Berner Air Curtains for retail are used to:
Increase Customer Satisfaction and Retention
On both hot and cold days, maintain the interior environment by keeping the extreme weather out. Keep patrons waiting in line at the check-out happy and comfortable and your facility smoke- and flying insect-free.
Reduce Energy Costs
By helping to maintain indoor temperatures, Berner Air Curtains help HVAC systems and cooler compressors to run less and the staff less to have to worry about.
Reduce Employee Turnover and Complaints
Comfortable employees are happy employees, and happy employees stay. Air curtains keep the entry, employee entrances, and loading docks comfortable and fume-free.
The 2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) joined the 2012 IgCC (International Green Construction Code) in adding AMCA certified air curtains as a more cost-effective and space-saving exception to a vestibule.
Savvy retailers use Berner ambient and heated air curtains on high-traffic main entrances, along with or instead of a vestibule, to protect the front of the store from outside temperatures and traffic fumes as shoppers come and go.
Supermarkets and department stores use Berner air curtains for doors for shipping and receiving as a simple and energy-efficient way to keep indoor temperatures stable, flying insects out and the interior fume-free when unloading stock.
Store managers use air curtains over man doors to protect the back of the store from outside temperatures, secondhand smoke, truck exhaust and flying insects.
Big box stores and large grocery chains combine Berner air curtains with cart-sized openings to both dry shopping carts and diminish heating/cooling loss.
Store managers know the benefits of using air curtains to maintain refrigeration temperatures: energy savings through decreased compressor run times, as well as the diminished threat, and associated costs, of food spoilage.