Air Curtains

Air curtains

Save energy even when the doors are open. Air curtain technology delivers a controlled stream of air that separates the indoor and outdoor environment. Air curtains reduce infiltration of cold or hot outside air through doorways, significantly reducing natural gas heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.

AIR CURTAIN INCENTIVES

for Commercial/Industrial new construction and existing buildings

Customer Incentives

Pedestrian doors - no vestibule
For double doors, double incentive

  • $300 per door 3' x 7'
  • $400 per door 6' x 7'
  • $500 per door 6' x 8'

Pedestrian doors - with vestibule
For double doors, double incentive

  • $200 per door 3' x 7'
  • $300 per door 6' x 7'
  • $400 per door 6' x 8'

Shipping doors - dock-in

  • $3,250 per door 8' x 8', 8' x 9', 8' x 10'
  • $4,000 per door 10' x 10'

Shipping doors - drive-in

  • $4,000 per door 10' x 10'
  • $6,750 per door 12' x 12'
  • $8,750 per door 14' x 14', 16' x 16', 18' x 18' and 20' x 20'

Service Provider Incentive

  • $100 per unit

Distributor Incentive

  • $50 per unit

Equipment Eligibility

  • Pedestrian single and double doors and shipping/receiving doors in existing and new buildings are eligible.
  • The space adjacent to the door must be heated during the heating season by natural gas fueled equipment.
  • Equipment installed must be tested by a third-party performance standard (ANSI/AMCA 220-05 or similar) and installed as per manufacturer specifications. Replacement of existing air curtains is not eligible.
  • New construction applications where the air curtains have been installed on pedestrian doors in lieu of a vestibule is not eligible. Heated air curtains are not eligible.
  • Shipping/Receiving doors include doors classified as dock-in (truck trailers dock at the doorway and doorway is typically 4 ft. off the ground) or drive-in (door opens and closes to allow traffic to pass through doorway and doorway is typically located at ground level).
  • Air curtains are not eligible on dock doors where other mechanisms that combat infiltration at the shipping/receiving door are present, such as dock door seals.
  • Shipping/Receiving doors with vestibules are not eligible.
  • Other door sizes not listed may be eligible.
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The process is easy. Simply complete the online application. After you submit it, an energy conservation advisor will contact you within 5 business days to review your application and discuss next steps.

More Information About Air Curtains

An air curtain is a device that blows a stream of air across a doorway (or window when opened) to reduce heat loss or heat gain. The airstream also reduces the entrance of dirt and insects.

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How Air Curtains Work

The air curtain fan propels air at programmed speeds and direction, to provide a wall of air across the opening of a door or window. The air is blown at a high enough speed and thickness that prevents outdoor and indoor air from mixing. This air flow also acts as a barrier to dust, odor and insects from entering the building.

Benefits

  • Energy and cost savings
  • Provides a consistent temperature and improved work environment
  • Generally improves air quality when used in combination with a make-up air system by producing a good air mixture and reducing stale contaminated air

Maintenance

Air curtains require minimal maintenance. However, dust and debris can often build up in the device and cause a drop in performance. To ensure optimum performance and noise reduction, be sure to clean the filters routinely.

Building Applications

Air curtains are ideal for buildings that use large doors frequently. Air curtains are commonly used on openings to the outdoors or to sections of a building that are not heated that may need to remain open because of high traffic.

Typical applications include loading docks, store or office entrances and cold storage facilities.

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