Our new Xlerator Hand Dryer Resource Page

We have been so busy lately.  One of our goals is to make our online shopping experience quick and easy.  We have started to design all of our pages with our shoppers first in mind.  Our XLERATOR® hand dryer home page has been redesigned to visually display the eco vs. the standard heated version.  It provides total clarity to our shoppers and so far, it has received extremely positive feedback.  And for those shoppers than need to learn a little more about the XLERATOR® before buying, we have added a learn more button at the bottom of our page and to many other pages.  This learn more button is hard to miss and it serves as a quick, but complete educational and resource guide for the XLERATOR® and ThinAir®.

Call us Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM EST. at 888-503-7937 and discuss anything from hand dryers to our complete restroom solutions!

Fake Knock-Off Brand Xlerator Hand Dryers from China and why Not to Buy

First of all, we at ProDryers will never, ever offer a fake knock-off brand of the Xlerator or any other high quality brand we carry.  We simply carry only the best brands.  In fact, we have dropped brands before because they did not perform to our standards.  First, let’s start off by offering what the Xlerator hand dryer is and why our customers love them:

Xlerator Hand Dryer

ProDryers is an Authorized Master Distributor of the Xlerator Hand Dryer by Excel Dryer

  • USA made and qualifies for the Buy American Act.
  • Lasts 7-10 years on average.
  • We sell hundreds per month.  Since 2006, we have had less than 10 warranty claims.
  • Excel Dryer stands behind the premium 5 year warranty.  They are one of the best in the business.
  • Energy Efficient, GreenSpec Listed, Helps with LEED credits
  • The Standard Xlerator with a heating element on a 110-120 line, uses on 1500 watts and pulls 12.5 amp
  • The new Xlerator ECO version uses no heat at only 500 watts and 4.5 amp on a 110-120 line.
  • Save even more energy on higher voltage lines

If you buy a Chinese made knock-off, don’t expect the same.  It’s not an Xlerator.  And when something goes wrong, who is going to warranty the product?  Overseas companies contact us at ProDryers every day with knock-off brand sales pitches.  We will never offer anything less than quality to our customers.

ProDryers is so confident in the Xlerator hand dryer, we will back the warranty if Excel Dryer will not within 5 years of purchase as long as the Xlerator was purchased from ProDryers.  Now we know, that will never happen, but if it should, feel free to give us a call.  Both ProDryers and Excel Dryer will be right here in the United States to help you!

More About Category Five Technologies, INC.

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are interested in one of our niche market ecommerce specialty sites.  ProDryers, ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and MRDIndustrial are just a few of our shopping experiences.  We have a team of compassionate customer care professionals that handle all of our order processing and customer service under one company.  Although each shopping experience is unique and distinct to a specific market, everything is handled by the same company; Category Five Technologies, INC..

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

It all started with ProDryers.com, where we have become a master distributor of hand dryers for commercial restrooms offering only the best of brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade and more along with over 2500 restroom products.  Some of our top selling hand dryers include the following:

Although we offer much more (many hundreds of hand dryers and other products), it’s difficult to mention much more in this article.  We source these hand dryers (and much more) direct from the manufacturers in bulk enabling us to offer the absolute best price found anywhere in addition to fast free shipping.  We simply cannot be beat on the above products.  The above products are superior built, long lasting, durable and reliable products.  We have a long enough history to identify the above as 2 of our top manufacturers when it comes to quality.

Our second store was designed around 2007; ProDrinkingFountains.  We offer top quality drinking fountains such as Elkay, Oasis, Haws and more.  We also offer bottle filling stations, indoor drinking fountains, outdoor drinking fountains, commercial sinks, and faucets just to name a few of our plumbing supplies.  We offer super low pricing along with 100% free shipping to anywhere in the continental US.  Shopping for a drinking fountain can be difficult.  That’s why we designed our shopping experience to move our shoppers quickly to the exact product or style of drinking fountain being searched.

ProFloorMachines and MRDIndustrial are functional but still in the early development stages.  We have many more domains (more than 150) waiting to be developed into pleasurable shopping experiences.  Look for more Category Five Technologies, INC stores soon.

You can trust that our team of customer care professionals will always handle you with a high level of importance.  We hope to earn your trust for life, not just for one sale.

What’s Happening in the Hand Dryer World?

As if we didn’t have enough hand dryers on the market, new ones keep popping up as manufacturers continuously try to trump each other.  One thing is for sure, there are only a handful of manufacturers you should trust with drying hands, and ProDryers has partnered with only the best!  There’s no question that Dyson has shaken up the hand dryer industry like never before and fueled the fire for leading innovation with hand drying technology.  As of date, we have the super cool Dyson Airblade Tap where hands are washed and dried right at the sink.  We have the Dyson Airblade V and then the traditional hands-in style Airblade that started it all.  See all of our Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers at ProDryers.  American Dryer recently came out with the innovative CPC Cold Plasma Clean ExtremeAir which uses Cold Plasma to kill germs without the need of a filter.  But what is next?  What could possibly top cold plasma (which by the way is warm, not cold)?

World Dryer is close to releasing a hand dryer which they believe will be a total game changer for them.  There was a time when World Dryer ruled the world.  Will that day come again?  Details soon to come as we can’t spill what we really don’t know and understand 100% yet.  But we hear it’s some pretty cool stuff.

Palmer Fixture has a new storm dryer soon to be released with some improvements and new capabilities.  We had the chance to see a prototype when Palmer visited us recently.

Excel Dryer is also close to releasing some new cool technology for the restrooms.  We have heard a lot about the changes and can’t wait to be part of this hand dryer evolution.  Can the Xlerator Hand Dryer be even better?

As if killing germs with cold plasma and using dryers that move air at speeds of 420 MPH isn’t enough, we will soon be witnessing yet another generation of hand drying technology.  Stay tuned to ProDryers in the weeks to come…

About Our Manufacturers of Hand Dryers, Restroom Accessories, and More

ProDryers is well-trusted and well-known for major brand hand dryers like the Xlerator and Dyson Airblade just to name a couple.  However, ProDryers is also a commercial restroom superstore.  Here is a brief summary of some of the manufacturers we have partnered with and what they offer:

Call us at 888-503-7937 now and learn more about us or visit us at www.ProDryers.com and browse our commercial restroom superstore.

Leonardo DiCaprio addresses world leaders at the UN on Climate Change

ProDryers would like to congratulate Leonardo DiCaprio on a very well delivered speech at the UN on Climate Change.  While there have been debates on this topic for years including some skepticism, DiCaprio makes it very difficult for the world to ignore the possibility that it is in fact, a very real threat that we must all face right away. He elaborates on several points driving home a case to the world to act now.

DiCaprio finished his speech by calling on the assembly to act on climate change, and to do so now.

“Honored delegates, leaders of the world, I pretend for a living but you do not,” DiCaprio said. “The people made their voices heard on Sunday around the world and the momentum will not stop, but now it’s your turn. The time to answer humankind’s greatest challenge is now.”

Read more and watch the speech on video at: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/23/media/dicaprio-un-speech/

While we all need to do our parts on reducing the threats from climate change, going green in general should be a top priority of all businesses and leaders world-wide.  While there are many opportunities to meet climate change head on, not enough is being done.  Each year the world’s carbon dioxide emissions continues to increase.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. In 2012, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

According to http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html, the main human activity that emits CO2 is the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) for energy and transportation, although certain industrial processes and land-use changes also emit CO2. Two of the main sources of CO2 emissions in the United States are described below:

  • Electricity
  • Transportation

This is where we can tie hand dryers to being much better for the environment than paper towel or older conventional hand dryers while providing a reduction in CO2 emissions.  Let’s look at electricity first.  Today’s energy efficient, GreenSpec listed hand dryers like the Xlerator or the ExtremeAir use about 80% less energy.  In fact, you could buy something like the American Dryer EXT7 ExtremeAir, which uses no heating element and operates at 540 watts, and it would cost about 18 cents per 1,000 uses electrically to operate.  All public restrooms should install energy efficient hand dryers as a step to reduce the electricity consumed.

Second, consider paper towel and how it’s made.  Imagine the natural resources consumed to harvest trees and manage the pulping process.  But look deeper to the transportation of paper towels; paper is continuously transported around the world to keep the paper towel dispensers stocked with paper.  There are many millions of restrooms using paper towels today, and imagine the landfill space consumed by unhygienic paper.  Most people use more paper than they should making the whole industry very wasteful.  But how does one get the used paper towel to the landfill space?  More transportation.  And transportation uses natural resources like oil and gas leading to a continuous growth in carbon monoxide emissions.

While hand dryers are only one extremely small example of how we can start to make a movement towards meeting the challenge of climate change head on, much more has to be done.  We encourage our leaders to put plans in place to meet the challenges we have to face, and face them now!

We all understand that some of us prefer paper towels, but the fact is, paper has a long life-cycle of contributing to the very problems we need to fix.  As Excel Dryer would say, time to throw in the towel!  And consider the all new XLERATOReco which uses no heating element and uses just 500 watts.  It’s one of the greenest hand dryers on the planet today!

About ProDryers:

ProDryers is a master distributor specializing in top brand, energy efficient hand dryers that save on electricity and offer up to 95% (in some cases more) savings vs. paper towel.  We carry all major “go green” type brands such as the Dyson Airblade, Xlerator, ExtremeAir, and more.  Call ProDryers at 888-50-DRYER for advice on how to do your part on going green in the restroom!

38 Reasons Why all Business Owners Should Install High Speed Hand Dryers

  1. Eliminate paper towel costs
  2. Eliminate paper towel mess
  3. Eliminate paper towel stuffed toilets
  4. Improve restroom appearance
  5. Improve restroom hygiene
  6. Reduce waste receptacle clutter
  7. Reduce maintenance costs associated with paper towel
  8. Save land-fill space (paper towel can only be recycled once)
  9. Save trees
  10. Reduce the waste of water (7,000 gallons of water can be used to make 1 ton of virgin paper towel)
  11. Reduce the usage of oil (464 gallons of oil can be used to make 1 ton of virgin paper towel)
  12. Reduce the usage of gasoline (42 gallons can be used to make 1 ton of virgin paper towel)
  13. Reduce the transportation efforts and associated environmental costs to transport paper towel.
  14. Reduce the overall carbon footprint
  15. Promote a positive image with perceived high quality among customers and clients.
  16. Save on energy with new energy efficient hand dryers that costs as little as 18 cents per 1,000 uses.
  17. Saving trees also means saving animals and insects. There is a very delicate rippling effect.
  18. Life expectancy of most high quality hand dryers is 7-10 years.
  19. A hand dryer pays for itself in months of paper towel cost savings, making a hand dryer an investment not an expense.
  20. Recent studies show bacteria live on damp and even dry, unused paper towel.
  21. Recycled paper towel houses more bacteria than virgin paper towels.
  22. Today’s hand dryers include top brands like the Xlerator, Dyson Airblade, and ExtremeAir CPC.
  23. The Xlerator has an optional HEPA filter to eliminate 99.97% of all bacteria from the air.
  24. The Dyson Airblade uses a HEPA filter and provides air onto the hands that is cleaner than the air in the restroom by eliminating 99.97% of all bacteria from the air.
  25. The ExtremeAir CPC uses cold plasma to kill 99.6% of all germs on and around hands. It literally sanitizes the air and hands using a common technology that hospitals have been using for years.
  26. Some hand dryers today offer adjustable sound and speed providing full control for all restroom requirements.
  27. Hand dryers will never run out of paper towel and leave users with wet hands.
  28. Many hand dryers like the Dyson Airblade, dry hands completely in 12 seconds.
  29. The Dyson Airblade moves air at speeds up to 420 MPH.
  30. The Xlerator dries hands in 10-15 seconds.
  31. The ExtremeAir dries hands in 10-15 seconds.
  32. Both the Xlerator hand dryer and the American Dryer ExtremeAir are USA made.
  33. In some cases, hand dryers can eliminate paper towel. In others, hand dryers can reduce paper towel usage. Hand dryers will always reduce paper towel costs.
  34. Hand dryer technology is cool and exciting. Take for example the Dyson Airblade Tap where hands users can wash and dry right at the sink.
  35. Hand dryer technology has come a long way. Most current hand dryer models are touchless with infrared automatic sensor technology and dry hands in 10-15 seconds.
  36. It’s extremely annoying for restroom users when paper towel dispensers are out of paper.
  37. Hand dryers give people something to talk about. Some of our restaurant owners have seen a positive word of mouth movement due to hand dryers such as the Dyson Airblade.
  38. Hand dryers are being installed around the world in public restrooms fast. Paper towel dispensers leave an impression of an outdated business. Keeping a business image current is important.


Review each Xlerator hand dryer in detail before you buy

Here at ProDryers, we are Xlerator hand dryer experts. As one of the nation’s most trusted supplier of hand dryers, we have all the answers to any questions you may have as you review the different models. Call us at 888-503-7937 now to discuss the differences of each model. To summarize, there are two basic models of the Xlerator hand dryer. The standard version (with heat) and the new ECO version called the XLERATOReco which uses no heat. The Xlerator is already GreenSpec listed and one of the most energy efficient hand dryers on the market. The new ECO version (XLERATOReco) allows for even more energy savings and can handle 3 hand dryers installed to 1 line as it uses only 500 watts at 4.5 amp.

Each facility is unique and the new ECO version of the Xlerator gives us the ability to offer larger operations looking for the ultimate in energy savings an alternative to the already energy efficient Xlerator. Keep in mind, even stadiums, theme parks, zoos, venues, state parks, and more are using the energy efficient Xlerator hand dryer with the standard heating element. But now, these larger facilities can look to save even more on installation costs and energy consumption with the new ECO version (XLERATOReco). At ProDryers, our goal is to make sure our customers understand the unique features of each hand dryer and thus, have all the information to make the best choice for the facility at hand.

Read the review chart below, or visit the Xlerator Hand Dryer page now!

XL-BW XLERATOR XL-BW XLERATOR White BMC 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-W XLERATOR XL-W XLERATOR White Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-SP Red XLERATOR XL-SP Red XLERATOR Red Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-SP Black XLERATOR XL-SP Black XLERATOR Black Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-GR XLERATOR XL-GR XLERATOR Graphite Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-C XLERATOR XL-C XLERATOR Chrome Plated Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-SB XLERATOR XL-SB Stainless Steel XLERATOR Brushed Stainless Steel 110-120, 208, 220-240, 277 YES 5 YEAR
XL-BW-ECO XLERATOReco XL-BW-ECO XLERATOReco (ECO NO HEAT) White BMC 110-120, 208, 220-240 NO 5 YEAR
XL-W-ECO XLERATOReco XL-W-ECO XLERATOReco (ECO NO HEAT) White Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240 NO 5 YEAR
XL-GR-ECO XLERATOReco XL-GR-ECO XLERATOReco (ECO NO HEAT) Graphite Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240 NO 5 YEAR
XL-C-ECO XLERATOReco XL-C-ECO XLERATOReco (ECO NO HEAT) Chrome Plated Zinc Die Cast 110-120, 208, 220-240 NO 5 YEAR
XL-SB-ECO XLERATOReco XL-SB-ECO XLERATOReco (ECO NO HEAT) Brushed Stainless Steel 110-120, 208, 220-240 NO 5 YEAR

Red Xlerator Hand Dryer, model XL-SP Red by Excel Dryer at ProDryers

As a top trusted national supplier of the Xlerator hand dryer, we bring you everything from the absolute best prices, fastest free shipping, a variety of stocked covers, voltages, and features.  We even carry the red Xlerator hand dryer.  If you want any custom colors, call us at 888-503-7937.  You can even put graphics and logos on the Xlerator.


Our red Xlerator is popular with bars, restaurants, fitness centers and more.  We decided that restrooms don’t have to be boring and why not give our customers a choice of enhancing the restroom decor.  Plus, there’s no better way than to promote the use of the hand dryer by drawing attention to it.  Restroom users can’t resist using the red Xlerator!

Buy the attractive red xlerator hand dryer now at ProDryers or shop all of our standard colors and covers.  ProDryers is a top trusted national supplier and master distributor of all major brand hand dryers.  We carry top brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator, the Dyson Airblade, the American Dryer ExtremeAir, World Dryer and more.

Hand Dryers: Going Green & Saving Resources like Gasoline & Oil.

Hand dryers can and will reduce the usage of gasoline and oil to mention just a few precious resources. As we continue to move towards greener solutions as a country, businesses around the United States (and world) should do their best to implement greener technologies such as hand dryers. The main goal of a hand dryer is to reduce the usage of paper towel. So the amount of gasoline and oil saved in the United States alone is significant when the transportation model of the paper towel industry is considered. Virgin paper towel can be recycled only once, and recycled paper towel can never be recycled. Even so, resources are continuously destroyed to produce a constant inventory of paper towel.

We know it takes about 17 full grown trees, 464 gallons of oil, 42 gallons of gasoline, 3 yards of landfill space, and 7,000 gallons of water to produce just one ton of virgin paper towels. Now consider the average person uses up several pieces of paper towel. It’s such a waste of so many resources that businesses are finally starting to realize that going green not only saves pointless business expenses, but also helps preserve the environment and our precious resources. Paper towel has to be replenished in a never ending, infinite loop. There’s literally no end to the need to produce more paper towel as resources are destroyed. Imagine the transportation operation required to keep a continuous flow of paper towels moving about the country. But not only from production to distribution to public restrooms, but from public restrooms to landfill space.  Transporting paper towel costs resources such as fuel and oil to operate.

Today’s technological advances with hand dryers is reason enough to eliminate the waste of resources that the paper towel business model burdens. Out of all of the products available today, three hand dryers provide the ultimate savings in energy while offering the most reliable, high quality hand drying experience.

First, the industry leader, the Excel Dryer Xlerator. This hand dryer is USA made and offers an amazing 10-15 second dry time while using 80% less energy than most other hand dryers. Going green today is as easy as installing a USA made Xlerator. Always get the best price on the Xlerator at ProDryers. We carry all models in stock, including the XL-BW, XL-W, XL-C, XL-SB, XL-GR, XL-SP Black, and XL-SP Red.

Second, consider the innovative Dyson Airblade hand dryers. Currently, the Dyson AirBlade is offered in a variety of models. The Dyson AB14 hands-in style, the AB12 Airblade V, and the Dyson Airblade TAP. All Dyson Airblade hand dryers use the same motor and offer the fastest dry times in the industry. The Dyson Airblade does not use a heating element to save even more energy, HEPA filtration to eliminate 99.97% of all bacteria in the air before the air is blown onto the hands, and offers a motor capable of moving air at 420 MPH. It’s no easy task to compete with a machine of this quality and innovation. ProDryers is an authorized dealer of the Dyson Airblade offering unbeatable prices and fast free shipping.

Last, consider the American Dryer ExtremeAir; specifically, the ExtremeAir CPC. The all new ExtremeAir CPC uses cold plasma technology to kill 99.6% of all germs on and around hands, literally sanitizing hands. It’s the only hand dryer that uses technology that can sanitize while it dries. CPC technology is proven to kill harmful pathogens including E.Coli, C. Diff, Staph, MRSA, and TB. Testing has been done independently by EMSL Labs, an Elite CDC certified lab. The eXtremeAir with CPC technology has also been independently tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. Proven cold plasma technology has successfully been used to purify the air in commercial buildings since the 1930s. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital use this technology to keep the air clean. More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions and kill bacteria in the food processing industry. Today, the eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer has advanced this technology to kill the germs on your hands while you dry them.

In summary, businesses are understanding the benefits of hand dryers today vs. paper towel. Maintaining our environment is important for generations to come. Eliminating paper towel will cut down on massive waste with precious resources such as gasoline and oil, but also trees, water, landfill space and so much more. Hand dryers are the future while paper towel is fading fast. ProDryers is the top trusted name in hand dryers offering the best of brands, expert advice, the best customer service in the industry, the absolute best prices, and fast free shipping. Buy at ProDryers now!