Tips for Choosing an Electric Hand Dryer

An electric hand dryer is a device that can be installed in bathrooms for the purpose of drying hands after washing. They are commonly found public bathrooms, and sometimes are used in residential bathrooms as well. Different designs of hand dryers are available, including push-button operated models and automatic sensor operated models. High-powered models are available. Electric hand dryers are preferred over traditional hand towels and even disposable paper hand towels, because they help reduce spread of bacteria and paper waste. Choosing the best hand dryer for your application can help save money, and reduce your impact on the environment. Here are some tips on how to choose the best dryer for you.


The price of your equipment will depend on up-front price, as well as cost of operation. High-powered dryers have the benefit of drying hands much faster than models with older technology. The trade-off is, of course, that the more powerful newer technology costs more up-front and will have a higher wattage consumption, which will lead to an increase in electricity costs. Another thing to keep in mind when considering price is reliability. A less expensive model may not be made with the same quality as higher priced models. Saving money up-front might lead to higher costs down the line if the unit needs to be repaired or replaced.

Bathroom Traffic

It is important to take into consideration the number of people who will be using the equipment each day. If there are numerous people who will be using the washroom, it is important to have models that are designed to deal with heavy use. Also, based on the number of people who might need to use the dryer at one time, you may want to install multiple dryers in the bathroom to keep up with demand. With fairly heavy use, you want to avoid having low quality equipment that won’t be able to dry hands quickly enough, and may be prone to breaking down due to heavy use. If your bathroom is not as heavily trafficked, you might be just fine with only one unit that is designed with less heavy use.


The model you decide on should be accessible to all people who frequent your business. Keep in mind elderly users, children, and disabled users when deciding on which dryers you purchase. Also important to accessibility, is the height at which your units are installed.

If you are looking for more information on hand dryers, World Dryer is a leader in high-quality, durable and stylish hand dryers for any facility or budget.

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