Do hand dryers cost more than paper towels in the long term?
A key part of your decision making process when it comes to how you will manage hand dryers in your bathrooms is cost. With hand dryers, there is an initial cost for the device, and then ongoing maintenance and energy prices to consider, whereas with paper towels, the initial cost is lower, but over time, you will need to buy supplies regularly and pay for their disposal as part of your business’ waste.
What are the costs of a hand dryer?
The cost of a hand dryer can be split into the initial purchase price and then the ongoing cost of running the appliance in terms of electricity.
The Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 has an RRP of £449+VAT. At normal energy prices, the dryer will cost slightly less than £0.01 each time it is used. Over the course of 3 years, and based on 100 uses per day, this would equate to a total cost of £554.