The information in this article has been provided by ProDryers.com. Electric hand dryers have been upgraded over the years to conserve energy by using less electricity while the dry times have improved significantly to as little as 10 seconds. Most people think of hand dryers built decades ago found in older rest areas, restaurants, and facilities around the United States. Hand dryers used to take 45 seconds or longer to dry the hands, and even at that, most of us were used to finishing off by wiping our hands dry on our pants. Not a very hygienic scenario as damp hands spread up to 1,000 more times the bacteria then dry hands. Thus to combat H1N1 and other types of flus and other bacteria spreading diseases, at least in the restroom, the clear choice was always paper towel.
Electric hand dryers have come a long way since the days of wiping our hands on our pants because the hand dryer did not dry our hands completely. Today’s technology in electric hand dryers dries hands completely in 10-15 seconds, while using 80% less energy than older hand dryers and saving around 95-98% cost vs. paper towel. In fact, today’s high speed electric hand dryers will pay for themselves in a matter of months, usually 3-5 months for a full payback on savings. That means the electric hand dryer will potentially save your facility many thousands of dollars over the expected life of the hand dryer. Electrically, most of these fast hand dryers cost about 45 cents per 1,000 uses to operate. The energy saved will add up quickly, and along with the water and trees saved from the production of paper towel, it just makes total sense that businesses are quickly moving away from paper towel and relying on electric hand dryers to save money, energy, and the environment.
Some of the best electric hand dryers to consider are the following:
Dyson Airblade, Excel Dryer Xlerator, American Dryer ExtremeAir, Mitsubishi Jet Towel, Saniflow Machflow or Speedflow, World Dryer SmartDri, SLimDri, Airforce, Airmax, and the Palmer Fixture BluStorm.
All of these amazing electric hand dryers are sure to save you thousands of dollars in paper towel cost and electricity, but most importantly, the work by quickly drying the hands completely and reducing the spread of bacteria.