If you've ever worked in retail, grocery store or industrial shipping and receiving areas, you understand the annoyance of having to open and close the back door throughout the day to allow for vendors, incoming and outgoing shipments, waste management, etc... When your customers walk into your store, the front entrance is oftentimes controlled by a sliding door. The cost of escaping heat in the wintertime or air conditioning in the summertime can be astronomical if you don't take the right steps to correct the situation. Air curtains are an environmentally friendly way to save energy and money and they increase the safety of the people in your building.
Air doors allow for a simple return on your investment by paying for themselves in as little as two years through energy-cost savings. They help to protect your openings from unwanted flying insects and dust, ultimately creating a more sanitary and comfortable working environment. curtain wall doorAir curtains also increase the safety and comfort of your employees and customers by allowing for easy, free access in and out of the building.
Energy Saving Benefits
The noticeable energy-savings that accompany air doors are oftentimes the most important reason to consider this product. Whether you work in a commercial or an industrial setting, saving money is always important. Air curtains provide a thermal barrier, reducing the infiltration of the outdoor environment inside. During the cold months, they keep the frigid air from penetrating the heated inside by minimizing cold drafts and circulating warm air from the ceiling. During the hotter months of the year, circulating air eliminates humidity and hot-spots from building up indoors by keeping the heat outdoors.
Protection from Pests
Air curtains also help to create a more healthy and comfortable work environment by reducing the infiltration of insects, dust and contaminated air that can come in from outdoors. This is especially important in stores that have food or other consumables. The strong stream of air that is generated acts as an excellent deterrent. Installing an air doorway in your store entrance and dock area helps restrict the permeation of these unwanted elements.
Ease of Access
Air doors allow for easy access in or out of the building. From shipping and receiving docks to freezers, kitchens, and even the main entrance, air curtains can take away the need for swinging or sliding doors. This helps decrease the potential hazards that accompany doorways in major establishments, especially with heavy traffic flow. By providing a clear view through the entrance way, they reduce the risk of an employee, vendor, or customer accident, as well as providing the convenience of quick and easy traffic flow without the cost of expensive energy bills due to sliding doors. They produce very little noise, using low sound levels while maintaining the ultimate efficiency.
They also provide comfort to employees and customers by maintaining the balance in environment. With air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter being maintained throughout the entire building, employee productivity and customer comfort increases and sanitation levels are preserved.
These energy efficient products are easily installed either suspended from the ceiling, around door tracks, wall mounted, or vertically mounted along the side of the opening. They are almost completely unobtrusive and a simple, cost effective alternative to heavy or bulky overhead doors.
For more information on air curtains and doors and how they can benefit your operations, consider DACO Corporation. They'll help you find the items that will fit your budget and meet your specific needs.