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Airbloc gives retailers a warm efficient welcome
Published:  04 December, 2017
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Providing an inviting shop entrance and a comfortable working environment is a must for every business owner, and now thanks to Airbloc’s energy efficient air curtains and controller this can be achieved reducing power consumption and energy costs by up to 50%.

With an overdoor air curtain, the drop in temperature can be as low as 1°C every time the door is opened and energy which is lost through open doors can be reduced by as much as 80%.

But how can companies reduce the energy usage and running costs of the air curtain itself? With a dedicated control panel such as the Airbloc SmartElec, developed specifically to reduce the power consumption and energy costs associated with electrically heated air curtains.

The Airbloc SmartElec control panel ensures that the air curtain operates optimally at all times, never wasting energy and never conflicting with the in-store heating or air conditioning. The result over a six month period, including some exceptionally cold winter snaps, was a 40% saving on energy used by the overdoor air curtain.

The benefits of precision monitoring and control of the air curtain – a process that does not affect how long or when the end user chooses to run the air curtain – are immediately apparent. For example, an Airbloc SmartElec panel was installed with the Airbloc air curtain at clothing retailer New Look’s store in Watford. The store entrance is relatively exposed and prone to catching winds and drafts, which tended to make the interior uncomfortable for customers. The air curtain counteracts this very effectively.