Commercial Berner Air Curtain Earns AMCA Certification for Electric Heat

Commercial Berner Air Curtain Earns AMCA Certification for Electric Heat

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).

Air Curtains vs. Vestibules

The IECC and IgCC building codes list AMCA certified air curtains as viable alternatives to vestibules. Learn more about Berner’s AMCA certified air curtains.

Air Curtains Approved as Alternative to Vestibules in 2015 IECC

AMCA International announced today that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules. For compliance, air curtains have to be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220 and be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Air Curtains Save More Energy

A new research study shows that air curtains are significantly more energy efficient than vestibules and can save commercial-industrial building projects tens of thousands of dollars in construction costs as vestibule substitutes.

Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains

There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements range from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.