Thermal curtains ensure a stable temperature in the room. They protect against drafts and minimize heat loss. Prevent cold air from entering the heated room. In the summer, such a device will also not hurt, it will protect from heat.
- a What is it and what is it for?
- 2 How to choose a thermal curtain?
- 3 Installation of a thermal curtain on the front door
- 4 conclusions
What is it and what is it for?
Thermal curtains are devices similar to home air conditioners. They create directional air currents that allow you to divide the room into different zones. At the same time, unpleasant odors, dust and insects do not get inside. Such a device is often installed in stores where there is a large flow of customers. A thermal curtain will be useful in a private house where the front door opens directly onto the street.
How to choose a thermal curtain?
The main thing is to take into account the area of the room and the size of the opening. The larger the object, the higher the power should be. In some models, this characteristic reaches 24,000 kW.
Equally important is productivity, its usual range is 300 to 3000 cubic meters per hour. This is the volume of air that passes through the internal elements of the device in 60 minutes.
The mounting height of the products also differs. The minimum level is one and a half meters, the maximum up to 5 meters. The size of the opening determines the range needed in a particular case. For windows, 1-1.5 meters is enough, in the case of doors, the numbers should be larger. It is better to take with a small margin.
The heating source is a water exchanger, a heating element or STICH. The devices are controlled using a special panel, located on the case, enclosed in a remote control or special control units.
There are water models connected to the hot water supply system. They involve a fairly complex installation, but lead to additional savings.
There are a number of air curtains without an air heating function. They consume the minimum energy. But more suitable for environmental protection and dust, insects. In cold weather, their efficiency leaves something to be desired, and they are called thermal rather conditionally.
Installation of a thermal curtain on the front door
The orientation and the type of device in this case become the main factors. Recommendations will be like this.
Horizontal ones are mounted on the wall and ceiling using special fasteners, for example, brackets, which are usually supplied with the device.
Verticals are left and right, when installed, special panels are used. They are drilled close to the ground.
They produce universal varieties that allow any type of installation, both in a horizontal and vertical plane.
Water curtains add complexity during installation, as a special pipeline is required to connect them. A mixing unit is required in the kit, or it is purchased separately.
If there is not enough power cord to connect, buy an extension cord. Sometimes they put several curtains in a row with the help of connecting elements.
They produce models that are placed directly on the ground, on the side of the blown opening. This option is convenient in that you can refuse to mount on walls or ceilings. You just need to set everything up on a flat surface. These veils are called columns.
The choice of models in terms of dimensions and width of the covered space depends on the type of installation. For example, in the case of installation above the opening, a unit with a width not less than the width of the opening is selected. Well, if it’s a bit more, so there’s some headroom. In case of side installation, 3/4 of the opening height is sufficient. This is quite enough to completely cover the required space. The width and height of the model are indicated by the manufacturers for the standard installation method. Products with installation from above at a small height are distinguished by a greater width, for side ones it is the opposite. In the case of universal devices, it is not difficult to assess the characteristics of the flow. The largest dimension corresponds to the width and height of the ceiling.