From the main entrance to loading docks in the back of the store, Berner air curtains provide a long-term solution to reducing supermarket operational costs while supporting the in-store experience and sustainability goals.
Grocery stores and other retailers use air doors to:
- Save energy
- Support the customer experience
- Reduce employee turnover & complaints
- Protect against flying insects – chemical-free
Stores use both ambient and heated air curtains on these high-traffic main entrances, along with or instead of a vestibule. Berner’s aesthetically pleasing air curtains protect the front of the store from outside temperatures and traffic fumes as shoppers come and go.
Store managers use air curtains over man doors to protect the back of the store. They shield the opening from outside temperatures, secondhand smoke, truck exhaust, and flying insects.
Air curtains offer an energy-efficient way to protect the loading dock when unloading stock. They keep indoor temperatures stable, flying insects out, and the interior fume-free.
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.
Large grocery chains combine air curtains with cart-sized openings to both dry shopping cards and diminish heating/cooling loss.