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These units cost a negligible amount to run compared to those which rely on heat evaporation. To be included as a top performer in this category, the model must use under 5 watts/hours per dry and cost less than 70p per 1000 dries to run. Remember the products in this section are the most energy-efficient on offer, but most of our products would be deemed low energy in comparison with traditional dryers so you may prefer to view all hand dryers and filter from a larger selection.
Energy-efficient hand dryers last a long time and create no waste and few carbon emissions. If you compare them with towels then they win hands down! There is no laundry cost, no waste of paper, and no overflowing bins! The eco hand dryer is estimated to create 95% lower carbon emissions than towels, making it an eco-friendly, zero-waste choice.
Most current models either come without a heater element or have the option to turn it off. There are also units like the G-force Eco hand dryer and Stealthforce PLUS hand dryer that come with an intelligent heating system where the element only kicks in when the room temperature drops below 25C.
With newer models, the speed of airflow is the main factor in drying the hands by scraping moisture off them. The motor also creates residual heat, so the airflow can seem warmer anyway. For environments where the dryer isn't in constant use (and in the colder winter months!), the option to have instant heat can be a definite advantage! In environments like this, the slightly higher energy use is negligible.
Nonetheless, heater elements can more than double the energy used per dry, so it is always better to minimise them wherever possible. This will reduce cost and environmental impact.
Older models rely on heat evaporation so takes longer to dry hands. The element reliance gives them a power output of around 2.5kW, with a drying time of around 40 seconds. Low energy dryers use far fewer watts at around 0.5kW. These energy-efficient hand dryers dry hands in under half the time!
Eco-friendly dryers such as the Dryflow Elite MK 2 have a rated power level that is 60% lower than traditional models and dry the hands 58% faster.
With energy prices seemingly spiraling out of control, it makes commercial sense to install a low energy model. This will not only save you money on your electricity bills, but it's also better for the environment.