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Hand Dryer Lifespan

When choosing commercial hand dryers for your workplace bathrooms, a key consideration is the lifetime cost of the appliance.  A major factor contributing to the lifespan of a hand dryer is the quality of manufacturing.  Choosing a cheaper hand dryer can mean a small upfront saving, but poor quality components, bad manufacturing practices and spare part availability can negatively affect the lifespan.

Design Simplicity Improves Reliability

Conventional evaporative hand dryers use slow moving air and a heater to dry the user’s hands.  This means that multiple systems are in place, which creates many potential points of failure – the motor, fan assembly, heating element and switches.  

By comparison, a Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryer uses jet towel technology in which fast moving air is blown through a narrow nozzle to displace water from the skin.  This simplification in design coupled with automatic operation means that there are fewer things that can go wrong.

Easy Maintenance Reduces Downtime

Ensuring that appliances are regularly tested and cleaned will give them a longer lifespan. The expected lifespan of commercial hand dryers is between 7 and 10 years. This lifespan can be negatively affected without regular cleaning and maintenance.  Air filters and vents need to be regularly checked and cleaned to prevent blockages which could cause fans to work harder.  With fewer components in the device, there are also fewer areas which need to be part of scheduled maintenance.

Components and Servicing

When choosing a commercial hand dryer, it is sensible to opt for a well known manufacturer with good parts availability.  A cheap hand dryer produced by an unknown manufacturer might mean a smaller initial outlay, but without support and availability of repair parts in case of failure, that bargain could quickly end up as land fill.  By choosing a commercial hand dryer from an established manufacturer such as Mitsubishi Electric, you benefit from long term product support and a warranty that will help you extend the life of your hand dryer and reduce waste.

Find Out More

To find out more about the Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of reliable commercial hand dryers and find out how they can help improve hygiene and reduce energy usage in your workplace, restaurant, or school, please contact us to arrange a demo.

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