Air curtains with modern design and high-performance
An air curtain
utilizes fans to project a high velocity jet of air in a vertical or horizontal
direction over an opening, usually a doorway. They create an air barrier that
separates two environments and the transfer of air between them. It offers
significant energy savings by protecting the air conditioned internal climate,
whether that is cooled or heated. In addition to hot or cold air draughts, it
keeps out insects, dust and odours. They can be stand-alone or ceiling recessed
and can also feature heaters to create additional comfort to people passing
Air curtains size and functions
There are different sizes available for
air curtains. The location will determine the size of the air curtain. The size
of the entrance will select the size of the air curtain you will need to get.
The air curtains will help save energy as it reduces consumption; it will also
keep bugs out of the space.
- The air recirculation air curtains
- The non-air recirculation air curtains
Types of air curtain
There are two major types of air curtains: The air
recirculation air curtains have the most-efficient air systems, as the air is
released and taken back through the curtains. However, it is costlier than due
to the complexity of the system. Non-recirculation air curtains have an easy
installation and maintenance process. They cost lesser, and they release air
into the environment. Some of the factors that can affect the performance of the
curtain, as well as its effectiveness and operation, are:
- Environmental circumstances
- Door dimensions
- Height of installation
These three factors considered and correctly
noted for better effectiveness of air curtains.
Do air curtains work?
The answer to this question is an overwhelming
YES. Several studies and testimonies back up this response. According to a
survey carried out on how air curtains impacted walk-in restaurants – the result
showed almost a two-hour reduction in the time in which the refrigerator's
compressor functioned. If this is recovered over a long period, several hours
are saved in operation time by the refrigerator compressor.
that there will automatically be a reduction in money spent on repairs and
maintenance. It also leads to more energy savings every year.
How do you install an air curtain?
Installing an air curtain can be
stressful when you do it all by yourself. You must get it right as a wrong
installation could lead to inefficient performance and a long-term issue. Here
are some tips on how to install an air curtain:
- Your air curtain should always be between ½ - 2 inches above the doorway.
When your curtain is closer to the door, it increases the effectiveness.
- Make sure that the air curtains are close together to improve energy
savings and long-term performance.
- Don't rush; take your time
- Make sure the sizing is right
How do you clean an air curtain?
You should clean your air curtains once
within three months at the least to ensure optimal performance and extended
shelf life. To clean your air curtain, make sure you turn the power off at the
panel. Ensure that it is permanently off by locking the panel. Take out the
air-intake grille to access blower motors and housing. Take out the bottom
access panel for heated models to access blower motors and housing—vacuum to
remove built-up debris and dirt.