The cost of living crisis, high inflation, and rising energy and production cost are significantly impacting all sectors. This combination of factors is causing considerable stress and worry for business owners. This year more than ever before, businesses need to cut costs. With rises in electricity bills experienced by some small companies of over 300% and gas bills by over 400% in less than two years, businesses must do what they can to save money on business energy.
One thing that many business owners have found to be a great contributor to lowering energy costs is the installation of strip curtains, which provide the working environment with more significant ways to fight off the cold weather. In winter, they help keep the cold out and stop cold temperatures from transferring between the different work zones, making them essential to regulate working temperatures throughout winter.
Whilst summer may seem a long way off, they have a similar effect in the warmer weather, again reducing the use of air conditioning and fans to create a suitable work environment, so they are an asset that is valuable all year round.
Easy Installation, Easy Access
Commercial units also benefit from their ease of entry, with no worry of time spent closing doors or safety issues from doors being left open. Again their self-closing style means less time for the internal air temperatures to be affected by the cold outside. Doors left open make heating costs rise, yet they are often left open so that the workforce can carry out daily tasks readily. Strip curtains have the benefit that they do not interrupt traffic flow, yet they reduce heat loss, which in turn will reduce energy costs.
How do strip curtains save you money?
- As we have already mentioned, they reduce the time that warm air has to escape from your building.
- They are durable and do not suffer from the effects of cold weather, unlike wooden doors, which swell and can be challenging to close. Other door styles can freeze shut or crack when exposed to frost, which isn’t a problem with PVC strip curtains. Polar-grade curtains can withstand very low temperatures and still perform flawlessly.
- PVC strips improve heat retention. They close immediately after traffic has passed through and only move apart the amount needed for access. As happens when a door opens, there is no need for large areas to be exposed to small traffic movements.
- Improved hygiene, PVC strip curtains can help prevent the spread of germs and are easily wiped clean. They limit the spread of cold and flu viruses, which cost firms money through lost work time when workers fall ill. Anti-microbial kits are available to give even more excellent protection.
Strip curtains are one of the cheapest ways to regulate building temperatures and prevent unwanted heat loss by carrying out your business’s essential operations. They are durable and easy to replace single strips if one becomes damaged over the longer term. Plus, they are simple to install and are space efficient. They don’t require large recesses or space in front or behind. They only move for the size of the traffic entering, which is excellent when you have both people and large or small equipment regularly going in and out.
Not only this, but they can be a safety feature, too, as their structure allows for oncoming traffic to be seen. They are commonly used to isolate cold storage areas and at entrances to large production and warehouse facilities, yet their benefits extend to area and workspace segregation. PVC strip curtains also reduce noise transfer and contaminants such as insects and help maintain temperatures.