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What is an Air Curtain? Full-time Job

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An Air Curtain, also known as an air door, is a machine that blows a controlled stream of air across an opening to the other side to create an air seal. This seal separates different environments while allowing a smooth, uninterrupted flow of traffic and unobstructed vision through the opening. Because they help to contain heated or conditioned air, they provide sizable energy savings and increased personal comfort when applied in industrial or commercial settings. They also help to stop the infiltration of pollutants and flying insects.

How Does an Air Curtain Work?

  1. Once it is powered on, air is brought into the unit through the intake

  2. The air then enters the fan housing and is accelerated by the fan.

  3. This fast-moving air goes into a plenum, which allows for an even distribution of air along the full length of the discharge nozzle.

  4. Airfoil-shaped vanes in the nozzle create a uniform air stream with minimal turbulence.

  5. The air discharged through the nozzle creates a jet stream to the floor. Approximately 80% of the air returns to the intake side of the Air Curtain Door, and 20% goes in the opposite direction.

Why Use an Air Curtain?

  • Energy savings through control of air transfer

  • Energy savings due to shorter run times of air handler or compressor

  • Safe environment support by increasing ventilation and de-stratifying the air

  • Maintain employee/customer comfort

  • Reduce flying insect infiltration

  • Unhindered traffic flow & unobstructed visibility across the threshold

  • Increase productivity due to stable temperatures

  • Maintain usable space around the door

  • Elimination of ice and fog in cold storage areas

Do Air Curtains Cool a Room?

While Air Curtain Blowers are not the same as air conditioners, they are highly effective at maintaining the interior temperature, keeping cool air inside and warm air outside (or vice versa) when the door is open. They are sometimes referred to as “invisible doors” as they create an invisible barrier between inside and outside environments. Because they help to contain heated or conditioned air, they provide sizable energy savings and increased personal comfort when applied in industrial or commercial settings.

Do Air Curtains Keep Flies Out?

Yes! And mosquitos, yellowjackets, and bees. Air Curtain Fans, sometimes referred to as fly fans, supply a high velocity stream of air across a door or window opening that keeps pests like insects from entering the building. These flies and other small insects, find the air stream too powerful for them to fly through and if they try, they are blown down or sideways before they can enter the building.

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