An air door — also known as an air curtain — has a way of solving multiple problems at once for businesses. From enhancing operational performance, increasing comfort and productivity, solving logistical problems to acting as a key building block to true building sustainability, they perform at a high level, provide a multitude of benefits – all with a short ROI.
Here are six of the top ways an air door saves money for businesses:
Unless you live in a climate that’s 72ºF at 40% humidity year-round, chances are you need to keep the indoors at a different temperature setting than the outdoors.
An air curtain isolates the interior climatized air from the outdoor heat or cold, humidity, wind and debris. Whether running air conditioning or heating, humidification, or dehumidification, that air you pay to climatize won’t realize infiltration from the exterior which results in energy savings for your business.
Here’s how this benefits your business:
If you’re looking to cut costs without sacrificing an open-door environment, an air door is the answer.
When you leave your doors and windows open to the elements or when customers or personnel constantly open and close doors, letting your treated interior air escape — that means more work for your heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) system.
These systems require annual (or more frequent) servicing and involve filters, refrigerant fluids, power systems, and moving parts. The more they run, the more wear and tear they endure.
However, an air door provides the following benefits to your HVACR system:
That translates to significant cost savings and better indoor air quality.
It may seem counterintuitive at first — how can an air curtain help productivity?
However, there exist several well-documented ways that air doors boost overall worker performance:
From reducing door-related injuries to eliminating wet and slippery conditions by entranceways (think of large warehouses with lots of foot traffic and forklifts and other equipment moving around), air curtains cut down on workplace accidents. Consequently, this leads to fewer medical claims and less loss of work.
Temperature stability is necessary for several industries:
Air curtains keep cold areas cold, keep contaminants from entering, and serve as an “air curtain tunnel” to clean debris off entering team members to avoid contamination.
Even a traditional door that opens and closes freely can’t match an air door for pest control. Flying pests hovering near the outside of a door get sucked inside when the door opens or can wander in through open doors.
On the other hand, an air door keeps pests from entering by pouring a steady “waterfall” of air downward. That means pests — especially those that would disgust customers or carry pathogens — cannot make their way inside. An air curtain keeps them out without any barrier or chemical product.