Whether you operate a retail store, a restaurant, a hotel, a convenience store or some other type of business, the chances are good that you have restrooms available to the public. In addition to toilets, urinals, sinks, mirrors and other bathroom fixtures, you need to provide your guests or customers with a way to dry their hands after using the restroom. Hand dryers are better than paper towels, but how do you choose the best hand dryers for the job?
Consider the Features
One of the most important considerations when choosing between various hand dryer models on the market is to consider the features that matter most to you and your guests, and then compare them to your budget. What features are most in-demand today?
Auto On/Off: In the past, most hand dryers simply had an on the button that users would press when they were ready to dry their hands. However, that’s not particularly sanitary. Germs can spread quickly with moisture from wet hands, and consumers loathe to touch any surface in a public restroom. Auto on/off technology allows the best hand dryers to sense motion beneath the blower and automatically turn on, and then turn off after a period.
Green Technology: Hand dryers have gotten a bad rap due to their electricity consumption. Newer models are much more efficient. Some models have even attained “green” status for their miserly power usage. Just make sure that those power savings don’t come at the expense of performance.
Fast Flow: Another way in which today’s hand dryers have advanced is in the flow of air they can produce in comparison to the electricity they consume. Thanks to high-performance motors and new airflow designs, it is possible to create a powerful stream of air that quickly dries your guests’ hands.
HEPA Filtration: You might not think about it, but the quality of the air being blown out of a hand dryer is important. Restrooms are filled with bacteria, and if the dryer is not filtered, that bacteria is blown directly onto the damp hands of your guests. HEPA filtration ensures better protection and better sanitation.
If you’re in the market for the best hand dryers, we invite you to contact us at American Dryer. We offer advanced models that combine powerful performance with dramatically lower energy consumption.