Our expert says: “One of the most recognised hand dryers in the UK, the Warner Howard Airforce was one of the first high speed, low energy models. It’s a very well built robust machine, with antibacterial additives in its plastic parts, which have made it a popular install for rental companies and often seen in places like pubs, motorway service stations, schools and other leisure facilities like public attractions and restaurants. Not the quickest dry on the market but certainly not the slowest, with completely dry hands every use. Our in-house testing showed it to be 10 seconds slower than the Mitsubishi Smart, 9 seconds slower than the Dyson HU02, Turboforce and G-force MKII, yet matched that of the Ecoforce, although the latter is more suited to low traffic (less than 100 uses a day) locations. An energy-efficient unit that’s an easy install nonetheless.”
The Warner Howard PHS Airforce is a hand dryer people are generally familiar with as it is one of the most commonly installed in the UK. It was one of the first high-speed, low energy hand dryers to appear on the market. It is a very compact, low weight, stylish unit which offers additional peace of mind through its 3 year on-site guarantee. Although there are faster drying and more energy efficient hand dryers on the market, the user will be satisfied with the performance from the 11 multiple air outlets creating a strong airflow.
Built by the highly respected and very well established World Dryer, the quality of manufacture cannot be questioned. It is suitable for most mid traffic locations or less as it offers reasonable durability, levels of energy efficiency and acceptable dry times. Available in 4 colour options it will match with the décor and styling of your washroom. This is a dryer that won’t let you down and you have the confidence of buying a product you are familiar with.
The Airforce features SteriTouch antibacterial surface protection on all plastic parts on the hand dryer, including the cover of the white and black models, and the air outlets of the brushed satin and polished chrome models.
RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers
^Based on £0.20 per kWh. ^^Based on average 143 paper towels per £1 spent, using 1 paper towel per dry.
Here at Intelligent Facility Solutions Ltd we are confident that our products will exceed expectations, however, if you feel you have a valid reason to return the hand dryer(s) or other products please contact us in the first instance to receive a unique returns number. Either call 0114 3540047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a 90-day period from purchase where you have the option to return the goods
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|Dry Time||16 - 20 Seconds|
|Recommended Daily Uses||101 - 300 (Medium Traffic)|
|Quiet Mark Approved||No|
|Motor Type||Brushed Motor|
|Expected Motor Life||800 hours|
|Motor Speed||37,000 RPM|
|Air Speed||205 MPH|
|Electrical Supply Voltage||230 - 240 V|
|Electrical Supply Frequency||50 / 60 Hz|
|Rated Power||1.1 kW|
|Energy Per Dry||5.19 Wh|
|Heater Element Power||0 kW|
|As Standard||3 Years|
|Extended / Enhanced Available||No|
|Finishes Available||White, Black, Brushed, Polished|
|Cover Material||Die-cast aluminium|
|Net Weight||3.2 Kg|
|Packaging Height||368 mm|
|Packaging Width||292 mm|
|Packaging Depth||210 mm|
|Packed Weight||3.9 Kg|
|Certificates||CE, CUL, UL, TUV-GS, Greenspec|
The install and user manual should provide guidelines for specific products, however the following can be used as a guide also:
For "hands under":
From the air outlet to the floor:
For "hands in":
Align the top of the hand dryer above the floor to:
Please note that blade hand dryers require different levels of clearance space in order to access the drip tray or other serviceable parts. Please consult the manufacturers' instructions.
We pride ourselves on strictly testing the majority of the hand dryers we sell to make sure you are getting true performance information. Where we haven't yet tested we will use the manufacturers guide.
In our experience only a handful of hand dryers can dry the hands satisfactory in around 10-12 seconds, and certainly none under 10 seconds.