Understanding Air Barriers: Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Temperature Control

Enershield Air Barriers over an industrial door

In an age where energy efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity, innovative solutions have emerged to tackle the ever-rising energy consumption challenge.
Enershield Air Barriers is a remarkable solution that’s transforming the way companies manage their internal environments and optimise energy usage.
In this blog, we’ll be answering some frequently asked questions and shedding light on their benefits.

What is an Enershield Air Barrier?
An Enershield Air Barrier is a highly effective solution designed to maintain consistent internal temperatures within a facility. It acts as a physical barrier against the exchange of air between two different environments, such as indoor and outdoor spaces.
By preventing the infiltration of external air and the escape of internal air, an air barrier minimises temperature fluctuations, reduces energy consumption, and enhances overall building comfort.

How does an Enershield Air Barrier work?
An Enershield Air Barrier operates on a simple yet proven principle: creating an invisible barrier of air that separates two areas with differing air properties. This invisible barrier is achieved through the controlled release of re-circulated air at a specified velocity and volume – forming a protective barrier, preventing outside air from entering and inside air from escaping.
This barrier of air seals up to 90% of a facility’s environment, maintaining a stable temperature despite external conditions.
What is the difference between an Enershield Air Barrier and a heated air curtain?
A heated air curtain is designed to provide warmth at an entrance to create a pleasant entry environment. An Enershield Air Barrier primarily uses unheated air to create a separation barrier designed to seal off two environments and keep their unique environments consistent.

How does an Enershield Air Barrier save energy? 
By maintaining a consistent indoor temperature, the facility’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are not constantly working to compensate for temperature fluctuations. This results in reduced heating or cooling requirements, translating to lower energy consumption and operational costs.
In addition to direct energy savings, the enhanced thermal efficiency also prolongs the lifespan of HVAC equipment, further contributing to overall cost reductions.

Where can an Enershield Air Barrier be used?
Regardless of width or height, each Enershield Air Barrier is created bespoke to meet your needs. We use modular systems to make sure that every opening between two environments can be covered and unnecessary energy isn’t wasted on doorways with multiple openings.
The versatility of Enershield Air Barriers makes them suitable for any type of doorway that has the appropriate clearance above it across various industries:
Warehouses and Distribution Centres: Optimise climate control, ensuring the preservation of goods while reducing energy waste.
Manufacturing Facilities: Maintain consistent temperatures for production processes, leading to improved product quality and increased operational efficiency.
Cold Storage Facilities: Prevent cold air from escaping internal environments, reducing refrigeration energy costs, and preventing temperature-sensitive goods from spoiling.
Enershield Air Barriers offer an innovative solution, providing a proven, reliable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient means of preserving product quality and extending shelf life.

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