Fall is Here...and Colder Winter is Coming
Researchers have established...warm temperatures cause people to buy more. And if you're a retail operator or run a foodservice establishment, maintaining balmy temps mean guests stay longer, spend more and perceive your offering more positively. But when winter comes...and the cold hits...does it have to fade away?
When winter gusts and frigid temps threaten the comfort of your indoors...and your sales.. via opening doors, Mars can make a difference. We're prepared to put the stop to winter with durable heated air units that will consistently warm the air in front of your entry doors, dock doors, pass-thru windows and receiving doors.
Pesky Flying Pests Stay in the Bullseye
Mars has long had the flying insect in our crosshairs because they annoy diners and retail patrons, they spread bacteria and viruses, and they imply lack of operational cleanliness. Now with the Zika virus’ link to mosquitos – while a health threat seemingly under control in North American for now – we are given further proof that flying insects, be they mosquitos, flies or fleas, are a threat to the food supply and human health. Mars has been offering defense for foodservice and retail operators for over five decades and has had a team dedicated to creating best-in-class products to thwart the pesky flying annoyances that can also turn deadly. While the best defense against mosquito-borne illnesses is a vaccine, until we have one, we’ll continue to do our part to give foodservice and retail unit owners and operators with the best invisible protection for entryways and doors.
Sustainability and the Air Curtain -- BFF's
Hardly an industry sector hasn’t been influenced by the sustainability movement and the increased emphasis for all of us to be better stewards of Mother Earth. In the last quarter of 2015, Progressive Grocer featured an overview of changes supermarket operators are using to go green amid pressures from aware consumers as well as regulatory shifts that force change. Refrigeration remains a top concern for grocery outlets and is an area of focus for researchers and designers hoping to make the changes that will reduce carbon emissions. The Progressive Grocer article authors make note of the efficiencies realized when spot heating at loading docks is used in favor of an whole-area heating plan. Their findings include a suggestion for facilities to use “air curtains over loading docks to save energy by providing an invisible wall of heated air in the winter and for their ability to impede dust and insects all year long”. Whether you operate a supermarket, a retail store or a manufacturing plant, the Mars air curtain is suitable for a myriad of environments when spot heating can be much more economical than wide area conditioning. Our team is always available to share best practices and help your team develop a customized plan.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Physical Comfort
The season to keep hot air inside and the cold, blustery wind outdoors arrives yet again. If typical cold gusts are annoying enough in themselves, this year's forecasted El Niño is predicted to be among the strongest on record and is likely to influence weather and climate patterns in the winter of 2016 by impacting the position of the Pacific jet stream. “A strong El Niño is in place and should exert a strong influence over our weather this winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “While temperature and precipitation impacts associated with El Niño are favored, El Niño is not the only player. Cold-air outbreaks and snow storms will likely occur at times this winter. However, the frequency, number and intensity of these events cannot be predicted on a seasonal timescale.” All control is not lost though. The Mars heated air curtain enables retail customers, manufacturing workers and staff and customers in every kind of space control over their comfort with its ability to contribute to uniformity of temperature. And for operators, the ability to protect their internal environments from dust, wind and cold with the Mars heated air curtain also comes with the economic benefit of lower utility costs. We can help you prepare for the uncertainty of El Niño now and put some barriers in place no matter what this winter season dishes up…
Air Curtains to the Rescue
While mini vans might be the best way to keep kids separated, the Mars air curtain is the best choice to create environmental separation. Recently The Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans re-opened its 1850 House attraction in the French Quarter after a nine-month closure due to a mold outbreak. The Lower Pontalba, which showcases hundreds of antebellum antiques and pieces of artwork, suffered a mold spore outbreak after a malfunctioning air-conditioning system distributed the toxin through several sections of the 3,600 sq ft space. Air curtains came to the rescue to create a continuous wall of air to create climatic separation and joined forces with air returns and automatic door closers for added security. When your environment would benefit from a bit of separation, get in touch with the Mars technical team and learn more about the thousands of environments we've helped to better with separation, climate control and consistent temperature control and cost savings using our powerful solution.
Call Anderson-Bolds for your Air Curtain / Air Door needs.