If the environmental impact of hand dryers is one of the main concerns when deciding between paper towels or hand dryers, our eco range here at Airdri might just help settle the debate.
The ECO Range is comprised of three different hand dryers; the Quantum, the Quazar and the Quest, all of which use less than 1,000 watts, the industry minimum for a dryer to be considered “green”.
Here, Steve Whittall Chief Operating Officer at Airdri shares tips on choosing an eco-hand dryer.
“When looking into eco hand dryers, it’s important to note that there are several factors that contribute to making a hand dryer eco-friendly,” Steve begins.
Exceptional Energy Efficiency
“It takes very little energy to dry one pair of hands. However, in public buildings where washrooms are used on a daily basis for eight, twelve or more hours, this energy usage can mount up to a substantial expense. Therefore, exceptional energy efficiency is paramount to ensuring an ecologically friendly dryer. At Airdri, our bespoke motors help achieve best-in-class energy efficiency, requiring only 200 watts of power to operate.”
Low Running Costs
Steve continued: “Cutting unnecessary expenditure can be an important factor to consider when installing equipment in hospitality venues, so making sure you’re choosing a hand dryer which is low running in terms of costs can help to save you a lot of money in the long run. We’ve taken this into account whilst putting together our eco-friendly range, that’s why our eco models start from just £7 a year to run.”
“When put against alternative options, such as paper towels, hand dryers generally come up as the most eco-friendly choice since they save hundreds of paper towels from going to landfill. At the cost, lifespan, and efficiency of the hand dryers in our ECO Range, these hand dryers are the “greenest” options available on the market.”
Long Life Span
Steve ended: “Breakdowns and faulty mechanisms are the last things you want to be dealing with when you’re investing in a hand dryer, therefore, in order to avoid unnecessary repairs and replacements, a long-life span is a top priority for an eco-friendly dryer. Our hand dryer range has a reputation for reliability, the Quantum in our ECO Range was tested to 10,000 hours.”