Air Curtains What is an Air Curtain?
Air curtains use open coil heaters for comfort in colder climates by blowing a warm stream of air over people as they cross through the air screen. An air curtain is a fan-powered device that creates an invisible air barrier separating two different environments. These provide several benefits by creating an invisible barrier of air over an exterior, as well as pulling heated air from the ceiling down to floor level. Also, through the separation of environments, air curtains save energy by protecting climatized air. At the same time, inhibit the entry of dust, dirt, fumes, smoke, and flying insects. Another key point is they reduce the stress on the HVAC system reducing in less spend, and can maintain healthier pathogen free environments.
- Doesn’t eliminate access of people, vehicles, carts or conveyors
- Lowers annual heating costs and achieves energy savings up to 80%
- Maintains internal climate increasing comfort
- Keeps the environment clean from pest, dust, airborne pollution, odors, and pathogens
How Do Air Curtains Work?
Air curtains deliver consistent flow of air across the width of an opening. That flow of air results in a barrier between two distinct environments. Ineffective plastic strips are commonly used due to their initial cost. However, Air Curtains are more energy-efficient, sanitary, and highly effective in retaining cooler and freezer temperatures. They also eliminate the need to constantly replace shredding, ripped and dirty plastic strips making them more attractive and cost effective long-term.
Applications range from retail to restaurant, industrial spaces, warehouses, large entertainment venues, cooler and freezer walk-in storage. Also included are drive-thru windows, transportation terminals, healthcare and hospital settings, cleanrooms, electronics manufacturing and a variety of specialty applications. As a result, water, condensation, harsh climatic conditions or unique circumstances benefit from an unobstructed stream of air.
TUTCO makes a variety of open coil air heaters for OEM products. Custom solutions are engineered and manufactured to specifications.