There are so many different options when it comes to choosing the best hand dryers; it may be difficult to pick one. Some things to consider might be style, sound level, and drying time.
There are several styles of hand dryers available. If you are interested in energy conservation, motion-activated model may be a great choice. Turn on when motion is detected and shuts off immediately when the motion stops, saving energy. If the dryer is in a high-traffic space where motion may be detected more often than necessary, the push button option may be more ideal. Trough dryers have also become popular recently. Using air blade technology, they allow an individual to dry their hands quickly without dripping on the floor.
While sound level may not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to hand dryers, there is quite a range between different models. Some of the quietest dryers run at 65 decibels which is about the same volume most people watch television at or the sound level of a vacuum. Some of the louder models can run as high as 90 decibels which is as loud as a motorcycle or a Boeing 747 at one mile away. That is quite a difference. Depending on where your hand dryer is going to be located, it may be important to check the volume before making a purchase.
The average drying time of today’s hand dryers ranges anywhere from 10 seconds to 45 seconds. If your restroom is a busy place, 45 second drying times could create long lines and impatient patrons, and you may want to consider one of the faster models.
There are many options available to meet your needs. By considering location and usage, you can choose the best hand dryers for you and your business.