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How do PVC strip curtains prevent thermal energy loss?
The cost of living crisis in the UK is affecting not just individuals but businesses as well. It is imperative, therefore, for business owners to be able to access products and tools that can help them to operate more efficiently and reduce costs.
Heat retention has always been a struggle for businesses, as it is one of the most challenging energy costs to reduce. Keeping hot air in a commercial building during the colder months is hard, with products and customers moving back and forth from the cold outside to the warm inside.
Heat is released every time a door is opened, a waste of money and will be reflected in a higher energy bill. This is not just a winter issue; it can also be an issue in summer as the heat from outside penetrates the cooler inside, causing the air-conditioner to work harder and again raising costs.
This process of heat loss is known as thermodynamics whereby heat travels from a hotter space to a cooler one, trying to even itself out as best it can. This is fine when it comes to physics, but when it comes to a working environment, it is the last thing you want, as wasting heat costs money.
PVC strip curtains are a fantastic addition to any business looking to save energy and money by retaining heat. Strip curtains are excellent at keeping air exchange as minimal as possible to ensure heat transfer is as low as possible. They do this by preventing inside heat from escaping outside, which will drive costs up for business owners.
How strip curtains mean energy savings
The energy costs associated with powering a warehouse or other commercial building can be enormous. During the colder winter months, you can rack up a large energy bill daily by running heaters all day, whereas, in the summer, the humidity can mean that you need to keep air conditioners running all the time.
All this energy will be wasted if you don't have strip curtains. Strip curtains can help you retain the internal temperature of your commercial workspace, keeping it at a comfortable temperature for your employees. This can be a real struggle in the warm and cold parts of the year, but keeping the internal temperature consistent is much easier if the air is prevented from escaping. Saving this energy is not only great for your business and the planet, but it costs less to keep the workplace comfortable for employees too.
Strip curtains will act as a barrier, blocking cold air pockets from entering the workspace, changing the temperature, and blocking bugs and dust from entering. What they don't do is act as a barrier for people, customers or employees, as they just require someone to push through them to access the other side. PVC strips are often used in food warehouses or grocery stores as their interiors are usually refrigerated.
Keeping temperatures regulated through strip curtains will stop your air conditioner or heater from working so much, saving you energy and, therefore, money.
Strip curtains are also cost-efficient
Although there is an up-front cost associated with strip curtains, they will save you money in the long run by reducing the cost of your energy bill over time. Your energy cost savings will be much more significant in the long run than the money you spend on the initial outlay.
The heat transfer principle is straightforward - the more the air conditioner or heater is run, the higher your energy bill will be. With heat-retaining products such as strip curtains, less energy will need to be used, so your energy bill should go down.
Companies like Costco Wholesale, which we have supplied, use strip curtains at their loading bays and chilled storage facilities to save money.
Why should businesses consider strip curtains?
Strip curtains are an excellent addition for energy-conscious businesses or warehouses as they keep cool air or heat inside, maintaining a consistent and comfortable working environment for both customers and employees. They also promote freedom of movement without the impact a bare door would have on your bottom line.
Check out the wide range of strip curtains available at Strip Curtains Direct to start saving money today.