Save Energy This Summer Using Industrial Curtain Walls

While winter is trying to hang on, it is time to start thinking and planning for summertime heat and some of the challenges that come along with it.


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Save Energy This Summer Using Industrial Curtain Walls

While winter is trying to hang on, it is time to start thinking and planning for summertime heat and some of the challenges that come along with it.

Creating cooler working environments in specific areas of your building is simple and affordable with industrial curtain walls. These wall systems allow you to control temperatures in specific areas of your building without having to air condition entire areas for the same benefit. You can focus your energy dollars wisely to improve employee comfort, workflow or maintain product integrity.

Curtain Wall Loading Dock Enclosure

It's important to take the time now to look at your facility and see if you have any areas where treated air meets non-treated air and decide if an industrial curtain wall might be a solution to keep these environments separate during the summer. For instance, interior dock areas are nice when the weather is mild, but when your air conditioned warehouse takes repeated gulps of hot air in the summer, your entire HVAC system works harder and your energy bill will be higher. Industrial curtain walls can close off these open areas and extend the range of your treated air space.

The same can be said for humidity control. Let’s say a specific process area requires more or less humidity that is crucial to the process itself, the process equipment or the finished product. Industrial curtain walls can be utilized to increase or lower humidity instead of traditional permanent walls so that when the process changes in the future, the area can be expanded easily to grow with the process.

Industrial Curtain Walls Compactor Enclosure

Lastly, the one place customers always forget about summertime energy loss is at the very back of the building where the cardboard is thrown into the compactor.  In some facilities the door leading to the compactor is open several times an hour or many times in a shift. Again, the warm air is sucked into the building and has to be cooled off and it costs energy dollars to do that over and over. By enclosing the platform to the compactor or the dumpster, you can prevent the blast of summer heat from blowing into the building and save money. Simple but effective.

So on the next walk around your building, size up the areas that need to be addressed for the summer heat and ask if an industrial curtain wall is an easy solution for this.

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