7 Tips for Selecting the Right Hand Dryer for Any Application
With so many hand drying options on the market, West Regional Sales Manager Jeff Himsel is here from Excel Dryer to help you select the right hand dryer for any facility. In this sponsored post, he’s compiled 7 tips to help you find the right dryer that will suit your needs while also keeping visitors (and your #facman) happy.
1. Cost effectiveness
Right up there with user experience, this is consideration number one in the world of operations management. It’s also a primary part of what makes the XLERATOR Hand Dryer the number one specified product line among commercial hand dryers. Representing a 95% cost savings over paper towels — while also eliminating their labor, maintenance, and waste — the cost effectiveness of hand dryers should make a compelling enough reason to inspire any facility to throw in the towel.
Facility managers know you can’t just save green; you have to go green, too. Some are surprised to realize that in the great debate of high-efficiency hand dryers vs. paper towels, hand dryers win the eco-friendliness prize by a landslide — provided it’s the right product. XLERATOR is proven to reduce a facility’s hand-drying carbon footprint by up to 75% over paper towels. If that’s not compelling enough, UL Environment published the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Excel’s three high-speed commercial hand dryers: XLERATOR, XLERATOReco, and ThinAir. When you equip your restrooms with the world’s first EPD Certified hand dryers, you show the world you know what it means to be green.
Respect the spec and watch those asterisks. Some hand dryer manufacturers may advertise that theirs are the “greenest” or “the best,” but savvy shoppers recognize that those terms may bring with them empty promises. When choosing a dryer, be sure to select one that offers a product life and warranty that suits your needs and budget. And be sure that the coverage offered extends to the motor and other elements that are critical to the dryer’s functionality — not just its aesthetics. Excel Dryer created the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category and has manufactured the finest American-made hand dryers for over 50 years while providing an industry-leading 7-year warranty on all parts. No fine print or asterisks to worry about here.
If ADA compliance is a concern and will weigh in on your hand dryer decision-making, consider the ThinAir model from Excel Dryer. In addition to meeting the requirements laid out in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it accomplishes all of the other considerations outlined in this blog. In short, you don’t have to sacrifice performance or aesthetic considerations to meet compliance objectives. On the contrary. ThinAir is a win-win-win.
In a far from one-size-fits-all world, why should you accept a generically designed product? Answer: you shouldn’t. Inside and out, the high-efficiency hand dryers in Excel’s expanded and enhanced line are unbeatably customizable, offering the most options and most complete line of accessories in the industry. Does your environment demand a quiet hand dryer? Then you can design a quiet hand dryer. in addition to the adjustable sound, speed, and heat controls that come standard on all of Excel’s high-efficiency models, XLERATOR models go a step further, offering an optional Noise Reduction Nozzle for maximum volume control. Do you envision your dryers as seamless extensions of your restroom décor, even bearing your organization’s chosen imagery? Looking for something even a little upscale? Perfect. XLERATOR’s custom covers are available in a variety of finishes, near-limitless colors, and specified designs. Through and through, hand dryers from Excel Dryer are built to be your own.
6. Hygienic benefits
Nothing leaves a worse impression than a visibly unclean restroom. In fact, according to a survey by Zogby International, a leading market research company, more than 80% of consumers would steer completely clear of a restaurant with a dirty restroom. This finding illustrates one of the many disadvantages of using paper towels: it equals waste on the floor and in the sinks.
While the hand dryer route will eliminate these unsightly messes, only a truly hygienic hand dryer can also help eliminate impurities you can’t see. Hands-under, touchless dryers from Excel are offered with an optional HEPA filtration system — which removes 99.97% of potentially present bacteria at 0.3 microns from the air stream. This facilitates not only a cleaner environment but a healthier one.
Given the level of innovation-infused quality of products from Excel Dryer, it’s no wonder they perform above all the rest — starting with speed. The XLERATOR uses a focused, high-velocity, heated stream of air to dry hands in 8 seconds, making it the fastest on the market. Looking for a solution that gets your patrons back to dining, eating, or shopping quicker? Look no further. They’ll be fast in and fast out.
And, being a super sustainable hand dryer (recall item #2, above), it does all this while using 80% less energy than a conventional dryer. Does such a high-powered product carry a higher risk of malfunction? Not at all. XLERATOR carries a failure rate of less than 1%.
As you can see, to facility managers (and builders, supply chain managers, and the many others who purchase building products), the XLERATOR is a veritable dream dryer. It offers all you could ever seek in a hand-drying solution in a single, aesthetically pleasing package. Whether your building’s just a blueprint or you’re looking toward clean, green, cost-saving improvements, let Excel Dryer have a hand in it.