Cost to Use Electric Hand Dryers
When planning or fitting out a building, the initial up-front price of equipment is often less important than the lifetime cost. Hygiene appliances and bathroom equipment are a key example of this type of decision.
How Much do hand dryers cost to operate
The running costs of hand dryers can vary considerably depending on how they work. There are two basic types of hand dryer available on the market:
- Evaporative hand dryers
- Jet hand dryers
How Evaporative Hand Dryers Work
Evaporative hand dryers are the type that you will often be most familiar with as they have been used for many years. These dryers work by blowing air slowly over a heating element and then onto the user’s hands. The combination of the warm air, and the user rubbing their hands together under the nozzle spreads the moisture from hand washing over the surface of their skin, to the point where the warm air causes the water to evaporate, leaving the hands dry. This can take between 30 seconds and one minute to complete.