Airbloc gives retailers a warm efficient welcome

Published:  04 December, 2017

Airbloc

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.

For more information on this story, click here: December 2017, 81

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
December 2017: DIGITAL EDITION
ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Jobs

  • Intermediate / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical team undertake the design and specification of a range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role, depending on project complexity and scale. You should demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team working and wil......

  • Senior Urban Designer

     Applicants will be Master’s Degree qualified Architects / Urban Designers, with a strong portfolio of work highlighting a variety of projects at a range of scales and types, with strong focus on regeneration, infrastructure-led projects and major develo......

  • Principal Structural Engineer

    We are currently recruiting on behalf of a global client, with a diverse range of award winning projects to their name. Their experience spans a host of market sectors, including transport, infrastructure, defence, scientific, education, high-tech and ......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"