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Can energy efficient hand dryers reduce your office electricity costs?

Businesses around the world are facing increasing energy costs and a need to move towards a more environmentally friendly office to reduce carbon emissions.  Traditional hand dryers can be expensive to run and maintain and waste a great deal of energy which contributes to unnecessary carbon emissions.

Reducing Energy Usage

A traditional evaporative hand dryer uses a combination of a fan and a heating element to dry the user’s hands.  With a drying time of around 35 seconds from start to finish, the amount of energy used over the course of a year in a typical office can quickly build up.

At current energy prices, it can cost as much as £160 per year for every 500 daily uses of a typical 1000W hand dryer.  In large office buildings, this can be a significant part of the overall cost.

A more modern jet hand dryer such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 is much more energy efficient.  In standard mode, the u02 uses as little as 560 Watts and has a drying time of under 12 seconds which means that it uses considerably less energy than older designs.  Each year, for every 500 daily uses, the Wave u02 could save a business more than £100.

If hand dryers are compared to disposable paper towels, the savings are even more impressive.  The annual bill for an equivalent number of paper towels would be more than £1,400!

Reducing Carbon Emissions

The goal of reaching net zero for emissions is shared by businesses around the world.  This can be achieved through greater use of renewable energy along with improvements to efficiency in the appliances we use.

With lower energy usage compared to conventional hand dryers, the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 can reduce a business’ carbon emissions by two thirds compared to older evaporative hand dryers, and by a factor of 20 when compared to paper towels.

Find Out More

To find out more about the Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of energy efficient hand dryers and find out how they could electricity use in your workplace, please contact us to arrange a demo.

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