Your way into easyenergy savingsMARCH 2014
Energy savings up to30%The need to save energy and preserve our planet is all around us. Fromour personal responsibility to conserve energy to our collective energiesto lower our carbon footprint, the need to save energy has never beenmore compelling.Dimplex air curtains have been designed with this is mind, delivering realenergy savings with low levels of investment, they can and do contributeto lower running costs, greater energy efficiency and a more comfortableenvironment, attributes appreciated in just about all commercial situations.Savings allyear roundKeeping HOT air inBy fitting a Dimplex air curtain over frequentlyopening entrances, whole building heating costscan be reduced by up to 30% as a result of lowerheat levels escaping the building.Keeping COOLED air inIn summertime when air conditioning is used tocool the building, a Dimplex air curtain used inambient* mode helps to maintain the cool interiorclimate from escaping the building cutting runningcosts and improving comfort levels.Freedom of designReducing our energy use can oftenmean the need to change the waywe live and work. Air curtainsfacilitate the way we already work,allowing unhindered access justwith added energy savings.In retail situations, the open door isa welcome to potential customers,in industrial situations frequentlyopening doors facilitate fast turnrounds for speedy deliveries, andin all buildings open doors can helpaccessibility for all.*without heatAir Curtainsin action• Protects against costlyheating or air conditioningescaping the building• Maintaining comfort levelsfor staff and customers alike• Safeguarding clear access inand out of the building
Carbon ReductionCommitmentWhat it means to youThe CRC EES scheme is a mandatory carbon reductionprogramme designed to lower carbon emissionsfrom companies using more than 6000MWh peryear through the trading of carbon credits to matchoutput levels.By lowering energy use and, as a result, carbonemissions, the business lowers its tax burden. The aircurtain is one technology able to help with this goal.In many commercial environments themass movement of people and goodscauses considerable energy lossesthrough opening and closing doors, andit is here that effective air curtains canbring a significant reduction in carbonemissions by boosting the building’senergy efficiency. As the building retainsmore energy, its carbon emissions dropalong with the requirement to buy carboncredits, helping to save running cost aswell as the planet.Six ways toimprove yourbusinessefficiency123456Increased Building EfficiencyAir curtains help cut carbon emissions by reducingenergy loss from opening doors, increasing the wholebuilding efficiency.Reduced CRC Tax BurdenWith efficient air curtain systems in place, carbonemissions reduce and the tax burden on the businesslowers as a result, helping ease the financial burden.Reduced Demand for Carbon CreditsWith the air curtain contributing to a better carbonfootprint, there is less demand to buy carbon credits,saving money.Increased User ComfortBy protecting occupants from cold draughts, a morecomfortable environment will be provided with lessreliance on occasional heaters, also cutting heating costs.Reduced Energy BillsAs the air curtain reduces building heat losses, acorresponding reduction in building HVAC running costscan be enjoyed, year after year.Optimised OperationsAir curtains can help busy entrances to work at optimumefficiency by avoiding the need to constantly open andclose doors, speeding up critical operations.
EnergySavings –test proves itMany traditional air curtains inuse today were installed whenenergy conservation was nota priority and do not haveany ‘eco’ functionality. Thereis an increasing responsibilityon the building owner/tenantto ensure the product usedmaximises carbon efficiencyand minimises running costs.Dimplex air curtains aredesigned to meet this criteriaand the results of a test held inassociation with Clinton Cardsshown below prove this.Carbon Emissions(kgCO 2 )RunningCost £Saving EnergyBy careful installation of the aircurtain to fit the open entrancewidth and height together withusing the product’s thermostaticregulation to control its eco mode,this test proves how much energycan be saved in operation comparedwith a typical installation found onthe retail high street.Cutting CostsAs equipment running costs fall,so do the carbon emissions fromthe building as a whole. This testshows what is possible by selectingand fitting the correct air curtains.If you would like more detailson this test, please email@example.comOld aircurtain489kgNewDimplexair curtain68kgOld aircurtain£96Before After Before AfterNewDimplexair curtain£13By controlling the operation of the air curtain automatically according to thesurrounding temperatures, the ‘eco’ air curtain makes a significant runningcost saving over just a short ten day test period. In time, these savings wouldmake an important contribution to the carbon savings from the building.
Everyproduct givesyou energysavings asstandard✔ ✖✔ ✖✔ ✖✔ ✖✔ ✖✔ ✖Eco installation mode✔ ✖Thermostatregulation modeWhere appropriate Dimplex air curtains can be set to permanently consume up to50% less energy for reduced running costs.No need for PWM systems that cost the earth. Thermostatic regulation fitted asstandard** is the most cost effective way to save energy. Switching heat in andout as conditions dictate without limiting performance.✔ ✖** model specificDual door control✔ ✖Passive infra-red✔ ✖sensor modeInterlocked installationmode✔ ✖✔ ✖On double doors where one door remains closed the Dimplex 2m unit can switchoff half the air curtain airstream over the closed door for further energy savings.Control the air curtain using a PIR sensor and save energy whenever the air curtainis not needed. Another inexpensive solution from Dimplex.Connect to a compatible HVAC system and save up to 50% running costs as the aircurtain modulates according to the HVAC system.✔ ✖✖Interlocked & eco mode✔ ✖Auto door sensor modeBMSRun the air curtain in eco mode and link to the HVAC system to save up to 97% ofrunning costs.Fitting a door contact to the air curtain electronics will bring auto operation andsavings whenever the doors are closed.Connect to a full function BMS system and control according to overall buildingenergy management settings for greater savings.
The DimplexRange• Full range for different applications• Electric, LPHW and Ambient• Surface and Recess mounting• Electronic control system• Wall mounted controls included• Easy installation features• Colour coding availableOver doorheaters 3.0mCAB RangeProvides multidirectionalpowerfulheating above theentrance to shops andsmall doorways. Theseunits operate up to 2.3mfrom the floor.Offers a curtain of airacross entrances up to3m from the floor. Recessmounted versions available.3m and 4mARC RangesVerticalARC RangeDesigned for prestigious entrances where style and finish areparamount. Horizontal models are available in a range of appealingfinishes for maximum mounting heights of up to 3m and 4m.Additionally, vertical units beside the entrance are also available.4.0mDAB Range6.0mIAB RangeEngineered for high outputperformance over doors upto 4m. These air curtains canalso be supplied for recessinstallations.Powerful industrial air curtains for largedoors up to 6m high.ElectricWaterAmbientColourcustomisationavailable
Tried and testedsolutionsWith 60 years’ experience,Dimplex has providedheating, air movement andhot water solutions forcommercial installations,large and small, across thecountry. And as you wouldexpect from the marketleader we are experiencedin working with architects,developers, contractors andbuilders to provide solutionsto suit each installation.Here is a brief overview ofa few installations wehave completed.The OutletPerfect for retail environments, the Outlet shopping village, close to Belfast saw Dimplex CAB& DAB air curtains fitted in Jaeger, Pilot, Julian Graves and Regatta stores, all benefiting fromincreased customer comfort and energy saving as a result.Staveley Healthy Living CentreHeralded locally as a flagship demonstrationof how green technologies can be used tobenefit of the whole community, the newHealthy Living Centre opted to fit DimplexARC architectural air curtains as part of anextensive list of energy saving measures.Giraffe RestaurantsIt takes more than just great food to make agreat restaurant, the atmosphere has to beright too! Here, a Dimplex colour coded aircurtain was selected to protect the openingentrance from cold draughts while preservingthe atmosphere for customers.Complementary ProductsDimplex also offers many other energy saving products to help offset carbonemissions and can also offer the very latest technologies including:Heat PumpsAble to extract freely available heat energy from air, water or ground,these units can provide useable heat even when conditions are as low as -25°C,returning typical efficiencies of between 300-400%. Models forcommercial installations are available.
SpecificationsDimplex policy is one of continuous improvement; theCompany therefore reserves the right to alter specificationswithout notice. The information contained in this brochureis correct at the time of printing. You are advised to consultyour dealer before purchasing.Installation GuidanceThis brochure is designed to assist you with your choice ofDimplex products and it is not intended as an installation guide.For safety, products should only be installed by acompetent person, in accordance with current regulationsand the manufacturers instructions.The Dimplex RangeDimplex offers the widest range of electric space and waterheating products in the world – over 400 – to meet almostany heating need. In addition to this publication, we have awide range of brochures for both domestic and commercialapplications. Please visit our website www.dimplex.co.ukfor more information.CommercialbrochureSmartRad ®brochureHeat pumpsbrochureSolar thermalbrochureQuantum ®brochureHot watercylindersElectric firesbrochureSolid fuel firesbrochureTowel railbrochureDesigner heatingbrochureRangebrochureFor more information, please visit www.dimplex.co.uk/commercialemail: firstname.lastname@example.org call 0844 879 3587© Dimplex. All rights reserved. Material contained in this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part,without prior permission in writing from Dimplex.A division of the GDC Group Ltd., Millbrook House, Grange Drive, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2DF.For Northern Ireland please contact – Glen Dimplex N I Limited, Unit No 24, Seagoe Industrial Estate, Portadown, Craigavon, Co. Armagh BT63 5THCover Image Credit: Jonas LindströmD1705/0314