How to choose the best hand dryer for any location - every time!
Read time: less than 10 mins.
Do you need a hand dryer but you find yourself bewildered by the array of options?
We've developed an online tool to help you pick your way through these. This tutorial will show you how to use the intelligent search to help you find the perfect dryer for you.
Video – how to select the perfect hand dryer for you
Your unique requirements
Firstly, you will see there are 5 criteria questions to enter information, so you can really hone in on the most suitable hand dryer for you.
I'm going to use a school in this example.
In the type of premises, I just click on the drop down to select school.
There are 40 staff that work in the school and 650 pupils. The number of pupils goes in the visitor’s section.
I can also use the next drop down to let the search know what I currently have in place. In this particular school they're replacing paper towels.
Finally, it asks me for the number of hand dryers I will be requiring.
The search will now be able to work out the most cost effective options available to me based on the number of uses a day, spread over the number of hand dryers installed.
It will also compare the cost savings and pay back periods against the current paper towel costs.
The next section looks at what's most important to you. You can select one option, or all 6 and select them in the order of preference.
In this example, the most important aspect for the school is that they are relatively quiet as the bathrooms are located near to classrooms.
They then require them to be energy efficient as they want to keep running costs low and environmental improvements are the main reason for replacing paper towels.
Thirdly they are requiring hand dryers that are robust as they may be open to some abuse in a school environment.
For my results I just click on this icon that says "Show me the most suitable dryers".
Your perfect hand dryer
The search will match the star rating criteria based on performance assessments to the best matched products.
All our products are rated against strict criteria and based on real life testing. You can make an informed decision based on
- The percentage match, for example how much does it match the information you have entered
- Savings against your existing solution, in this instance paper towels
- Your return on investment
- Payback period per dryer
- Life expectancy relevant to you building and number of occupants.
Now, as some peoples budgets may not match the most suited option, if you scroll down the page you can see all the price ranges available.
As you can see in this example picture below there is a budget option here, still with a good weighted match and a great payback period.
Narrowing down further to pinpoint the best for you
Once you have your results you can further narrow down the search based on other criteria, such as
- The size of the dryer needed, if space is tight
- The electrical compliance needed.
- Selecting a certain category
- The finish you require
- Max Price
- Suitability for a certain level of washroom traffic
You may have a specific criteria given to you on the minimum Ingress Protection or IP rating from water the hand dryer should be. More information about hand dryer protection against water can be found on our website, or feel free to call to let us explain more about hand dryer IP ratings.
This again will bring up the most suitable options. As stated you can use as many or as few of the filters you like to make your choice. But, they are all here to help you pinpoint the perfect hand dryer for your location and unique requirements.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact page to allow one of our hand dryer experts to support you in your search.
There is also more information in the below document. Click on the image to see more
For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer or washroom product, please call us UK offices: North: 0114 3540047 South: 0203 3270448; Eire office: +353 19036387, use our contact us page by clicking here or click to visit the website. You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool that helps you identify the perfect dryer for your location by clicking here.
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