Gyms are a place we go to improve our health, so choosing efficient, quiet hand dryers which help to reduce the spread of germs from one person to another is natural.
Best Hand Dryers for Gyms
In a busy gym with lots of people moving between equipment, it is easy for germs to spread. Choosing modern hand dryers that encourage good hygiene helps to prevent illness.
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It is important for gym users to be able to concentrate on their environment. Any distraction from unwanted noise can have serious consequences if someone’s attention is grabbed by sudden noise and they lose focus on their exercise.
Conventional warm air hand dryers are very noisy in use, emitting up to 83dB of sound. This is the equivalent of heavy traffic nearby and can start suddenly.
The noise of older hand dryers is caused by a combination of turbulent airflow through the wide nozzle and the exposed fan and motor. By comparison, the internal aerodynamics of jet hand dryers such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave i01and u02 models means that fan noise is minimised and there is far less sound as a result of air turbulence. These hand dryers are much quieter at around 57dB – the level of a normal conversation – which means that they are less likely to distract gym users.
It is easy for germs to spread in a gym. As members move from one piece of equipment to another, they may spread bacteria from their hands onto different touchpoints.
Automatic hand dryers such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave i01 use a sensor to detect when a user has placed their hands into the drying area. This means that there is no need to touch a button that can spread germs and helps to protect gymgoers.
In addition to the lack of contact points, jet hand dryers also blow droplets of water off the skin rather than relying on evaporation. This means that unlike conventional hand dryers which leave a residue on the skin after use, users have much cleaner hands which are less likely to carry germs from one place to another.
Faster drying times
At peak times, gyms can be extremely busy, so choosing hand dryer designs which are quicker can help reduce congestion in changing rooms and toilet areas.
A traditional warm air hand dryer takes between 30 seconds and one minute to finish whereas a Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 can complete the job in as little as 10 seconds. This means that users can fully dry their hands much more quickly and avoids a build up of traffic that may discourage good hygiene.
A further advantage of fast hand dryers is that they use less energy. Whereas a typical warm air hand dryer could cost £159 annually based on 500 daily uses, the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 is highly efficient in use and would cost £48 at the same usage levels.