From Air Quality to Vestibules—and everything in between. The Benefits of Air Curtains

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  • May 16, 2024
  • by Powered Aire

By now, the secret is out. The benefits of a properly installed air curtain are hard to overlook. They can be the solutions to a myriad of problems ranging from improved air quality and environmental separation to energy savings and vestibule exceptions.

In this article, we will explore some of the key benefits that can be expected with a properly installed air curtian.

One of the core benefits of a Powered Aire Air Curtain is its ability to separate environments. Whether you want to prevent outside air, flying insects, dust, debris, exhaust from entering – the uniform barrier of air that protects the doorway can do just that. In this short video, we highlight how (and why) an air curtain is effective.

Just as effective is an Air Curtain’s ability to keep conditioned inside air from escaping. The reduced load on the HVAC system can help generate significant energy savings—often upwards of several thousand per year. You can determine the potential energy savings by using our handy Cost Savings Calculator, located here.

Without the outside air, humidity, flying pests, allergens and other unwanted outdoor elements entering, and with the more efficient HVAC system, customers and employees alike will experience a more comfortable indoor atmosphere.
Enjoy outdoor dining without the outdoor challenges
Enjoy outdoor dining without the outdoor challenges

Beginning in 2019, the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 approved the usage of air curtains as an exception to vestibules when & where certain criteria are met. In short, Air Curtains can be used as exceptions to vestibules in certain applications. This can result in significant savings generated from reduced building costs, decreased labor and increased retail space. You can learn all about the Vestibule Exception by reading our Vestibule Exception article or downloading our Vestibule Exception White Paper.

A few more things to consider center around the performance of the air curtain. Powered Aire air curtains are manufactured using 304-grade stainless steel, which is naturally resistant to rust and corrosion. The highly reflective stainless-steel case also helps mirror the air curtain’s surroundings, helping it blend in with the building’s décor. Powered Aire also utilizes a plenum design to ensure uniform airflow across the entire width of the opening. Of equal importance, the plenum greatly reduces noise levels, making them the quietest in the industry.

Stainless Steel Air Curtains
Stainless Steel Air Curtains

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