Hand Dryer Reliability
Ideally, a facilities manager or building owner looks for low maintenance equipment and should be willing to invest in high quality appliances that will last for multiple years without failing – even in difficult environments such as factories.
Traditional hand dryers can be less reliable because they have multiple points of failure:
- The fan and motor
- The heating element for warm air
- The on-off button
If any one of these fails – whether due to wear, or a faulty part, the whole machine will often need to be replaced, which can add considerable costs. Automatic hand dryers which work by way of a sensor that detects when a user is present bypass the need for a button, while the use of fast-moving jets of air in place to simply blow water off the skin means that there is no longer a need for a heating element, and as such, another point of failure is removed.
Ease of Cleaning
Bathrooms need to be cleaned and checked regularly throughout the day to ensure that they are hygienic and safe. This helps to prevent the spread of illness in a building which can negatively affect profitability as well as putting people at risk.
Commercial hand dryers are designed in a way that is sensitive to the needs of maintenance and janitorial staff. The Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of jet hand dryers feature a no touch design which means fewer points of contact in the bathroom and less spread of germs, and they are also manufactured using materials which stop bacterial and viral growth. This combination of design choices means that they can be simply wiped down as part of the cleaning regime, which saves time for staff.
Hand Dryer Efficiency
In a large building with many staff, keeping an eye on energy costs is important, and reducing usage helps a business to reach their sustainability and net zero goals.
The Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 hand dryer is designed to operate quickly and uses an ultra-efficient fan system to accelerate air over the user’s hands. Whereas a conventional dryer will cost about £33 annually for every 100 daily uses, the efficiency of the u02’s design means that this cost is reduced by two thirds to approximately £11 per year.
In larger buildings, or busy environments such as schools or hospitals, the savings from choosing a more efficient hand dryer that helps you achieve your commercial goals are substantial.