Because your customers want to protect their hands from germs, you need to provide facilities for them to wash and dry their hands. Paper towels are a simple, but an inefficient, option. So instead, you might consider installing electronic hand dryers. However, you need to educate yourself about the different types of hand dryers that are available.
Types of Hand Dryers
There are three main types of hand dryers available.
Push-button Hand Dryers
These are the traditional hand dryers that most users are familiar with. You push a button to start the dryer. Although they are relatively inexpensive, some low-power models can take up to a minute to dry hands, thus consuming more energy.
High-speed Hand Dryers
To address concerns with the energy use and time drawbacks with traditional hand dryers, manufacturers have developed higher-speed dryers, which can dry hands in 30 seconds or less time. The disadvantage is that they cost more than traditional dryers and, because they are more powerful, they tend to be noisier.
Machflow is a typical energy-efficient dryer.
Automatic Hand Dryers
One concern with push-button dryers is that they can be unsanitary because of all the germs that are on people’s fingers, resulting in germs being deposited on the dryer button. Automatic hand dryers, as the name suggest, start automatically when users hold their hands near them. This eliminates the need to touch the surface of the dryer. It is also more energy efficient because it stops automatically when the hands pull away from the dryer.
The Dyson Airblade and Veltia is a popular automatic hand dryer.
Once you have researched the different types of the dryer on the market, you should be able to make an informed decision about the best dryer for your business. If in doubt, consult the hygiene experts.
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