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When you own a business, you must consider every little detail, including washroom fixtures. It may be hard to believe, but even something as small and innocent as what you provide for your customers to dry their hands with can involve a shrewd business move.
You have two choices when it comes to hand drying methods: paper towels and electric hand dryers. When you use paper towels, you need to make sure you always have plenty of them in stock. As a result, you will spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year on them. Not only is buying so many paper towels bad for your budget – you could be using that money on your actual business instead of the bathroom – it’s bad for the environment.
Electric hand dryers for washrooms are the more economic, eco-friendly choice. Here are three reasons why:
When you buy an electric hand dryer, you’re saving real money. Instead of spending thousands of dollars a year on paper towels, you will spend a fraction of that amount on maintenance or a replacement unit. That money you save can be funnelled back into more important things, like your actual business.
The last thing you want is for a customer to spend a long time in the washroom. The more time they spend using the washroom, the less time they are doing business with you. Using an electric dryer can cut down on the seconds the customer needs to use to dry their hands. It also increases customer satisfaction because they don’t have to depend on a paper towel dispenser being full. There is nothing more frustrating than an empty paper towel dispenser. Hand dryers cut out all that stress and provide a quick, hygienic experience for your patrons.
One ton of paper towels is equivalent to seventeen trees. When you’re not buying boxes and boxes of paper towels every year for your washrooms, you’re not just saving money: you’re saving the planet. On average, a business can save up to twenty-four trees a year just by using electric hand dryers. As we are becoming more and more concerned about our planet’s environmental health and longevity, it is important to participate in its preservation in any way we can.
There are three different types of electric hand dryers available in the UK that don’t use paper towels. The one you choose will depend on your budget and your unique business needs.
Push-button hand dryers work exactly as their name suggests: you push a button, and the dryer turns on. This type is inexpensive, but the caveat is that it takes a long time to completely dry your hands – up to a whole minute. The longer it runs, the more energy it uses which can raise your electric bill. Not only that, but your customer is spending more than sixty seconds in the washroom when they could be shopping in your business. It is usually unhygienic as everyone would be pushing the same button to dry their hands. Due to the recent changes in hygiene, it is highly recommended to avoid touching the same surface as others unless it has been properly cleaned or sterilized.
High-speed hand dryers address the issue of time and energy by promising a faster drying time. They are constructed specifically with air nozzles that air is forced through at extremely high speeds. You place your hands inside a space within the dryer and the nozzles dry both sides of your hands at the same time, usually in under 30 seconds. This type of dryer is more expensive than a push-button hand dryer, and when you put your hands in it you risk touching either side of it. This can pose a health risk, as you don’t know what germs you might expose yourself to by touching a surface that has had water and germs blown on to it.
Automatic hand dryers are the most popular type because they offer the most benefits. First, they start when you put your hands near it and stop when you take them away. So instead of running on a timer, it saves energy by only running when it is in use. Second, they are more hygienic because you don’t have to touch them or put your hands inside them. Finally, they are not very expensive, so they won’t hurt your budget. And as with all the electric dryers we mentioned so far, they’re eco-friendly: they save on paper and have a low energy footprint.
Stainless steel hand dryers are mainly made for high traffic areas for a robust fitting and fast service. Generally; restaurants, bars, night clubs, bus stations, airports and public places purchase a high speed stainless steel hand dryer. Schools also massively benefit from this high speed stainless steel school hand dryer features. ABIS is one of the top suppliers in the UK for all stainless steel hand dryers.
To save on both the time it takes to dry your hands as well as energy, we recommend purchasing either a high-speed or an automatic hand dryer. We have both types of hand dryers for sale here at ABIS. When you choose a hand dryer, keep in mind things like your budget and how much traffic you think your washroom will see. Also consider who your customers are. What are their biggest concerns? If you own a doctor’s office, your patrons will likely be concerned about hygiene, so an automatic hand dryer might be the better choice. On the other hand, if you think your patrons want to get in and out of the washroom as quickly as possible, a high-power type should be considered.
Hand dryers are the best choice for your washroom. They are more economical, eco-friendly and timesaving than paper towels. Furthermore, if you buy a hand dryer from our website, we provide five-star rated products and discounts. We want you to choose the product that works best for you, which is why we offer a wide array of options and colours. See more by scrolling back up to the product listings at the top of this page.