external temperatures and flying insects.
Find out more about air curtain related building codes and certifications.